Sharon’s Zucchini Bread Muffins

May 23, 2018 § Leave a comment

 

A Favorite Recipe from Toast’s! Kitchen

Sleek and so fresh they practically squeak, zucchini are flowing from farmers market baskets and local fields this time of year. Wonderful grilled, sautéed or roasted and finished with a bit of fresh basil or lemon is a delicious way to enjoy this seasonal vegetable. But muffins work, too, preferably warm from the oven and slathered with a bit of butter.

These moist, tender muffins come from the kitchen of Sharon Egri, Toast! Brand Ambassador and a veteran employee of Charleston Hospitality Group.

“This recipe was handed down from family members and it is an awesome recipe that everyone should make.  I have a special loaf pan that I bought from Target and I make mini breads from the batter,” says Sharon. This recipe calls for muffin tins to make muffins, which takes less baking time and thus yields an even more tender bread.  The trick to keeping quick breads tender is to avoid over-mixing the butter, which leads to tough muffins. Blend the dry ingredient just enough to combine once you’ve whisked together the wet ingredients.

(Yields 16 – 20 muffins)

6 large eggs

3 1/2 cups granulated sugar

2 cups vegetable oil

4 cups all-purpose baking flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

4 teaspoons baking soda

4 teaspoons ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons salt

4 teaspoons vanilla extract

4 cups grated, raw zucchini

Preheat oven to 350F. In a large bowl, thoroughly whisk eggs, sugar and oil together. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla extract. Mix together gently until just combined. Fold in the zucchini, distributing evenly throughout the batter. Pour into well-greased muffin pans and bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let rest for 10 minutes. Remove from the pan gently.

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It’s National Mimosa Day!

May 16, 2018 § Leave a comment

Mimosas are Delicious, Fun and Surprisingly Healthy 

The mimosa is a simple cocktail consisting of equal parts Champagne (though sparkling wine may be substituted) and chilled, fresh orange juice. Served in a tall Champagne flute, it is a staple of the American brunch and morning weddings. It also frequently appears on First-class service menus for airlines and railways. The prevailing theory is that the Mimosa was invented sometime around 1925 in the Hôtel Ritz Paris by head bartender Frank Meier.

What’s less well known is that mimosas have distinct health benefits. Freshly squeezed orange juice is full of vitamins and minerals including vitamins C and A, to folate, fiber and potassium. As for Champagne, it contains proteins that improve short-term memory and antioxidants, which diminish bad cholesterol, prevent blood clots, and reduce blood vessel damage. Moderate consumption can also help prevent dementia and reduce the risk of developing diabetes.

To celebrate, both Eli’s Table and Toast! are serving $2 momosa singles and $7 mimosa carafes all day long today.  Eli’s Table is located at 129 Meeting Street, downtown. elistable.com. Toast! is located at 155 Meeting Street, downtown. ToastofCharleston.com. Have a Toast! worthy National Mimosa Day with us.

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Pre-Bridge Run Pasta Feasts Served at Several Charleston Hospitality Group Restaurants

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

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Charleston Hospitality Group Overview

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

Toast

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

Toast

Romantic Little Dining Indulgence

Eli’s Table

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

Eli’s Table

Fresh, Fun & Fabulous

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 & 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.

Tabbuli

Que the Que!

Queology

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

Queology

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

events@CharlestonHospitalityGroup.com

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

Eatatcove.com

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

FILL Restaurant & Piano Bar

Kick up Your Heels Fun

HonkyTonk Saloon

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.

honkytonksaloon.com

192 College Park Road, Ladson, SC, 29456 843.569.6000

32D N. Market Street, downtown Charleston, 29401. 843.577.2474

 

 

 

Free Running Inspiration

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.

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Toast of Summerville, FILL Restaurant Bar & Grille Celebrate Easter with Special Menus and Tabbuli’s Special Brand of Entertainment

March 27, 2018 § Leave a comment

Other Charleston Hospitality Group Properties Celebrating with Easter Egg Baskets and Free Goodies  

Family-friendly Toast of Summerville will feature an all-you-can-eat Easter Buffet on April 1, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The hot buffet will feature scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage and turkey sausage, home fries, shrimp and grits, crab cakes, chicken breasts, pineapple and brown sugar-glazed ham, seasonal vegetables, whipped potatoes, macaroni and cheese, and deluxe stuffed French baguette toast. Cold menu choices will include mixed green salad, pasta salad, muffins, fresh fruits, biscuits and assorted desserts. Adults are $26.95, children ten and under are $13.95 and children three and under are free. Toast of Summerville is located at 717 Old Trolley Road, Summerville, SC 29185. For more information or to make reservations call 843.900.4422 or visit toastofcharleston.com

FILL Restaurant & Piano Bar will serve a buffet of three cheese scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, French toast sticks, pancakes, and breakfast potatoes. Lunch style items will include fried chicken and gravy, honey glazed ham, mashed potatoes and green beans. Salad, dinner rolls and assorted desserts, including Easter Eggs with a Surprise, will wrap it up sweetly. Adults are $21.95 and $9.95 for children 10 and under. The buffet will be served from 9am to 4pm. FILL Restaurant & Piano Bar is located at 1150 Hungryneck Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464. For more information or to make reservations call 843.800.3042 or visit fillbar.com

Tabbuli will serve an (individually priced) Sunday brunch menu of gyro eggs benedict, Mediterranean eggs benedict, Tabbuli omelet, Mediterranean omelet, Charleston breakfast, mimosas, mimosa carafe, and Ultimate Bloody Marys.  Brunch will be served from noon until 3 p.m. and include an Easter Drag Brunch Show. Tabbuli is located at 6 N. Market Street, downtown Charleston. To make reservations call 843.628.5959 or visit tabbuli.com

Other Charleston Hospitality Group properties, including Eli’s Table, Queology, Toast of West Ashley, Toast! (downtown), will be serving their regular menus during regular hours and offer Easter egg baskets containing an assorted “gifts” of menu/meal cards, gift cards, t-shirts, and mugs.  For more information on these restaurants and their locations, visit charlestonhospitalitygroup.com

Charleston Hospitality Group’s DIGEST Now Available Online

February 16, 2018 § Leave a comment

The fourth edition of CHG’s monthly newspaper, DIGEST,  is now available online as well as on stands at each of our stores, many hotels, medical facilities, health spas, realtor offices, and beauty salons around greater Charleston.

Published on the second Friday of every month, written by award-winning food writer and trained chef Holly Herrick, and designed by CHG’s talented art director Vince Tedeschi, it features stories on CHG employees and news, recipes, regular columns, and food and general events around Charleston.

If you have any questions about the newspaper, want to present story ideas, or are interested in advertising, please contact: marketing@charlestonhospitalitygroup.com

Happy reading!

https://charlestonhospitalitygroup.com/newsletter.pdf

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