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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.

A Family Next Door Screening

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , on April 26, 2016 by Lowcountry Boil
13047840_10153414527927443_3850154421851895511_oThe Lowcountry Autism Foundation  presents a screening of a Family Next Door will be shown on Thursday, April 28th at 5pm at the Charleston Music Hall, located at 37 John St downtown. Featured at the Napa Valley Film Festival, it is an inspiring documentary featuring a Pittsburgh family with two children on the autism spectrum. Come see how their love, patience, and courage help them deal with the endless issues that fill their lives. There will be a Q&A with Donna Lund, the mother of the family in the film, Susan Callahan, LAF Executive Director and local parents. Admission is free, yet the Lowcountry Autism Foundation will be accepting donations. RSVP to Julia Corey at coreyj@musc.edu or 843.876.0415.  Watch the trailer by clicking here.
The Lowcountry Autism Foundation is committed to enhancing the lives of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families through individually designed programming, advocacy and awareness efforts. The non profit promotes optimal developmental outcomes through awareness of autism. Since 2008, LAF has assisted over 800 families in the lower coastal region of South Carolina through its high quality Autism Support Services.

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.

The GOODBusiness Summit

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , on August 21, 2015 by Lowcountry Boil

11391228_10153351261607389_8161953415343676265_nHeld on Thursday, August 27th at The Charleston Museum, GOODBusiness Summit is a one-day event presented by Lowcountry Local First with speakers and panel discussions exploring how successful entrepreneurs do well in business while creating a positive community impact. Attendees will learn how to implement innovative ideas and models for success while engaging with guests, panelists and sponsors during the lunch and happy hour networking events.

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Tickets start at $140 for members and $180 for non-members and can be purchased here.

Aged Inventory Clothing Sale

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 15, 2015 by Lowcountry Boil

1531365-dry-cleaning-services-liberty-townshipoh-liberty-drycleanEach year, Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners clean out all of the clothing that has not been picked up by customers in over a year. From Jul 20 at 7:30am to Jul 25 at 6:30pm, the unclaimed clothes will be on the racks in the front lobby of the downtown location at 107 Rutledge Avenue in West Ashley at South Windermere Shopping Center. Shoppers simply come in and look at the available clothing that is already cleaned, pressed, bagged and on hangers. To purchase, patrons pay just the cleaning fees originally on the ticket.

“We will hold the sale all week with everything from Prada hand bags from $40 and super nice clothing for just the cleaning cost such as $2.65 for a shirt, $5.65 for pants, sweaters, silk blouses and $10.50 for suits,” said owner Courtney Friedman. “Additionally, we will also be pulling clothing to donate to the ladies at My Sister’s House!”

Founded in 2001, Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners is a full service dry cleaner and laundry service with free pick-up and delivery as well as three convenient Charleston locations. Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners also services 46 hotels, over 20 restaurants, and 6 hospitals plus commercial and residential accounts 6 days a week. In addition to wash/dry/fold and dry cleaning services, Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners handles everything from draperies and comforters to leather, suede and fur as well as bridal gown pressing, cleaning and restoration. 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.

Check out Callie’s Little Hot Biscuit

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 19, 2014 by Lowcountry Boil

Located at 476 1/2 King St in downtown Charleston, Callie’s Little Hot Biscuit is a small, grab & go eatery serving piping hot Callie’s award-winning biscuits, pimento cheese sandwiches, and other locally inspired breakfast and lunch treats.

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“Since the beginning of this business, fans of Callie’s Biscuits have urged us to open up a little shop — ‘a hot little biscuit shop’ they would say,”  said owner Carrie Morey. “476 ½ King Street has just the right character, and we’re thrilled to squeeze into all 629 square feet of it and make it a destination, albeit tiny, for biscuit lovers near and far.”

Carrie Morey (right) - owner and daughter of  Callie White

Carrie Morey (right) – owner and daughter of Callie White

More about Callie’s Charleston Biscuits:
Carrie Morey had an early introduction to the food world courtesy of her mother, caterer extraordinaire, Callie White. Callie’s unique style of Southern fare and global flair kept her booked years in advance for everything from casual Lowcountry gatherings and chic cocktail parties to celebrity wedding receptions. The client favorite were Callie’s unique country ham biscuits. So in 2005, Carrie convinced her mother to postpone retirement and start Callie’s Charleston Biscuits, devoted biscuit fan. With seven different varieties of biscuits and retailers all over the country, Carrie never dreamed that success would taste so good – buttery good that is. Carrie has succeeded in building a business that works with balancing a growing family and can be passed down through generations. What was once a biscuit legendary in South Carolina has now become a favorite across America. Callie’s Biscuits has appeared on the NBC Today Show and The Food Network’s hit television show Unwrapped. Carrie was chosen as one of Martha Stewarts’s “Dreamers into Doers”.

 

June’s Taste of the Market Honors Hometown Heroes

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 22, 2014 by Lowcountry Boil
Charleston Culinary Tours presents a special Taste of the Market on June 19th at 6-8:30pm at the Palmetto Carriage lot on Anson Street by the City Market that celebrates local civil servants, military personnel, hometown heroes and community leaders. For devotion to duty and sacrifice of self, they will receive a discounted admission of $5 (saving $5) and other giveaways with uniform or ID badge. The mission of the Taste of the Market is for City Market area restaurants, the local community, businesses and tourists to come together every third Thursday of the month at a distinct, family friendly event that provides an unlimited sampling of local fare, live music and raffles that occur throughout the event.

 

1525277_592818704122829_945543959_n“Participating restaurants and shops in and around the Charleston Market area include 82 Queen, Molly Darcy’s, Another Broken Egg, The Peanut Shop of Charleston, Holy City Popcorn, It’s Sugar, Noisy Oyster, Mad River, AW Shucks, Lowcountry Bistro, Tabbuli, Charleston Crab House, Burwell’s Stone Fire Grill, Sweet CeCe’s and Mac’s Place,” said Taste of the Market organizer Glenn Morehead. “Additionally, this event is also a catalyst for the Hospitality Heroes Fund, an organization that lends a helping hand to local hospitality employees and their families who are impacted by a medical hardship.”

Charleston Culinary Tours combine the best of Charleston history, cocktails and food with unique tours that highlight the Lowcountry. 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. 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 Taste of the Market or Charleston Culinary Tours, please visit www.charlestonculinarytours.com.

 

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Charleston Fashion Week

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 5, 2014 by Lowcountry Boil
Photograph by Chris Frick, courtesy of Charleston Fashion Week®

Photograph by Chris Frick, courtesy of Charleston Fashion Week®

Showcasing emerging designer and model talent across the East Coast, Charleston Fashion Week® has fast become one of the premier fashion weeks in North America. Held March 18-22nd, 2014 under the tents in Marion Square in Charleston, SC, this five-night celebration will feature more than 35 runway shows, the Emerging Designer Competition: East, the Spring Bridal Show, and the Rock the Runway Model Competition™. Accredited with launching the careers of numerous up-and-coming fashion designers and models, this true multimedia event presents high-end runway shows, interactive entertainment, chic after-parties, and press events.

Each night CFW will feature runway shows by five emerging designer contestants, select local retailers, and featured designers. The full featured designer schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, March 18: Afriyie Poku (2013 CFW Emerging Designer Winner)
Wednesday, March 19: David Hart
Thursday, March 20: Hunter Bell
Friday, March 21: Brandon Sun 
Saturday, March 22: Mark Ingram and Timo Weiland

Photo by Corey Tenold

Photograph by Corey Tenold, courtesy of Charleston Fashion Week®

In addition to the schedule above, 20 emerging designers will be competing throughout the week to make it to the finals and be crowned the Grand Prize Winner. Competing for a prize package valued at over $20,000, the Emerging Designer Winner will be judged by a VIP Fashion Panel, headlined by Fern Mallis (the Creator of New York Fashion Week, host of 92Y Fashion Icons series & SiriusXM Fashion Insiders with Fern Mallis), and includes some of the designers above as well as designer Antonio Azzuolo.

Check out the Charleston Fashion Week 2014 Promotional Video. To purchase ticket, click here. For more information, visit www.charlestonfashionweek.com.

Wentworth Street Dental Associates Under New Ownership

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 17, 2014 by Lowcountry Boil

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Dr. Mckenzie Woodard recently purchased Wentworth Street Dental Associates located at 159 Wentworth Street in downtown Charleston. She is practicing general and cosmetic dentistry from preventative care to a wide range of cosmetic procedures using advanced cosmetic dental treatments and materials. Whether the visit is for a routine check up, planned treatment or a dental emergency, the practice’s goal is to treat its patients like family and exceed expectations.

“I am getting to know each of my patients and helping them quickly feel at home,” said Dr. Mckenzie Woodard. “Additionally, I am providing one-on-one exams to help patients achieve a healthier, beautiful smile that can last a lifetime.”

Dr. Woodard completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Virginia Commonwealth University after attending Virginia Tech for her undergraduate degree. Prior to purchasing Wentworth Street Dental Associates, she was a dentist with Commonwealth Dentistry in Richmond. Dr. Woodard is a member of nationally renowned organizations including the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the American Academy of General Dentistry as well as the American Dental Association and South Carolina Dental Association.

For more about the practice, visit www.wentworthdentist.com.

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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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