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Folly Beach Presents the 25th Annual Sea & Sand Festival

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 18, 2015 by Lowcountry Boil

11065304_10205751923455899_2304694991681155671_nThe 25th Annual Folly Beach Sea & Sand Festival is coming April 10-11 with a weekend full of family-friendly events for this milestone anniversary. The Sea & Sand Festival is Folly Beach’s largest, longest-running and most well-attended festival and features live music on two stages, a kids activity zone with jump castles, carnival games, face-painting and more, silent auction, local art and food vendors, a full day street party, a pageant, a 5K run/walk/skate and more.

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Friday, April 10
The festival kicks off at 7:30 p.m. with the 2nd Annual Miss Sea & Sand Pageant at Folly River Park. Winners in various age groups will have the opportunity to wear their crowns and sashes during the Sea & Sand Festival Street Party.

Saturday, April 11
The festival continues with the 5th Annual Coffin Island 5k Run/Walk/Skate at 8:30 a.m. As always, participants in the 5k are encouraged to dress in their best pirate costumes!

Folly Beach’s main street, Center Street, will be closed to vehicle traffic beginning around 8 a.m. as event-goers turn out by the thousands to enjoy the Street Party. The festival will feature over 75 local food and art vendors, a text-to-bid silent auction, jump castles, face painting, carnival games, and live music by several artists including Dangermuffin, Cary Hudson & Guilt Ridden Troubadour, Kevin West Band, the Shakin’ Martinis, the Folly Beach Bluegrass Society, and Bringers of the Dawn.

The 25th Annual Sea & Sand Festival is a Folly Association of Business (FAB) event. A portion of the proceeds will benefit various Folly Beach community projects chosen by FAB. Sponsorships are still available. For more information, go to VisitFolly.com, download the free Visit Folly app, find us on Facebook at Visit Folly, or head to FollyBeachFestivals.com.

Charleston Culinary Tours Offers True Farm-to-Table Experience

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 25, 2013 by Lowcountry Boil

CCT food2 fmCharleston Culinary Tours’ Chef’s Showcase at the Farmer’s Market is a two and a half hour tour that highlights Charleston’s award-winning farmer’s market as it allows guests to meet some of the local farmers and pick out a variety of ingredients for brunch. Then as a local chef incorporates the chosen components into a true farm-to-table meal for participants to enjoy back at the chef’s restaurant, the tour guide leads guests on an approximately 45 minute historic walking tour. The Farmers Market Tours are available on Saturdays at 9:30am from mid-April through mid-December according to Charleston Farmers Market schedule. Meeting outside of the Visitors’ Center located at 375 Meeting Street, the tour is $50 per person and includes non-alcoholic beverages and chef’s brunch.

“As one of the most popular of Charleston Culinary Tours, most Farmer’s Market tours sell out and reservations are required in advance,” said co-owner Oscar Hines. “Groups need to be booked at least three days prior to tour.”

Held rain or shine, 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! There are five tours available including Historic Downtown, Upper King Street, The Farmer’s Market, Chefs’ Kitchen and Mixology. Chosen by various restaurant and bar partners, the menu features 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 Charleston Culinary Tours, visit www.charlestonculinarytours.com.

Skinful Halloween

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 24, 2013 by Lowcountry Boil

993429_10151996702142780_1635479264_nI initially wrote about Skinful Halloween awhile back but as the location kept changing, I decided to rewrite the feature with the final details. My vet and friend, Dr. Brian King, has put on this party for 13 years and it is by far one of the best parties in Charleston. This year the event and organizers need the support of the fans as costs to put on this party has escalated after permitting issues in Hollywood, then an Edisto Plantation got pulled, followed by issues from the city and Music Farm backing out. If you have ever hosted an event, then you know what is involved in overhead for renting a venue, permits, vendors, musical talent, tents, security, medical, set ups and so much more. So here are the details….

Skinful Halloween 2013 hosted by Flavor Flav will be held on October 26th 2013 at Brick House Kitchen from 2pm-2am. Music will be provided by Ozomatli, Dirt Nasty, Blowfly, The Dubplates and more plus DJs, circus acts, burlesque and dance, art, video mapping, a silent disco, massive laser light show and the sickest lighting and sound set-up in the Southeast. They will be limiting the amount of guests and keeping the party contained inside the fenced in area. Coolers are welcome. The party will start at 2pm and will abide by the 11pm noise ordinance. To keep the buzz going, guest can enjoy a silent disco from 11pm till 2am. (I did this after Widespread Panic in Mexico a few years back and it is a nice alternative to keep the party going.)

Music Line Up:
3:00pm-5pm: The Dubplates with Zumjay
5:15pm-6:30pm: Cee Know The Doodlebug from The Digable Planets and The CFO Band
6:45pm till 7:45pm: Blowfly
8pm till 9:45pm: Ozomatli
10pm till 11pm: Dirt Nasty

Silent Disco Schedule:
11pm till 12am on Channel A: Jake B vs KlipArt or Channel B: FullHass
12am till 1am  on Channel A: DJ Fred Krugrrr or Channel B: Circe and Rage United
1am till 2am on Channel A: MJ12 or Channel B: DJ Magnetik

There will be some on-site parking plus shuttles, cabs and limos companies running special rates. Even though this a normal weekend concert at Brick House Kitchen, there will be Sheriffs and Private Security. There will also be EMTs on site in case of emergencies.

While this is a rockin’ night, it also benefits the Tanzania Education Foundation and Keepers of the Wild.

For more information, visit www.skinfulhalloween.com and for $100 tickets, click here.

Carolina Nightlife Presents Halloween Howler Bar Crawl

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 22, 2013 by Lowcountry Boil

4845Halloween is one of the biggest parties of the year; especially for zombies, vampires, ghosts and goblins. Each year tens of thousands of people in Charleston flock to bars and nightclubs around town showing off their creative, sexy, scary, or otherwise Halloween appropriate costume! This year come celebrate Halloween with the 8th Annual Halloween Howler Costume Bar Crawl at Wild Wing Cafe, Market Street Saloon, Wasabi, Tsunami, and Mac’s Place in Downtown Charleston, SC!

Tickets are $10 per person. Costumes are not mandatory, but encouraged.

HOW IT WORKS:

1. Buy your ticket here on Eventbrite. Print off your receipt or keep the receipt email in your phone for us to scan at check-in.

2. Come to check-in at Wild Wing Cafe from 7pm-10pm at the CarolinaNightlife.com check-in booth. You will redeem your ticket for an event wristband.

3. Your event wristband will give you FREE NO LINE/NO COVER access to ALL the participating venues on the bar crawl. Your wristband will also get you great special drink prices at each bar. The schedule for the bar crawl will be distributed at check in.

4. Make sure to enter into the Costume Contests at each venue. Each venue will be hosting separate contests.

If you have any more questions, feel free to call Hunter Wilson at 704-516-2674 or click here

Triple Album Release Show at Charleston Music Hall

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 7, 2013 by Lowcountry Boil

1274586_10201568259555662_1845057862_oCharleston Music Hall is proud to announce a triple album release show from three of Charleston’s hardest working musicians, Guilt Ridden Troubadour, Gaslight Street, and Ryan Bonner on October 12 at the Charleston Music Hall. Guilt Ridden Troubadour will be releasing “Gone,” Gaslight Street will be releasing “Heavy Wind,’ and Ryan Bonner will be releasing “Only When It’s Burning”. Everyone who buys a ticket online will receive a free song from each of the albums. Doors open at 7:00 pm and the concert will begin at 8:00. Advanced tickets are on sale at eTix.

Guilt Ridden Troubadour’s sound is more alt-country and Americana and the music is more lyrically-driven while still bringing the Southern rock edge. Gaslight Street’s soul music will never go out of style as it melds pure Southern rock with charismatic vocals, traipsing the boundaries of blues and funk. Ryan Bonner has a thoughtful-nuanced attention to detail as his most serious songs content wise have the most whimsical music attached to it and the songs where the melody is the most relaxed tend to be the most personal and in-depth.

For more information, click here.

High Thyme Cuisine and Cocktails Updates Dinner Menu

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 2, 2013 by Lowcountry Boil
Shrimp and Calamari Bruschetta

New Appetizer: Shrimp and Calamari Bruschetta

High Thyme Cuisine and Cocktails has made changes to its Fall menu by serving full dinner service on Tuesdays in place of Tapas only. Guests will not miss the tapas as many have been added to the dinner menu as appetizer options. A new item to dinner entrees is a Pan Seared Mahi Mahi with Tomato Spinach Risotto. Additionally, on Saturdays, High Thyme will open at 11am and continue serving through 10:30pm.

“While our regulars love Tapas Tuesdays, we had many customers that also wanted to choose from the dinner entrees,” said owner Kenny Jones. “We feel this new updated menu will please everyone.”

As one of Sullivan’s Islands best kept secrets for many years, High Thyme Cuisine and Cocktails offers a blend of ingredients that are just as tasty as a home prepared meal while on vacation or just enjoying another day at the beach. Executive Chef Taylor Still delivers quaint island cuisine that gently blankets the taste buds. From the freshest fish, beef, chicken and pasta to many unique salads and appetizers, there is always something for everyone at High Thyme.

For more information about High Thyme, visit www.highthymecuisine.com.

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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Stage for bands

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.

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