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Chefs put together a ridiculously awesome summer cookout menu

Posted on August 11, 2015

For Thursday nights’ Ultimate Summer Cookout, the chefs are going wild with a menu you’ll never see at the neighbor’s backyard cookout. Jacques Larson of Wild Olive and Obstinate Daughter is bringing pork and peach kabobs; grilled tomato, mozzarella, prosciutto, and radicchio kabobs; pasta salad with shrimp, artichoke, and parmesan; and grilled marinated vegetables. Graham Dailey of Peninsula Grill is making grilled shrimp and lobster rolls with fresh basil; sweet corn cucumber, red onion, and tomato basil vinegar salad; and grilled yellowfin tuna cilantro gazpacho. Russ Moore of Slightly North of Broad is bringing some Manchester Farms quail to throw

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Summer cookout series retooled and rescheduled

Posted on July 7, 2015

The summer cookout event scheduled for July 9 at Básico with Jacques Larson has been canceled in order to support the food and beverage community’s fundraising dinner being held that night. We encourage everyone to purchase tickets to the A Community United event ( Basico’s poolside event has been retooled and rescheduled for Aug. 13. Chef Bryan Cates has invited three local chefs to come hang out poolside at Mixson Bath & Racquet Club and cook up the ultimate summer feast. On Thursday, Aug. 13, Cates, Chef Russ Moore of Slightly North of Broad, Jacques Larson of the Obstinate Daughter

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Mixson Grille brings Mixson community together to donate 50 percent of sales on July 2

Posted on July 2, 2015

The Mixson community was saddened to learn that a Mixson Grille employee lost two members of his family in the tragic shooting at Mother Emanuel AME church. To honor Gerald Mitchell’s loved ones and all those lost, the Mixson community is coming together to raise money and make a substantial donation on his behalf to A Community United Fund, which will disperse the money raised equally among the victim’s families. The Mixson community encompassesMixson Grille, Mixson Club, Mixson Market, the Flats, and the Mixson residential neighborhood. Mixson Grille and Mixson Market will accept cash donations from customers, Flats residents, and

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Summer Cookout Series

Posted on June 4, 2015

Summertime and the living is easy, right? To get in the swing of summer, Chef Bryan Cates has invited three local chefs to take part in a monthly cookout series at Mixson Bath & Racquet Club. The only requirement? The food should be casual, something the chef would cook at home for friends, and perfect for dining al fresco. On Thursday, June 11, Cates and Chef Russ Moore of Slightly North of Broad will set up a couple of grills outside and prepare one dish each for three courses of appetizer, entree, and dessert. “It will be super casual,” says

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Básico

Posted on April 27, 2015

              Básico is breaking out the five dollar deals for America’s favorite pseudo-Mexican holiday. On Tuesday, May 5, diners can order from a special $5 menu of nachos, tacos, and frozen margaritas. Chef Bryan Cates will be creating two tacos and a Cinco de Mayo nacho plate just for this celebration, which is sponsored by Cuervo. Guests can also order off the regular menu and sip on frozen Cocojitos, dip chips into guacamole and salsa, and get their Mexican food cravings met.  

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Mixson Bath & Racquet Club Open House

Posted on March 17, 2015

Did you know that Básico is located within the Mixson Bath & Racquet Club? Ever wondered what happens on the members’ side of the restaurant? The club will be hosting a spring open house on Saturday, April 18 from noon-3 p.m., and potential members are welcome to drop in for a tour of the facilities. Chef Cates will put out a spread of light nibbles while the bartenders will be serving up free mimosas to tour-goers. Club membership offers much more than just access to a heated, saltwater pool, wellness center, and bocce & badminton courts. The club hosts monthly

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Shop, Wine, & Dine Your Valentine

Posted on February 2, 2015

Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is almost here. Shop for your Valentine at Mixson Market on Friday, February 13 when an upscale collection of purveyors will come together for Love Bites, an event designed to take the stress out of Valentine’s Day. Stop by the market and put together a thoughtful, artisanal gift for your love, including chocolates from Cacao, bouquets from Flowershop, and letterpress cards from Ink Meets Paper. Sample champagne while you shop, and go ahead and get a bottle for yourself. You’ll need it to make Valentine’s Day truly stress free. WHAT: Love Bites at

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Chef’s Tasting Dinner

Posted on January 20, 2015

On January 23, Chef Bryan Cates will host a multi-course chef’s tasting dinner. Guests are invited to come at their leisure to enjoy a multi-course meal featuring fresh flavors and creative preparations. The dinner is open to the public and costs $45 for non-Mixson Bath & Racquet Club Members and $35 for members. Amuse-Bouche First Course Crudo — citrumello-cured fish, fresh blood orange, kumquat, and pomelo with shaved radish, puffed hominy, charred cipollini onion, and brown butter-roasted pistachio Second Course Duck-Liver Boudin — grilled duck breast with braised burdock root, marinated Peruvian lima bean, and kefir-poached garlic clove Mezzo Course Third

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Limehouse Produce Citrus Challenge

Posted on January 6, 2015

Winter means citrus, lots and lots of citrus. Local purveyor Limehouse Produce has encouraged chefs and mixologists around Charleston to put some of their freshest produce to use including navel oranges, oroblanco, ruby red grapefruit, kumquat, satsuma mandarin oranges, blood oranges, hamlin oranges, clementines, limes, pummelos, and meyer lemons. Chef Cates took the challenge and put together a beautiful plate of amberjack crudo. Check out the recipe and vote for Chef Cates here.

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Charleston Restaurant Week

Posted on January 6, 2015

Get a great deal of 3 courses for $20 during Restaurant Week, starting Jan. 7, 2015 and running until Jan. 18, 2015. Call for reservations. (843) 471-1670.

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