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654 King Street; http://butcherandbee.com/

What’s all the buzz about the Butcher & Bee?  It was time to take my furry little tail up King Street to check out this new eatery.  They boast adventurous and familiar sandwiches on their ever-changing menu.  The restaurant has a casual urban feel, with some large community tables to share and pour your own ice water as needed.   You can also soak up some sunshine in their outdoor section.

The food I sampled with friends was top notch!  The grilled pimento cheese sandwich with bacon jam, and the BBQ squash sandwich with a side of butternut squash soup were simply delicious.   The showstoppers however were the veggie sides.  You’ve got to try the roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon and “Sunchokes” (fancy Jerusalem artichokes)—both were heavenly prepared.  Momma fox can’t believe I’m eating my vegetables now–and begging to return to the Butcher &  Bee.

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131 Columbus Street; http://thealleycharleston.com/

Being cooped up with family throughout the holidays, I couldn’t wait to start exploring again .  My first 2013 venture out was at The Alley.  Imagine 8 lanes for bowling and tons of TV’s with two 160” projection screens in the restaurant space.  Bring a large crowd of friends with you and have a “ball.”   Home Team Kitchen prepares the food, and the green chili nachos with braised pork lives up to the famous reputation they have gained around Charleston.  But, my favorite is the vintage video games, skee ball and pinball machines.

It’s hard to believe downtown Charleston was able to survive without a bowling alley for the last few decades.  I can’t wait to plan my next birthday party there.   With the large restaurant seating area and pavilion located   upstairs, they can hold up to 400 people (or foxes).  Let ‘em roll…

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