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Taste of the Market Held Every Third Thursday in Downtown Charleston

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 16, 2014 by Lowcountry Boil

TasteCity Market Hospitality Association and Charleston Culinary Tours present Taste of the Market every third Thursday at Palmetto Carriage Company Lot on Anson Street. Attendees enjoy free samples and gift card raffles from market area restaurants as well as a different chef demonstration each month. Holy City Brewery is now on hand selling $4 domestics and $5 craft beers. Additionally, there is live music and a children’s area. Tickets are $10 with a portion of the proceeds to benefit Hospitality Heroes and free for children 10 and under.

“As we move into 2014 with the Taste of the Market, we look forward to building additional momentum and enthusiasm within the community,” said Charleston Culinary Tours co-owner Oscar Hines. “Taste of the Market has been getting locals and tourists alike excited about coming back to the City Market area again as they realize the Charleston classics are still there while discovering the newer restaurants and merchants that continue to bring vitality to the area.”

Charleston Culinary Tours combine the best of Charleston history, cocktails and food with unique tours that highlight the lowcountry. Each of the five Charleston Culinary Tours visit several different restaurants, bars or the Farmer’s Market to combine elements of a historical tour with a culinary adventure. City Market Hospitality Association promotes businesses in and around Historic Market Street in Charleston, SC. This group organizes events and fundraisers to support the community as a whole while cross promoting the area businesses.

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Lowcountry Smokehouse Draft Dinner Announced in Downtown Charleston

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 13, 2014 by Lowcountry Boil

Southend Brewery and Smokehouse along with Charleston Culinary Tours present Lowcountry Smokehouse Draft Dinner on Wednesday, February 12th at 7pm at the downtown restaurant located at 161 E. Bay Street. Chef Garrett Priester & Sous Chef Jonathan DuPriest have prepared an authentic, five-course menu that showcases Southend Brewery beers that are thoughtfully paired with dishes inspired by seasonal flavors and local ingredients with a unique smokehouse style twist. The cost is $60 per person++ and reservations are available by calling (843) 853-4677 or purchase here.

 First Course: Local Oyster Trio

On the Half Shell with “Watch it Grow” Mignonette, smoked with Warm Bacon Gastrique & Micro Spinach and Fried & Tossed in House BBQ with Pineapple Relish

Beer Pairing – Watch It Grow Wheat

Second Course: Riptide Red Crispy Pork Belly

Sweet & Sour Onions, Baby Arugula, Chevre Goat Cheese, Toasted Walnuts

Beer Pairing – Riptide Red

Third Course: Smoked Duck Leg

Warm Sweet Potato Salad, Citrus Brown Butter

Beer Pairing – Castle Pinckney Pale Ale

Fourth Course: Coffee Rubbed Beef Tenderloin

Oven Roasted Baby Carrots, Fingerling Potatoes, Black IPA Demi Glace

Beer Pairing – Seasonal Black IPA

Fifth Course: Artisan Cheese Flight

Assortment of Artisan Cheeses with Accoutrements

Beer Pairing – Chocolate Milk Stout “Shake”

Southend Chef GarrettPriesterLocated in the historic Wagener Building on East Bay Street, Southend Brewery and Smokehouse showcases Chef Garrett Priester’s appreciation for Lowcountry cooking defined by Southern Gullah and French cuisine. The dishes feature local ingredients and sustainable seafood from local purveyors, as well as infuse the distinct brewery flavors of Southend’s signature beers.

History on tourCharleston Culinary Tours combine the best of Charleston history, cocktails and food with unique tours that highlight the lowcountry. Each of the five Charleston Culinary Tours visit several different restaurants, bars or the Farmer’s Market to combine elements of a historical tour with a culinary adventure.

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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.

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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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.

Charleston Culinary Tours Introduces a Mixology Tour

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 13, 2013 by Lowcountry Boil

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 After recently adding an Upper King Street tour, Charleston Culinary Tours is pleased to bring a 1.5 hour Mixology Tour that introduces guests to some of Charleston’s best cocktail crafters. Each Mixology excursion stops at three watering holes where guests will meet the magicians behind the bars that are mixing the lowcountry’s most exciting, innovative and delicious drinks. Tour participants will have an opportunity to sample a specialty craft cocktail at each of the three stops after learning about the art of mixing cocktails and gaining insight into how Charleston’s mixologists are embracing traditional techniques while also taking ingredients from farm to tumbler. During walks between stops, a guide provides insight into Charleston’s cocktail culture, both past and present. Limited to 14 guests, advance mixology tour tickets are $40.00 per person and available at eTix.

“We had been talking to our various restaurants participants about the Mixology Tour for awhile,” said co-owner Oscar Hines. “It was just a natural fit to complement our culinary tours in a city full of great talent behind the bars.”

Charleston Culinary Tours combine the best of Charleston history and food with unique historic tours that highlight the local cuisine. Held rain or shine, there are four tours that include Historic Downtown, Upper King Street, The Farmer’s Market and Mixology. 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, you 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.
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