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On the Menu for Aug. 22, 2017

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On the Menu provides the latest news from the Charleston area’s culinary community, including new restaurants, new menu items and upcoming events, as well as details about local chefs. Submissions should be sent to

StridironDigby Stridiron has been named the executive chef of Patrick Properties Hospitality Group’s new restaurant Parcel 32, slated to open at 442 King St. in late fall.

Stridiron has more than 18 years’ experience cooking at restaurants in Mississippi, Georgia, North Carolina and Florida. He has received national media coverage with features in publications including Travel and Leisure, Coastal Living and The New York Times.

Patrick Properties is also set to host a Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at Lowndes Grove Plantation. The event will begin with a cocktail reception, followed by a multicourse dinner with wine pairings, and ending with a dessert course and Q&A session with the evening’s chefs.

Participating chefs include:

Tickets range from $115 to $175; proceeds will benefit the James Beard Foundation.

Wayne Hall of Reggae Vibes Radio and The Wayne Hall Show in Atlanta will be the host for the fourth annual S.C. Reggae Jerk & Wine Festival from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.

The event will include live music from The Dubplates and Coolie G and Lion Soul reggae bands, Caribbean food from vendors, wine available for purchase by the glass or bottle and Jamaican games including dominoes and Ludo.

Tickets are $15 for garden admission; $25 tickets in advance include a commemorative wine glass, jerk chicken and wine pair tasting and garden admission; children younger than 12 are free. Tickets are $35 at the gate.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Healthy Lifestyle Network Inc. to help the Shelton Project fight child sexual abuse in Jamaica. Donations of school supplies, soccer balls in sizes 3 and 4, and shin guards will also be collected at the event.

King Charles Inn is set to host a Charleston Receipts Pop-Up Dinner with local chef and Gullah culture bearer BJ Dennis at 7 p.m. Sept. 6. The event menu includes:

  • Shrimp pie with local shrimp, tomato and brioche, paired with dry rose
  • Fruit salad with ginger ale gelatin, apples, pecans and nutmeg-raisin vinaigrette, paired with chardonnay
  • Braised duck leg with field peas, sausage purloo, seasonal greens and duck gravy, paired with merlot
  • Huguenot torte, a classic antebellum dessert; paired with an antebellum Champagne punch

Tickets are $75; a portion of the proceeds will support the local Ronald McDonald House. Reservations can be made by calling 866-546-4700.

Edmund’s Oast is planning a Tropical Hazy IPA Day from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday in The Bower. The event will include IPA beers from Coast Brewing Co., Westbrook Brewing, Revelry Brewing Co., Freehouse Brewery, Charles Towne Fermentory and Birds Fly South Ale Project.

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