The third time will be the (Southern) charm for this summer’s round of Bon Appétit Grub Crawls. For our “James Beard Award winners, fresh Low Country ingredients, and a variety of epicurean delights only found south of the Mason-Dixon line,” Bon Appétit has dubbed Charleston the Hottest Food City in the South.
On Saturday, June 22nd, Bon Appétit will let foodies loose on the Charleston peninsula for a roving, day-long feast. Grub Crawlers will move between a handful of locales to interact with chefs, mixologists and feel the buzz that Charleston’s food scene is getting – firsthand. Bon Appétit describes a Grub Crawl as a “food-lifestyle experience you can’t get anywhere else.”
Two kick-off parties, eight restaurants, award-winning food and chilly cocktails spread throughout our picturesque, flower-lined, historic streets? Yes indeed. You won’t get this anywhere else.
The Grub Crawl is split in two sessions – a Day Crawl and a Night Crawl. In true Charleston style, each session starts with a party. Our Circa 1886 Restaurant will kick off Saturday’s Night Crawl with a party on the patio and lawn of the Wentworth Mansion. Guests will sip specialty cocktails and nosh on Southern specialties prepared by Executive Chef Marc Collins and his team.
Featured on the Day Crawl are many of our concierge’s top choice restaurants. You’ll kick off at Stars Restaurant on King Street then crawl to:
- The Cocktail Club, Xiao Bao Biscuit, The Grocery, Hominy Grill
… and for the Night Crawl, you’ll kick off Circa 1886 Restaurant before exploring:
- Cypress, Gin Joint, The Bar at Husk, Charleston Grill
Grub Crawl tickets are $140, including all food and drink along the crawl. We suggest you make a weekend out of it. Both the Fulton Lane Inn and Kings Courtyard Inn are serving a special package to give you a taste of Charleston’s hotter-than-ever culinary scene: the Grub, Crawl, Sleep Package.
With this special, you and a travel companion will experience two nights and three days in Charleston from King Street accommodations. Check in on Friday evening – a rickshaw awaits to escort you to Circa 1886 for a three course dinner. On Saturday (Grub Crawl day!) rev up your appetite with a Savor the Flavor Tour via Bulldog Tour Company. You’ll sample Southern fare like grits, BBQ, collards, pralines and benne wafers – a perfect entrée into the Night Crawl, for which you’ll have two tickets. We’ll provide breakfast each morning and wine and cheese in the afternoon.
For couples embarking on the Grub, Crawl, Sleep adventure, we suggest our historic accommodations at the Kings Courtyard Inn.
Kings Courtyard Inn – 198 King Street
800-845-6119 – get all the details here
For its large, bright rooms and double beds, the Fulton Lane Inn is perfect for friends traveling together to Charleston.
Fulton Lane Inn -202 King Street
800-720-8600 – get the details here
Sound delicious? This package, built for two people, starts $795 for the entire weekend of June 21-23, 2013.