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On the Menu for Dec. 1, 2015

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On the Menu provides the latest news from the Charleston area’s culinary community, including new restaurants, new menu items and upcoming events, as well as details about local chefs. Submissions should be sent to

Poogan’s Smokehouse has opened at 188 East Bay St. in Charleston in the former space of Social Restaurant & Wine Bar. The menu includes Southern dishes such as pit-roasted pork, Springer Mountain Farms fried chicken, duck purloo, and a pork and beans appetizer consisting of hickory-smoked pork belly over a bed of speckled butter beans and sorghum-glazed black-eyed peas.

Jeffrey Myers will serve as executive chef and Daniel Doyle is the managing partner. Poogan’s Smokehouse is open seven days a week for lunch, happy hour and dinner.

Ethan TordoffLimehouse Produce has named Ethan Tordoff from Fort Dorchester High School the winner of its Fall Cornucopia Cooking Competition, in which students from local high school culinary programs competed.

Tordoff’s pumpkin cream cheese muffins took first place and he received $125 from Teach the Need, dinner at Charleston Grill, a behind-the-scenes tour of Charleston Grill with chef Michelle Weaver and a Limehouse Produce gift basket. His dish will also be featured in an upcoming issue of The Local Palate.

Chloe Seay from Wando High School and Michelle Hammock from West Ashley High School were runners-up. They also received cash prizes from Teach the Need, a behind-the-scenes tour of Charleston Grill and Limehouse Produce gift baskets.

Butcher and Bee, at 654 King St. in downtown Charleston, is hosting its first B&B Bazaar on Dec. 12, starting at 10 p.m. The free event is open to the public and will include local vendors, artists and crafters showcasing their work. Local musicians will perform.

Redux Art Center of Charleston is the nonprofit partner for the event.

The following vendors will participate:

Glass onionThe Glass Onion has added a reservations option for dinner service. Call the restaurant at 843-225-1717 to reserve a table.

Amici’s Italian Bistro, at 7648 Northwoods Blvd. in North Charleston, will hold its inaugural Italian-style Christmas dinner, Feast of the 7 Fishes, at 7 p.m. Dec. 17. The menu will include seafood salad, fish soup, seared scallops, calamari, mussels and clams with linguini, shrimp and cod. The meal will end with a traditional panettone Christmas cake. Cost is $40 per person or $75 per couple.

Also, the restaurant’s next Italian Cooking class, on making struffoli and ricotta cookies, will be held from 2-4 p.m. Dec. 20. Cost is $20.

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