354 King Street Mexican $$ How to save some cash: We used a $6 off coupon found in a free coupon book floating around the CofC campus “You’ve got to try this Mexican restaurant– this one isn’t like all the other ones,” they said. Well, they’re all filthy liars. I’m starting to think I have a prejudice towards Mexican restaurants (none at all, though, against our neighbors to the south) because every time I hear the above phrase from a friend I normally dismiss it immediately. On the way to La Hacienda with a group of friends that were visiting from
Chai’s Lounge 462 King $$ $ If you love Chai’s (and why wouldn’t you?), you better hurry in before they close next Wednesday. We went in for Happy Hour yesterday & the waitress told us this weekend they’d be having special sales on all drinks (sort of like an alcohol clearance). Clearance? We don’t mind if we do. But we are sad to say farewell to Chai’s!
39 John Street Dinner, $$$ Seafood How to save some money: Costco often sells $100 Giftcards for $80 that can be used here or at any sister restaurants. Or, go with your parents–that’s what we did! Have a hankering for some seafood? Look no further than Coast. You might have to look hard, though, because you won’t stumble across it accidentally. It’s hidden down an alley behind Rue de Jean on John Street. But once you find it, I don’t think you’ll forget where it is. It’s not only close to Rue de Jean in proximity, but it’s also owned
120 King Lunch $, Dinner $$ How to save some cash: Grab one of those free coupon books floating around the CofC campus for 20% off (not sure if you have to show a college ID) The original Bull Street Gourmet, tucked away in Charleston’s residential Harleston Village on the corner of Bull & Smith, has been serving up delicious, fresh café fare since 2006. In late 2011, they opened their second Charleston location near King and Broad St. and, given its popularity during our Sunday brunch visit, haven’t looked back yet. The newer location sports a much larger footprint (at least
159 Market $$ Lunch, Dinner, Bar Scene How to save some cash: Grab a $25 or $50 Restaurant.com giftcard. It won’t work during happy hour, but you can use it on drinks later in the night. So, buy a round for the bar if you’re having trouble hitting the minimum. Your typical pub serves food only because they are required to by law if they want to serve alcohol. As a result, it does the bare minium to call themselves a restaurant but no more (think frozen mozzarella sticks, generic chicken wings, bagged greasy potato chips, etc.). Well, after spending nearly two and a
Come check out the Charleston Food Truck Festival this coming Saturday Feb 4 between 12 to 6 at Marion Square (on King Street!). There will live music from 4 bands and admission is FREE! (but you’ll surely need cash to sample the food). More information is available at the Charleston Food Truck Federation’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Charleston-Food-Truck-Federation/162710580453381 You can expect the following trucks to be on the scene cooking up delicious street food: The Magic Cheese: “This ain’t yo momma’s grilled cheese! We are taking an old friend onthe road and giving it a new southern twist. Feel the magic from Charleston’s newest food truck.”