You have to wake up pretty early in the morning to surpass the tastiness at The Red Rooster Cafe

By Pamela Brownstein The little touches at The Red Rooster Cafe create an intimate environment that makes you feel like you could be in your grandmother’s kitchen. (If your grandma was cool and kitschy and an amazing cook.) I quenched my thirst right away with a strawberry-pineapple lemonade that was not too sweet, but refreshing. I also like that it’s served in a mason jar. Owner Courtney Keith offered little samples of the Creamy Turkey soup of the day that was so flavorful and satisfying, the perfect way to start a meal. Kim knew exactly what she wanted: the Fried Green Tomato BLT, made with bacon, organic lettuce, crunchy fried green tomatoes, ranch sauce and provolone cheese on a toasted hoagie. April and Elizabeth ordered sandwiches that they both thought were excellent. April had the Egg Salad Sandwich on wheat with a side of sweet potato fries, and Elizabeth tried the Pepper Jack Skip Jack: tuna salad, pepper jack cheese and tomato served on sourdough. She said it was creamy,... ...

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Group honors year of focusing on literacy

The Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women has once again wrapped up the school year with a big push for literacy sponsored by the Lowcountry S.C. Alumnae Club. This year’s efforts kicked off March 2 on Dr. Seuss’ birthday, when the club hosted an assembly at Riverview Charter School celebrating the life of the famed children’s author. Riverview students gave poetry readings from the works they created in the 2011 Pi Beta Phi reading program, and the club installed a collection of reference books for the library. This gift, generated in part through an educational grant by the National Council of Youth Services America, recognized student Henry Harper for his literacy leadership in leading a student committee in selection of the materials. The Dr. Seuss fun continued as the Alumnae Club kicked off their 2012 program that evening at the Wardle YMCA. This year’s initiative, known as Read Your Way Around The World, was presented in a two-week reading and writing workshop for students in second through sixth grad. Volunteers... ...

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