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DINING IN CHARLESTON: SUSHIKON – ROLLS ON THE ROAD
Sitting at a restaurant and eating a 3-course meal is outdated. In this day and age, it’s not only about the food, but about the experience as well. Those who master this can master the future of the culinary world. Hewitt Emerson, founder of Sushikon, did just that. In March, the on-board mobile sushi bar hit the road in Charleston, SC – and they haven’t looked back.
“Taking someone out of their typical dining element and putting them into a unique and simulating environment” was the inspiration behind this all, says Hewitt.
So what is Sushikon you may ask?
In short, a custom made bus takes you to three local breweries all while nomming on a plethora sushi. It’s a virtual rolling sushi party! You are indeed eating sushi on a bus one minute – and then at a brewery drinking beer in the next minute.
There is an element of surprise, as the nightly agenda is not revealed until you get on the bus. Over the course of 4 hours, you hit off-the-beaten path breweries located throughout the greater Charleston area, like James Island, North Charleston, Downtown and Mount Pleasant. At each brewery, you get 2, 12oz beers. A ride over the Ravenel Bridge may be on the agenda to give you time to enjoy your first course and allow time for you to enjoy and soak up the scenic Charleston views.
A WOW factor is also encompassed, as the three course Asian cuisine is out of this world. After every brewery, expect a table full of a fresh array of sushi. You WILL leave Sushikon happy.
Best said by Hewett, “Come with great expectations and I have a feeling that you will leave happy, surprised and elated.”
Here’s a tip for meeting the bus. Don’t chase after the bus if you see it in the street. They will pick you up in bus shed at the Charleston Convention Center at pickup time. Just want to spare you the embarrassment.
So hop on the Sushikon bus because it’s rolling deep …
NOTE: If you’re a local or a visitor looking for a fresh idea for a night out, Sushikon offers an out of the box and unquiet culinary experience, one that you cant find anywhere else in the WORLD. If you’re heading to Charleston on vacation and plan to stay downtown in one of our luxury accommodations, let the Retreats Concierge team book a Sushikon bus tour for you and your friends!