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 September.
The Longboard now open on Sullivan’s Island
Summer may be ending, but that doesn’t mean we can’t stay on island time! The second iteration of the Longboard concept – originally born on St. John, USVI – is now open on Sullivan’s Island. Bringing fresh + innovative cuisine served in the Caribbean to the South Carolina coast, the menu will be heavily seafood focused. Sophisticated yet casual plates created by Executive Chef Will Fincher will pair perfectly with The Longboard’s bar program, featuring innovative craft cocktails with a Caribbean flare, locally brewed beers, and a full wine list.
Located at 2213-B Middle St on Sullivan’s Island, The Longboard is open Wednesday – Sunday and is first-come, first-seated. We’ll see you on the island!
Introducing JL’s Southwest Brisket Burgers
John Lewis, the pitmaster behind Charleston’s beloved Lewis Barbecue, has introduced his latest concept: JL’s Southwest Brisket Burgers. His love of brisket knows no bounds, so it’s no surprise his favorite cut of meat is the start of the show at the tricked out food trailer. Inspired by John’s childhood home of El Paso, Texas, you’ll enjoy burgers, queso, and frozen custards, all with a healthy dose of Hatch Green Chiles. Find JL’s next to the smokehouse in the backyard of Lewis Barbecue seven days a week.
Sarah’s Dumps September Pop-Ups
Catch Sarah and her dumps around town in September! On Saturday, September 18 from 3 – 8 PM she will be cooking up all 3 signature dumps with sides of rice + kimchi at Charles Towne Fermentory. She’ll also be serving a limited quantity of K-Pop chicken – bite-sized chicken thighs, dipped in cornstarch, flash fried, and coated with a gochujang-honey sauce.
On Friday, September 24 from 7-9 PM you can set sail with Sarah and local breweries Frothy Bears and Fam’s Brewing. She’ll be cooking up her pork/beef and vegetable dumps with sides of rice + kimchi. Get your tickets here and hop aboard.
Malika Pakistani Chai Canteen now open in Mount Pleasant
Maryam Ghaznavi, chef and co-owner of Ma’am Saab, has opened Malika Pakistani Chai Canteen in Mount Pleasant Towne Center as an homage to the street foods of Pakistan. Guests can expect vibrant and authentic flavors and dishes such as Aloo Tikka Roll, Samosa Chaat, and Masala Fries accompanied by drinks like the Mango Lassi and Desi Hot Chai.