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Happy Hour: The Grocery

October 18, 2018

The Grocery exemplifies farm-to-table dining. It is often one of the first restaurants in the Lowcountry to highlight seasonal produce. This Cannonborough eatery evokes memories of an old-school small town grocery store. The heart of the restaurant is the hearth, a wood-fired oven. The expansive Cannon Street space, full of lots of wood and jars of pickled produce, is a great stop for friends to share as many plates as the table can handle. The Grocery’s kitchen is stocked with house-made charcuterie and fresh, local fish and seafood. Chef and owner Kevin Johnson has cultivated relationships with the farmers, fishermen and women, ranchers and dairies that provide The Grocery with high-quality ingredients that are transformed into delicious dishes of local origin.

Their ever changing happy hour menu is seasonally inspired and passionately local. I hit up The Grocery to give it a try. The snacks were $4-$5 each. My personal favorites were the Buffalokra, Crispy Pimento Cheese, and Kung Pao Duck Wings. The drinks were only $5-$6 and they had a really fun variety of wine, cocktails, and beer. I sipped on The Dirty Green Tomato and Seaside Spritz and they were both AWESOME!

The Grocery shared their famous “Seaside Spritz” recipe with me. It is super refreshing and easy to make. Check it out:

Seaside Spritz

2oz rose
1 oz dolin Blanc
0.5 oz fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
0.5 oz jack Rudy tonic syrup
Top with soda water

Serve over ice and garnish with fresh mint.

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