#DinnerOnDave, Jack of Cups Saloon Edition
I don’t know how it happened, but I have never taken #DinnerOnDave to Folly Beach. A shame for sure and I made sure to change that. This week I headed to the main drag on Folly Beach to Jack of Cups Saloon.
They said it best about their restaurant and kind of the entire vibe of Folly, “Just a few quick steps from the Atlantic Ocean, we have a bright sunny back courtyard and a cozy cool interior, so whether it’s 100 degrees outside or a chilly winter afternoon, we’ve got you covered.”
Jack of Cups features scratch made Asian inspired pub food, perfect for ordering a table full of food and grazing amongst friends.
That’s exactly what my coworker Mark and I did. He was the one that suggested the place, so I brought him along for the ride. (If you have a suggestion for a restaurant, let me know, I’ll even bring you along to dine with me!)
Mark and I started with a few appetizers, first it was the Boiled Peanut Hummus. That is Virginia peanuts slow cooked with Chinese five spice and coca cola, served with warm pita points. It was flavorful and spread perfectly on the pita bites, just a touch of Sriracha sauce for a little heat.
We also got the Golden Gravy Steamed Buns to help kick off the meal. They were two Chinese steamed buns covered in a three pepper golden curry gravy with an Indian Paneer cheese. These were very tasty and surprisingly hearty; there was an addition of some cilantro as well for some freshness.
There are plenty of delicious choices on the regular menu, but Mark and I couldn’t get past the two specials of the evening, a Red Curry Mac & Cheese and also a Ramen Noodle Bowl with Wagyu Beef.
The Mac & Cheese was creamy, spicy, but not too hot and really smooth and rich. This has to be my new favorite mac & cheese, if they want to add this to the menu full time, I would probably order it every time.
The Ramen Noodle Bowl was a little spicy, but not overdone, garnished with plenty of fresh veggies, including a collard kimchi. The bowl, full of noodles, also had a sliced hard boiled egg, and morsels of sliced wagyu beef that were packed with beefy goodness and just melted in my mouth.
With that we were stuffed, and we went about finding someone to give the $50 gift card.
Mark and I agreed on the table next to us. It is a cozy place, and I settled in and had a nice conversation with Chaz and his Mom and Aunt Faye and Beverly. The ladies were in town from Farmville, VA visiting Chaz, a Folly resident. They said that Jack of Cups is their favorite spot in the Charleston area, and they can even walk to and fro.
Chaz, Faye and Beverly, it was my pleasure getting to know you and congratulations for winning #DinnerOnDave.