Chew on This: Restaurant News - May 10

File/Ed Reinke/AP Flames shoot through the inside of oak whiskey barrels as they are charred.

Lowcountry Bistro has opened at 49 S. Market St. It is the sister restaurant to 82 Queen. On the menu: Lowcountry classics served for lunch and dinner.

Go to www.lowcountry, call 302-0290 or email info@lowcountry

Tristan will be serving its traditional brunch menu on Mother’s Day. To make reservations or to view what’s for brunch, go to Tristan is at 10 Linguard St. Call 534-2155 for more.

Sweet CeCe’s is sweet on moms, so it’s offering a free sweet treat for mothers on Sunday. Bring a mom in to the store at 99 S. Market St. between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. that day and she’ll receive a free cup of frozen yogurt. It’s a sweet, healthy way to celebrate. Sweet CeCe’s specializes in healthy, premium frozen yogurts and toppings, and puts a new spin on the experience. Check out southmarketor call 277-2108.

82 Queen is serving Mother’s Day brunch. To make your reservation and to review the menu, go to www.82queen.comor call 723-7591.

Newton Farms will host wine tastings 4-6 p.m. every Thursday to benefit local charities. Find it on Facebook for schedules and details. Newton Farms is at the crossroads to Kiawah and Seabrook islands in Freshfields Village.

This is one dinner you will not want to miss as the Old Village Post House hosts Compass Box Whisky for a special dinner at 6:30 p.m. May 23.

The dinner will highlight scotches and whiskies from Compass Box Whisky’s Signature Range. Liquor representatives will be in attendance to shed more light on the craft of Scotch whiskies. Chef de cuisine Forrest Parker and chef Frank Lee have created a menu that underlines the flavors from the Scotch whiskies.

The dinner is $55, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 388-8935. The Old Village Post House is at 101 Pitt St., Mount Pleasant.

Chef Craig Deihl of Cypress is offering selections from his Artisan Meat Share just in time for Memorial Day and Father’s Day celebrations.

The Memorial Day package will feature grill items, including smoked pork shoulder, bratwursts, hot dogs, burgers, barbecue sauce and sauerkraut for 10-12 people. And for Father’s Day, the package features an assortment of Deihl’s charcuterie and cured meats as well as an in-house, dry-aged steak for two.

A limited number of gift packs are available for $50 and can be preordered by calling 937-4012, ext. 229. Orders will be available at Cypress for pick up in plenty of time for preparations beginning May 23 for Memorial Day and June 13 for Father’s Day.

For information or reservations at Cypress, go to www.magnolias-blossom-cypress.comor call 727-0111.

Jersey Mike’s Subs will open at new location at 7225 Rivers Ave. next to H.H. Gregg on May 30. You may not get a Snooki fix, but the subs bring the flavors of the “shore” to the Lowcountry. Opening day will feature a charity event that benefits the March of Dimes.

Social Restaurant + Wine Bar is serving Sunday brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Social is at 188 East Bay St. Call 577-5665.

Grill on the Edge’s popular all-you-can-eat Sunday buffet returns to 41 Center St., Folly Beach. The buffet starts at 9:30 a.m. For reservations, call 633-0143 or go to

Palmetto Flats Restaurant and Tavern recently opened at 975 Bacon’s Bridge Road in Summerville. Flat bread sandwiches are among its specialties. Call 419-6430.

Snapper Jacks is under new management with a new menu, improved interior and a nonsmoking policy until 10 p.m. It’s at 10 Center St. Call 588-2362.

CO has opened in the former Teavana spot at 340 King St. On the menu: Vietnamese classics such as banh mi, pho and buns along with noodle dishes, ramen and salads. The owner is Greg Bauer, and his executive chef is Anh Toan Ho. Dinner and late-night service is on the menu, with lunch planned for the future. Call 720-3631.

Newton Vineyard will partner with the staff at Carolina’s, 10 Exchange St., to host a wine dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The cost is $60, plus tax and gratuity. Winemaker Chris Millard will host. Reserve at 724-3800.