Super Sized, Full-Flavored $5 Lunch and Seven Days a Week BOGO $19.99 Uber Eats Specials Now Available at Tabbuli

April 23, 2018 § Leave a comment

Satisfy Midday Hunger with Mediterranean Classics from Falafel to Gyros with Dine-In Lunches or Take it Away with Peace Love Gyros and Peace Love Pitas Any Time of Day or Night

Tabbuli is now serving dine-in only lunch specials from their zesty, authentic Mediterranean menu.

Monday is American burger day, served with cheese, bacon, lettuce and tomato and a pickle. Tuesday is gyro day, served with shaved gyro meat, fresh lettuce, tomato, caramelized onions, and a generous dollop of creamy, cool Tzatziki on a soft, fresh pita pocket. On Wednesday, Tabbuli guests can sample a hummus trio including classic tahini and chickpea hummus, roasted red pepper hummus, and pesto hummus with a small Jerusalem salad. Thursday’s special is chicken Lula sandwich, stacked with two marinated and grilled chicken patties, Tzatziki, feta, tomatoes, bacon and red onion. Wrap up the week on Friday with falafel pitas or falafel appetizers. All of Tabbuli’s lunch specials are $5 and served, dine-in only, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Prefer dining out on the delicious side of frugal? Tabbuli offers a buy one, get two free peace love pita special (chicken, lamb, or falafel) and a peace love gyro special. Served all day and night, every day of the week, the specials include two pitas or two gyros and two orders of fries for $19.99 each. These specials are only available through ubereats.com.

 

About Tabbuli – Located just feet from the Cooper River and Charleston harbor, people flock to Tabbuli for authentic Middle Eastern staples like lemony smooth hummus, hot, crunchy falafel, gyros and lemon chicken and rice soup. Eclectic entertainment choices include drag queen shows, fashion shows, live music, and bubbly hookahs. Soak up the sea breezes from the large open-air patio while you sup and sip, the Tabbuli way. Tabbuli is located at 6 N. Market Street, downtown Charleston, 29401. For more information, visit tabbuli.com or call 843.628.5959.

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Toast of Summerville Celebrates Its Fourth Anniversary

April 20, 2018 § Leave a comment

Four for $4 Meal Deals Served April 16 through April 20

In honor of its fourth birthday, Toast of Summerville is celebrating with several specially priced menu items.

From April 16 through April 20, Toast of Summerville will be serving four separate specially priced menus. $4 breakfast (available all day) pricing applies to your choice of a short stack of buttermilk pancakes served with bacon, sausage link, sausage patty or country ham, tropical fruit parfait, or a chicken biscuit filled with southern fried chicken breast and your choice of stone-ground grits or home fries. $4 lunch (available from 11 a.m.) pricing applies to your choice of meatloaf with mushroom Cabernet gravy, house salad and soup of the day, chicken strip basket with fries or a fried flounder basket with fries. $4 shared plates (available from 11 a.m.) pricing applies to fried green tomatoes topped with sweet pepper relish and pimento cheese, chicken quesadillas, pimento cheese served with toasted French bread, and green tomato bruschetta. $4 specialty lattes (plain, vanilla, mocha and caramel), two for $4 mimosa singles and two for $4 cupcakes will be available all day throughout the four days of the event.

Toast of Summerville is located at 717 Old Trolley Road, Summerville, 29485. For more information, call 843.900.4422 or visit toastofcharleston.com

Toast of Summerville Set to Spoil Mom on Mother’s Day

April 18, 2018 § Leave a comment

Indulge Mom’s Inner Gourmet Buffet Will Be Served All Day on May 13

Toast of Summerville has set the Mother’s Day Buffet bar high this year with an ‘Indulge Mom’s Inner Gourmet’ buffet that includes many of the restaurant’s specialties, including shrimp & grits, eggs Meeting Street, deluxe French toast and roasted chicken, as well as many southern styles, comfort food sides. Potato salad, pasta salad, coleslaw, fresh fruit, scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, beef tips, mashed potatoes, mini muffins, bacon and turkey sausage, and assorted desserts will all be part of the sumptuous selection.

Toast of Summerville’s Mother’s Day Buffet will be served from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The fee is $27.95 per adult and $13.95 for children ages 4 to 10.  Children ages 3 and under eat free.

About Toast of Summerville – Casual and inviting, our Toast team ensures every guest feels right at home, whether it is for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Serving breakfast all day, Toast of Summerville (like her downtown and West Ashley sister restaurants), is famous for double deluxe French toast, eggs Meeting Street, and enormous, flaky biscuits – made fresh every morning. Toast of Summerville is located at 717 Old Trolley Road, Summerville, 29485. For more information or to make reservations call 843.900.4422 or visit toastofsummerville.com

Maternal Wisdom, Part II

April 17, 2018 § Leave a comment

Betty Grant

Mother of Billie Littles, Kitchen Manager at Toast! of Charleston

Betty Grant is a no-nonsense person. Ask her who raised her four children (one girl and three boys) and she will tell you she “raised half of those years with their father and half of them without him.” The motherly constant for the Pulaski, GA native was a simple but firm and loving formula. “I tried to raise them to eat right, go to bed on time, get up on time, and go to school. The most important part was going to school. I got them through high school and they did the rest on their own.”

Another component Grant felt was important to teach her children, was the importance of God. “I believe in going to church. Always give God a little bit of me. I always thought for me and the children, to remember to think of Him before you act, you may not get into trouble and make mistakes.”

Grant used to work at night and work on the house and the garden and raising her family during the days. She also used to enjoy cooking, especially baking pies and cakes, and stewing vegetables. “Now, I’m retired and can enjoy the garden I worked so hard on years ago from my window.”

A reap and sow message of sorts. It seems to have rubbed off on her children. She describes Billie as a hard-working little girl. “Like me, she works hard and stays busy.”

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Show Moms & Grads Some Love!

Charleston DIGEST’s May issue will feature a Love Lines for Moms & Grads page where readers will have the opportunity to write a gratitude or love note to their mothers, grandmothers, or recent graduates. Interested participants simply need to compose up to 144 characters. Visit charlestondigest.com and click on the PayPal link. The love line fee is $5 for the words and $10 for the words + a photo. CHG’s marketing department will follow up with an email to you to receive your love note and photo (if desired).

We look forward to hearing from you and spreading the love! Submissions due by May 1st, 2018. We will randomly select a name to receive a signed, complimentary copy of Holly Herri’s latest cookbook, The New Charleston Chef’s Table (Globe Pequot, May 15, 2018).

Day Trippin’

April 16, 2018 § Leave a comment

Old Sheldon Church Ruins

April in Charleston is the time where thoughts and hearts turn to the essence of Lowcountry spring. Sherbert-hued sunsets, balmy breezes, floral and brine aromas aloft, warm days and still-cool evenings.  It is perfect picnic weather. The ideal season to linger under the shade of a Spanish moss-dressed live oak, perhaps sipping a cool glass of white wine and supping on fresh fruit, soft, warm cheese and slices of a fresh baguette bread.

There are many lovely spots to indulge in such an occasion in Charleston proper. White Point Garden, Hampton Park, and Sullivan’s Island all come to mind. But, if you’re in the mood for a short ride and a little change of scenery, there is an incredibly soulful and serene destination about an hour down Highway 17 on the way to Beaufort, SC.

Old Sheldon Church Ruins are the remnants of a chapel of ease built in the English Georgian style between 1745 and 1753. The church was burned down two times. Once by the British during the Revolutionary War, rebuilt, and then burned down a second time in 1865 during the Civil War.

Its sad history and beautiful ancient walls perhaps contribute to the almost spiritual aura that surrounds the green, hilly and usually very private grounds. Find your spot, pull out your picnic blanket and basket, and enjoy the ride. It will be a picnic for the ages. Beaufort is only about 20 miles further south if you want to make a full day of it. The Old Sheldon Church Ruins are located at Highway 21 & 235, Yemassee, SC, 29945. Phone: 843.525.8500.

 

Maternal Wisdom from CHG’s Staff as Mother’s Day Approaches

April 13, 2018 § Leave a comment

Mahagony Gregory – Baker at Toast!, Toast of West Ashley and Toast of Summerville

We caught up with Mahagony when she was whipping up a bunch of gorgeous pies for the entire Toast family on International Pi Day in the Cove Bar & Grille kitchen. The Art Institute of Charleston graduate and experienced (she’s been with Toast West Ashley since its opening in 2016) baker was whipping up French chocolate silk pie, brownie pie and a Mandarin orange crushed pineapple and coconut pie at the time. And, that was just for starters.

Her mother owns a restaurant in her hometown in Aiken, SC. “She loved cooking, but not baking. I helped her with the baking because I loved it,” Mahagony said with enthusiasm. She’s proud of her craft and shared the fact that she attended culinary classes in high school from 9th to 12th grade and was the only student in attendance for all three of those years.

When she’s not baking, she’s taking care of her two year-old daughter and only child, Skylar Thompson. The best part about being a mother? “When she says she loves me.  She is just starting to say that. She’s learning so much so fast. She’s like my own little thing.”

The worst part about being a mother? “Knowing she’s going to grow up. It scares me sometimes.”

Mahogany’s own mother was and is a constant source of inspiration to her. “Mom always said, you have to lead by example. My little girl copies everything I do. If Mommy does it, it’s ok for me. And, I stand by that, always.”

Here’s Mahagony with her gorgeous French chocolate silk pie. Happy Mother’s Day, Mahagony and all great mothers out there from everyone at Charleston Hospitality Group.

MAHAGONYPIE

 

 

 

Running With Heart

April 12, 2018 § Leave a comment

Running is More than a Sport for Local Runner Lauren Shipley – It is a Purpose

Lauren Shipley began running two years ago and (at the time of this interview) was ramping up for her second Cooper Bridge Run, getting in about 15 to 20 miles of training per week. The 23 year-old Charleston native and daughter of HonkyTonk Saloon general manager Bob Shipley (pictured with her, bottom right), began running as a means to alleviate stress. “Initially, running was a huge therapeutic outlet for me. A wonderful way to relieve stress and anxiety while getting a great workout at the same time. Now, I really enjoy it. It’s a big part of my life.”

Shipley, who lives in downtown Charleston, finds inspiration in the city’s beauty, especially when she is running. “It’s actually a big part of how I got into running. I run a path around the entire peninsula and am always seeing new things and the water is so soothing.”

Helping the disadvantaged is another very big part of what drives Shipley’s running purpose. A professional mental health tech who works at a behavioral health hospital, she will be taking her sixth trip to East Africa this fall where she will be working to aid children and artisans in Uganda. After, she will head to Ethiopia to participate in her first marathon, Ethio Trail Marathon, which is a fundraiser for the artisans she will be assisting.

The Cooper River Bridge Run (a 10K run that took place April 7), is one of the running steps she took to prepare for the marathon. “I just love it. It is absolutely about the sense of unity. I teared up last year. Standing there with 40,000 people cheering you on. It is indescribable.”

Lauren’s tip for race success? “I always try to stay focused. My main thing is to settle into a motivational play list. My favorite right now is Fight Song by Rachel Platten.”

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