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Wild Rumpus; Pop-Ups at the Pretend Store

Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas, covering the food and restaurant scene across North and South Carolina.

EVENTWIRE—Now that they have secured a full liquor license, casual bar Local 616 wants to party. The tavern is hosting a "Roulette Rumpus Three Ring Circus" on Wednesday, October 2 (today), starting at 6:00 p.m. The evening will feature multiple DJs, bands and the sausage-pushing Hot Links food cart from the Farmers Market. Local 616 is located at 616 Meeting St. [Facebook]

POP-UP WIRERobert Highsmith and Stefanie Brechbuehler of Brooklyn-based architecture/design collaborative Workstead and Josh Nissenboim and Helen Rice of creative agency Fuzzco will host a series of "Lantern Dinners" at pop-up shop space Pretend Store. The once Fuzzco offices at 85 1/2 Spring St. will be transformed into an intimate dining room, where various culinary talents are invited to dazzle a modest amount of patrons. Chef Robert Stehling of Hominy Grill will be the first to serve guests on Monday, October 7. The menu is posted online—diners can expect seamless Southern classics and fun starters, like cocktail sausages. The subsequent dinners will feature Tara Derr Webb of Farmbar and Josh Walker of Xiao Bao Biscuit. To purchase tickets ($75), visit the Pretend Store website. [Pretend Store]

EVENTWIRE—Underground supper club Guerrilla Cuisine pairs with Kiawah-based Cherrywood BBQ & Ale House chef Jason Cote for a secretive meal on Sunday, October 13. Details like location or menu are never released ahead of time for these events, as the element of surprise is one of the appealing factors of a covert dinner. Tickets are available for $60 at [EaterWire]

[Photo of the Pretend Store space provided.]

Hominy Grill

207 Rutledge Avenue, , SC 29403 (843) 937-0930 Visit Website

Xiao Bao Biscuit

224 Rutledge Avenue, , SC 29403 Visit Website