We are almost 1 week into the Eat Local Challenge. We hope everyone is having a good time navigating the waters of local eating. We have an abundance of local eats here in the Lowcountry –  CSAs, farmers markets, the local section of your grocery store, and a variety of local restaurants. Several of our local restaurants are joining the Eat Local Challenge and serving up local specials, plates and discounts. Not in the mood for cooking? Treat yourself to a meal out and earn points on your Challenge scorecard. Check out our Eat Local Challenge Dining Guide below:

Ted’s Butcher Block

Fried Catfish Sandwich

Ultimate Fried Carolina Catfish Sandwich – Served on Wednesdays!

Ted’s Butcher Block is participating in the Challenge by offering featured items on their April menu that highlight locally sourced veggies from GrowFood Carolina and other local ingredients. Look for local side items on their menu and don’t miss out on their Ultimate Fried Carolina Catfish Sandwich, served only on Wednesdays this April. Yum!

Slightly North of Broad 

Stop by Slightly North of Broad and enjoy a local cocktail made with all local ingredients. Look for the Eat Local Challenge logo on their drink menu! Currently, SNOB is featuring a sangria made with local strawberries and rose.

The Drawing Room 

The Drawing Room at The Vendu is featuring a daily chef’s tasting menu sourced 100% from local food. Three courses for $40 per person. The menu will change nightly. Reservations encouraged.

The Blend Co. 

The Blend Co. is serving up juices and smoothies using local, in-season ingredients. Check out their menu to see what they are serving up today!

Coastal Coffee Roasters 

Coastal Coffee Roasters is offering a breakfast special for the month of April. Order one of their breakfast omelettes made with locally sourced eggs from Wishbone Farms, sausage from Sunny Cedars Farm and kale and other sourced greens from local farmers and get 2oz bag of coffee 50% off.

Olinda Olives and Olive Oil 

Visit Olinda Olives and Olive Oil at local famers market during Eat Local Month for $1 off a 500ml bottle or $5 off a gallon of their Charleston Blend extra virgin olive oil. Decrease your dependence on foreign oil! You can find Olinda Olives and Olive Oil at the Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, Summerville and Johns Island famers markets.

The Orange Spot Coffeehouse 

The Orange Spot is offering $1 off all wraps (includes a side) served from 11am to 2pm. The Orange Spot wraps feature Raul Sanchez’s homemade tortillas and jalapeño cilantro hummus with black beans/rice and salsa. Wraps are vegetarian friendly!


Ham & Peas with house cured lomo, pea shoots, purple asparagus, egg yolk, tarragon & chervil

Ham & Peas with house cured lomo, pea shoots, purple asparagus, egg yolk, tarragon & chervil

Visit Indaco during Eat Local Month for locally sourced eats. Ask your server for details!

 Michael’s On the Alley 

At this Holy City Hospitality Restaurant, get local Shrimp and Grits made with local shrimp and Adluh grits.

Need other ideas of where to find local eats and drinks? Visit our business directory for a list of all of our Food & Beverage members.

Alyssa Smith
Eat Local Challenge Coordinator and President of Vestige Communications