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On the Menu for Nov. 19, 2019

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On the Menu provides news from the Charleston area’s culinary community, including new restaurants, new menu items and upcoming events, as well as details about local chefs. ATTENTION: Submissions should be made using our online form.

Edison James Island is offering a Thanksgiving carry-out selection with a customizable menu of 22 dishes to choose from.  

Options include appetizers, soups, vegetables, starches and breads; turkey is not available. 

Edison’s holiday specials include an autumn blend of Brussels sprouts, butternut squash and pancetta; brown sugar roasted rainbow carrots; creamy sweet potato and chipotle bisque; buttery brioche and cornbread stuffings; and candied yams with pecan streusel. 

Orders must be placed by Sunday at the restaurant, at 1014 Fort Johnson Road, by email or at 843-872-5500.

Meals can be picked up at the restaurant from 4 to 9 p.m. Nov. 27 or from 9 a.m. to noon on Thanksgiving Day. 

Smithey Ironware has launched a 5.5-quart cast iron Dutch oven. Like all Smithey skillets, the Dutch oven is made in the U.S. and has Smithey’s satin-smooth, polished interior that is naturally nonstick when seasoned. 

Other features of the oven include lid channels that promote the retention and circulation of moisture and also fit the Smithey No. 10 skillet. The Dutch oven can be used on all heat sources, including the grill and over an open fire. It is designed for baking bread, braising, frying, searing or stewing.

The new Dutch oven costs $295 and can be ordered online.

Smithey also plans to release a No. 14 dual handle cast iron skillet in the coming weeks.

Kahuna Poke Bar is hosting a Sushi-thon fundraiser for My Sister’s House from Thursday until Jan. 1.   

The restaurant, at 976 Houston Northcutt Blvd. in Mount Pleasant, will launch a sushi scavenger hunt, in which locals will look for “sushi squishy emojis” spread throughout Mount Pleasant. Customers will receive a free specialty sushi roll for each one returned, and the restaurant will match it by donating a meal to a resident of My Sister’s House. 

Twenty percent of sushi sales during this time will also be donated to the residents of My Sister’s House to fund any additional resource needs.   

Kahuna Poke Bar aims to give at least 100 meals to residents during the holiday season and to raise at least $2,000 to be donated to My Sister’s House.

Rhodes Boutique, in the South Windermere Center in West Ashley, will hold a book signing from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday with three-time James Beard Award winner Nathalie Dupree.

Dupree will talk about her new book, Nathalie Dupree’s Favorite Stories & Recipes, a collection of her favorite go-to recipes for the home cook. Autographed copies will be available for purchase, as will a selection of other titles. 

In celebration of her 80th birthday in December, Dupree will share culinary stories that trace her journey from a budding cook for her college friends though her years as a restaurant cook and instructor.

Hank’s Seafood Restaurant is opening Hank’s Social Hall, a venue space for private events, in December.  

The new space will have 2,140 square feet of flexible space in Hank’s National Historic Landmark building, which includes mahogany frames, hand-blown leaded glass windows, pine plank floors and antique tile. The venue will be able to accommodate up to 120 seated guests for a variety of types of events.  

Exclusively catered by Hank’s Seafood Restaurant, Hank’s Social Hall is beside the restaurant, near the Charleston City Market.

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