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EcoPax Introduces Easier, Less Expensive and Greener Way to Move

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 27, 2016 by Lowcountry Boil

76612_FB_Banner-2Ecopax was recently formed in an effort to preserve one of Earth’s most valuable natural resources by helping to eliminate cardboard waste and effectively change how Americans move. Designed to maximize storage and greatly minimize packing time, EcoPax simplifies the moving experience by conveniently delivering sustainable crushproof and waterproof green boxes made from 100% recycled durable plastic materials that stack and roll on a custom dolly. Saving up to 40% in the total cost of a move, EcoPax has discovered a much smarter, easier, and greener way to transition to a new home or office.

“With the ever increasing presence of the cardboard box, something needed to be done to curb its use in our daily lives,” said EcoPax founder Courtney Friedman. “We have way too many cardboard boxes that unfortunately end up in landfills in many cases. EcoPax creates a better moving solution by removing some of the major stresses and eliminating the wasteful use of cardboard.”

unnamed (8)Friedman, an outdoor enthusiast and owner of Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners, was searching for a sustainable approach to a cardboard box waste issue that he was noticing in his laundry and dry cleaning business. The EcoPax process makes moving easier and more efficient by using large recycled plastic boxes with folding lids that lock shut and better protect the items inside. Servicing all of Charleston County and parts of Dorchester and Berkeley counties with free delivery and pick up, EcoPax provides pricing packages based on the size of the home or office.  Additionally, EcoPax will be donating a percentage of sales to Charleston County Parks and Recreation, South Carolina State Parks and the National Park Service. EcoPax’s goal is to help customers save money by offering a dramatically easier way to pack and move while simultaneously cutting down on the 6 million tons of cardboard waste that ends up in landfills each year.

More information about EcoPax can be found at www.ecopax.com.

The Inaugural Rum Runners

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

13256097_564139230434070_1030727298967737164_nOn Saturday, June 25th from 6pm – 11pm, Rum Runners will take place at Memminger Auditorium in the heart of downtown Charleston. This event invites cocktail & food lovers alike to enjoy exploring the spirits and flavors of the West Indies with 10 chefs and 30 rum distilleries serving up delicious pairings. The fun doesn’t stop with cocktails & food as patrons will be treated to Caribbean inspired music and games. Proceeds from the event benefit the Cancer Survivor Programs of Dragon Boat Charleston.

The event will feature cocktails from dozens of rum distilleries from across the globe including Pusser’s, Mount Gay, Bacardi, Plantation, Papa’s Pilar, Zacapa, Naked Turtle, Captain Morgan, Kraken, Rum Haven, Sailor Jerry, Flor de Cana, Don Q, Appleton, Baron Samedi, Ron Anejo Pampero, Myers’s, and more.  The event will also showcase the emerging local rum industry with Firefly Sea Island Rum, Red Harbor Rum, Daufuskie Island Rum, Muddy River and Striped Pig. Additionally, the taste of the West Indies will inspire Charleston’s top chefs who present Caribbean and exotic flavors. Participating restaurants include Cane Rhum Bar, Victor Social Club, Charleston Caribbean Creole, The Americano, The Cocktail Club, Cherrywood, Southerly at Southern Season, Pacha Mama, and Caribbean Delight. Chefs will select a favorite rum to create one-of-a-kind pairings with their dishes that will excite foodies & cocktail lovers alike.

“This is a great chance to try innovative new rum cocktails you’ve never experienced before and see how the local rums compare to the world’s oldest brands,” said Rum Runners producer & creator Rebecca Gosnell .

There are two ticket options for Rum Runners, both of which are all-inclusive providing guests with unlimited sampling from all participating distilleries & restaurants. The VIP Preview ticket is $95 and allows guests advance entry into the event from 6pm – 7:30pm. A limited number of tickets are available during this time affording guests a more exclusive chance to interact with distilleries & chefs before the doors open for general admission guests. General admission tickets are $75 each and doors open for this ticket at 7:30pm. All guests must be 21+ with valid ID.

For more information about the inaugural Rum Runners and to purchase tickets, visit www.RumRunnersCharleston.com.

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.

Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners Announces Giving Recipients

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 28, 2016 by Lowcountry Boil

West Ashley LocationLow Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners understands the importance of giving back to the Charleston community. Each month it chooses a non-profit to donate a percentage of sales. Upcoming recipients include Courageous Kidz in February and Begin with Books during March. Past non-profits receiving funds include My Sister’s House, Share Our Suzy, Center for Women and Be A Mentor.

“We’ve always enjoyed giving back to the community and it feels great to now have a set giving program in place,” said owner Courtney Friedman. “Non-profit organizations that are interested in being the featured monthly recipient, can fill out the form on our website or email me at info@LowCountryLaundry.com for availability.”

Founded in 2001, Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners is a full service  laundry and dry cleaner with same day cleaning, free pick-up and delivery as well as three convenient Charleston locations. Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners handles everything from draperies and comforters to leather, suede and fur as well as bridal gown pressing, cleaning, preservation and restoration. In addition to servicing 52 hotels, over 20 restaurants, and 6 hospitals, Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners also offers 24/7 LaundryMatic locker systems, a custom delivery based locker system that extends 24/7 service to thousands of customers living in condos or apartments in Charleston. Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners strives to provide the best customer service and overall quality available.

For additional information about Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners, visit www.lowcountrydrycleaners.com.

Music and Oysters for Wildlife

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 21, 2016 by Lowcountry Boil

2The 11th annual Music and Oysters for Wildlife will be held at Sewee Outpost this Saturday from 1:30pm-6pm! Musical talent includes at 1:30pm Lincoln Middle High Steel Band, at 2pm The Loose Hinges, at 2pm Cravin’ Melon & Friends, at 4:30pm Red Dog Ramblers and at 5:30pm Danielle Howle. There will be a Silent Auction, beer, wine, soft drinks, BBQ and burgers for purchase. This annual event will be held rain or shine. Tickets are $35 advance tix / $40 day of includes all you can eat Bulls Bay oysters. Children under 12 get in free. Click here to purchase.

This is a benefit for environmental education group Friends of Coastal South Carolina.  The guiding vision of Friends of Coastal South Carolina is shaped by dedication to preserving the ecosystems and wildlife of the South Carolina coast for future generations. To that end it supports the respective missions of our coastal national wildlife refuges and forest through active participation in programs and projects that enhance these treasured resources. The organization works to instill a conservation ethic in students and encourage the next generation of scientists through our environmental education programs. For more information visit www.sccoastalfriends.org.

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.

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