Hookah Me Up

Hookah Me Up

By Denise K James

Tabbuli Offers the Ultimate Flavor

There are times when you want a smoke with your drink, but you aren’t into cigarettes or cigars. There are also times when you’re wandering the streets of Charleston, searching for something new and different to do – maybe for yourself or for visitors from another town whom you’re trying to impress. In any of these cases, visit Tabbuli for the ultimate hookah experience.

Tabbuli Outdoor PatioThe outdoor patio at Tabbuli makes a great place to relax with one of their hookahs. Order one for the table and choose either a single mouthwatering flavor – strawberry, watermelon and mint to name just a few – or, create a combination. I recently brought my friend John to Tabbuli for a hookah and we tried a delectable mixture of melon and mango. It was so good that I didn’t want to end. And I kept tasting it hours later! Delicious.

For an even more tantalizing experience with the hookah, try the Ultimate Hookah, made with an entire fruit bottom of either watermelon, cantaloupe or pineapple, or one of the specialty flavors.

Cleverly named things like “I Just Mint You,” these concoctions, which the Tabbuli staff invented and prepare fresh for your table, include fruit flavors plus a shot of liquor in the bottom for an extra kick.

Fresh Hookah from TabbuliFor the full list of hookah flavors and special blends, visit Tabbuli at 6 North Market Street, near the cruise terminal. Your friendly server or bartender will assist you.

Talk about exhaling happiness.

Not Your Mama’s Tacos…

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Whew–is it us, or did last week fly by? Between graduation (congrats, graduates!), Mother’s Day, and everything else in between, it was a busy week.

Thankfully, it’s Taco Tuesday, and we’ve got some delicious tacos and cocktails waiting on you. So grab the dog (we love seeing our furry friends on the patio) and your friends, and come unwind with us.

What’s on tonight’s menu? Chef Scott Vosburgh came up with the following: Tequila Lime Shrimp, Spicy Kofta, and Churrasco Chicken…need we say more?

Oh, and don’t forget—we LOVE hearing from you. Let us know how we’re doing and keep us up-to-date with your favorite taco flavors.

Happy Taco Tuesday, everyone!

 

 

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Photo: Last week’s Char Siu Brisket…mmm!

Satisfy Your Taco Tooth with Taco Tuesdays

Still nursing your Cinco de Mayo wounds? We are, too. But fret not—we’ve got a little something to put some serious pep in your Tuesday step. Enter: Taco Tuesdays at Tabbuli.

Beginning today at 4 p.m., Chef Scott Vosburgh will serve up a mouth-watering medley of tacos (Churrasco Chicken, Chipotle BBQ Shrimp, and the Char Siu Brisket are among some of today’s specialties) for a whopping $3 a pop. Even better? These specials last all night, so those of you loggin’ in too many office hours have no excuse not to get your taco fix.

If happy hour helps get you over the Tuesday blues, try one of our specialty margaritas (we hear the Texas Margarita with the Grand Marnier floater is extra tasty).

Questions or taco concerns? Give us a ring at (843) 628-5959 or reach out to us on Facebook. Better yet, mosey on over, sit a spell on our patio, and chat with us in person. We can’t wait to see you!

Tabbuli has the best outdoor seating in town

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Tabbuli’s patio has undergone renovation in a few different stages, but it has been complete for several months.  Tabbuli offers the perfect spot to dine in downtown Charleston. Tabbuli’s spacious patio offers some of the best outdoor seating in downtown Charleston. There is plenty of room for large parties or events – from corporate gatherings to rehearsal dinners. Our large, outdoor covered bar is perfect for events or for happy hour, especially with our Flair bartenders and our upcoming raw bar. (Watch this blog for details on when the raw bar will be available!)

On the weekends, our patio features a great brunch, Bloody Mary bar and we are canine friendly.This weekend, we’ll be celebrating the Cooper River Bridge Run. Join us for an after-run party. Bring your runner number for a free surprise (sorry, I’ve been sworn to secrecy…). We’ll have great food, drinks and music to celebrate the Bridge Run and help kick off the weekend.

Come relax with us on the patio for one of the best outdoor dining experiences on the peninsula.

Join us on the patio at Tabbuli for a romantic Valentine’s dinner

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If you haven’t made your plans yet for a romantic Valentine’s dinner, Tabbuli has you covered. The weather is clearing up downtown and the chance of rain has shrunk to almost nothing – it looks like it will be a fabulous evening for a romantic dinner for two on our patio – one of the best outdoor dining locations in downtown Charleston!

Join us on our beautiful patio for our prix fixe menu with or without wine pairing – or order from Tabbuli’s regular menu. Our prix fixe menu:

First course

Shrimp and lump crab stack with thin sliced cucumbers, golden beets and fresh avocados with a roasted red pepper and cilantro aioli.

Wine pairing: Pinot Noir

Second course

Grilled chicken satay and fresh jicama salad with a Thai peanut reduction.

Wine pairing: Chardonnay

Third course

Fresh rosemary and thyme braised lamb shank served with Mediterranean couscous.

Wine pairing:  Cabernet Sauvignon

Dessert

House made authentic Baklava

Wine pairing: Peach Bellini

Dinner with wine pairing is $50 per person, $40 per person

Call us for reservations at 628-5959.

Tabbuli Grill to launch new tapas menu and raw bar

Chef Eric Gaffin  Tabbuli Grill has awesome news and we are breaking the news here first!

February 17th is Tabbuli Grill’s big day – that is when we launch our new menu, featuring an all  new tapas menu and a raw bar. Under the direction of Chef Eric Gaffin, Tabbuli Grill is reworking it’s current menu to bring you more variety for menu options and flavors. The menu is currently under revision, so we cannot reveal any of the top secret new menu items yet – but as the time gets closer, we’ll show you some of the tasty new items you can expect.

Eric is also heading up our newest company within Charleston Hospitality Group – Charleston Hospitality Catering. He is currently booking events and Tabbuli Grill is proving to be a popular place for rehearsal dinners. With the beautiful covered patio and fountains, our patio is a phenomenal place to host your event, no matter what the occasion. If you would like to schedule an event at Tabbuli Grill, you can reach Chef Eric at events@charlestonhospitalitycatering.com.

Tabbuli Grill presents, “What is a pita?”

If you have never really tried Mediterranean cuisine, you may be wondering about some of the items on the menu at Tabbuli Grill. Today, we are talking pitas! According to Wikipedia, a pita “is a round pocket bread widely consumed in many Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and Balkan cuisines. It is prevalent in Greece, the Balkans, the Levant, the Arabian Peninsula and Turkey.”

Pita bread is round, but puffs up when cooking due to the steam created while the bread is baking.  After the bread cools and flattens, the bread can be cut open to reveal a pocket in the middle, which is perfect for stuffing with any number of toppings.

At Tabbuli Grill, we love pitas and have a variety for our guests to choose from. And, whether you’ve never had a pita, or you’ve tried them several times, Tabbuli Grill has eight different pitas to try – including beef, lamb, shrimp, chicken, falafel, kofta, ‘you choose’ and a gyro pita.

If you haven’t been to Tabbuli Grill yet – check out these reviews from our guests!

If you ask us, of course we will give rave reviews about our authentic Mediterranean food.  But – you don’t have to take our word for it – listen to what some of our clients have said about us:

“Excellent atmosphere and food – friendly service.” – E. Phillips

“Great place – will come back again!!!”  R.F.

“Love your patio!! Thanks for allowing our dog to visit and thanks for the big pail of water.” – H. Peacock

(If you didn’t already know, Tabbuli Grill is dog-friendly. Bring you best canine pal the next time you want to enjoy Tabbuli’s beautiful patio for lunch!)

“Great service. Good prices. Nice atmosphere. Food amazing.” – S.S.

“10 out of 10.” – D. George

“First time here and I absolutely loved my lamb kabob! I’ll definitely be back again very soon!” – K. Hawkins

“Add some swarma to your menu! Very wonderful – best baba ganoush I’ve ever had!” – J. Slicer