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Yelp Shakes It Off With Elites At Burwell’s



The Charleston
Elite Squad came out to Burwell's Stone Fire Grill on Thursday for a
"shake off" competition between two amazing mixologists, Jojo Fahey
and Jon Calo. Elites took over the second floor of the restaurant including the
beautiful back deck where most yelpers spent the entire evening. It's tough to
stay inside when the weather is so perfect.

 

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Jojo
and Jon were given the task of creating their own cocktail creation using
Bulleit Rye as the base. Sharing the back bar, we started off with Jojo's mix,
which had a strong grapefruit flavor upfront with ginger and a jalapeno kick at
the end. We followed that up with Jon's mix, which tied back to its more
classic cocktail roots with an added twist. After depleting the two creations
with yelpers still thirsty, Jon and Jojo teamed up to create a third drink (not
to be voted on) that was lightly referred to as a "bourbon and ginger on
steroids". Then yelpers were asked to cast a vote for the drink that captured their hearts… and their tastebuds!

 

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As
the libations began to flow, Chef Eric Huff started sending up his culinary
creations for sampling. The menu included Golden Raisin Broccolini Salad, Peach
Smoothie, Rabbit and Carrots, Fried Okra, Grilled Pineapple and Prosciutto, and
Grouper Ceviche. Each sample carried its own individual character showcasing
the breadth of the Burwell's menu.

 

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When
the initial sampling was done, out came the hot rocks! Burwell's brought out
their signature 700° salted stones used for searing all sorts of meats and
veggies. To sear on the stones, Burwell's offered plentiful wagyu hanger steak
with an assortment of three dipping sauces including included a house steak
sauce, whisky peppercorn, and a roasted garlic béarnaise. The tenderness of the
meat caused it to melt from the stone into you mouth and was a big hit with all
the yelpers.

 

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It
was a perfect evening out on the porch for sipping cocktails and gobbling down
delicious treats. Those that checked in on yelp were entered into a contest to
win a free mixology tour courtesy of Charleston Culinary Tours and everyone else was
offered a special discount to continue their cocktail conquest another time. Finally
after tallying up the votes, Jojo Fahey turned out to be the winner of the
competition and was awarded a styling Yelp trophy as well as a lifetime of
bragging rights. Congratulations Jojo! You can see a recap of all the action…

 

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@ our photo page thanks to photographer Brittany Callahan
@ our review page

 

Until next time… SYOY!

 

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Scotty C
Yelp Charleston Community Manager

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