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A Virginia-based restaurant with a baudy-sounding name is bringing a new venue to downtown Charleston.

Well Hung Vineyard will open in February in a three-story building at 49 S. Market St. across from the City Market, according to owner Anthony Herring

The restaurant has two locations in Virginia. Herring opened a restaurant in Gordonsville, near the company’s base outside Charlottesville, in 2019. He launched another location in Roanoke earlier this year in February.

Well Hung Vineyard restaurant owner Anthony Herring

Anthony Herring, owner of Well Hung Vineyard restaurant, stands Oct. 20 in front of the building at 49 S. Market St. in downtown Charleston, where he plans to open a new venue by February. He also owns two restaurants of the same name in Virginia. Warren L. Wise/Staff

Herring bought the business in 2016. The company started as a vineyard near Charlottesville in 2008 by three women “who recognized the value of a good joke

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The Seated restaurant app expands to Dallas with rewards for dining out

You might not require incentive to leave home and let someone else feed you and do the dishes. But maybe you’d like a small push to dine at off hours or to try a new restaurant in your neighborhood. That’s what Seated is betting on.

The app is a “restaurant discovery engine that gives you rewards for booking or ordering from local restaurants,” says co-founder Bo Peabody, a longtime restaurateur and investor in hospitality technology companies.

Better restaurants don’t want to be seen discounting their food, explains Peabody, who’s quick to note that this isn’t like Groupon. Instead, guests pay full price in the restaurant, so the product isn’t discounted or cheapened. Restaurants decide what commission they’re willing to pay Seated to help them generate business, and 80% of that commission is paid out to the diner via rewards. Those come on the back end after you upload your receipt

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Best food and drink experiences to gift this year

Finding the perfect gift for a food fanatic can be tricky. There’s a good chance the foodie on your list has been to most of the best restaurants in town and has most of the kitchen gizmos and gadgets they could possibly need. If that’s the case, the best gift probably isn’t a thing they can unwrap but rather an incredible food experience they’ll never forget.

As we all adapted to the in-person challenges of last few years, food experiences adapted along with us and that means there are more quality virtual food experiences to choose from, as well as those finally happening in real life again. And that’s a good thing because foodie folk love their experiences. In this day and age, it’s no longer good enough just to taste that bottle of Burgundy or Iberico ham; seeing, touching, feeling and learning about our favorite food and drink

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