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Isle of Palms Office

1400 Palm Boulevard
Isle of Palms, SC 29451
843.886.5600

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Folly Beach Office

31 Center Street
Folly Beach, SC 29439
843.588.3800

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The Real Estate Studio

214 King Street
Charleston, SC 29401
843.722.5618

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Kiawah Seabrook Office

1887 Andell Bluff Boulevard
Johns Island, SC 29455
843.768.9800

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Charleston Restaurant Week

Get ready for another Charleston Restaurant Week – January 10-21, 2018! The event, carried out by the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association, Inc (GCRA), is one of the most highly anticipated culinary events here in the Charleston area. It is a fantastic opportunity to try some of the best cuisine the Lowcountry has to offer.  Participating restaurants offer prix fixe lunch and dinner menus throughout the area.  Here is a “taste” of some of the participating restaurants:

Charleston Restaurant Week

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Ink and Ivy – Downtown Charleston

This eclectic restaurant offers delectable American cuisine, from raw and fresh seafood, to seared certified angus steak.  Start your meal with a cool cocktail or choose from a variety of craft beers with both local and international appeal.   Whether your looking for an edgy date night or just a late night drink, you’ll find that they have something for everyone.  For restaurant week, Ink and Ivy is offering 4 courses for $35

Charleston Restaurant Week

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492 – Downtown Charleston

History buffs will appreciate the extensive renovation of this charming restaurant.  The building dates back to the early 1800s and sat abandoned since Hurricane Hugo. During renovations, spearheaded by local architect Reggie Gibson, as much of the original building was left intact as possible.  The interior features a contemporary dining room downstairs, a romantic space upstairs, and a picturesque courtyard overlooking King Street.  At 492, enjoy executive Chef Josh Keeler’s award-winning cuisine from lamb to swordfish, just be sure to save room for one of their scrumptious desserts!

Charleston Restaurant Week

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Coast Bar and Grill – Downtown Charleston

For those of you looking for some fresh catch, Coast Bar and Grill might just be the place for you.  Their chefs meet every day with local farmers and fishermen to purchase the freshest seafood and produce in the area.  Local favorites include a selection of wood-grilled fresh fish, seared tuna, fish tacos and the full raw bar.  For restaurant week, Coast will be serving 3 courses for $30

Charleston Restaurant Week

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Stella’s – Downtown Charleston

If you are looking for something different from the typical Lowcountry cuisine, try Stella’s.  This classy throwback diner offers traditional Greek dishes and shareable meze (happy hour with small pates and drink specials) along with a special Mediterranean style Sunday brunch. Special for Resaturant Week is $10 Apps/Meze and $20 Entrees/Main.

Looking to nosh outside of the downtown Peninsula? There are plenty of participating restaurants in Charleston’s surrounding communities too!

The Granary – Mt. Pleasant

Enjoy a Lowcountry inspired menu in the heart of Mt. Pleasant.   The Granary’s menu focuses on the seasonal ingredients from the region that are sourced from local farms. The menu boasts a selection of Southern staples including baked oysters, fried chicken, and duck pot pie.  Top it off with their signature seasonal punch, that they conveniently keep on tap.  For restaurant week, The Granary is offering a number of 3 course options for $30.

Al Di La – West Ashley

Al Di La, a small West Ashley gem, is home to a lively bar and some of the most delicious homemade pastas this side of the Atlantic. They are also known for crafting amazing specialty drinks. The cozy dining room is a popular spot, especially during Restaurant Week when they offer an extensive menu with more choices than some other participating spots. You cannot go wrong with their Duck Confit Tagliatelle and their Fettucine Bolognese is pretty special.  Offering: 3 for $25, 3 for $33, or 4 for $42

Tomasso at Turtle Point – Kiawah Island

Yes, Charleston Restaurant Week spreads all the way out to Kiawah Island!  Enjoy authentic Italian dishes from Chef Derick Wade while overlooking the Turtle Point Golf Course. Start any meal off with a bowl of warm tomato basil bisque. For restaurant week, Tomasso will be serving 3 courses for $30.

There are so many terrific choices to dine in and around Charleston.  For the full list of participating restaurants and their featured menus, check out the Restaurant Week page.

Turn-key Restaurant for sale on Folly Beach, SC – $1,699,000

This restaurant (formerly the Seashell) for sale at 41 Center St, Folly Beach, SC has just been reduced from $2,599,000. The owner is motivated to sell. So what do you get for $1,699,000? (Call Keith McCann of Dunes Properties at 843.442.6675 or 843.513.1400)

  • A Turn-key property. You can have a restaurant up and running in one week. It includes everything down to the forks and knives.
  • Restaurant seats 130 at 2,912 sq ft
  • Parking lot for 32 cars
  • Large outdoor patio at 851 sq ft fronting Center St (the main shopping/dining area on Folly Beach)
  • 1BR Cottage in the back that rents for $1000/month.
  • Purchased for approximately $1.1M in 2001, added an additional $1M in renovations. All new electrical plumbing, roof, walls (cinder block, rebar and concrete), kitchen and fixtures. Thermopane windows.
  • Custom furniture, fixtures and lighting
  • Largest Back of House on Folly Beach

Architect: Dan Sweeney
Interior Designer: Amelia Handegan
Hardscape/Landscape Designer: Sheila Wertimer, one of Charleston most famous landscape architects.
Kitchen Designer: Al Berger, also designed Peninsula Grill, Tristan and Hanks in Downtown Charleston

The property is represented by Dunes Properties Real Estate.

Restaurant for Sale at 41 Center St Folly Beach SC – $1,699,000

About Folly Beach and the restaurant scene

Folly Beach is one of three barrier islands located 15 minutes from Downtown Charleston. Called “The Edge of America”, the Folly community is reminiscent of a 1950s beach town with all the modern amenities. While most of the island has homes for permanent residents or vacation rentals, its primary hotel, the Holiday Inn, just completed major renovations in 2009 (and they are stunning). Added to that is a new chic beachside restaurant and bar, Blu. Other recent restaurant/bar openings include Center Street Kitchen, The Drop-In, Rita’s Grill, the Folly Beach Brewing Company, and Tokyo Crepe.

Ghostly Gourmet and Spirits: An Evening with the Spirits

Spend an Evening with the Spirits on Poogan’s Porch.

The Daily Journal publishes “On the Menu” every Tuesday. (Subscribe here.) The column provides the latest news from the Charleston area’s extensive culinary community.

Here’s an excerpt from this week’s column:

“Ghostly Gourmet and Spirits: An Evening with the Spirits” features a prix fixe menu of Poogan’s typical Lowcountry cuisine, including fried green tomatoes, buttermilk fried chicken and shrimp and grits. Kristoff Kohlhagen, a licensed historical guide and owner of Charleston Sidewalks, will share lore of the darkest corners of the Lowcountry that is not often discussed.

As spirits are a familiar sight at Poogan’s Porch, the restaurant at 72 Queen St. has been on Charleston ghost walk tours for decades. The restaurant was built as a home in 1888 and was inhabited by Zoe St. Amand. Zoe has been spotted by employees and guests over the years, and in 2003, Poogan’s was named the “Third Most Haunted Place in America” by the Travel Channel.

“Our guests often inquire about Zoe, and what we can tell them tableside only seems to pique their interest,” said Poogan’s Porch owner Bobbie Ball.

Call 843-577-2337 for availability or visit www.poogansporch.com to learn more.

Caviar and Bananas

When I moved to Charleston from New York City two years ago, I found it hard to adjust in one significant way. I missed the endless options for food delivery. In Manhattan, you can get any type of food at any hour delivered directly to your door (or doorman). In Charleston, you could get pizza or Chinese. Now don’t get me wrong, I know that Charleston is an exceptional city when it comes to culinary delights. Charleston restaurants cover everything rom down and dirty bbq to exquisite five-star cuisine.

The food here is unbelievable…. It’s just the delivery options I have a problem with. Now, I’m not completely spoiled. I know I can’t expect every restaurant to start buying Vespas and hiring college kids to zoom around the city distributing fresh sushi and piping hot pastas to work-weary Charlestonians. But just one place that does a little of everything, does it right, and delivers it – that’s not too much to ask, is it?

Well, I must have complained about this to just the right people in just the right places because recently a new gourmet market and café opened just up the block (and around the corner) from our King Street Studio. On George Street across from the Sottile Theatre is Caviar and Bananas, giving the people of our good city yet another reason to smile… and salivate. They seem to have a little bit of everything, do it right, and will deliver it right to your door. THANK YOU. To date I have worked my way through just over half of the sandwiches, a third of the salads, a few prepared foods, and coffee coffee coffee. But the menus are extensive and it will take me the better part of a year to have it all. I’ve repeated a few of my favorite things- I just couldn’t help it. The edamame hummus is out of this world. The Lobster Cobb salad is divine. The Caprese sandwich melts in your mouth. I love this place, and you wanna know the best part about it? I haven’t stepped one foot in the door.

– Traci Magnus

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