June 1, 2018 § Leave a comment
World-class entertainer Rick Monroe brings his music and a magnetic presence wherever he goes. With a down-to-earth Country resonance, Monroe is no stranger to the stage: he’s performed in 17 countries – and every U.S. state except for Oregon. The seven-time Jagermeister Country Brand Ambassador has opened for Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, Aaron Lewis, Eli Young Band, Charlie Daniels Band, Dwight Yoakam, Montgomery Gentry, Patty Loveless, Trick Pony, Emerson Drive, Pat Green, Randy Houser, Josh Thompson and more; entertained former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, and U.S. troops in Vietnam. Last year alone he traveled over 100,000 miles and played over 120 shows.
Show-goers can expect to hear Rick’s current single, the sultry “This Side of You,” and other songs from his upcoming EP, GYPSY SOUL. Monroe will also revisit tunes from his previous EP, IT’S A LOVE THING, including his third Billboard hit “Great Minds Drink Alike.” The “Great Minds” music video has logged over 300,000 views on YouTube, and added to Monroe’s already impressive fan base. For those who aren’t familiar with his music, Rick advises them to come to the show for a good time and to be ready for “just about anything.” “I love to play,” the handsome singer notes. “And I want everyone to play along. I like to think of my shows as an interactive sport.”
Rick grew up in a variety of places – California, Connecticut, Kansas, North Carolina, even England, and his love of music and outgoing personality naturally drew him to the stage. Now based in Nashville, Monroe, believes GYPSY SOUL shows the kind of diversity he can offer as an artist. He says, “I’m not so linear in my approach to music; I’m more diversified. My influences range from A to Z and I always try to put that into my music. But my home base will always be Country because it’s not just about the hype of an idea; it’s based on songs.” Fans can expect to hear a wide range of material – but Rick promises that it will all be quality. If his chart success is any indication, it’s clear Monroe knows what folks want to hear – and he’s eager to give them exactly that.
Rick enjoys sponsorships and/or endorsements with Monster Energy Drink, Banded Brand (Clothing and Water Fowl Gear), Framus Guitars, Speakeasy Jewelry and CRKT Knives.
Rick’s show begins at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday at HonkyTonk Saloon, which is located at 192 College Park Road, Ladson. 843.569.6000. HonkyTonkSaloon.com. Tickets can be purchased at eventbrite.com or at the door.
May 31, 2018 § Leave a comment
Who We Are and What We do – Our Around Town and Not Just Downtown Properties
Hospitality and Goodness for all Occasions
Charleston Hospitality Catering
28 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
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
May 15, 2018 § Leave a comment
Charleston Hospitality Group Catering Chef Kimberly Brock Brown?
Kimberly Brock Brown’s life has been especially full and exciting these past few months. The mother of two (including son Brock Brown pictured with her here), was recently engaged to be married for “the second and final time” and just started her post as Catering Chef at Charleston Hospitality Group in April. Her duties will evolve as she grows into the role, but for now she’s focusing on coordinating and adding to the catering offerings at each CHG restaurant. Her first focus is Eli’s Table, where she is creating a more upscale and elegant dessert menu and teaching the kitchen staff there how to prepare them.
The American Culinary Foundation graduate has a long and proud track record working in luxury hotel property kitchens such as Grove Park Inn, Hyatt Regencies and several Omni properties, including Charleston Place Omni (now Belmond Charleston Place), which is ultimately is what brought her to Charleston in 1994.
A native of Chicago, IL, Brown is adept in all manners of both cuisine and pastry, but she prefers working with pastry. “You can present a very beautiful plate of prime rib, but when you’re served an exquisite dessert, it truly makes the entire meal and experience very special and memorable. It’s the wow factor,” she says. Chef Brown describes herself as a “seasonal person” and is looking forward to using the fruits and berries of the season as much as possible as she creates her dessert menu masterpieces.
May 11, 2018 § Leave a comment
Officially part of Fort Sumter National Monument, Fort Moultrie has ties to The Revolutionary War, The Civil War, World War I, and World War II and dates all the way back to 1776. It is an exceptionally patriotic place, and for that reason alone, it makes it the perfect destination to celebrate Memorial Day (May 28) or any warm, beautiful summer or spring day. But, there are so many more reasons to visit and linger at this Charleston destination gem.
Located on Sullivan’s Island, it is an easy trek from any greater Charleston locale, but it is the sheer beauty of the place, easy parking, and almost illegally inexpensive day passes, that make it well worth spending a good chunk of the day here. History buffs will revel in the clear and well-written information boards strategically placed along the walking path to show what events took place, where, when, and why.
With its birds-eye views of Ft. Sumter (actually so close it feels like you can touch the ancient fortress), this patriotic perch also affords sweeping views of the entire harbor, the edge of the Atlantic, and a doll’s house sized distance view of tiny steeples and columned mansions of the Charleston peninsula. If you are lucky, you will catch views of dolphins frolicking in the shimmering waters and a salty, soul-reviving sea breeze.
Parking is exclusively for monument visitors (not the general beach crowd), so it is easy to access and included in your entrance fee. Fees for a group of four adults (family pass) is $5, children age 15 and under are admitted free, single adult tickets are $3, and senior citizens (age 62+) are admitted for $1 each. There is a designated picnic area and dogs are welcome to walk the grounds – though no food or dogs are welcome inside the visitor’s center. Guided tours are also available.
Fort Moultrie is located at 1214 Middle Street, Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482. The park is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., including on Memorial Day. For more information, call 843.883.3123, ext. 220 or visit www.nps.gov/fosu.
April 4, 2018 § 2 Comments
GET YOUR TASTY CARB FILL AT ALL THREE TOAST(S), QUEOLOGY, COVE, ELI’S TABLE, FILL AND TABBULI
In honor of The Cooper River Bridge Run, several CHG properties are serving carb-boosting pasta specials this Friday evening, April 6 and modifying hours at downtown Toast! Saturday morning, April 7.
Friday evening, Toast!, Toast of West Ashley and Toast of Summerville will serve baked ziti with chicken and salad ($16.95). Eli’s Table will serve seafood pasta cavatappi with scallops, shrimp, roasted tomato, corn, red onion, and basil pesto Parmesan ($36). Queology will be topping its mac ‘n cheese with its signature barbecue ($11.99), available for both lunch and dinner. Cove Bar & Grille will serve all you can eat spaghetti and meatballs ($12.99) from 4 p.m. until close. Tabbuli will offer $5 falafel pitas for lunch and an assortment of pizzas during happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Get your fill of FILL Restaurant & Piano Bar’s fire roasted tomato and mozzarella ravioli for just $16
Toast! will open its doors at 4 a.m. on Saturday morning and serve from their standard breakfast all day menu, rife with biscuits, and pancakes and French toast for a pre-run energy boost.
Locations and Contact Information
Toast! is located at 155 Meeting Street, downtown Charleston. 843.534.0043, toastofcharleston.com
Toast of West Ashley is located at 2026 Savannah Highway, West Ashley. 843.556.0006, toastofcharleston.com
Toast of Summerville is located at 717 Old Trolley Road, Summerville. 843.900.4422, toastofcharleston.com
Eli’s Table is located at 129 Meeting Street, downtown Charleston. 843.405.5115, elistable.com
Queology is located at 32-C North Market Street, downtown Charleston. 843-580.2244, queology.com
Cove Bar & Grille is located at 7690 Northwoods Boulevard, North Charleston. 843.580.4040, eatatcove.com
Tabbuli is located at 6 North Market Street, downtown Charleston. 843.628.5959, tabbuli.com
Fill Restaurant & Piano Bar is located at 1150 Hungryneck Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, 843.800.3042, fillbar.com
April 4, 2018 § Leave a comment
Taste Section of Revered Southeastern Festival Will Feature Toast Favorites
Toast of Summerville will be serving some of their customers’ favorites at Summerville’s annual festival, deemed one of the top 20 events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society.
Taking place this weekend, look for Toast of Summerville in the Taste section of the event. Signature sweet tea-glazed fried chicken with French fries, biscuit sandwiches with chicken or sausage & cheese, side of fruit, side of fries, biscuit ‘n gravy, cookies, sweet/unsweet tea, and bottled water will all be on the menu. All items are $5 or less and will be available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday, March 27 and March 28, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 29.
Flowertown Festival is spread over a large swath of historic Summerville radiating from 140 S. Cedar Street, Summerville, SC, 29464. For more information, call 843.871.9622, ext. 124 or visit flowertownfestival.com
Toast of Summerville is located at 717 Old Trolley Road, Summerville, 29485. For more information, call 843.900.4422 or visit toastofcharleston.com
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.