TodayCulinary Tours

What: Culinary Tours of Charleston promotes local artisan growers and producers to help preserve South Carolina’s rich culinary heritage.

When: 9 a.m.-10 p.m. daily

Where: Bulldog Tours, 40 N. Market St. downtown

Price: $42

More Info: 722-8687 or www.

82 Queen Celebration

What: To celebrate 31 years in Charleston, 82 Queen is offering a three-course dinner for $31. The meal includes an appetizer, entree and dessert. Reservations recommended. Not valid with other offers.

WHEN: Through Feb. 13

Where: 82 Queen St.

More Info: 723-7591 or

ThursdayDinner Impossible

What: In an a-la-Robert Irvine moment from the Food Network, this cooking demonstration brings one of the great Culinary Institute of Charleston chefs into the kitchen to do the impossible: cook a four-course gourmet meal for six in 90 minutes. Watch the anticipation mount as the chef chops, cuts, whisks and cooks his way to a delectable meal.

When: 6-8 p.m. Jan. 31

Where: 7000 Rivers Ave., North Charleston

Price: $25

More Info: 574-6655

FridayDine for a Cause

What: The Ruby Tuesday Community GiveBack Program is giving Charleston Promise Neighborhood 20 percent of purchases on Feb. 1, 2, 3 and 5 at its 7400 Northside Drive location to benefit the neighborhood and its schools. Print the flier from the link below and present it to the server.

Price: Menu items are $5-$18.

More Info: 336-337-8286 or

Friday Wine Tasting

What: Join group for casual, informal Friday Wine tastings. Four wines and cheeses.

When: 5-7 p.m. Fridays

Where: In Good Taste, 1901 Ashley River Road

Price: $1

More Info: 763-5597

Friday Night Cookout

What: Ted’s Butcherblock invites the public to its weekly cookout, where guests can choose a meat to be grilled and is served with two sides. Price also includes a house-made desert.

When: 5-8 p.m., Fridays

Where: Ted’s Butcherblock, 334 E. Bay St.

Price: $14, plus meat purchase

lMore Info: 577-0094 or

SaturdayCML Day at Sweet Frog

What: Eat frozen yogurt and support the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry. Sweet Frog-Charleston is hosting CML Day filled with art projects, crafts and face-painting. Twenty percent of proceeds will be donated to CML.

When: 1-4 p.m. Feb. 2

Where: Marion Square, Calhoun and King streets downtown

Price: Free to attend

More Info: 853-8962 or

Chase After a Cure Gala

What: Go “Around the World” with Chase After a Cure at the fifth annual gala benefiting childhood cancer research. This year’s black-tie-optional gala has an international flavor of decor, food and music featuring Cuban jazz with the Gino Castillo Quartet. The ticket price includes food from Wasabi of Charleston, 39 Rue de Jean, Al Di La and Burwell’s Stone Fire Grill, plus an open bar and live and silent auctions.

When: 7 p.m. Feb. 2

Where: Marriott Charleston, 170 Lockwood Drive downtown

Price: $100

More Info: 804-761-4144 or

Friday, Feb. 8 Gourmet & Grapes

What: Indulge in a culinary experience with national chefs and wineries with proceeds benefiting the MUSC Hollings Cancer Center. Features a Friday evening Black Tie Affair with a celebrity chef. That Saturday afternoon begins with an interactive culinary luncheon with guest chef and one of two wine seminars. The grand Wine Odyssey Gala and Afterglow conclude Saturday evening, raising funds at the live auction. On Sunday, guests are invited to a farewell brunch.

When: 6:30-10 p.m. Feb. 8, noon-11 p.m. Feb. 9, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 10

Where: The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, One Sanctuary Beach Drive

Price: $50-$300

More Info: 768-2121 or

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