From hip happenings around town to opportunities for supporting our local culinary + hospitality community, What’s Fresh is Charleston Wine + Food’s latest blog series. Take a seat at one of Charleston’s newest patio pop-ups, have your finger on the pulse of the latest + greatest happenings at your go-to spots in town, and stay in the know of how the industry is continuing to provide active ways for community engagement.
Here’s what’s fresh in Charleston during the month of February.
Avery Research Center Digital Classroom
The Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture is a division of the College of Charleston’s library system dedicated to researching, preserving, and educating others about the influence of the African Diaspora in the Lowcountry. The Center is located at the former site of the Avery Normal Institute, which trained African American students for professional careers and served as a hub for African culture in the Charleston region.
In honor of Black History Month, the Avery Research Center is showcasing a series of interactive digital content throughout the month of February. Head to @averyresearchcenter on Instagram to see the lineup and how to get involved. Visit their link in bio to learn more.
Valentine’s Day Takeout Roundup
Whether you are spending the day at home, with friends, or with a loved one, these Valentine’s Day takeout options are sure to fill your heart + belly. Take a look at the list below and stay up to date on the full menu roundup on our “What’s Fresh” Instagram highlight.
And if you’re looking to celebrate the Chinese New Year and ring in the Year of the OX, check out Kwei Fei and Jackrabbit Filly. Kwei Fei is offering a Chinese New Year Takeout for 2 menu and Jackrabbit Filly has special Year of the OX t-shirts and pins available on their online ordering platform for both lunch + dinner.
The Gin Joint at Home
Local gin hotspot has launched “The Gin Joint at Home”, a line of drink mixers designed to bring their popular cocktail bar to your home. Each kit contains your chosen mixer – batched with fresh juices + house-made syrups – garnish, spirit suggestions, instructions, and any other components needed to prepare a craft cocktail from the comfort of your home.
Each Sunday, the weekly kit options will be updated + available to purchase via The Gin Joint. Place your order by Thursday at noon to be eligible for next-day pickup and limited local delivery.
The team at The Gin Joint suggests mixing + matching smaller kits for a variety of cocktails or opting for a larger kit for at-home entertaining with a punch-like batch.