Chew on This: Local Restaurant News

Order a pink drink at Fish and help a worthy cause.

Fish will host a “Pink Your Drink” happy hour 4:30-8 p.m. Thursday.

Guests in the dining room and Fish bar may enjoy live music by guitarist Lee Barbour and friends while sipping on a pink-ribbon-inspired cocktail. Giveaways will be part of the fun.

Fish will donate $1 from every Pink Your Drink cocktail or glass of pink bubbles or wine to the Comprehensive Breast Care Program at the Medical University of South Carolina Hollings Cancer Center.

Be among the first 10 guests and receive a free Pink Your Drink T-shirt and a bubbly toast from Fish restaurant.

Call 722-3474.

O-Ku will celebrate Halloween from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday at the restaurant, 463 King St. Specialty Halloween cocktails will be served for $5, and prizes will be awarded for best costumes. Check out the details on its Facebook page, Call 737-0112.

Legare Farms Education Foundation will host the fifth annual Fall Harvest Dinner on Nov. 4 starting with a Meet the Farmer reception at 4 p.m., followed by dinner at 5 p.m.

Dinner will be created with Legare Farms’ beef, pork, eggs and fall vegetables by Charleston chefs. They include Fred Neuville of Fat Hen Restaurant, Jay Kees of Angel Oak Restaurant, Jacques Larson of Wild Olive Restaurant, Micah Garrison of Middleton Place Restaurant, Robin Rhea of Slather Brand Foods, Katie Keidel of Made of Scratch, Aaron Lemieux of 39 Rue De Jean and Frisco Thumbtzen of Muffulettas.

Beverages from Irvin-House Vineyards, Palmetto Brewery, Holy City Brewery and Charleston Tea Plantation will be featured.

All proceeds from this event will go to the Legare Farms Education Foundation. The foundation is a nonprofit initiative whose mission is to help raise awareness and educate Lowcountry communities and schoolchildren on the agricultural history and heritage of the region.

Both the reception and dinner will be served under tents in the fields of the farm. Dress is casual. Tickets, which are $65, may be purchased by calling 559-0788 or e-mailing

Brandon Buck has been named executive chef at Middleton Place.

Buck’s appointment coincides with the elevation of the restaurant’s previous executive chef, Micah Garrison, to the role of director of food services for Middleton Place.

Buck is a native South Carolinian, growing up outside Columbia. After moving to Charleston in 2001, Buck worked for five years as the executive sous chef at Cypress under executive chefs Craig Deihl and Donald Barickman. He then became the executive chef at Middleton Place Restaurant, where he led the kitchen for two years before another opportunity opened for him at Voysey’s at Cassique on Kiawah Island. Buck returned to Middleton Place in 2011.

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Mickey Bakst of Feed the Need has launched Teach the Need, a program designed to meet the critical staffing needs in the hospitality industry. Its core target is high school students. For more info, call 579-8342.

The Charleston Bakery & Delicatessen has moved its operations from West Ashley to Summerville. The new location is at 10597 Dorchester Road, and it more than doubles the store’s space to some 3,000 square feet.

Charleston Bakery is an authentic Jewish delicatessen. It is open seven days a week from 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Call 901-1322.

Coming to 474 King St. is The Rarebit. The website,, simply states it will open this fall.

Slices on Rivers Avenue in North Charleston has closed.

Enter the Daniel Island pie baking contest and bring your pies to the judging station on Park Day on Nov. 3.

Applications and recipe are required. The entry deadline is Saturday, and you can enter atwww.thedanielislandnews.comor Prizes include $250 to the winner’s charity of choice and multiple prizes awarded for taste and presentation.

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