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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Low Country Autism Foundation Raccoon Pond Rush Tail Run and Relay

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , on September 5, 2014 by Lowcountry Boil

logoMUSC Children’s Hospital is presenting the Raccoon Pond Rush 10 Mile Trail Run and Relay benefitting LAF:  Low Country Autism Foundation on Saturday, September 13th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. This event starts and finishes at the Jericho Horse Trail, Trailhead off of Hwy 41 and is a 10 mile trail run and relay.  All solo runners will run to Witherbee Ranger Station, turn around and head back to Jericho Horse Trail.  This event is administered by Eagle Endurance, LLC and is a USATF sanctioned event.  This event is chip timed by Play Hard Event Timing. Post race festivities include a light brunch, drinks, a toast, and awards.

Participants can sign up for:

  • Solo Run
  • 2 Person Relay
  • 4 Person Relay
  • 1 Mile Family Fun Run

To sign up, please click here

Low Country Autism Foundation’s mission is to remove barriers and increase access to early clinical diagnosis, and treatment services, for individuals and families living with autism and related developmental disorders. For more information visit www.lafinc.org

Hogs for the Cause

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 12, 2014 by Lowcountry Boil

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.

PITMASTERS:

RODNEY SCOTT of Scott’s Bar-B-Que

Scott’s Bar-B-Que was founded in 1972 by Ella and Roosevelt “Rosie” Scott in Hemingway, SC. Rosie’s uncle taught him the downhome technique of slow cooking whole hogs over a wood-burning pit. The community just couldn’t get enough of Rosie’s barbecue. After hand crafting his own barbecue pits, Rosie Scott has spent all of his adult life serving some of the best barbecue the Carolinas have to offer.

JIMMY HAGOOD of Food for the Southern SoulUnder Food for the Southern Soul™, Hagood has combined all his talents in producing and distributing his Blackjack Barbecue and Charleston Favorites product lines. From his Shrimp Sauce and Dry Rubs to Stone-ground Grits, Charleston Gold Rice and Artichoke Relish, Hagood is keeping the tradition of soulful southern food alive

JOHN HAIRE of Nick’s BBQ

Jim ‘N Nick’s started cooking pork “low and slow” in 1985 when Nick, along with his dad Jim, reclaimed an old dry cleaners on Clairmont Avenue in Birmingham, AL where they opened the first Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q. Today, with 30 restaurants in 7 states, Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q has become a Southern institution.

CONYERS FAMILY BBQ

Howard Conyers, PhD began manning the family’s burn barrel at an early age. He cooked his first hog with his father’s assistance at age 11 and has spent the rest of his life pursuing his twin passions of rocket science and traditional South Carolina whole hog barbecue. The Conyers family uses a light tomato sauce on their hog. Well, that and as many hours of low and slow smoke as it takes.

AARON SIEGEL of Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ

MARK BEHR of Sweatman’s BBQ

LYNN AND NORTON HUGHES of Shulers Bar-B-Que

BANDS:

DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS

Boasting a mix of Southern pride, erudite lyrics, and a muscled three-guitar attack, Drive-By Truckers became one of the most well-respected alternative country-rock acts of the 2000s.

HEARTLESS BASTARDS

Anchored by the powerful vocals and incisive songwriting of Erika Wennerstrom, the Heartless Bastards are a roots rock band whose tough, emotionally resonant music incorporates elements of blues, hard rock, garage punk and country as filtered through tales of a hardscrabble life lived in the American Midwest.

THE SOUL REBELS BRASS BAND

The Soul Rebels started with an idea shared between founding members Derrick Moss and Lumar LeBlanc – to play the music they loved on the radio in the New Orleans Brass Band tradition that they grew up on. Together with a group of young, like-minded players from all over New Orleans, they formed the Soul Rebels and set out to make their mark on the music they love.

SOL DRIVEN TRAIN

Sol Driven Train’s music weaves through genres like images in a Tom Robbins paragraph. The versatile 5-piece band, based in Charleston, SC, features rotating lead vocalists, and multi-instrumental talent spread across horns, strings, and percussion. Combining rich varieties of American pop and folk music into their own port-town sound, Sol Driven Train has carved out a unique musical identity within the American roots music scene.

DEAD 27S

Dead 27s began in 2012 when members from various bands decided to play together at a birthday celebration called Face Funk. The band immediately clicked and was asked to play a Jimi Hendrix tribute show. The show was a huge success and word of mouth quickly spread about this group around Charleston, SC. Dead 27s’ sound is described as a Southern blend of rock and soul.

The purpose of Hogs for the Cause is to provide aid and relief of those variable expenses and economic burdens which families face while their child is being treated for pediatric brain cancer. Currently, Hogs For The Cause operates as the premier funding source for pediatric brain cancer outreach services in the United States and has given grants to over 200 families in need in just 6 years and partnered with several hospitals nationally, including MUSC Children’s Hospital.

Tickets start at $30 and are on sale here. For more information please visit hogsforthecause.org.

The Tarlatans Announce EP Release Show at Charleston Music Hall

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 18, 2014 by Lowcountry Boil

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.

NEW TARLATAN PROMO PICBeginning 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 – 6pm843-853-2252), 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 Sets Second Fresh at the Farm Dinner in Series

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 25, 2014 by Lowcountry Boil

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.

Fresh at the Farm Dinner Chef Stephen Thompson

Chef Stephen Thompson of Prohibition

Chef Joe DiMaio of Stars

Chef Joe DiMaio of Stars

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

Geechie Boy Farm

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.

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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.

 

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