Mount Pleasant Magazine Jan/Feb 2022

69 2022 WWW. BESTOFMP.COM O www. Bes tOfMP. com | www. Bes tOfMP. Vi deo | www. Bes tOfMPpodcas t . com BESTWINGS Barbecue joints are often known for slinging killer wings, and Home TeamBBQ has honed more than just their pork and brisket to include some of the finest smoked bird around. You might even call these wings a “Game Changer.” Other Nominees: Tru Blues House of Wings / Charleston Sports Pub BEST DANIEL ISLAND BARTENDER Daniel Island Grille offers a fun, relaxing atmosphere to catch the games on the big screen. The sports and tasty pub grub might draw you in, but the delectable drinks and exceptional service from bartender Erin St George keep you coming back. Other Nominees: Quentin at Ristorante LIDI BEST DANIEL ISLAND HAPPY HOUR For those who enjoy drinking in beautiful waterfront views with their adult beverages, The Kingstide restaurant, situated along the Wando River, is a picturesque place to pull up stakes for your next happy hour experience. Other Nominees: Daniel Island Grille (DIG) / Ristorante LIDI BEST DANIEL ISLAND RESTAURANT Once happy hour has concluded and you’re ready to move on to the main course, why not stick around and sample some of The Kingstide Executive Chef Kevin Getzewich’s fresh, seasonal seafood creations, such as seared tuna and grilled octopus. Other Nominees: Daniel Island Grille (DIG) / Sermet’s Courtyard BEST DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON BARTENDER Master mixologist Sarah Eder dispenses Husk’s extensive lineup of historic andmodern cocktails, such as the Charleston Light Dragoon’s Punch, a delicious rum and brandy concoction drawn from a 1792 recipe discovered in the Preservation Society of Charleston’s archives. Other Nominees: Justin Carter at Halls Chophouse / John Curly at A.C.’s Bar & Grill BEST DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON HAPPY HOUR Halls Chophouse is renowned for their exceptional steaks and impeccable service, but it’s also an excellent venue to kick off an evening of celebration in downtown Charleston. That same attention to detail is paid to mixing refreshing cocktails. Bottoms up! Other Nominees: The Gin Joint / The Rooftop Bar at the Vendue BEST DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON RESTAURANT Sure, Halls Chophouse’s entire menu boasts exceptional quality, from seafood starters to sides, but it’s their tender, juicy steaks that have you craving another cut of New York strip or filet. Other Nominees: Felix Cocktails et Cuisine / 167 Raw BEST PARK CIRCLE BARTENDER Park Circle is a trendy place to be these days for meeting with friends, and when you feel the need to wet your whistle, come enjoy the drink-crafting prowess of bartender Tony Muralles of Macho Pichu Chicken. BEST PARK CIRCLE HAPPY HOUR Located in the heart of Park Circle, DIG in the Park offers a spacious outdoor patio where you can relax and unwind after work. Pop in for a bite and a $3 happy hour pint, and forget that conversation with your boss. Other Nominees: LoLA / Madra Rua BEST PARK CIRCLE RESTAURANT If you’ve never sampled a pie from EVO Pizzeria, repeat best Park Circle restaurant winner, then it’s time that you experienced wood-fired pizza perfection. Choose from favorites like pistachio pesto, margherita and pork trifecta, all made with seasonal, locally sourced ingredients. Other Nominees: LoLA / DIG in the Park