Thursday, January 10, 2013
The winter edition of Charleston Restaurant Week 2013 includes nine West Ashley restaurants
The Holy City is known for its cuisine, and the semi-annual Charleston Restaurant weeks help area chefs show off their kitchen skills. While much of the focus on Charleston restaurants tends to center around fine dining establishments in the historic downtown district, great food is abounds off the peninsula as well. (See the full list of participating restaurants here.) Nine West Ashley restaurants, as well as a handful of spots on James Island, Folly Beach, John's Island and Kiawah, are taking part in the winter Charleston Restaurant Week 2013, beginning today. With restaurants offering 3-for-$20, 3-for-$30 and 3-for-$40 deals Jan. 10-20, there's something to try in every price range. Participating restaurants include Al-Di-La, La …
Monday, September 24, 2012
The Second Avondale Restaurant Week is over, did you find a new favorite place to eat?
The whole point of Avondale Restaurant Week was to bring in new customers and encourage returning customers to try something new. Did it work? Did you eat at one or more of the participating restaurants? Who had the best deal? How was the food? Will you go back? Vote in our poll, share your impressions with us and rate and review the experience on their listing page. (Al-Di-La, Mellow Mushroom, Pearlz Little Oyster Bar, The Roost, Triangle Char & Bar).
Friday, September 21, 2012
Just about everything on the Al-Di-La menu is available for the Avondale Restaurant Week 3-for-$20 promotion
While other restaurants put together special menus for Avondale Restaurant Week, Al-Di-La decided to go all-in and make its whole regular menu part of the deal. The restaurant did add a dish or two to the mix, including a Tuna Crudo appetizer, but owners Mark and Gillian Kohn, wanted any new customers Avondale Restaurant Week brings to know they can get the same food the next time they eat at Al-Di-La. "Our menu basically is set up for something like this because its got four courses already," Mark Kohn said. "We didn't really take anything off." The three-for-$20 Avondale Restaurant Week menu features the choices from the Antipasti, Primi, and Dolci sections, along with one items from the Secondi section of Al-Di-La's regular menu, and …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
All the items on Triangle Char & Bar's Avondale Restaurant Week menu except the desserts are infused with alcohol
With the success of the first Avondale Restaurant Week in February, Triangle Char & Bar was thrilled to do it again. "Ours is a bit of a drunken menu," Misty Wilder, a manager at Triangle said. "We use alcohol in all the dishes except the desserts." While Triangle is known for its burgers and a Southern style infusing all its dishes, the restaurant wanted to give its customers something a little different for the promotional week. "We have a great local clientele anyway, so it's a way to give back to them as well," Wilder said. Triangle is offering the same three courses for $20 deal that other participating restaurants are offering. The menu includes dishes like Drunken Mussels cooked in Guinness broth, Bourbon Chicken and Whiskey BBQ …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
For the Second Avondale Restaurant Week, The Roost is offering several popular menu items for less
The First Avondale Restaurant Week was successful enough to warrant a second, and The Roost, which participated the inaugural event is at it again this week. "Doing it twice a year following Charleston Restaurant Week is great," Manager Reay Rountree said. "We're giving our customers an opportunity to try multiple things on our menu." With a 3-course meal for $20, customers get a break on the normal menu price for an appetizer, main course and dessert, Rountree said. With five appetizers, seven main courses and two dessert options, he said the idea is to give customers a wider range of choices than most of the downtown restaurants offer during Charleston Restaurant Week. The Roost also created the two dessert dishes - Tirimisu and Guinness…
Monday, September 17, 2012
Hoping to recreate the success of the first Avondale Restaurant Week, Mellow Mushroom Avondale is featuring some new menu items alongside some perennial favorites
Looking for a great deal? Then check out some of the specials being offered for Avondale Restaurant Week. Mellow Mushroom Avondale has packed its Restaurant Week menu with perennial favorites like the three pretzel appetizer and Kosmic Karma pizza. The restaurant is also showing off some new menu items. "There's not much that we left out," General Manager Claire Smith said. "We kind of picked some of our most popular menu items and some of the new ones like the Holy Shiitake and Thai Dye." The Restaurant Week menu also includes dishes like The Boot and The Caesar, pizzas only available at the Avondale and Downtown Mellow Mushrooms. The restaurant did not include some of the more complicated specialty salads on the 3-for-$20 menu, but it …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Avondale Restaurant Week kicks off on Monday.
A vibrant part of the West Ashley business community, the Avondale Point Business District continues to carve out it's own identity within the larger Charleston Metropolitan area. On Monday the Second Avondale Restaurant Week kicks off on the heels of Charleston Restaurant Week. Several restaurants in the area will be participating again this year with three-course meal deals. Triangle Char & Bar, Mellow Mushroom, Pearlz Little Oyster Bar, Al-Di-La and The Roost are participating again this year. Each restaurant will offer a special menu featuring three courses for $20 per person. Triangle General Manager Michael Lotz helped organize the first Avondale Restaurant Week in February. The idea was to piggy back off of the larger Charleston …
Monday, February 13, 2012
A successful week celebrating restaurants in a trendy West Ashley locale is set to become an annual event.
Avondale Restaurant Week was a big hit in West Ashley last week as the articipating restaurants in the Avondale Point Business District saw a big influx of business during a normally slow winter week, according to organizer Michael Lotz. Lotz is also the General Manager at Triangle Char & Bar and is active in working with nieghboring businesses in the district to promote events like the new Restaurant Week and the annual Avondale 5K Run/Walk. "It was terrific," Lotz said of the turnout during the week. "I haven't compared (the same week last year with this year) but we put close to $7,000 more on the bottom line than a typical week." Lotz also said the valet service that provides parking in and around Avondale during evening hours told him…
Monday, February 6, 2012
West Ashley area restaurants seek to capitalize on their proximity and trendy locale during an otherwise slow winter week
Five area restaurants banded together to make Feb. 6 - 12 something special in the Avondale Point Business District. Organized by Triangle Char & Bar General Manager Michael Lotz, the group includes Triangle, Al Di La, The Roost, Mellow Mushroom and Pearlz Oyster Bar. Each restaurant will be offering a 3 for $20 deal during the week allowing customers to get a sampling of menu items for an affordable price. "We saw the Charleston Restaurant week feed a lot of people into Charleston," Lotz said. "And we saw a busy week out of it, but with Charleston in the name you see a lot of focus on Downtown." "We thought why not focus on Avondale, and we picked a week when not much was going on. So we're hoping to bring some people out who may not be …