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🍴 Everyone’s a winner when you dine local
The photo shows a large scoop of blue ice cream nestled in a large waffle cone topped with chocolate, strawberries, whipped cream, and powdered sugar.
Sink your teeth into something sweet + support local businesses. | Photo by @foodnutlea + @thedollyllama_us
The third annual Dine Where You Live campaign is underway and lasts through the end of the month (Thursday, Feb. 29).

The Town of Mount Pleasant and its Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to encourage folks to support local restaurants. The chamber says the campaign “supports local food and beverage establishments owned and run by your friends, neighbors, and family members and keeps dollars in the local economy.”

Participating businesses

  • Bohemian Bull - Mount Pleasant
  • Bon Banh Mi (Oakland and Ben Sawyer locations)
The photo shows a cold noodle salad with bright orange carrots, purple cabbage, lots of green vegetables.

Every week during the campaign the Chamber will give away a $50 gift card for a Mount Pleasant restaurant.

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Photo by @bonbanhmi

  • Burtons Grill
  • Condado Tacos
  • Dog + Duck (Long Point and Park West locations)
  • The Dolly Llama Waffle Master
  • For All The Tea
  • Graze Craze
  • Grimaldi’s Pizzeria
  • Hilton Garden Inn Charleston/Mount Pleasant
  • Malika
  • MIX
  • Nautical Bowls
  • Nick’s German Kitchen
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes
The photo shows the cross-section of a large bagel, which features lots of melted cheese.

Approximately 20 Mount Pleasant businesses including Ruby’s New York Style Bagels are participating in #DineWhereYouLive

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Photo by @hungrycharleston + @rubysnystylebagels

  • Ruby’s NY Style Bagels
  • SAVI Cucina + Wine Bar
  • Sheffield’s Wine Bar
  • Sommba
(Participating businesses as of Monday, Jan. 22)

Weekly drawing

Every week, one lucky diner will win a $50 gift card to a local restaurant. To enter the drawing, you have to post about your dining experience at a participating business on Instagram or Facebook and tag @experiencemp + @mtpchamber in the post.
 
 
Events
 
Tuesday, Feb. 6
  • MANIA: The ABBA Tribute | Tuesday, Feb. 6 | 7:30 p.m. | Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St., Charleston | $27.50-$54.50 | Dancing queens get ready for the time of your lives and secure your spot for ‘70s pop show.
Wednesday, Feb. 7
  • Pizza 101 | Wednesday, Feb. 7 | 5:30-8 p.m. | The DIME, River Landing Dr., Charleston | $100 | Get hands-on in this pizza-making class + learn from Chef Jalen Reeves on how to make a margherita pizza.
Thursday, Feb. 8
  • Paint + Sip | Thursday, Feb. 8 | 7-9 p.m. | Two Blokes Brewing, 547 Long Point Rd., Mount Pleasant | $37 | Get in the Valentine’s Day spirit + learn to paint love-inspired piece Key to My Heart.
Friday, Feb. 9
  • Walk + Talk Charleston: Journey to the IAAM | Friday, Feb. 9 | 2 -4 p.m. | Charleston Place Hotel, 205 Meeting St., Charleston | $35 | Join this tour to explore Charleston’s African American community through several generations.
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News Notes
 
Outdoors
  • The Isle of Palms marina project is moving forward. City Council made plans for a public dock, a boardwalk, and a waterfront park in 2020. The boardwalk and public dock have been completed. The waterfront park portion is set to be finished by May. Give your input. (WCSC)
Travel
  • Ready for takeoff? United Airlines is adding a daily nonstop flight between Charleston International and Houston at the end of March. (The Post and Courier)
Development
  • Hungry for more options? To accommodate the Charleston area’s growing population, a dozen grocery stores are in the works. There will be several new Publix locations, a Fresh Market, Trader Joe’s, Aldi, and Lowes Foods opening their doors across the Lowcountry. (The Post and Courier)
Seasonal
  • Friday, Feb. 9th through Sunday, Feb. 11th from 2-4 p.m., The Charleston Place is partnering with HART Jewelry Studio for a “Hart to Heart Galentine’s Tea” pop-up featuring tea martinis, tea bites, and HART’s charm bar. Tickets are $135, including a gift, a martini, and tea food.
Cause
Feel Good
  • Do you have a local love story? Submit your memories to our local love map by Friday, Feb. 9 for a chance to be featured in the newsletter. Psst — putting your love on the map makes a nice surprise for your sweetheart.
Finance
  • If you’ve been dreaming of a “one-card wallet,” it’s time to wake up and get your hands on this credit card. Not only does it offer 0% APR into 2025, but cardholders can also earn up to 5% cash back — with no annual fee to boot.*
 
 
History
 
🎉 Celebrating 100 years
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The Francis Marion Hotel is centrally located in downtown Charleston near historic homes, shops, and restaurants. | Photo by @francismarionhotel
1924. Calvin Coolidge was president, the Ford Model T Tudor was one of the most popular vehicles on the roads, and it was the year the Francis Marion Hotel opened its doors at 387 King St.

Yes, your math is correct. The historic hotel is celebrating 100 years on Wednesday, Feb. 7.

Quick facts about the hotel
  • Named after Revolutionary War hero Francis Marion, aka “Swamp Fox”
  • 12 stories tall
  • 235 guestrooms and suites
  • Cost of $1.5 million to build
  • Restored in 1996
  • Home to the Swamp Fox Restaurant
  • Houses The Spa of Charleston
The hotel’s website notes the 1920s as the Golden Age of railroads, radio, and grand hotels, and that the Charleston Renaissance was booming and the Francis Marion Hotel was a hub for artists and writers.
 
The Buy
 
This set of six colored wine glasses, which remind us of Estelle stemware, only more affordable. The multicolor stemware set is perfect for parties, Galentine’s Day, or girls’ night in.
 
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