Chew on This: Local Restaurant News

“Beer for Boobs” and Rockers 4 Knockers are two events happening in support of breast cancer awareness month.

“Beer for Boobs” growler hour at Laura Alberts, 891 Island Park Drive, on Daniel Island will take place 5-9 p.m. Wednesday. All proceeds from beer sales will benefit the Hollings Cancer Center. Beers from Ballast Point Brewing Co. will be featured on tap. There will be live music and a full dinner menu. Call 881-4711, email or go to

The Rockers 4 Knockers Pub Crawl & Rock the Dock event as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month will take place Oct. 14 at Shem Creek. Registration will be at Red’s Ice House and Vickery’s on Shem Creek from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

The following restaurants are participating: Red’s Ice House, Vickery’s, Water’s Edge, Shem Creek Bar and Grill, The Shelter and RB’s.

The Susan G. Komen Foundation will be the main beneficiary of the event, but Integrative Cancer Care will also receive some of the proceeds.

Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day of. Participants will receive a commemorative T-shirt and be entered into a drawing for a chance to win prizes.

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Neighbor-to-Neighbor is a yearlong initiative to partner with local nonprofits that positively influence the overall health and wellness of children in the Charleston community.

REV (Revolutionary Eating Ventures) selected five local nonprofits as beneficiaries, and each has a designated week where 5 percent of proceeds from food sales from Monza, Closed for Business, Poe’s Tavern and Taco Boy will go directly to that organization.

This month, the funds raised during the Neighbor-to-Neighbor campaign will be donated to the WINGS organization. WINGS is an after-school program for children that develops relationship skills, self-management, responsible decision making, as well as self- and social awareness.

This is one of two opportunities left in 2012 to take advantage of this campaign. The final week will be Dec. 12-19 and will benefit the Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center.

For more information, on REV and Neighbor-to-Neighbor, contact Heather Pruitt at For more on the WINGS program, go to

Home Team BBQ was one of nine establishments nominated for Esquire magazine’s Most Life-Changing BBQ Ribs contest, and they need your vote to win. Head over to to support them. You can give them a taste for yourself at one of their two locations (1205 Ashley River Road in West Ashley and 2209 Middle St. on Sullivan’s Island).

Home Team BBQ recently learned that the name “Painkiller” had been trademarked, so they are in search of a new name for their house cocktail and are asking for input. Use the form at and enter by Oct. 12. Winners will be announced at their anniversary party Nov. 17 in West Ashley at 1205 Ashley River Road. Prizes will include gift certificates, koozies, T-shirts and hats. The person who suggests the winning name will receive a $25 gift card every week for a year and a nontransferable lifetime VIP Card for free admission. Second place will get a $250 gift certificate and third place will get a $150 gift certificate. Put your drinking hats on and get to work. Call 225-7427.

Be sure to check out Slow Food Charleston and Whole Foods Market’s Fall Film Series, which will run through Nov. 8.

On Oct. 11, “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” will be screened at the American Theater, 456 King St. The film, which tells the story of a sushi bar in a Tokyo subway station that earns a 3-star Michelin rating, will begin at 6 p.m. The screening is free. Beers from Holy City will be available for a fee, and chef Nico Romo of Fish restaurant, 442 King St., will host a post-screening reception. The cost to attend is $10. For more info, go to

Bacco Italian Restaurant at 976 Houston Northcutt Blvd. continues its changing happy hour menu 4:30-7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Featured cocktails, beer, antipasti and pizza will change each week. Call 884-6969, email or go to

Southern Bar & Grill has opened at 730 Coleman Blvd. in Mount Pleasant. They are serving lunch and dinner. For more, call 849-0396.

Michigan-based Jet’s Pizza plans to open at 5325 Park Forest Parkway in North Charleston.

Fire Street Food has opened at 293 King St. On the menu: a mostly Asian-inspired collection, with burgers, wraps and sandwiches thrown in for good measure. Call 641-0152.

The Craftsman Kitchen and Tap House at 12 Cumberland St. is hoping for an opening date by month’s end.

Upper King continues to flourish with new restaurants opening monthly. Proposals are in the works for the following properties: 492 King St., 585 King St. and 513-515 King St.

Check out this new concept of Tara Derr Webb at She plans a 2013 opening at 1600 Meeting St. She has a farm in Awendaw and brings a new level of meaning to farm-to-table eating.