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Enjoy a Chefs’ Kitchen Tour

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 2, 2016 by Lowcountry Boil

IMG_7300On this Charleston Culinary Tours’ three hour walking tour, you will meet the talented chefs behind some of Charleston’s greatest restaurants and gain insight into their ideas, methods and creativity. The Chefs’ Kitchen Tour will visit five restaurants and introduce you to lowcountry chefs who will discuss the inspirations for their restaurants and provide a tour of their kitchens. In addition to visiting kitchens, the tour will include various samples along the way, including coffee and pastries, delicious biscuits from a celebrated Charleston biscuit maker and a selection of traditional southern dishes.

HOURS: Thursday and Friday 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

MEETING PLACE: 375 Meeting Street, Charleston Visitor Center, Ann Street entrance

COST: $60 per person

All Charleston Culinary Tours are limited in size in order to deliver an intimate, personalized experience. Each day is unique as destinations rotate according to restaurant availability. Tours are held rain or shine. These are walking tours and historic Charleston has a number of very uneven cobblestone streets and sidewalks, so wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Each guest will have ample opportunity to interact with your tour guide as well as the chefs and other restaurant staff that you meet.

For more information or to book this Chefs’ Kitchen Tour, please visit www.charlestonculinarytours.com.

Find the Mac Daddy Food Truck All Over Town This Month

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 1, 2016 by Lowcountry Boil

1The Mac Daddy Food Truck, presented by Crave Kitchen & Catering, is headed all over town this month serving up Executive Chef Landen Ganstrom’s signature mac & cheese and more.

This Saturday, March 5, the Mac Daddy will be at the Front Beach Fest on Ocean Boulevard in Isle of Palms from 12pm-4pm. This event will feature live music, kids activities and of course, mac & cheese.

On Monday, March 7, 14 and 28, guests can enjoy their award-winning mac & cheese at MUSC Health East Cooper in Mount Pleasant from 11am-2pm. The Mac Daddy will also be at MUSC Horseshoe to help raise money for MUSC nursing students on Tuesday, March 1 and March 8 from 11am-2pm.

On Sunday, March 13, the Mac Daddy will be headed downtown to 174 King Street for Second Sunday.

Every Thursday through Saturday this month, guests can find the Mac Daddy parked at First Citizens Bank downtown next to Mynt for late night eats from 12am-3am.

The Mac Daddy Food Truck, an extension of Crave Kitchen & Catering, will be rollin’ eats to all of the Charleston area. Food offerings include Chef Landen’s signature Mac & Cheese (“The Most Life Changing Mac & Cheese in America”, according to Esquire Magazine), must have toppings for your mac, and daily sandwich and salad specials. With a fully operational catering kitchen, the 18 ft. custom built Mac Daddy truck, is ready to roll for your next event.

To learn more about the Mac Daddy and to see the full list of upcoming events, please visit http://www.CraveKitchenandCocktails.com/Mac-Daddy-Food-Truck.

New Year’s Eve Round Up

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 14, 2015 by Lowcountry Boil

The Rose Ball

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An exclusive collaboration between Boris Van Dyck of IceBox Bar and Camille Key of Charleston After Dark, will be held on Wednesday, December 31, 2014, at the Johnson Hagood Stadium. Guests will enjoy a fashionably upscale New Years Eve Ball inside the Club Level & VIP patio from 9:00 pm until 2:00 am, with all-inclusive hors d’oeuvres and bar service, different genres of entertainment, visual and artistic production inside and outside on the football field, along with beautiful rooftop views of the entire city. Dress to impress in whatever makes you feel good, whether you feel like dressing up for a sophisticated ball or just a classy night out on the town. Indoor and outdoor access will be available throughout the night, with additional seating areas for all guests.

New Years Eve Dinner At Circa 1886

Circa 1886 restaurant celebrates the arrival of 2016 with a festive six-course prix fixe New Year’s Eve dinner on Thursday, December 31. Enjoy a festive evening at Circa 1886 Restaurant on the grounds of the Wentworth Mansion.

Cost: $125.00 per person excluding gratuity and tax, and cost includes a complimentary glass of champagne. Other beverages are not included in the cost.

New Year’s Eve Beach Bash

What better place to celebrate the New Year than Charleston’s finest oceanfront venue at The Tides on Folly Beach! We have a fun-filled evening planned with amazing food, plentiful libations, live entertainment and a spectacular fireworks show!

Entertainment
Spend your last hours of 2012 on the dance floor. DJ C-Nile will be getting the party started downstairs, while Ntranze will be providing live music upstairs.

Open Bar
It wouldn’t be a New Year’s Eve Party with out an Open Bar. Please drink responsibly and remember, rooms packages are available!

Lavish Buffet
Replenish your energy spent on the dance floor and feast at the Buffet. Our lavish buffet includes shrimp, cheeses, and other foods.

Yorktown Countdown

Bring in the New Year with Charleston’s largest annual New Year’s Eve celebration! On Thursday, December 31st, 2015, the USS Yorktown Aircraft Carrier in Mount Pleasant, SC will not be occupied with the usual wanderers exploring a decommissioned ship. Instead, the venue will be transformed into the third annual Yorktown Countdown, Charleston’s largest New Year’s Celebration. Charleston’s premier aircraft carrier ball drop party will provide two admission level options, great music, premium spirits, special appearances and entertainment, with magnificent views for the holiday festivities.

From 9:00 PM until 1:00 AM, guests of the event will see live bands and  DJs from all genres imaginable, including funk, rock, dance, and Top 40 Billboard hits. Headlining acts include MVP, a high-energy dance band with members that have been a part of major accomplishments in the music business. The musicians and vocalists of MVP have recorded alongside or shared the stage with such greats as Patti Labelle, Trey Songz, James Brown, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Keith Sweat, Lil John, Widespread Panic and many more. The group specializes in a variety of different styles from Motown and beach to classic R&B and rock, 70s, 80s, hip-hop and contemporary dance. Case and point, once you experience them, you will know why they are called MVP.

Next up is SoulPlay, a diversified group of entertainers from Raleigh/Durham, NC who share a unique variation of talent from youthfulness to years of experience. This 7-piece super group will play classic, funk, disco, beach, and today’s latest hits. Similarly speaking, Lectra Lust is one of Charleston newest and upcoming bands. The quartet describes their sound as “cerebral synth pop,” offering listeners a new sensation, stimulated by a sleek layer of synth driven new wave overtones and warm accented vintage guitar textures, which are all commanded by rhythmic nu disco breakbeats and highlighted by driving bass lines. Finally, dj performances by Sparkbox and Kilgo, Clark Keagy on saxophone and Seth G on violin will create the high-energy icing on the cake as guests will be able to enjoy every remaining genre from the past 5 decades.

First Aboard (General Admission) and Captain (VIP) tickets go on sale October 1st and will offer guests a variety of options aboard the ship. First Aboard tickets will start at $100 per person and include an all-inclusive full service bar, light hors d’oeuvres, and access to the indoor airplane hangar as well as access the outdoor fantail area (on the same level). Captain tickets start at $150 per person and will give patrons the complete Yorktown Countdown experience offering everything under First Aboard, plus access to the Yorktown’s rooftop flight deck (which will be tented and heated), a top-shelf all-inclusive bar, premium entertainment, big-screen ball drop, and much more.

New Years Eve Dinner Cruise

Celebrate the New Year with style aboard the SpiritLine Dinner Cruise. Our Executive Chef, Mason Mullock a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in New York will prepare an exquisite four course dinner that is sure to delight, served by an attentive wait staff, eager to make your experience exceptional.

You will enjoy the best that Charleston has to offer while cruising aboard the elegantly decorated Spirit of Carolina. New this year will be a musical trio on both decks to enhance the evening with dancing and great live music!

Price per person is $95. Boarding time begins at 9:00pm. Cruise time is from 9:30pm to 12:30am

Whatever you do for New Year’s Eve, be safe! 

Chef’s Showcase At The Farmer’s Market Culinary Tour

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , on November 30, 2015 by Lowcountry Boil
Photo by Walker Angell

Photo by Walker Angell

Don’t miss the last Chef’s Showcase At The Farmer’s Market Culinary Tour on Saturday, December 5th from  9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. This three hour tour showcases some of Charleston’s best chefs and Charleston’s award-winning farmer’s market, which was nationally ranked by Travel and Leisure Magazine. Starting at the corner of Meeting and John Streets near the Charleston Visitor Center, you will meet your tour guide and that day’s participating chef, who will lead the group to the farmer’s market to pick out the freshest ingredients the market has to offer.  After you and your chef pick out ingredients and you explore the market, your guide will take the group on a walking tour for approximately 45 minutes.  Meanwhile, the chef will prepare a multi-course meal utilizing the ingredients just purchased at the market, for a true farm-to-table experience. This is a great way to explore the market, meet one of Charleston’s culinary masters and see how creative that chef can be in the kitchen! The tour costs $65 and tickets can be purchased here.

History on tourCharleston Culinary Tours combine the best of Charleston cuisine, cocktails and history with unique tours that highlight the lowcountry. All tours are limited in size in order to deliver an intimate, personalized experience. Each guest will have ample opportunity to interact with your tour guide as well as the chefs and other restaurant staff that you meet. 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. Charleston Culinary Tours are held rain or shine. For more information about Charleston Culinary Tours, please visit www.charlestonculinarytours.com.

Garden and Gun Jubilee

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 16, 2015 by Lowcountry Boil

42521471011453100Join Garden & Gun for the third annual JUBILEE 2015 on 12/04- 06. The event will be a lively mix of sporting, shopping, food, music, and art, as well as special dinners and live entertainment on the grounds of the historic state park Charles Towne Landing. Attracting G&G readers from all over the country, the three-day festival is a celebration of the best of Southern culture and promises to delight and inspire. This Made in the South weekend is the largest signature event the magazine hosts sharing this spirited gathering of people, products, and personalities.

Daily tickets are available for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Additional ticketed events include the Thursday Night Oyster Roast, the Opening Breakfast, the Southern Seafood BBQ, and Casting Sessions with Flip Pallot. All events sold out last year. Space is limited, so be sure to purchase your JUBILEE tickets here soon.

Tale of the Fish

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 23, 2015 by Lowcountry Boil

1The flavors of the Mediterranean and Adriatic coasts of Italy marry for a deliciously indulgent evening and reception for Tale of the Fish at the Grand Pavilion at Wild Dunes on Sunday, October, 18th from 5-8pm. Let your toes sink into the sand as you savor the coastal Italian inspired dishes of Charleston’s own celebrated chef, Ken Vedrinski of Trattoria Lucca  &  Coda Del Pesce  and friends. Italian libations to Lowcountry ingredients infused with Italian tradition, Tale of the Fish offers an evening like no other where the vibrant tastes of Italy and the beauty of coastal Carolina meet.

Event tickets are available to purchase for $85 per person (21 and over only) by clicking here or calling 843.886.2218 today!

Featured Chefs: 

Brett Sparman: Sea Island Grill, Isle of Palms, SC

Dean Max: DMJ Restaurant Group , FL

Ken Vedrinski: Trattoria Lucca & Coda Del Pesce , Charleston, SC

Mike Lata: FIG & The Ordinary, Charleston, SC

Michael Toscano: Perla , New York, NY

Steve Greene: The Umstead, Cary, NC

The menu will be paired with superb Italian wines from a wide variety of wineries:

Bottega Viniaia, Trentino, Italy

Cantine Argiolas, Sardinia, Italy

Castello Banfi, Tuscany, Italy

Bollini, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy

Torre Zambra, Abruzzo, Italy

Santa Martina, Chianti and Maremma, Italy

Bertani, Veneto, Italy

For more information and tickets, click here.

5th Annual Gimme Shelter

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 11, 2015 by Lowcountry Boil

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Operation Home has rescheduled the 5th Annual Gimme Shelter event on Thursday, July 30, 2015 from 7:0010:00 p.m at The Alley downtown. 131 Columbus Street. The always fun party will feature a silent auction and the opportunity to win a 2015 Scout 177 Sport Yamaha 70 and Trailer Boat, valued at $30,000. In addition to bowling and arcade games, New Orleans’ based New Breed Brass Band will also be entertaining the crowd with their funk, rock, jazz, and hip-hop repertoire.

The success of this annual event is made possible by the gracious sponsors that include Home Team BBQ,  Scout Boats, South State Bank, Gorman Financial Group, Northwestern Mutual, and One Eleven Partners,

Tickets for Gimme Shelter are $20 per person and include admission, food by award-winning Home Team BBQ, games, and entertainment. VIP tickets are also available for $125 and include a VIP section, an expanded menu, open bar, games and entertainment. For more about the event and to purchase tickets call (843) 853-3211 or click here.

All proceeds benefit Operation Home, a non-profit whose mission is to help people remain in their homes by increasing safety and accessibility through the coordination of critical home repairs for low-income residents. For more information, please visit operationhome.org.

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