Yappy Hour | Thurs., May 12 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Dr. | Free with park admission | Bring your furry friend for a dog-friendly happy hour featuring live music and libations. 🦮
The Yacht Club | Fri., May 13 | 5 p.m. | Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, 20 Patriots Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant | $10 | Kick off the weekend with a party overlooking the Charleston Harbor + groove to 1970s and 1980s tunes by local band The Yacht Club.
Charleston Farmers Market | Sat., May 14 | 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | Marion Square | Free | Shop local produce and seasonal goods at one of the top 10 “Best Farmers Markets in the Nation” according to Travel + Leisure. 🍍
Sunday Brunch & Bluegrass Pickin’ Parlor | Sun., May 15 | 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. | Commonhouse Aleworks, 4831 O’Hear Ave., North Charleston | Free | Stop in for Sunday brunch featuring dishes like the grit bowl and breakfast burrito + listen to live music from 12-3 p.m.
Sunset Harbor Cruise Fundraiser | Sat., June 4 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Safe Harbor Charleston City Marina, 7 Lockwood Dr. | $95 | All aboard — cruise around the Charleston Harbor + enjoy live music, light bites, and libations to benefit the Park & Recreation Opportunity Fund. ⛴
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LocalChef Nico Romo’s third concept is coming to the Lowcountry this summer. Laura,
a 6,000-sqft Italian restaurant + bar, will open
on Main Street in Summerville on June 1 — joining Nico Hospitality Group’s NICO and Bistronomy restaurants. Think Neapolitan pizzas, fresh pasta, and gelato. We can’t wait to enjoy pasta on the patio…🍝
Six options for roadwork to improve traffic on Johns Island fromMaybank Highway to Betsy Kerrison Parkway are available for public comment. Three options include buildingnew roads or improving existing ones and the other three options target Bohicket and Main roads, plus the Maybank Highway intersection.
Plan costs range from $40-$200 million. 🚧 (The Post and Courier)
Yesterday, Charleston City Council discussed the possibility of utilizing
$1 million in tourism funding to help build the Ashley River Pedestrian Bridge —
estimated to cost $41.2 million. If this plan is approved, the construction contract is expected to be granted nextMarch + the project may be
completed in 2026. 💰 (WCSC)
Historic Charleston Foundation is inviting the community to engage in a public conversation with city leaders at a free advocacy forum
on May 19.The goal is to discuss the future of our city as leaders work to develop a new peninsula plan. Reserve your spot for the event at 360 Meeting St. ✍️
Anyone have a few mil’ to lend us? Check out Pine Island — a 56.1-acre private islandlisted for $10 million by the Charleston-based Huguley Team of Daniel Ravenel Sotheby’s International Realty. The two-parcel Okatie property offers a 6,000-sqft primary residence + an opportunity to establish four additional waterfront homesites. 🏠 (Charleston Regional Business Journal)
Charleston Regional Business Journal is now accepting nominations for this year’s
Forty Under 40 Awards — honoring professionals in the local business community. Submissions will be accepted until
June 10 at 5 p.m.Nominate a professional. 🏆 (Charleston Regional Business Journal + Soda City BizWire)
Rusty Bull + Chucktown breweries are teaming up for a craft beer collaboration. Over the next several weeks, expect to see a shift in draft selection at Chucktown Brewery’s King Street location to more Rusty Bull beers, arefreshed food menu with items from both breweries, and small-batch beers brewed on the in-house system. Cheers, Charleston. 🍻
51st annual Charleston Greek Festival reported record attendance during the three-day eventthis past weekend.
Following a two year hiatus, Charleston’s oldest and third largest festival brought in some of the largest crowds in its 51-year history — 10% of proceeds are donated to charity. 🎉 (WCSC)
The Port of Charleston is
welcoming the Navy’s newest warship. Named after the first Black Marine Corps aviator + the first Black Marine Corps officer promoted to brigadier general, the
USS Frank E. Petersen Jr. will stop in the Holy City for
a private commissioning ceremony on May 14 at 10 a.m. Watch live.⚓️ (WCBD)
Calling all community members: You’re invited to The Green Heart Project’s12th Annual Harvest Dinner on May 19. Swing by the
springtime celebration from 5-8 p.m. at Mitchell Elementary School for outdoor education + healthy food from its network of school gardens and urban farms across Charleston. Snag tickets, benefitting the local nonprofit’s Farm to School programs. 🥬
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In case y’all haven’t heard: Poke Burri is the place to be.
City Editor Lexa here. I recently stopped by Poke Burri in The Victory building in West Ashley for a Friday night sushiburrito + some crab rangoonsoff of the secret menu, and I have to tell you: I was floored.
Dropping this pic here because I feel like it speaks for itself. In case you aren’t sold, I got the Demogorgon sushi burrito and I went to sleep dreaming about the meal. Check it out at 835 Savannah Hwy. — you won’t be disappointed.
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