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Frannie & The Fox opens new bar in downtown Charleston

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The Den in downtown Charleston will extend its hours beginning Oct. 3. (Photo/J.B. McCabe)Frannie & The Fox, a wood-fired eatery in downtown Charleston, has opened a new bar that operators describe as “not just a bar but rather an unexpected gathering place greeting guests with great drinks, wily company and hidden adventure.”

Called The Den will offer cocktails as well as specialty dishes and caviar service, that are exclusive to the bar, in addition to signature small plates from Frannie & The Fox.

“Whether you’re looking for a post-work pick-me-up or an after-dinner nightcap, The Den offers guests a convivial environment for spontaneous plans or private events,” Adam Jimenez, area general manager of food and beverage at Makeready, said in a news release. “We are excited to share this thoughtful and playful continuation of the Frannie experience with our guests who are looking for a cozy bar setting that whispers secrets, holds stories and serves up endless opportunities for indulgence.”

Seating up to 30 guests, The Den will have eight tables and seven bar seats. Beginning Oct. 3, The Den will be open from 5 p.m. to midnight Tuesday through Saturday, with reservations recommended for table-seating while the bar will be open for walk-in service. Until Oct. 3 The Den is open Thursday through Saturday.

Highlights of the Den’s specialty beverage menu range from the Frannie Martini, made with Absolut Vanilla, guava, lime and “Champagne jello,” and the Passport Stamp with lemongrass-infused Roku gin, Italicus, Mancino Bianco vermouth, saline and lemon oil. A weekly rotating mini martini will also be available, and on Teeny ‘Tini Tuesdays guests can enjoy $5 mini martini specials all night long. On Fancy Fridays, bartenders will open a special bottle of bubbles and pour by the glass and happy hour prices will be offered daily from 5-6 p.m.

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The Den’s Caviar Service will include American Hackleback and California white sturgeon caviar. Each caviar service is accompanied by house-made potato chips, crème fraiche and chives.

Small plates include Fritto Misto, which features breaded shrimp and calamari served with a basil aioli for an Italian twist on the classic combination of fried foods with sparkling wines. Diners include Granita Oyster featuring three fresh oysters finished with prosecco and rosemary granita, fried capers and caviar. Select signature dishes from Frannie & The Fox, including fresh mozzarella, blue crab fritters and beef and pork meatballs, will be available.

For more information about The Den, visit the Frannie & the Fox landing page.

Frannie & The Fox is a restaurant “with Italian sensibilities serving regional ingredients in an honest and straightforward environment” at the Emeline hotel at 181 Church St.

Reach Ross Norton at [email protected] or 864-642-5229.

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