Food & Drink

Kinda like 4th of July, but with better beer

What's the only thing better than enjoying a day of cheap, crappy beer to celebrate America's independence? Enjoying THREE days of cheap, not-crappy beer to celebrate Belgium's independence, which's exactly what you'll be doing at Revel's new craft beer-cum-bivalve sanctuary Mussel Bar starting this Friday. So get ready to ring in 181yrs of Low Country sovereignty with all-day, extra-wallet-friendly draft specials, live rock, and some of your favorite waffle-making country's finest, beer-paired eats, including…Curried Shrimp Croquettes w/ Shrimp-Stuffed Tomatoes & Blanche de Bruxelles: Cloudy, unfiltered, and -- like Marlon Brando in The Godfather -- featuring hints of orange peel, this wheat-y white complements a plate of crustaceans that're spicy-crumb-fried and tossed in chilly mayo.Chicken Stew Waterzooi & Palm Speciale: The only combo lifelier than up-up-down-down-left-right-left-right-b-a-select-start, this bowl of extra-authentic slow-cooked bird is drowned in herby, veggie creaminess, and paired with a draft of effervescent amber from the 415yr-old brewery.Banana Nutella Crepes & Liefmans Cuvee-Brut: This Belgian King-sized plate of chocolate-hazelnut-slathered pancakes curls up with banana chunks, is hit with a pillow of whipped cream, and's put to bed with a pour of sweet and sour cherry beer that's sure to be better than anything your Buds drank on the 4th.