Hogs for the Cause, New Orleans’ annual springtime barbecue extravaganza benefiting pediatric brain cancer research, will expand to Charleston this fall with a barbecue celebration Oct. 4 at Patriot’s Point in Mount Pleasant.
Charleston based Rock-Roots band The Tarlatans will be celebrating the release of their highly anticipated EP “Good Luck” at The Charleston Music Hall with a show including Charleston favorite Steven Fiore and Volcanoes in The Kitchen on Saturday August 16th at 8 PM.
Beginning in February 2014, The Tarlatans recorded with acclaimed musician, composer, producer, Jay Clifford (Jump, Little Children) for a six-song EP. The recording features four new songs as well as updated versions of older songs including the regional radio hit, “Been Dreaming.” Clifford’s influence on The Tarlatans is similar to how most musicians feel about him, as they cite him and Jump Little Children as major influences. Says drummer Blake Shorter, ‘”Now that the process of recording the EP is over and we can actually sit back and listen to the final results, we’re so thrilled that we were able to have Jay Clifford as our producer. After working with Jay I think we all agree that the man is a musical genius, and some of the things musically that he guided us and inspired us to do worked out really well.” Lead guitar player and songwriter Ryan Williams continues, “We had a blast making the EP, working with Jay, and recording at Hello Telescope and Charleston Sound. This record is quite a step up from our self-made album a while back. We couldn’t be more proud of the EP or more excited to have a great sounding product.” In turn, Clifford was excited to be working with the band: “The Tarlatans have a sincerity in their songwriting that puts them in the same class as The Avett Brothers and The Lumineers.”
Along with G. Love, the record has been blessed by the likes of Josh Kaler (Slow Runner / Butch Walker), and string work from local heavyweights, Micah Gangwer, Peter Kiral, and Norbert Lewandowski.
Over the past two years The Tarlatans have played every type of venue, bar, and club in the Southeast and always look forward to being in their adopted hometown of Charleston for shows. Playing The Charleston Pour House with The Wild Feather, The Music Farm with Jars of Clay, and headlining The Windjammer have all been bucket list items for the band, and they are crossing another item off the list by performing their new tunes at The Charleston Music Hall.
Tickets for The Tarlatans EP Release show are available online at charlestonmusichall.com, at the Charleston Music Hall Box office, 37 John Street (Tues. – Fri. 10am – 6pm, 843-853-2252), at Monster Music and Movies or Cats Music or at the Etix Hotline: 1-800-514-3849. Tickets at the door Day Of Show will be $13.50.
Charleston Culinary Tours presents the second Fresh at the Farm Dinner of the series that will be held on August 3rd at Geechie Boy Farm on Edisto Island, SC. Chef Stephen Thompson of Prohibition and Chef Joe DiMiao of Stars Restaurant will set the scene for a true farm-to-table experience. The dinner structure is a cocktail hour and hors d’ oeuvres from 5:30 to 6:30 pm and then a family style dinner from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Tickets are available for the August 3rd dinner at a cost of $75/person and may be purchased at www.charlestonculinarytours.com. The final dinner in the 2014 series will be held on November 2nd at Celestial Hills Farm in Huger, SC.
With years of hands-on experience in a variety of different kitchens and atmospheres, Chef Stephen Thompson has been able to really let his creativity shine at Prohibition. For Chef Thompson, the art of preparing food is more than just a job or even a passion as it’s a way of life. As classmates at the Art Institute of Charleston, Thompson and Chef Joe DiMaio and have always enjoyed a close relationship and supported one another as each worked up through Charleston’s culinary ranks. Known for innovation in the kitchen and a commitment to using fresh, locally sourced ingredients, Chef DiMaio jumped at the opportunity to co-host one of the dinners in the series.
Geechie Boy Farm proprietors Greg and Betsy Johnsman returned to the Edisto Island family farm in 2003, growing a variety of vegetables. In 2007, they acquired a 1945 gristmill and after some trial and error began producing grits and cornmeal. Greg’s commitment to traditional milling techniques has been embraced by chefs across the Lowcountry. Geechie Boy products are now served in more than 40 restaurants around South Carolina and are shipped nationwide.
Charleston Culinary Tours combine the best of Charleston history, cocktails and food with unique tours that highlight the Lowcountry. Each Charleston Culinary Tour visits several different restaurants, bars or the Farmer’s Market to combine elements of a historical tour with a culinary adventure. The food and drinks on the tours are chosen by various restaurant and bar partners and feature an array of eclectic dishes and concoctions that provide insight into Charleston’s cuisine and cocktail scene. On each tour, guests will not only have an opportunity to sample some of the Lowcountry’s finest offerings, but also to meet the owners, chefs and mixologists behind Charleston’s impressive culinary and bar innovations.
For additional information about the Fresh at the Farm Dinner Series, please visit www.charlestonculinarytours.com/fresh-at-the-farm-dinner-series.
Located at 476 1/2 King St in downtown Charleston, Callie’s Little Hot Biscuit is a small, grab & go eatery serving piping hot Callie’s award-winning biscuits, pimento cheese sandwiches, and other locally inspired breakfast and lunch treats.
“Since the beginning of this business, fans of Callie’s Biscuits have urged us to open up a little shop — ‘a hot little biscuit shop’ they would say,” said owner Carrie Morey. “476 ½ King Street has just the right character, and we’re thrilled to squeeze into all 629 square feet of it and make it a destination, albeit tiny, for biscuit lovers near and far.”
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Carrie Morey had an early introduction to the food world courtesy of her mother, caterer extraordinaire, Callie White. Callie’s unique style of Southern fare and global flair kept her booked years in advance for everything from casual Lowcountry gatherings and chic cocktail parties to celebrity wedding receptions. The client favorite were Callie’s unique country ham biscuits. So in 2005, Carrie convinced her mother to postpone retirement and start Callie’s Charleston Biscuits, devoted biscuit fan. With seven different varieties of biscuits and retailers all over the country, Carrie never dreamed that success would taste so good – buttery good that is. Carrie has succeeded in building a business that works with balancing a growing family and can be passed down through generations. What was once a biscuit legendary in South Carolina has now become a favorite across America. Callie’s Biscuits has appeared on the NBC Today Show and The Food Network’s hit television show Unwrapped. Carrie was chosen as one of Martha Stewarts’s “Dreamers into Doers”.
Dr. McKenzie Woodard of Wentworth Street Dental Associates was honored with the 2014 New Dentist award at the South Carolina Dental Association’s Annual Session held last week in Myrtle Beach. All nominees consisted of members of the SCDA who have been in practice ten years or less or who and under forty years of age. Dr. McKenzie Woodard was chosen as she demonstrated leadership qualities through service to dentistry.
“After working at other dental offices, I knew I wanted my own practice, which I purchased in December,” said Dr. McKenzie Woodard of Wentworth Street Dental Associates. “This makes it even more special and an honor to win this award with my own practice as well as be recognized by the South Carolina Dental Association.”
Dr. Woodard completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Virginia Commonwealth University after attending Virginia Tech for her undergraduate degree. Prior to purchasing Wentworth Street Dental Associates, she was a dentist with Commonwealth Dentistry in Richmond. Dr. Woodard is a member of nationally renowned organizations including the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the American Academy of General Dentistry as well as the American Dental Association and South Carolina Dental Association.
For more about the practice, visit www.wentworthdentist.com.
Charleston’s largest pop-up beer festival, Charleston Beer Garden, returns to Brittlebank Park for the 3rd annual celebration of the suds next weekend on Saturday, May 17. Modernly inspired German biergartens will once again line the shores of the Ashley River, creating the perfect place to kick back with a beer under the shade of the oaks.
The festival features an impressive line-up of over thirty craft brews from the Palmetto state & beyond. The brewery line-up this year includes: Abita, Brooklyn, Crispin, Foothills, Holy City, Lagunitas, Leinenkugel, Lonerider, Oskar Blues, Palmetto, RJ Rockers, Sierra Nevada, Sweetwater, Terrapin, and Thomas Creek. All beers are available in 16oz mugs or 3oz samples. Have it your way!
Guests receive a commemorative festival mug, a few beer tickets to get started, and access to tons of included beer-friendly entertainment! Get your geek on at the Earth Fare Beer School to learn about reviewing beer, pairing food with beer, and getting started in home-brewing. Play Beer Olympics Games with your friends including a cornhole tournament with a top cash prize of $150. Hit up the Home-brewers Village to meet local home-brewers and sample their tasty home-brewed beer.
The festival features live music all day with performance from Atlas Road Crew, The Dunder Chiefs, Whiskey Diablo, Regina Ferguson, and New Galaxy.
Tickets are available at www.charlestonbeergarden.com. General admission tickets are $25 advance, $33 door (if available). VIP ticket are $50 each, advance purchase, online only