what: fish & chips
where: The Kraken Gastropub, 2910 Rosewood Dr., Ste. 1, 955-7408
On a particularly chilly Guy Fawkes Night (Nov. 5, 2001), I attended a bonfire on a university campus in London while visiting a friend on an exchange semester. In the true spirit of the holiday, some drunk hooligans started throwing anything they could find onto the bonfire. Sparks were flying everywhere, then fireworks started whizzing low past our heads. (This was not the London School of Economics.) My friend and I, being prudent Americans, ran for the nearest shelter, an open-all-night fish-and-chippery. Thus was born my lifelong love of fish & chips.
When chef David Marlow took over the Kraken’s kitchen back in July, he added his own flair to the menu, such as a steak dish using teres major, a tender but rarely used cut of beef near the shoulder blade. (Chef Trevor Nickel took over the Kraken kitchen from Marlow a few weeks ago.) [Online copy corrected.] But since a good fish & chips is often hard to find around here, I ordered this week’s Bite from the bar menu: two catfish fillets, fried in an herbed tempura batter and served with plenty of fries and a spicy tartar sauce made with pepperoncini and sriracha. Check out the Kraken’s fire sale pricing ($2) on bottles and cans of craft beers and imports on Monday and Wednesdays, and $3 drafts on Tuesdays. Pro tip: These limited quantity selections tend to run out, so it’s a good idea to have a Plan B or Plan C when ordering. Also worth checking out: the bistro-style entrees on the nightly specials menu. — Jonathan Sharpe
King Lear in Finlay Park
October 16th-18th and 22nd-25th, the South Carolina Shakespeare Company presents William Shakespeare’s King Lear. All performances held at the Finlay Park Ampitheatre at 7:30 PM. For tickets and more information, click here or call 803-665-2000.
Four Miles, Twelve Doughnuts
Winston’s Wish aims to increase knowledge and understanding of children with autism, and you can help by participating in the 4.donut Race on October 25th. Start at Edventure Children’s Museum, run 2 miles to Krispy Kreme, eat 12 doughnuts, and run back! Registration is required and can be done here before October 23rd at 5 p.m.
The Other Place at Trustus Theatre
Juliana Smithton is a successful neurologist whose life seems to be coming unhinged. A mystery unfolds as fact blurs with fiction, past collides with present and the elusive truth of Juliana’s mental health boils to the surface in The Other Place, running at Trustus Theatre October 17th through November 1st. There will be a talk-back following the matinee on October 19th. Tickets can be purchased here or by calling the box office at 803-254-9732.
3LAU on Sunday, October 26th and the Unofficial Skrillex Mothership Tour After-Party on the 27th. More information and tickets for both can be found here. VIP tables available.
Bluegrass, Bidding, and BBQ
Join The Palladium Society Thursday, October 23rd from 7-10 p.m. for its 11th annual silent auction, featuring music by The Mustache Brothers and catering by Bourbon and The Oak Table. Tickets are $30 at the door and include admission, drinks, and food. Get yours online now!
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U.S. Security Associates
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