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Fast & French, Thursday Fondue Night at 6:00 p.m.

Welcome to Eater Scenes, where Eater photographers visit some of the city's great restaurants to capture them at a certain, and very specific, point in the day. Today, a visit to Fast & French at 7:00 p.m., on a Thursday, for Classics Week.

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

classics week logoIn 1984, two European artists opened Gaulart & Maliclet, also known as Fast & French, with a mission to "provide fresh, affordable, healthy, global cuisine with French flair in a social environment that encourages community, transparency and the Arts." And while co-owners Gwylene Gallimard and Jean-Marie Mauclet produced some controversial art in their time, everyone in Charleston can agree that the counter at their Gallic-influenced cafe is one of the most welcoming places on the peninsula.

When Gallimard and Mauclet decided to retire, they sold the restaurant to long-time employees Latonnya Wallace, Lawrence Mitchell, and Jennifer Bremer. The trio carry on the tradition of Fondue Nights on Thursdays. The melty cheese has flowed at Fast & French for almost 30 years, so we sent Eater photographer Jessika Stocker to capture the fun on a recent weeknight.