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Stacks of Fringe Events Happening During Charleston Wine + Food

What's going on beyond the tents?

Home of late night treats.
Home of late night treats.
Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas.

UPPER KING — On Friday, March 4, a trio of female bartenders will take over the bar at Proof. Mixologists Meaghan Dorman (Dear Irving and the Bennet in NYC), Caroline Smith-Adams (Voodoo in Charleston), and Charlotte Voisey (world brand ambassador for William Grant and Sons) will create tiki drinks for guests between 7:00 p.m. and midnight. Owner Craig Nelson was happy to announce, "This year the ladies have decided on a super un-Proof-like theme of tiki drinks!" It's first come, first serve to see what they come up with. [EaterWire]

UPPER KING — All the big name liquor representatives are hopping behind the bar at The Cocktail Club on Wednesday, March 2, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to pour drinks to benefit Lowcountry Street Grocery. The event "Kill the Liquor Reps" will feature $6 libations from Hallie Arnold of Breakthru Beverage, Sarah Martin of Dixie Vodka, Morgan Chapman of Advintage Distributing, and Sanders Monsees of Cathead Distillery. [Facebook]

NOMO — Atlanta-based hot spot Kimball House will take over The Bower at Edmund's Oast on Saturday, March 5, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. There will be a special cocktail menu, an oyster bar, and other special bites from the restaurant named "Best New" by Southern Living in 2014. [Edmund's Oast]

NORTH CENTRALButcher & Bee invited chef Angus Brown of Octopus Bar in Atlanta to help out with late night during the Festival. Stop by on Saturday, March 5, from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. to sample Brown's "eclectic, market-driven dishes." [EaterWire]

NOMO — Non-traditional Japanese food truck Short Grain will stop by produce warehouse GrowFoods Carolina for a pop-up lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The menu is TBD, but expect farm-fresh goodness. Frothy Beard will also be on hand with free samples of beer. [Facebook]

UPPER KING — On Thursday, March 3, Jazz Age bar Prohibition hosts Diageo’s master of whiskey Douglas Kragel for a special whiskey dinner. Chef Greg Garrison will handle the multi-course meal and Kragel will tackle the pairings. The evening starts at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $125. Call (843) 793-2964 to purchase. [EaterWire]

UPPER KING — Stop by craft cocktail bar Proof for a 2 Nixons ramen pop-up on Saturday, March 5, from 6:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Chef Jeffrey Stoneberger will serve his noodles until the broth runs dry. [Facebook]

The Cocktail Club

479 King St, Charleston, SC 29403 (843) 724-9411 Visit Website

Edmund's Oast

1081 Morrison Drive, , SC 29403 (843) 727-1145 Visit Website

Proof Bar

437 King St, Charleston, SC 29403 (843) 793-1422

Butcher & Bee

1085 Morrison Drive, , SC 29403 (843) 619-0202 Visit Website