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South Carolina Fishing Shines in the Fall

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 18, 2013 by Lowcountry Boil

As Fall is here and cold fronts beginning to pass through weekly, excellent fall fishing is on the forefront in the Charleston area. Fall inshore redfish are at their best as they visibly feed heavily in preparation for the cooler temps to come while speckled trout really turn on with clear cooler water becoming the norm. Bull redfish congregate at most sandbars and surf areas and the annual mullet run begins along the beaches and inlets where tarpon and other large predators voraciously attack huge pods of sea-run mullet. The best part of the year in the lowcountry is swiftly approaching where the fishing will be stellar.

“We’ve already been seeing some excellent fall-like fish behavior and look forward to what’s to come,” said Capt. Hunter Allen, owner of Lighter Breeze Charters. “As South Carolina fishing shines in the fall, it can sometimes take a backseat to other activities like college football, dove and deer hunting but there’s time for it all.”

Lighter Breeze Charters feature inshore fly and light tackle fishing trips with Captain Hunter Allen. The inshore waters around Charleston and surrounding Lowcountry areas are home to a myriad of species. Whether you are a fly tournament angler or a novice wanting to bend the rod, Capt. Hunter Allen takes pride in providing calm, informative and entertaining trips in search of plentiful Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Tarpon, or other assorted game fish.

For more information about Lighter Breeze Charters and pricing, visit www.charlestoninshoreguide.com.

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Taste of the Market

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 17, 2013 by Lowcountry Boil

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Taste of the Market is held at Palmetto Carriage Company Lot on Anson Street.  Purchase advance tickets by clicking here.

Charleston Takes a Step Back in History as Mercury Becomes Prohibition

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 10, 2013 by Lowcountry Boil

1017028_642577039110448_1861393786_aIn the location formerly occupied by Mercury Bar, Prohibition is an establishment with a tip of the hat to the age of Fitzgerald, flappers, speakeasies and ragtime kids. This new restaurant and bar in the booming Upper King Street area brings guests back in time to experience not just the era, but the era as it was in Charleston. 

9213 (1 of 1)-20No stone has been left unturned when it comes to the authenticity of Prohibition. Tapping internationally renowned interior designer Benjamin Kay with local architect Neil Stevenson consulting, and some of Charleston’s most skilled artists providing their talents, Prohibition extends the roaring ‘20s themed atmosphere and ambiance for a social dining and nightlife experience unparalleled and un-pinnacled in the Holy City and beyond. The establishment’s new co-founders James Walsh and Jon Teevan, along with Operations Manager Stephanie Mahon, felt it was essential that all of the right pieces be in place in developing and constructing their vision for Prohibition.

Walsh elaborates, “Prohibition is more than a dining establishment or bar. It is an extension of Charleston’s culture and history, providing a sensory experience in how that history molded Charleston into the destination it is today.”

Executive Chef Stephen Thompson has created an illustriously delicious food menu infused with locally grown and caught edibles that will dazzle even the most distinguished and seasoned palates. Diners can expect culinary delights that include creative twists on local favorites and sophisticated versions of traditional American fare from savory seafood entrees to the finest cuts of meat prepared with perfection. Additionally, Mixologist Jim McCourt provides nothing less than cocktail wizardry with extensive liquor, wine and beer offerings, including a planned in-house aged whiskey.

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Taking the Prohibition experience beyond the culinary, guests can expect live music performances spanning jazz, big band, blues and Dixieland genres as well as contemporary tastes from local and international artists. Dance demonstrations and lessons featuring jazz, swing, Cuban steps and the Charleston will also be featured.

Prohibition is located at 547 King Street, and is currently open seven days a week from 5pm-2am and Saturday and Sunday brunch from 11-3. Abbreviated versions of the new food and drink menus are available until Thursday, September 26, when the new, full menus will be made available to the public.

For more information, visit www.prohibitioncharleston.com.

Party of the Parks Benefiting the Charleston Parks Conservancy

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 4, 2013 by Lowcountry Boil

securedownloadThe fourth annual Party for the Parks is a street-fair style event benefiting the Charleston Parks Conservancy. The event will be held from 6-10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Colonial Lake on Ashley Avenue downtown. Tickets for Party of the Parks are $65 in advance and $85 at the door and include food, beverages and entertainment. A VIP ticket is available for $175 or $200 at the door and includes lakeside lounging, exclusive open bar and specialty hors d’oeuvres by Magnolias, Cypress and Blossom restaurants. Tickets may be purchased online at www.partyfortheparks.com.

Local band High Tide will kick off the event on the main stage and other talented performers will make appearances throughout the evening. There will also be a silent and live auction along with food, drinks and desserts from Amen Street Fish and Raw Bar, Burwell’s Stone Fire Grill, Oak Steakhouse, Indaco, Taco Boy, Nick’s Bar-B-Q, The Rarebit, 44 North Vodka, Café Zest, La Fourchette, Cupcake, ICEBOX Italian Ice and Sugar Bakeshop.

This year’s presenting sponsors are GDC Home and The Speedwell Foundation. This year, a portion of the proceeds from the event will go directly to the Colonial Lake renovation.

The Charleston Parks Conservancy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to further beautifying City of Charleston parks and green spaces. With the help of its Park Angels volunteer force, the Conservancy seeks to rally community support and pride behind the effort to create a lasting movement. For more information about or to support the Charleston Parks Conservancy, please visit www.charlestonparksconservancy.org.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.partyfortheparks.com.

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