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.
April 2, 2018 § Leave a comment
Here’s a summary and quick refresher on what we’re doing these days at each of our restaurants and properties. We hope you’ll keep us in mind when you’re looking for delicious food and great entertainment. Happy Spring!
Have a Toast! Worthy Day
Casual and homey, our Toast teams ensure every guest feels right at home, whether it is for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Serving breakfast all day, Toast is famous for its Double Deluxe French Toast (lauded by The New York Times), Eggs Meeting Street, and enormous, flaky biscuits – made fresh every morning.
Three locations – downtown, West Ashley and Summerville.
155 Meeting Street, downtown Charleston, 29401. 843.534.0043
717 Old Trolley Road, Summerville, 29485. 843.900.4422
2026 Savannah Highway, West Ashley, 29407. 843.556.0006
Romantic Little Dining Indulgence
Tucked away in the heart of Charleston’s Historic District, Eli’s Table’s doors open onto a romantic dining room that extends to a spacious, dog-friendly outdoor dining patio. Eli’s Table’s interpretation of Lowcountry-French Bistro cuisine arrives plated in the form of Charleston red rice breakfast hash and shrimp & grits Benedict for breakfast or brunch, chicken & sweet potato waffles for lunch, or a silky, smoked Gouda fondue appetizer and day boat scallops for dinner. Live Cuban jazz every Thursday.
129 Meeting Street, downtown Charleston, 29401. 843.405.5115
Fresh, Fun & Fabulous
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 & rice soup. There are hefty, juicy burgers to satisfy the American palate, too. Eclectic entertainment choices include drag queen shows, fashion shows, live music, and a bubbly hookah menu. Soak up the sea breezes from the large open-air patio while you sup and sip, the Tabbuli way.
6 N. Market Street, downtown Charleston, 29401. 843.628.5959.
Que the Que!
Low and slow smoking technique go into almost everything prepared at Queology. Fall-off-the-bone chicken wings are brined, smoked for hours, flash fried and tossed with one of four signature sauces (or try them “naked”) as well as lip-smacking smoked pork ribs and chicken. Nachos layered with barbecue sauce, queso, cole slaw and shredded smoked pork or chicken, and bacon-infused, wing-garnished Bloody Mary’s take on a life of their own. Weekday Happy Hours from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
32C N. Market Street, downtown Charleston. 29401, 843.580.2244
Hospitality and Goodness for all Occasions
Charleston Hospitality Catering
Twenty eight years of experience come to your event table when you let Charleston Hospitality Catering do the work. Charleston’s beautiful settings from marsh-edged waterways to stately, historic homes, invite casual barbecues, elegant parties, bachelorette bashes, and private dinners. Whatever the occasion, select from our menu of hors d’oeuvres, salads, entrees, sides and dessert or the menus of any of CHG’s restaurants and we’ll artfully craft an event that meets your tastes and budget and will not soon be forgotten – if ever.
Charleston & Surrounding Areas
Nina Koutsulis – Catering Director
843.576.4116 OR 843.860.9974
Oysters with a Side of Southern
Cove Oyster Bar & Grille
North Charleston’s only raw bar, Cove is awash with the briny, fresh flavors of local and regionally selected raw oyster gems as well as chargrilled and roasted varieties. Start your seafood feast with a creamy bowl of sherry-laced She Crab and wrap it up with an authentic lowcountry crab cake dressed with a zesty remoulade Whether seafood or southern, Cove has you covered with style in a contemporary nautical setting.
7690 Northwoods Boulevard, North Charleston, 29406. 843.580.4040
Get Your FILL
FILL Restaurant & Piano Bar
Serving up dueling piano shows and sophisticated, international dining selections every Tuesday through Sunday evening, FILL sets the stage for the ultimate dinner and a show. Some of the best local pianist talent converge to entertain the family-friendly audience while they dine on the likes of roasted corn and jalapeno bisque, shredded chicken tostadas, jerk grilled chicken, and maple crusted salmon. Reservations suggested for weekend piano shows.
Iron Gate Plaza, 1150 Hungryneck Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464. 843.800.3042
Kick up Your Heels Fun
HonkyTonk delivers two times the Western-themed fun in greater Charleston. Live country music, male revues, line dancing, mechanical bull rides, a barbecue menu straight from Queology’s pit master kitchen, and a slew of delicious brews and cocktails, HonkyTonk is an excellent place to party with friends and is also a top destination for bachelor and bachelorette parties.
192 College Park Road, Ladson, SC, 29456 843.569.6000
32D N. Market Street, downtown Charleston, 29401. 843.577.2474
March 30, 2018 § Leave a comment
Run, Click & Toast! for A Complimentary Mockmosa
Cooper River Bridge Run participants have another reason to be happy for after run appreciation. Eli’s Table, Queology, Toast of Charleston and Tabbuli (all within close proximity to Marion Square) are offering a complimentary, refreshing Mockmosa for enterprising users of their smart phones. Just text “chgrocks” to 31996 for your coupon, click, show it to your server, and toast away!
Congratulate yourself on a job well run and join in the post-race fun with Charleston Hospitality Group.
March 7, 2018 § Leave a comment
Star Drag Queen Performer at Tabbuli
A Preview of Things to Come in this month’s issue of Charleston Digest, published and distributed March 9. We loved talking with Ava!
Charles Stark has been performing as a drag queen for fourteen years, since he was twenty years old. As an openly gay child he was often bullied in school, which left him shy and insecure. “Performing changed my life. I found an acceptance in the community when I started performing. I have made some of my best friends in fellow performers and found inspiration in the shared creativity within a cast. Performing with such varied people has pushed me to make myself the best I can be,” says Stark.
He describes Ava Clear, his drag alter ego as “a firecracker with the face of a goddess and the mouth of a sailor.” Though he previously performed locally at Club Pantheon, he joined The Tabbuli drag team in November 2016. “When I walked into Tabbuli, I was amazed at the unique atmosphere. I have performed all over and never worked in an outdoor venue. With the lights, the palm trees and the lighting and sound set up by DJDJ, I feel like I’m transported to Miami every time I perform there. Being outdoors also has its own set of particular challenges, and I’m always up for a challenge.”
In addition to a challenge, Stark is drawn to performing in general because of the control and attention it affords his Ava persona. “When onstage, you control the audience. You can truly change a person’s attitude. If someone is having a bad day, they can come to the show and forget about things for a while and just have fun. Plus, it is a high when you walk onto a stage and receive applause from hundreds of people.”
When he’s not performing, Star works as a full-time flight attendant. He loves the travel and adventure and has visited Europe, Australia, all over the Caribbean and Bahamas and the United States. Of all the cities he’s visited, Paris (which he describes as “magical”) is his favorite. He also hosts other drag events and monthly Bingo games. “I enjoy the hosting vs. performing. It lets me work on different skill sets,” explains Stark.
You can catch Ava Clear and some other members of Tabbuli’s talented drag queen team on Tabboo Tuesday drag shows hosted every Tuesday evening from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tabbuli also hosts a Drag Brunch on the third Sunday and special drag events. For more information visit tabbuli.com or on Facebook at Tabbuli Grill.
February 21, 2018 § Leave a comment
Tabbuli and TOAST! Make The City Paper’s Best of Nominations
This year’s annual round up of Charleston’s best restaurants includes TOAST! for Best Breakfast and Best Bloody Mary. Meanwhile, downtown sister restaurant Tabbuli takes home a nomination for Best Tapas.
Voting continues through this Friday, February 23. Tabbuli and TOAST! fans are encouraged to visit the link below to cast your votes. Thank you for your enthusiastic patronage.
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.”
January 15, 2018 § Leave a comment
Healthy New Year’s Eating from Tabbuli’s Recipe Box
By mid-January, many of us are feeling and looking like the cat who ate the canary several times over during the festive holiday and New Year season. Slimming down can seem challenging, but it’s a snap when indulging in low calorie, high flavor and lean protein foods. The Mediterranean diet is chock full of these kinds of choices – hummus, baba ganoush, tabbuleh falafel – and all are on the diet-do-right menu at Tabbuli.
At Tabbuli, the creamy hummus is prepared with chickpeas, tahini (sesame seed paste), fresh lemon juice, and topped with house pickles, olives and roasted red pepper. Toasted pita toast points are perfect, edible scoops. If you desire to be gluten-free or even more low calorie, you can use carrots, celery sticks, cucumber slices or radishes for scooping and eating.
This recipe is borrowed from our media writer and cookbook author Holly Herrick’s most recent cookbook, Mashed – Beyond the Potato (Gibbs Smith, September 2016). Use it in good health and come see us at Tabbuli, 6. N. Market Street, downtown.
Delicate Lemon-Thyme Hummus
Fresh, delicious, healthy hummus makes for happy palates and a low calorie New Year refresh.
(Yields 2 cups)
“Hummus originated in the Middle East, but its popularity has spread to cultures throughout the world. This fluffy garbanzo bean (also called chickpea) puree gets texture levity from a food processor, but they could also be mashed by hand for a chunkier effect. Fresh lemon and thyme deliver a pop of freshness. This is where you want to use the fruitiest, best quality extra virgin olive oil you can find – ideally, first press. Serve room temperature.”
One 15.5 ounce can garbanzo beans, drained
2 large cloves garlic, smashed and coarsely chopped
Juice of 1 large lemon (about 1/2 cup)
3 tablespoons tahini
1/2 to 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/3 cup fresh thyme leaves
Additional extra virgin olive oil – about 1/4 cup
1/4 teaspoon paprika
3 or 4 fresh sprigs thyme
Place the garbanzo beans, garlic, lemon, and tahini in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Process until smooth – it will be thick and start to form a ball. Stream in ½ to ¾ cup olive oil while the processor is running. The consistency will be fluffy and light. Pulse (10 brief pulses) and add in salt, pepper, and fresh thyme, scraping down the sides with a spatula to incorporate. Serve in a shallow bowl or platter spread evenly with a small pool in the center. Pour in additional olive oil garnish, sprinkle with paprika, and garnish with fresh thyme.