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Chef Pop Up with Juniper!
Chef Pop Up with Juniper!

Wed, Mar 22


Cork and Cap Bottle Shop

Chef Pop Up with Juniper!

Join Cork & Cap for a Pop-Up with Chef Brandon Velie of Juniper! Enjoy dishes a la carte from Chef Velie's special menu (posted below) and fun wine pairings (also below) from Cork & Cap! Food and drink purchased separately.

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Time & Location

Mar 22, 2023, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Cork and Cap Bottle Shop, 146 Laurens St NW, Aiken, SC 29801, USA


About the Event

Chef Velie is renowned for delicious, local, and eclectic cuisine served at his restaurant, Juniper, since 2015 in Ridge Spring. We are so excited to have him join us at Cork and Cap for a delicious evening of wine and food! 


Cup of Juniper Corn Chowder: $5

Two Sliders and a Side: $15

Slider Choices: 

—Beef Sliders w/ Pimento Cheese and BBQ Mayo

—Beef Cheeseburger with Mayo, Ketchup and Pickles

—Black Bean Burger w/ Avocado Smash, Tomato, Red Onion

—Chicken Burger w/ Tomato, Spicy garlic Mayo

(Sliders are $6/individually )

Sides: $3 individually 

Juniper Slaw

Juniper Potato Salad 

Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Bag o' Chips: $1


Chocolate Chip Cookies $1

Sour Cream Cake with Strawberries and Cream $5



Sparkling and vibrant, with fresh dark fruit flavors and a dry, spicy finish, Frico Lambrusco comes from Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey’s Scarpetta project. In our eyes, dry lambrusco is the ultimate burger wine, and we couldn’t do an event like this without having one on offer! 


The traditional spices used in making black bean burgers are a natural match for zesty dry whites. But whereas some new world Sauvignon blancs can be a little monolithic and overblown, this fresh Cotes de Gascogne offers zippy refreshment and tremendous food-pairing versatility. It’ll be delicious with a black bean and chicken slider, but also pairs perfectly with some sunshine and good company.


Burgers are usually red meat, which usually calls for a red with appreciable concentration and power. But they also make you pretty thirsty, which demands a wine with good drinkability. Enter this lively red from Touraine. Cot (aka Malbec) brings the heft, while a full 50% Gamay keeps things lively and gulpable.

Guests will order food from Juniper (just like you would a food cart) and beverages from Cork and Cap. Seating is outdoors in the courtyard (front and back). Wines available for purchase by the glass at the outside bar. You can make purchases in the store, as well.

There is no cost to register for tickets, but you can RSVP so we can have a head count. 

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