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Country clubs open doors to public during Charleston Restaurant Week

Two local country club chefs will open their dining rooms to the public for the first time during Charleston Restaurant Week.

Berry Hills and Edgewood Country Club are hoping the opportunity might engage new members through their love of food.

“We just want to give the community something different,” said Chef Dennis Harris of Edgewood Country Club. “Edgewood is private, so to be able to open up for that week, the possibility of someone coming to the conclusion that they’d to maybe join to be a part of what we have going on a regular basis, would be really cool, as well.”

Both Harris and Berry Hills’ Chef Heath Ax said a personal level of service comes with dining as a member at a country club.

“You get to know the members one to one,” Ax said. “You get to know their families. You know what they want. When they bring a ticket in, you know exactly what that person wants.”

Both have selected dishes that are favorites within their clubs.

At Edgewood, Harris will be serving a favorite entree of members, tenderloin tips stroganoff.

“Although this is a longtime Edgewood favorite, I also picked this dish because it has a lot of history, as well as Edgewood has a lot of history,” he said. “I wanted to have something that the normal public wouldn’t have the opportunity to come up and get on an average day.”

At Berry Hills, Ax will feature a honey-dipped fried chicken dish, served with mashed potatoes, cornbread and country green beans.

“I think all in all it will be a great representation of the club as well as the community,” Ax said. “I think we’re going to hit the mark with whatever we put out.”

Both clubs will be participating at the $35 price point.

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Funerals for Sunday, September 15, 2019

Beckner, Frank - 1 p.m., Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Blackburn, Mary - 2 p.m., Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane.

Burns, Carrell - 2 p.m., Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Carper, Sonny - 2 p.m., Faith Baptist Church, Spencer.

Caudle Jr., John - 2 p.m., White Funeral Home, Summersville.

McCumbers, Virginia - 7 p.m., Stump Funeral Home & Cremation Inc., Arnoldsburg.

Roach, John - 3 p.m., Restoration Fellowship, Summerville.

Seals, Jacob - 2 p.m., Garrison Avenue Freewill Baptist Church, Charleston.

Stallman, Leonard - 2 p.m., Stump Funeral Home & Cremation Inc., Grantsville.

Taggart, MacKenzie-1 p.m., Emmanuel Baptist Church, Charleston.