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Catch The Derby at The Alley; More on Básico at Mixson

FOR THE WEEKEND Alley Fest is on at downtown lanes The Alley, with events all weekend, including a Kentucky Derby party on Saturday. The party kicks off at 5 p.m. with fried chicken, mint juleps, bourbon deals and a couple of bands. Tickets are $5 and details are over here. [Facebook]

CHEF SHUFFLES Básico, the taqueria that's coming to North Charleston's Mixson neighborhood, announced its co-executive chefs. According to a press release, Leila Schardt and Italo Marino will head up the kitchen. They met at the Culinary Institute of America, and later "Schardt began at Peninsula Grill and then joined Monza and Closed for Business as chef de cuisine where Marino was working as sous chef." [EaterWire]

EVENTWIRE King Street sushi mecca O-Ku is toasting spring with a rosé dinner on May 7 at 5 p.m. Tickets are $45 for the four courses, which include rolls, tempura soft-shell crab and snapper. [Facebook]

A MOVEABLE TWEET A recent update from FIG and The Ordinary's Mike Lata: "Tuxedo tailored: check. Silk pocket square: Check. Sterling Silver "Oyster shell" Cufflinks: Check. @beardfoundation" Check back here for more updates on this year's James Beard Foundation awards. [Twitter]


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