Chew on This: Local Restaurant News

File/Marie Rodriguez Poogan’s Porch executive chef Daniel Doyle, who participated in the BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival Ticket Launch Party last month, has been made a partner in the restaurant.

Managing partner Brad Ball of Poogan’s Porch has announced that chef Daniel Doyle has been made a partner at the restaurant.

Doyle has transitioned Poogan’s Lowcountry cuisine to modern interpretations with his innovative twist on dishes.

He has led Poogan’s into its most successful years and was integral in the restaurant’s invitation to cook at the prestigious James Beard House.

Doyle has been with them for five years.

Poogan’s Porch opened in 1976 at 72 Queen St. Go to or call 577-2337.

Delish! Bakery and Bistro at 272-B Meeting St. has added chef Travis Mitchell to its staff. They also have introduced their new fall menu, which includes specialties such as pumpkin and cinnamon apple French toast, a fall harvest sandwich and pumpkin muffins. Check out more.

Ted’s Butcherblock will hold its seventh anniversary Block Party Celebration noon-5 p.m. Oct. 13. This year’s event will be a “Bacon Extravaganza,” complete with bacon tastings, a “bacon explosion,” special bacon-themed menu items and more. There will be craft beer on tap, a special anniversary lunch menu, wine tastings, gourmet samples, giveaways and live music from The Bushels. Ted’s is at 334 East Bay St. Call 577-0094 or go to

Avondale Restaurant Week continues until Sunday. Check out the three courses for $20 offerings at Triangle Char + Bar, Pearlz Little Oyster Bar, The Roost, Mellow Mushroom and Al Di La. Complimentary valet parking is being offered during the evening. Call Holly Clayson at 412-4894 or Michael Lotz 377-1300.

Two-time James Beard Award-nominated chef Craig Deihl of Cypress is offering selections from his Community Supported Agriculture-like concept, the Artisan Meat Share, this fall. The package will feature a selection from Deihl’s 80 types of charcuterie and cured meats.

A limited amount of gift packs are available for $50 and can be preordered by calling 937-4012, ext. 229. Orders will be available at Cypress, 167 East Bay St., for pickup beginning Oct. 10.

The Artisan Meat Share features products that come from pasture-raised animals that are hormone- and antibiotic-free and raised by those employing traditional farming methods and animal husbandry.

Taste: Sweet & Southern on Shem Creek, sponsored by Restaurant Solutions Inc., will take place 6-11 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Lighthouse on Shem Creek, 100 Church St., Mount Pleasant. The event will feature performances by singer-songwriter Rob Crosby. Attendees also may enjoy Lowcountry cuisine served by a variety of local caterers as well as moonlit harbor cruises. Tickets are available at for $50 or at the door the night of the event for $60.

Taste: Charleston Dine Around, sponsored by Sysco, will be held at participating restaurants throughout the Charleston area Sept. 28 and 29 as part of the Southern Living Taste of Charleston event.

The Dine Around will feature a three-course menu paired with a specialty/craft beer. Participating restaurants include

Downtown: 82 Queen, Lowcountry Bistro, Tristan, Halls Chophouse, ’Cesca, Noisy Oyster, Tsunami, Jim ’N Nick’s, A.W. Shucks, Tommy Condons, Sermet’s Downtown, Eli’s Restaurant, Toast!, Tabbuli, Hyman’s Seafood, Southend Brewery, Fulton Five and Basil

Mount Pleasant: 17 North Roadside Kitchen, Graze, Zeus Grill and Seafood, Langdon’s, Opal Restaurant and Bar, Eurasia, Mosaic Cafe, Next Door Bistro, Red Drum, Basil, Gullah Cuisine, Finz Bar & Grill, Fuji Sushi Bar and Grill, Bricco Bracco and Carter’s Kitchen

West Ashley: Lucky’s Southern Grill and Al Di La

North Charleston and Summerville: Palm Tree Grill at Embassy Suites, Noisy Oyster, Cork Neighborhood Bistro and Firewater Grille

Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s Island: Huck’s Lowcountry Table, Sea Island Grill at Wild Dunes and Station 22 Restaurant & Bar

Johns Island: Gilligan’s

Kiawah Island: The Ocean Room and Jasmine Porch

No tickets are required to attend this event, but reservations are recommended. Find out more

Tristan, 10 Linguard St. downtown, has launched a new happy hour 5-7 p.m. Look for “big name” domestics and imports for $2 and $3 as well as $2 off all glasses of wine. Go to or call 534-2155.

Wingstop has opened at 7250 Rivers Ave. in North Charleston. John Hanekamp is the owner. Wingstop is open 11 a.m.-midnight daily.

Jack’s Cosmic Dogs at 817 St. Andrews Blvd. in West Ashley is converting to Mex 1, Baja Cantina. The transition will take place this fall when an alcohol license is received.

Jack’s Cosmic Dogs’ other locations at 1531 Folly Road on James Island and 2805 U.S. Highway 17 in Mount Pleasant will remain open.

Eggs Up Grill is open at 2664 U.S. Highway 17 in Mount Pleasant. Hours are 7 a.m.-2 p.m. daily. On the menu: eggs, pancakes, French toast, salads, sandwiches and burgers. Call 388-3654.

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