by Connie K. Ho
March 29, 2012
With the weekend coming up, get ready to check out new nightlife hotspot The Charleston in Santa Monica. It’s located on Wilshire Boulevard, close to other nightlife venues and a pit stop before the beach. A collaboration by entrepreneurs Mike Lee, Jack M.Y. Lee, and Trey Martin, The Charleston features live entertainment, savory dishes, and special cocktail mixes.
The live entertainment, particularly the dueling pianos, is one of the reasons to visit The Charleston. If that’s not your thing, it also promises to bring back 80’s cover bands, hip hop acts, as well as comedy and karaoke nights. It’s a great way to loosen up after a long week of work.
Not only is there live entertainment, but The Charleston offers an array of food and drink to sample. The new menu was created by Chef Jet Tila and, with stints on Iron Chef America and the Encore Resort in Las Vegas, he brings a multitude of experience to The Charleston. With an ambitious take on flavors, he aims to showcase a twist on American comfort food with a variety of shared plates. There are a number of mouth watering dishes, including the Charleston Burger that’s topped with cheddar, arugula, an onion marmalade sauce, and a sun dried tomato aioli spread. Save room for dessert, with beverages like the Kaffir Lime Pie that’s a mix of Stoli Vodka, Stoli Vanilla Vodka, lime juice, and a touch of simple syrup.