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From Brunch Takeout to Dancing Lessons, Carolina Restaurants Get Creative

How businesses are pivoting

Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas.

Brunch on the go

Charleston-based Hamby Catering is offering takeout brunch for Mother’s Day. For every Mother’s Day Brunch Package purchased, Hamby will donate a portion of the proceeds to the local nonprofit organization Feeding Our Heroes SC. The meal includes quiche, watermelon salad, cheese biscuits, crudite, and cake pops — with an option to add flowers or a mimosa kit.

Dancing at home

Dancing Ox Coffee Roasters in Belmont, North Carolina, will give customers a free dance lesson with every online purchase. Co-owner Lauren Schelfhaudt tells Eater, “My partner and I are former world and United States professional ballroom and Latin champions who (after competitions, film, and television) changed career paths and became coffee roasters. We’re so happy to be able to share our passion of blending coffee and dance. Considering the current situation we’re all in, people are in need of entertainment at home! We’re offering a free virtual dance lesson with online purchases to shake things up.”

Buy good wine

One of the largest fundraisers for Lowcountry Local First is the Chef’s Potluck, but since it can’t happen this year, the non-profit will benefit from wine sales from Grassroots. The distribution company paired with Charleston restaurants and businesses to offer high-end boxes of wine at a slight discount, with a percentage of proceeds going back to the establishment or to Lowcountry Local First. Customers can order online and chose their pick-up spot.