Chef T’s Southern Style Wings

The Super Bowl is days away, and just as important as the game is the food you have available. Super Bowl Sunday is the second largest day in American food consumption, after Thanksgiving. With 1.25 billion chicken wings alone eaten on game day, there is no bigger crowd-pleasing party food.

Chef_T_MatM Executive Chef Tarquino Vintimilla (Chef T) of Meeting at Market shares his recipe for this game day favorite. Whether you tune in for the big game, the commercial lineup, or are in it for the fare, we’ve got you covered on what to eat while you watch.

Chef T’s Homemade Habanero Maple Buffalo Sauce:

Your favorite brand of hot sauce 1 cup
Maple syrup ½ cup
Onion ½ sliced
Habanero peppers 2 sliced
Garlic 4 cloves
Apple cider vinegar ¼ cup

 

Instructions:  Sauté the habanero peppers, garlic and onion in a pan. In a blender, add the sautéed mix with the apple cider vinegar and blend well. Pour blended mix into a bowl and add the maple syrup and hot sauce. Mix well. Toss the wings in the sauce or serve o the side.

Blue Cheese Dressing:

Mayonnaise 1 cup
Sour cream 1 cup
Chives 2 tablespoons, chopped
Garlic 1 tablespoon, chopped
Blue cheese 1 cup, crumbed
Shallots 1 tablespoon, chopped
Salt and pepper To taste

 

Instructions: Add all ingredients to a bowl. Mix well. Serve on the side for dipping.

These wings are sure to kick your party up a notch. Whether you’re at home or plan to catch the big game at Meeting at Market, you’ll love Chef T’s sweet and spicy take on a game day classic.

Please share your Super Bowl photos with us on Instagram at @MeetingAtMarket and Facebook at Meeting at Market.

 

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Running Routes to Explore Downtown Charleston

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Downtown Jogging Map

With the start of a new year comes a renewed focus on health and wellness. Hit the ground running (literally) on your New Years’ goals with running route recommendations from our staff members. Danielle Girard, Guest Room Dining Manager and Jennifer Casselli, Director of Human Resources are both avid runners. Stretch your legs, get some fresh air and explore the surrounding areas with these diverse routes.

What is your favorite area or route to run in Charleston?
The West Ashley Bikeway, a 2.5 mile cycling and walking path, located a few miles from downtown. It’s gorgeous in the fall when the leaves changes color. – Jennifer

Are you a morning, midday or evening runner?
An evening run, hands down. It’s the perfect way to clear your head and the sunset views are usually incredible. – Jennifer

What is your favorite way to relax post-run?
A relaxing bath of lavender Epsom salts. The marble tubs in our guestrooms are perfect for a post-Marathon soak. – Danielle

Do you have any tips for guests for staying active while traveling?
Running while traveling is the best way to see a city. Get out there and explore. – Jennifer

Check out Running Clubs in the area you are visiting. It’s an ideal way to get to know the locals too. – Danielle

Scenic jogging routes are available for those more interested in a leisurely stroll. Click here to learn more. Share your favorite route with us or contact our concierge for a route that best fits your pace.

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Two Days in Charleston for the History Buff

For the history buff, the American south, specifically Charleston, is a treasure trove of discovery. As one of the United States’ most strategic naval and logistics sites on the East Coast, it has played an integral role in every major American conflict from the Revolutionary War to the Cold War. Here’s our two-day guide to Charleston for the history buff.

Fort Moultrie

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Start your first day with a trip off the peninsula to nearby Sullivan’s Island where you’ll find one of the most war-weathered military locations in the country, Fort Moultrie. In the Revolutionary War, it stood as the final defense of the city from invading British troops and helped American forces win a major victory due to its clever construction of shock-absorbent palmetto logs. It was a key strategic defense point in every major American conflict until World War II. The beach head beneath the fort offers one of the most spectacular views of the Charleston Harbor. Afterwards, grab lunch at Poe’s Tavern, named after the famous American writer who stayed at Fort Moultrie during his brief stint in the army.

USS Yorktown

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If you’re looking for some large-scale military history after lunch, drive over to Patriot’s Point for a tour of the USS Yorktown. Named after the famous ship that sunk during the Battle of Midway in World War II, this Essex-class (very large) aircraft carrier takes a prominent and eye-catching spot in the Charleston Harbor. Permanently docked across the river from downtown, this National Historic Landmark now serves as a military museum. Here you’ll see some of America’s most popular aircraft and learn about naval operations from World War II to the Korean War. Also at Patriot’s Point are the Vietnam Experience Exhibit and Medal of Honor Museum, as well as several decommissioned battleships and a submarine.

Fort Sumter

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Start your second day off with a sea voyage to Charleston’s most famous fort, Fort Sumter, from which the first shots of the Civil War were fired. The fort remains an iconic sight in the center of Charleston’s bustling harbor. Reachable only by ferry, Fort Sumter is an excellent place to commemorate our nation’s most divisive conflict while viewing the city from its most unique location.

The Battery

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To finish your travel through time, walk through Charleston’s historic French Quarter neighborhood to the Battery, also known as White Point Gardens. This public park south of Broad Street offers immaculate sunset views of the Charleston Harbor. Explore the arrangement of cannons and statues commemorating Charleston’s tumultuous yet fascinating past. Once the sun has set, scurry down to East Bay Street where a host of restaurants and bars line the avenue from fine dining to cocktail joints.

With its impressive military history and vital role in some of America’s most important conflicts, Charleston is sure to leave the history nut in you eager to explore.

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