February 27, 2018 § Leave a comment
Eli’s Table Sweet Potato or Toast! Traditional Buttermilk
Any way you cut them or slather them up (butter or syrup or candied pecans, anyone?), Explore Charleston cited Eli’s Table and Toast! as two of Charleston’s best flapjack destinations on this day in 2016. They’re just as delicious today.
CHARLESTON’S 9 FLUFFIEST FLAPJACKS
Pass the maple syrup, please! We’re highlighting our favorite Lowcountry locales to enjoy fluffy flapjacks in celebration of National Pancake Day. Join us in Charleston to bite into Blueberry Quinoa Pancakes at Jasmine Porch and savor Sweet Potato Pancakes at Eli’s Table! More of our favorite restaurants to indulge include 82 Queen, Caviar & Bananas, Hominy Grill, Palmetto Cafe at Belmond Charleston Place, Rita’s Seaside Grille, Toast! of Charleston, and Virginia’s on King. What is your go-to spot for hotcakes in the Holy City? Share your spot using the hashtag #ExploreCharleston.
Check out more of our favorite spots to brunch in Charleston!
February 22, 2018 § Leave a comment
Win, Win, Win!
Warming temperatures, the yellow pop of pine pollen, greening lawns and marsh grasses, and blooming azaleas are signs of spring in Charleston and they’re all happening now. It’s the best time of year for outside dining, and Eli’s Table is a beautiful place to enjoy the weather and delicious food with your best dog friend(s).
Southern Curls & Pearls discovered and fell in love with Eli’s Table last year when she visited and writes about it here:
My mom and I both agreed that this was the best meal we have EVER had in Charleston. I had the roasted chicken, my mom had shrimp & grits, and we both split a deconstructed key lime pie afterward (perhaps the best dessert I’ve ever had in my life). They have a gorgeous back patio where they let you eat dinner and bring your dog! The big thing for us was that they had heaters on the patio, because it was chilly at night and would have been way too cold to sit outside without a heater nearby. Other restaurants we called didn’t have heaters!
Eli’s Table outside patio is beautiful and dog friendly, too.
February 13, 2018 § Leave a comment
Jarod “Tubby” Smith
Brand and Kitchen Manager for Toast
Working in Toast kitchens for a total of 2 1/2 years, Jarod is an exceptionally enthusiastic brand manager and in talking to him, it becomes clear that’s because he loves his brand. “I love working for CHG and in food and beverage because I like the feeling of never knowing what the next day will bring. I started in F & B when I was 15 and now I’m 27 and I wouldn’t change a thing,” says Smith. “We have 11 restaurants and 4 or 5 different brands. It’s an amazing amount of diversity. On any given day I could be working on something at Toast, then get called into Eli’s Kitchen and maybe even work a catering event. You really have to work for your money and I like that.”
Born in CA, Smith moved to Charleston as a very young child, and has called Charleston home ever since. Though he attended The Culinary Institute of Charleston for a year, he became impatient for hands on kitchen knowledge. “I understand the need for certification, but really needed to get in there and get cooking. When I’m training people myself, I always say that formal training is great, but there is nothing like being in the kitchen, actually doing it.”
As far as his favorite foods, Jarod (affectionately nicknamed “Tubby” by CHG CEO Sam Mustafa), he loves Cajun, Creole, spicy, sushi, Asian. I like not just eating the food, but seeing the show, seeing the chefs in action. Not surprisingly, when he’s not working (which he jokes is almost never), he enjoys cars, entertainment, gambling, new places, new things – on the go kind of affairs. And, he loves Charleston. “It’s the only place I really knew growing up. I’ve traveled to FL, WY, CA, New Orleans, all over. But, it’s the people here that always bring me back. Charlestonian’s are very generous in character.”
April 6, 2012 § Leave a comment
This week has been super busy – here is our week in review:
Charleston Hospitality Catering was involved in VIP events for the Cooper River Bridge Run while simultaneously running a food booth for Humane Net’s recent Mega Adopt A Thon. The events went off flawlessly and a few of our employees even went home with furry new friends. Chef Eric executed three VIP breakfasts, a luncheon and three days out at the adopt-a-thon. He’s busy planning for several upcoming events in the coming weeks but is looking forward to meetings with several businesses to discuss corporate luncheons and parties. Charleston Hospitality Catering is available for any type of event and has recently gained access to several large boats to host private parties on. Call Chef Eric at 843-460-0800 if you would like to find out more information.
Eli’s Table is booming with the addition of the Gino Castillo quartet on Thursday evenings. The past two Thursdays the patio has been filled to capacity, so we do recommend reservations for these nights. We are featuring the Oscar Rivers band tonight and tomorrow night from 8 to 11 p.m.
Chef Brett McKee will be hosting an Italian wine pairing dinner on April 16th with Italian winemaker Francesco Mazzei at Eli’s Table. Mazzei is a 24th generation winemaker and his family owns one of the best vineyards in Tuscany. The dinner will feature a five course meal with pairings and all of the wines will be available for purchase by the case. Tickets are $85 per person and advance booking is required. More information about the menu is available on the Eli’s Table blog. For reservations, call 843.405.5115.
On April 22, Eli’s Table will host a special vegan dinner meal. Chef Brett and four other local chefs will prepare an all vegan menu. More details are available on the Eli’s Table blog. Advance booking is required for this dinner and seats are already selling very quickly. We do anticipate this dinner selling out, so purchase your tickets early. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased by calling Eli’s Table at 843.405.5115.
Tabbuli is participating in tonight’s First Friday Art Walk. They will have art work, wine education with their wine vendor from Advintage and passed hors d’oeuvres from Chef Scott Vosburgh. The Woodmont Trio will be on the patio from 7 to 10 p.m.
Both Market Street Saloons have several events coming up. This weekend at North Charleston, the Bad Bunny Bash takes place on Saturday night. All bunnies with costumes get in for free. There will be contests, drink specials, prizes and a chunky bunny bull riding contest. The Saloon will be open on Easter Sunday for dinner. Adults are just $8.99 and kids are $1.99 with adult purchase. Easter dinner will be smoked turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans and roll.
Both Market Street Saloons have birthday parties tonight for their Saloon girls. Come to either location to wish the girls happy birthday and stay for fun, drink specials and dancing.
March 23, 2012 § 3 Comments
Chef Brett McKee and Eli’s Table announced a new dinner menu modified for spring. New additions to the menu include panzanella salad, jumbo lump crabcakes, lobster macaroni and cheese and Brett’s six layer chocolate cake with mocha buttercream icing and chocolate ganache. The wine menu has also increased to 42 different wines, offering a selection for every palate.
This weekend, Eli’s Table will feature the Oscar Rivers Band for live musical entertainment on Friday and Saturday evening from 8 to 11 p.m. Next Thursday, the Gino Castillo quartet joins the Eli’s lineup and will play Cuban/Latin jazz every Thursday evening from 7 to 10 p.m.
Eli’s Table participated in Charleston Fashion Week this week, donating more than 150 gift bags to attendees and staff in the grand tents.
Toast! announced it will be offering college nights every Thursday night, featuring live music and drink specials. Shane Clark will be appearing at Toast! on March 29th from 7 to 9 p.m. with no cover charge. Every Sunday is F and B night with sliders and a domestic beer for $5 for all hospitality staff. Toast also offers a $4 fried pickle appetizer, $2 domestics and $3 well drinks for hospitality staff only.
Tabbuli got in on fashion week this week donating its amazing food to be served in the green room. They held a Charleston Fashion Week after party on Thursday evening, sponsored by Absolut.
Whisk Bakery has really taken off at its 209 Meeting Street address. Chef Vinzenz and his staff have been reviewed and he’s already gotten some established regular patrons in the month that Whisk has been open. This weekend, he’s offering a cranberry chicken salad sandwich on freshly baked croissants for just $7.50.
Both Market Street Saloons have been booming. Both locations had rockin’ St. Patrick’s parties last weekend. Market Street Saloon North had week two of Battle of the Bands this week with Amherst advancing to the semi-finals. Next Tuesday the bands in round three will compete on Tuesday night. On Thursday night, Framing Hanley, the Chuck Shaffer Picture Show and the 33s are playing the North Charleston location. Tickets are on sale now at just $10. They can be purchased at the Saloon in advance or the day of the show they will be $15.
Queology, the Market Street Saloon’s official (award winning) BBQ team is competing for the state championship this weekend!! They will be participating in “Smokin at the Market” in Columbia this weekend and “Smoke at the Lodge” next Saturday in Summerville. We wish them the best of luck this BBQ season as they look to add more awards to their substantial collection.
Charleston Hospitality Catering will be out at two weddings this weekend. Next weekend, they’ll be flying between VIP events for the Cooper River Bridge Run and the Mega-Adopt-a-Thon being put on by the ASPCA, Humane Net and PetSmart Charities. CHC will be selling barbecue sliders, bbq beans and coleslaw and will donate a portion of the proceeds to the event.
March 19, 2012 § Leave a comment
Last week on Lowcountry Live, Charleston Hospitality Group featured Toast! Chef Steve Williams prepared our famous Eggs Meeting Street dish while Chef Brett McKee discussed the new dinner menu he and Steve will be working on. Toast! has been known primarily for its fabulous breakfast dishes, but improvements are set to be made to the current dinner menu. Watch here and on the Toast! blog for more information.
At Tabbuli, we offer Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. with $2.50 domestics, $3 wells, $3 Chardonnay, and 1/2 off on Hookahs. On Thursdays, Hookahs are half price all day. Toast! also features Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m.
March 2, 2012 § 2 Comments
This week in Charleston, the Charleston Wine and Food Festival is the big news. Charleston Hospitality Group is participating in several of this weekend’s events. Chef Brett McKee participated in the opening night parties and will be representing Eli’s Table at the Culinary Legends dinner on Saturday evening at Next Door in Mount Pleasant. Tickets are almost sold out, so act quickly if you want to go!
Chef Eric Gaffin will be representing Charleston Hospitality Catering at Pinot Envy Uncorked! and will be in our booth in the Culinary Village for the Grand Tasting events in Marion Square off and on throughout the weekend. Look for him at the Charleston Hospitality Group tent in the AAA tent. Our tents will feature samples from Tabbuli, Eli’s Table, and Market Street Saloon.
This week on Lowcountry Live, the all star team of chefs from Charleston Hospitality Group appeared in support of Charleston Hospitality Catering and Chef Eric. The chefs each brought one of their specialty items to show the wide diversity of catering Eric and the other chefs can assist in providing.
At Tabbuli, we’d like to welcome our new Flair bartender, Aaron! He will be joined by Abram Boise on Monday and Tueday, March 5 and 6th to show off their amazing bartending skills. If Abram’s name sounds familiar – it should! He spent ten years on several MTV reality shows. Join us at Tabbuli either night to see what they can do.