3rd ANNUAL LOWCOUNTRY HOEDOWN NEXT WEEKEND

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , on October 30, 2014 by Lowcountry Boil

It’s that time once again to suit up in your finest plaid and cowboy boots for the 3rd annual Lowcountry Hoedown presented by Bottles Beverage Superstore. This all-inclusive shindig returns to Charleston Visitor Center Bus Shed next weekend on Saturday, November 8 from 7-11pm. Dubbed a “Celebration of Southern Fare & Libations…Set to a Fiddle”, an impressive line-up of restaurants, distilleries, breweries, and bands will be on-site serving up the best of the South.

486507_403831886330943_2111300636_nSip & swig on bourbon, moonshine, whiskey cocktails, and craft brews from two dozen Southern distilleries & breweries including Charleston’s own Holy City Brewing and Striped Pig Distillery. Nibble and nosh on BBQ & tasty Southern treats from a dozen restaurants and artisan food vendors. Be sure to cast your vote for Fan Favorite Eat & Drink, as the coveted squirrel awards are prized at the end of the night to one lucky restaurant and distillery or brewery.

Of course, no Hoedown is complete without dancing, so plan to get down to the funky rhythms of two fantastic bluegrass bands: Seven Handle Circus from Atlanta, GA (returning from 2013, after popular demand!) and The Dunder Chiefs from Charleston, SC.

As we like to say if it’s from South of the Mason-Dixon Line and East of the Mississippi, it’s fit for this Hoedown. So suit up in your best Hoedown attire and prepare for a boot stompin’ good time.

Tickets can be purchased at Bottles Beverage Superstore (610 Coleman Blvd, Mt Pleasant) or online at www.lowcountryhoedown.com. Tickets are $50 in advance, $65 at the door (if available), and include sampling from all participating vendors and live entertainment. A portion of the proceeds from this event benefit Lowcountry Food Bank, whose mission is to lead the fight against hunger in our area. Please support them and families in need this season.

Island Brews and Chews Craft Beer Festival

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 27, 2014 by Lowcountry Boil

You’re invited to the Second Annual Island Brews and Chews Craft Beer Festival at Palm Cove on November 1 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm at Palm Cove in Wild Dunes Resort. This year’s beer festival at Wild Dunes Resort will bring the best of last year’s event and even more brews, chews and island fun to your Halloween Weekend.
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Early Bird Festival Pricing: BUY YOUR TICKET BY FRIDAY OCTOBER 24 FOR $10 OFF!
Advance Adults – $40
Advance Young Adult (Ages 13-20)- $25
Advance Kids** (Ages 4-12) – $15
Advance Kids (Ages 0-3) – Complimentary

Regular Festival Pricing: available Oct. 25 – through day of event (at the door price)
Adults – $50
Young Adult (Ages 13-20) – $30
Kids (Ages 4-12)** – $20
Kids (Ages 0-3) – Complimentary

Wild Dunes Club Member Pricing
Adults – $40
Young Adult (Ages 13-20) – $25
Kids (Ages 4-12)** – $15
Kids (Ages 0-3) – Complimentary

BONUS: Wear your Halloween costume to receive $5 off your event ticket! Special bonus of $5 off is valid for tickets purchased at the door or in advance online or by phone ($5 cash redemption at the door).

*unlimited brews and chews with purchase of event ticket
**Kids ticket price includes access to all on-site kids’ games and activities (Face Painting, Archery, Sandy Candy, Ping Pong, Corn Hole, etc.)

Island Brews and Chews Beercation Package
Overnight Resort Accommodations (November 1-2, 2014) + Two Adult Event Tickets, starting at $245 per night

Book your Charleston, SC fall festival getaway online here – http://bit.ly/bookbeercation – or call 888.778.1876 to speak with our Reservations team and customize your Brews & Chews weekend getaway!

To book event tickets only, click link at top of this event, visit www.wilddunes.com/brewsandchews or call 843-886-2218.

Charleston Mac Off

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 24, 2014 by Lowcountry Boil

178The 5th Annual Charleston MAC-OFF is scheduled for October 25, 2014 from 2pm to 7pm at the Grove at Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant. Last year, over 4,000 people gathered to sample traditional and gourmet offerings of Mac & Cheese and award bragging rights to The Best Mac & Cheese in Charleston.

No other food combines love, comfort, and Southern roots like Mac and Cheese. This melt in youth mouth mainstay is a classic that is served as a side dish, a pasta entre, a casserole, fried appetizer or even dessert on many Charleston menus. So we have created an event that gives tribute to our love of this versatile cheesy dish and we are seeking to crown the best of the best.

The MAC-OFF gives Charlestonians the chance to get out and enjoy the crisp weather with great comfort food, music, beer and wine, and other activities. This annual event promotes and supports local restaurants, Southern food culture, the local economy and our nonprofit partner, Lowcountry Local First.

This year enjoy music by Jared Blake from The Voice and Adalya, a cooking demo by Southern Season and a crowd of local businesses and vendors.

Three Prizes Awarded: Best Mac & Cheese Critics Choice, Best Mac & Cheese People’s Choice & Best Local Ingredients Critics Choice.

General Admission $10 (plus online processing fee of $2.95)

Food, drink and Mac & Cheese tasting tickets are $1 (There is an opportunity to buy these online in savings bundles).

Lowcountry Food Day Crawl

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 22, 2014 by Lowcountry Boil

10714353_10100906227989046_6373420881757560679_oIn celebration of National Food Day on October 24th, Lowcountry organizations are coming together to offer an array of opportunities to celebrate healthy, local, affordable food. All events are open to the public and family friendly. The “Lowcountry Food Day Crawl” will kick off with a screening of the documentary, “Soul Food Junkies” at 5:30pm on October 23 at the Cinebarre in Mt. Pleasant. The Crawl will continue on Friday with various activities throughout the area, including grocery store tours, farm volunteer session, locals lunch, Cooking Demos, Live Art, celebrity contests, healthy trick or treating and a Slow Sips Happy Hour. The finale will be held at the Charleston Farmers Market on Saturday, October 25th where participants can win prizes for participating in the Food Day Crawl Scavenger Hunt. See below for more information on each event.

Thursday October 23rd – Lowcountry Food Day Kick-off: “Soul Food Junkies” screening hosted by MUSC and Slow Food Charleston at Cinebarre Mt. Pleasant

Please join us for a screening of the acclaimed documentary, Soul Food Junkies. About the Film: Inspired by his own family’s complex relationship with “soul food” — fried chicken, ribs, macaroni and cheese, peach cobbler, and the whole panoply of down-home foods made with grease, sugar, and love — acclaimed filmmaker Byron Hurt asks whether this diet is nurturing or destroying the African American community. With humor and heart, Hurt questions the effects of “soul food” on the health of not only African Americans, but all who guiltily consume this most comforting of American comfort foods.

Tickets: $5 suggested donation with proceeds to benefit the Lowcountry Food Bank. Seating is limited so register today at

When: 5:30pm – 8:30pm. Reception begins at 5:30pm with complementary snacks and drink specials available for purchase at the bar. Food Day partners will be on hand and attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to support Lowcountry Food Bank. Screening begins at 6:30pm with a panel discussion immediately following at 7:45pm.

Friday October 24th :

Cooking Matters Grocery Store Tours hosted by Lowcountry Food Bank, SCAND, Charleston Trident Dietetic Association and Les Dames d’Escoffier:

What: Cooking Matters at the Store tours are 60 minute interactive, guided tours teaching participants how to shop for healthy food on a limited budget. The tour ends with a challenge to select items that make a healthy meal for under $10. Upon completion, each participant will receive a gift card to purchase the items!

Where: Tour these Bilo locations in the greater Charleston area:
• Bilo, 445 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29403
• Bilo, 4391 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC 29405
• Bilo, 142 Saint James Avenue, Goose Creek, SC 29405

When: 9am-1pm: Tours will be held at 9am, 10am, 11am, and 12pm. Please arrive early to register for the tour beginning at the top of the hour and expect to spend 90 minutes at the store.

Crop Mob hosted by Lowcountry Local First:

What: Get your hands dirty alongside Lowcountry Local First apprentices and farmers at Dirt Works Incubator Farm. Volunteers will join together to prepare the fields for the final fall planting. Wear your work clothes, boots, and gloves and prepare to have a good time with fellow farm supporters!

When: 10am-11:30am

Where: Dirt Works Incubator Farm, 3955 Betsy Kerrison Pkwy, Johns Island. Please RSVP to Avril@LowcountryLocalFirst.org for directions.

All Local Lunch hosted by College of Charleston Office of Sustainability and Growfood Carolina:

A collaboration between CofC Dining Services and the Office of Sustainability, the College of Charleston will be hosting a locally sourced lunch featuring multiple sustainable menu options at the City Bistro dining hall (80 St. Philip St.) from 11:30-2. All local produce and pantry items will be sourced through South Carolina’s only food hub, GrowFood Carolina. The lunch is available for all attendees (non-CofC at a price of $9.25 each) and includes unlimited portions and beverages. City Bistro is currently on track to become one of the first zero waste dining facilities in Charleston.

When: 11:30am-2pm

Where: City Bistro Dining Hall at 80 St. Philip Street. A limited number of courtesy parking passes are available by the City of Charleston in the St. Philip Street garage, ask for voucher at event.

MUSC Urban Farm Food Day Peanut Party hosted by MUSC Office of Health Promotion and Sodexo:

As part of the Lowcountry Food Day Crawl, we are hosting an event at the MUSC Urban Farm on Friday, October 24th. In addition to the following activities, we will also have local artist Everett White entertaining participants with Performance Art as well as helping children paint rain barrels donated to MUSC and Ashley Hall by Coca-Cola and several food vendors offering healthy lunches and snacks.

Schedule of Events:
11:30am – 12:00pm – Self-guided farm tours
Noon – Reading of Food Day Proclamation by Councilman Mike Seekings
12:05pm – 12:30pm – Cooking Demo and Tasting, featuring Chef Bob Tremayne and MUSC Dietitian Debbie Petitpain
12:30 – 12:45 – MUSC Culinary Competition judging & awards
12:45 – 1:00 – Louie’s Kids/Healthy Sprout Juicing Demo/Tasting
1:00 – 1:30pm – Celebrity “Build a Better Peanut Butter Bird Feeder” Contest
1:30 – Bird Feeder judging and awards

Food Day Trick or Treat in the Park hosted by City of Charleston Recreation Department, Lighten Up Charleston and MUSC Dietetic Interns:

What: A special Kids Halloween Food Day Trick-or-Treat in the Park for lowcountry kids with healthy tips provided by MUSC Dietetic Interns.

When: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Where: Hampton Park, 30 Mary Murray Drive

Slow Sips Food Day Happy Hour hosted by Slow Food Charleston:

What: Lowcountry Food Day Crawl Happy Hour to round out a great day of events. We’ll be spicing it up with specialty, local jalapeño margaritas and some locally-sourced menu items in honor of Food Day with a portion of proceeds benefitting the Green Heart Project’s Farm-to-School Programs. Green Heart Project will have a booth providing information on how to get involved.

When: 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Where: Taco Boy, 217 Huger St. Downtown

Saturday October 25th: Lowcountry Food Day Crawl Finale

Charleston Farmers Market Food Day Finale, hosted by Lighten Up Charleston:

What: Lowcountry Food Day Crawl Finale. Stop by the tent hosted by Lighten Up Charleston for a meet and greet with organizers and learn about more opportunities to connect to health-promoting resources in our community. Food Day Crawl participants who have correct answers to 2 or more scavenger hunt questions will get to pick a prize from our “grab bag”. Participants who have answered 4 or more questions correctly will be entered into a drawing for a grand prize (TBD).

When: 8:00am-1:00pm

Where: Marion Square

Follypalooza Cancer Benefit & Street Festival

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 14, 2014 by Lowcountry Boil

E294325_10150315415577167_1136950041_nntering into its seventh year, Follypalooza, an annual cancer benefit and street festival will be held on Saturday, October 18th from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Folly Beach, SC. In addition to live music, other attractions include a dunk tank, children’s games and activities, arts and crafts, food vendors, a silent auction.  Entrance to the event is free, tickets for games and activities can be purchased on Center Street throughout the day.

In the last six years, the non-profit organization has been successful in raising over $35,000 for local cancer patients. To date, the funds raised have helped more than 20 individuals alleviate financial stress caused by impeding medical bills. Two of these recipients, Mechelle Neunsinger and Nathan Calhoun, are now cancer survivors, thanks to the help of the community and the funds raised by Follypalooza.

All recipients of funds raised at the event are screened by the Folly Angels, another Folly Beach non-profit that dedicates time to helping people in the community. The Folly Angels are a long-standing philanthropic-oriented group who have been great partners in identifying and verifying cancer patients in need, and also keeping recipients anonymous, if they so choose.

487670_10150955285277167_1426188128_nFollypalooza raises money through the sale of various sponsorships, a silent auction, 50/50 drawing, carnival games, kids activities and t-shirts. This year’s event will feature all of the above, plus local food and art vendors, live music and more. The City of Folly Beach has approved the closure of Center Street between Ashley and Hudson Avenues as well as the relaxation of open container laws within designated areas allowing for a carefree and fun day for all.

This year’s live music will feature all local Charleston bands including Travelin’ Kine, Jamisun, Hick Child Soup, Calhoun’s Calling, Don’t Mess with the Tiger, Sweet T & Chuckwagon and more TBA.

Follypalooza was started in 2008 by DJ Rich of Planet Follywood and managers of the former Conch restaurant when a local restaurant owner and musician were diagnosed with cancer and undergoing expensive and intensive treatment. In its first year, the event raised $3,000 for the two individuals and also brought light to the immense range of cancer patients who needed help. It was decided that Follypalooza would become an annual event, raising money for local cancer patients in need.

For more information, visit www.follybeachfestivals.com.

 

Charleston Culinary Tours to Host Final Fresh at the Farm Dinner of the Year

Posted in Sales & Events on October 8, 2014 by Lowcountry Boil

10259284_663631070374925_7470153044800196111_o (1)Charleston Culinary Tours is set to host the third dinner in the Fresh at the Farm Dinner Series on Sunday, November 2nd at Celestial Hills Farm in Huger, SC. Chef Stephen Thompson of Prohibition will set the scene for a true farm-to-table at this Charleston-area farm. 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. Since giving back to the community is also important, this gourmet dinner benefits the non-profit Lowcountry Foodways, a South Carolina nonprofit organization whose mission is to enhance the connection between farms and food. As the last event sold out, tickets are available for the dinner for $75/person and may be purchased at www.charlestonculinarytours.com.

Fresh at the Farm Dinner Chef Stephen ThompsonFor Chef Stephen Thompson, the art of preparing food is more than just a job or even a passion but it’s a way of life as he has spent almost his entire life in the kitchen. With a culinary degree from the Art Institute of Charleston and years of hands-on experience in a variety of different kitchens and atmospheres, he has been able to really let his creativity shine as the Executive Chef at Prohibition.

Mayo and Laura Powell started Celestial Hills Farm in 2011 to produce locally grown and naturally raised food. They do not use any growth hormones, genetically modified products, antibiotics or magical chemicals for anything from diseases to bugs or weeds. Celestial Hills Farm is located at 269 Dianes Trail in Huger, SC.

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 http://www.charlestonculinarytours.com/fresh-at-the-farm-dinner-series.

Custom Charleston Woodworking Company Introduces Latest Offerings

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 11, 2014 by Lowcountry Boil

Salt Wood Company’s complete line of handcrafted wood furniture and custom pieces from reclaimed wood with natural organic finishes is available on an enhanced website. Products range from a custom bed-swing bassinet made of cypress with an all organic finish and a modern rustic bench created from heart pine with a natural finish with soy based stain and organic paste wax to rustic bowls and boxes designed from reclaimed oak wood and finished with an organic oxidation process and protected with mineral oil. On the updated site shoppers see more detailed views of the products, related product advice, detailed information on crafting processes and customer testimonials.

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“We launched the new website to showcase our modern, yet rustic handcrafted furniture and make the shopping process easier for our customers,” said owner Vann Cochran. “Our team has many years of experience in the woodworking and wood finishing business and it is that expertise that translates into some amazing products.”

Formed in late 2013 by Vann Cochran, Salt Wood Co. creates one of a kind handcrafted furniture and boxes from reclaimed wood. Each piece comes with a story born out of the origin of the wood with recent pieces from a mill in upstate SC and The Vendue Inn in Charleston’s 1780 structure. Additionally, Salt Wood Co. offers many finishes from an artistic milk paint wash to oxidized mineral finishes. Salt Wood Co. has the privilege of giving wood a second chance and designing creations that can be passed on for generations.

For additional information about the company or to view the gallery, visit www.saltwoodco.com.

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