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Charleston Culinary Events

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Charleston has quickly become a popular culinary destination. From the award winning restaurants to the popular culinary tours, there is always something tasty in store for locals and visitors alike. Here is just a sampling of the food events coming up…

Mixson Guest Chef Summer Cookout Series

  • Thu, Aug 13, 2015
  • 9:00pm

Básico chef Bryan Cates invites Chef Graham Dailey of Peninsula Grill to help grill up some poolside treats at Mixson Bath & Racquet Club. During the events, the chefs will prepare one dish each for three courses –  appetizer, entree, and dessert. Twisted Cypress Brewing, a new local microbrewery, will provide the brews for this dinner series. The series benefits Metanoia’s Summer Youth Freedom School, which identifies at-risk youth with leadership potential and teaches them the skills necessary to succeed. Dinner tickets can be Purchased Here.

The Glass Onion’s Annual Julia Child Birthday Dinner

  • Saturday, August 15, 2015
  • 5:00pm 9:00pm

On Saturday, August 15, what would have been Julia Child’s 103rd birthday, The Glass Onion will host its annual celebration dinner in her honor. For $45 per person, dinners can enjoy a special three-course menu for the night. There will be optional French wine pairings for $25 per person.

“The Julia Child Dinner Celebration has become one of our most highly anticipated events we host all year,” stated Chef Chris Stewart. “It is fun for the kitchen as it gives us a chance to do something totally off our regular menu. Instead of our traditional all southern, we offer an entire French focused menu based on recipes from Julia’s cookbooks. We have never done the exact same dish twice and are pretty excited about what we have planned for this year.

To make reservations to attend the dinner, call 843-225-1717.

Ballpark Festival Of Beers

  • Saturday, August 15, 2015
  • 7:00pm 10:00pm

Presented by Kickin’ Chicken, Ballpark Festival of Beers offers over 100 American and International Ales, Stouts, Lagers, Pilsners and Specialty Brews on Saturday, August 15th at The Joe!  $25 tickets are available at Kickin’ Chicken, $30 tickets are available at the RiverDogs Box Office or at RileyParkEvents.com and VIP are $50. This is a 21 & over rain or shine event. Look for food trucks from Kickin’ Chicken, Cast Iron Food Truck, Zombie Bob’s Pizza, Creole Food Truck, Roti Rolls, and Sweet Lulu’s Bakery on Wheels. Enjoy live music from Blue Plantation Band & The Midnight City.

Harbour Club’s 21st Anniversary Beach Bash

  • Saturday, August 22, 2015
  • 7:00pm 10:00pm

The Harbour Club opens its doors to the public to celebrate its 21st birthday with a DJ, photo booth, beach-themed cocktails, and a beach-themed menu by Executive Chef William Montgomery. The menu includes items like watermelon gazpacho, roasted corn with chile lime butter, lobster succotash, and alligator sausage.   The cost of the event is $45 per person (plus tax and service charge). Ticket price includes DJ, dancing and more. For more details, call 843-723-9680.

Hot Nights & Holy City Dinner

  • Sunday, August 23, 2015
  • 6:00pm 9:00pm

The dog days are approaching and summer produce is abundant – time again for Middleton Place Restaurant and Holy City Brewing to host the 2nd Annual Hot Nights & Holy City Beer Dinner. In contrast to the January Braise & Brew dinner partnership, with its heavier, braised meat and dark winter beer pairings, Hot Nights & Holy City offers lighter fare with summer seasonal brews.

Executive Chef Brandon Buck has reached out to regional farmers for their freshest and finest to create his five-course summer dinner. South Carolina’s Manchester Farms quail, North Carolina’s Ashley Farms guinea hen and Heritage Farms pork belly, along with a Carolina shrimp bouillabaisse, will heat up the sultry night.

Cost is $85.  For more information, please click here.

GrowFood Carolina’s 2nd Annual Mushroom Gathering

  • Friday, August 28, 2015
  • 6:00pm 9:00pm

Back by popular demand, GrowFood hosts the 2nd Annual Mushroom Gathering. Many of your favorite chefs will be dishing up delicious, ‘shroom-centric bites and mushroom growers and foragers on hand to answer all of your fungus questions plus there will be live music and local libations to add to the fun.

Charleston Italian Festival

  • Saturday, September 19, 2015
  • 12:00pm 1:00pm

The Charleston Italian Festival is a celebration of Italian Culture. The food, wine, art, entertainment and cars, really nice cars of Italy will be represented. There’s so much to celebrate, we’re closing the street to do it! At the Charleston Italian Festival you’ll taste cuisine from some of the area’s best Italian restaurants. You’ll sample wines from the Italian countryside and Italian beers you’ve been dying to try. In the Artisan Tent, some lovely handmade items, handbags, Italian food products, oils, vinegars, photography, ceramics and linens. Music and activities will take place throughout the day, providing a festive and fun time for everyone.

The Southern Living Taste Of Charleston

  • Sunday, September 27, 2015
  • 10:00am 5:00pm

The Southern Living Taste of Charleston, hosted by the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association is a 3-day event showcasing taste-tempting delights served by Charleston restaurants. Historic Boone Hall Plantation is transformed into a sea of culinary enchantment!  50 of the Lowcountry’s  favorite casual and fine dining restaurants serving sample size portions + beer and wine.  Highlights of the Main Event include: specialty and imported beer tasting tent, live music, the legendary “Waiters’ Race” and the “Kid’s Kitchen Sideshow.” Food and drink tickets are sold separately. Children 10 and under are free. Rain or Shine. No Pets, Coolers or Tailgating. Free Parking. Please Carpool.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the following charities: The Ronald McDonald House, Hollings Cancer Center, Shriners Hospitals For Children and Charleston County Schools Science Materials Resource Center.

Hogs For The Cause

  • Saturday, October 3, 2015
  • 11:00am 9:00pm

Hate Cancer but love BBQ, Music and some cold beverages with friends? Welcome to the Hogs family! The purpose of Hogs for the Cause is to provide aid and relief of those variable expenses and economic burdens which families face while their child is being treated for pediatric brain cancer. Currently, Hogs For The Cause operates as the premier funding source for pediatric brain cancer outreach services in the United States and has given grants to over 200 families in need in just 6 years and partnered with several hospitals nationally, including MUSC Children’s Hospital.

Hogs Charleston will be held at The Grove at Patriots Point.

Tale Of The Fish

  • Sunday, October 18, 2015
  • 4:00pm 7:00pm

Hoist the anchor and begin your voyage to the Italian coast and discover the rich culinary history of the Mediterranean and Adriatic coasts. Wild Dunes Resort is thrilled to host the first-ever “Tale of the Fish” culinary event October 19, 2014.

Offering an unmatched “foodie” experience – let your toes sink into the sand as you savor authentic coastal Italian inspired dishes. This one-of-a-kind dining opportunity welcomes Charleston’s own celebrated chef, Ken Vedrinski and several fellow Italian chefs to showcase their skills. Italian libations to Lowcountry ingredients infused with Italian tradition, the Tale of the Fish offers an evening like no other in Charleston where the vibrant tastes of Italy and the beauty of coastal Carolina meet.

Featured Chefs:

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

Clay Conley: Buccan & Imoto, Palm Beach, FL

Nicholas Stefanelli: Bibiana, Washington, D.C.

Michael Toscano: Perla, New York, NY

Ford Fry: St. Cecilia, Atlanta, GA

10th Annual Taste Of The World Fundraiser

  • Thursday, November 5, 2015
  • 6:00pm 8:30pm

The Charleston Port & Seafarers’ Society (ChaPSS) will present the 10th Annual Taste of the World on Thursday, November 5, marking a milestone anniversary for the organization’s largest annual fundraising event. Each year, this event raises thousands of dollars for ChaPSS, a charity that welcomes and serves the needs of thousands of men and women who make their livelihood in the port or at sea.

This year, Taste of the World is moving to the Omar Convention Center at Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant. The new venue will accommodate up to 800 attendees, who will have the opportunity to sample a variety of international cuisines from some of Charleston’s best restaurants including Brittons BBQ, Coleman Public House, Saveurs Du Monde, Big Game Bar & Grill, and more. Guests may also enter to win prizes and participate in a silent auction. This year’s silent auction will feature items including two six-day African Photo Safaris for two, a one-week stay in Kiawah, a one-week stay in Williamsburg, a dinner cruise for six, gift certificates, artwork, and much more.

For more culinary events, visit Charleston Culinary Tour’s calendar of events at www.charlestonculinarytours.com/charleston-culinary-events.

Hogs for the Cause

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Hogs for the Cause, New Orleans’ annual springtime barbecue extravaganza benefiting pediatric brain cancer research, will expand to Charleston this fall with a barbecue celebration Oct. 4 at Patriot’s Point in Mount Pleasant.

PITMASTERS:

RODNEY SCOTT of Scott’s Bar-B-Que

Scott’s Bar-B-Que was founded in 1972 by Ella and Roosevelt “Rosie” Scott in Hemingway, SC. Rosie’s uncle taught him the downhome technique of slow cooking whole hogs over a wood-burning pit. The community just couldn’t get enough of Rosie’s barbecue. After hand crafting his own barbecue pits, Rosie Scott has spent all of his adult life serving some of the best barbecue the Carolinas have to offer.

JIMMY HAGOOD of Food for the Southern SoulUnder Food for the Southern Soul™, Hagood has combined all his talents in producing and distributing his Blackjack Barbecue and Charleston Favorites product lines. From his Shrimp Sauce and Dry Rubs to Stone-ground Grits, Charleston Gold Rice and Artichoke Relish, Hagood is keeping the tradition of soulful southern food alive

JOHN HAIRE of Nick’s BBQ

Jim ‘N Nick’s started cooking pork “low and slow” in 1985 when Nick, along with his dad Jim, reclaimed an old dry cleaners on Clairmont Avenue in Birmingham, AL where they opened the first Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q. Today, with 30 restaurants in 7 states, Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q has become a Southern institution.

CONYERS FAMILY BBQ

Howard Conyers, PhD began manning the family’s burn barrel at an early age. He cooked his first hog with his father’s assistance at age 11 and has spent the rest of his life pursuing his twin passions of rocket science and traditional South Carolina whole hog barbecue. The Conyers family uses a light tomato sauce on their hog. Well, that and as many hours of low and slow smoke as it takes.

AARON SIEGEL of Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ

MARK BEHR of Sweatman’s BBQ

LYNN AND NORTON HUGHES of Shulers Bar-B-Que

BANDS:

DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS

Boasting a mix of Southern pride, erudite lyrics, and a muscled three-guitar attack, Drive-By Truckers became one of the most well-respected alternative country-rock acts of the 2000s.

HEARTLESS BASTARDS

Anchored by the powerful vocals and incisive songwriting of Erika Wennerstrom, the Heartless Bastards are a roots rock band whose tough, emotionally resonant music incorporates elements of blues, hard rock, garage punk and country as filtered through tales of a hardscrabble life lived in the American Midwest.

THE SOUL REBELS BRASS BAND

The Soul Rebels started with an idea shared between founding members Derrick Moss and Lumar LeBlanc – to play the music they loved on the radio in the New Orleans Brass Band tradition that they grew up on. Together with a group of young, like-minded players from all over New Orleans, they formed the Soul Rebels and set out to make their mark on the music they love.

SOL DRIVEN TRAIN

Sol Driven Train’s music weaves through genres like images in a Tom Robbins paragraph. The versatile 5-piece band, based in Charleston, SC, features rotating lead vocalists, and multi-instrumental talent spread across horns, strings, and percussion. Combining rich varieties of American pop and folk music into their own port-town sound, Sol Driven Train has carved out a unique musical identity within the American roots music scene.

DEAD 27S

Dead 27s began in 2012 when members from various bands decided to play together at a birthday celebration called Face Funk. The band immediately clicked and was asked to play a Jimi Hendrix tribute show. The show was a huge success and word of mouth quickly spread about this group around Charleston, SC. Dead 27s’ sound is described as a Southern blend of rock and soul.

The purpose of Hogs for the Cause is to provide aid and relief of those variable expenses and economic burdens which families face while their child is being treated for pediatric brain cancer. Currently, Hogs For The Cause operates as the premier funding source for pediatric brain cancer outreach services in the United States and has given grants to over 200 families in need in just 6 years and partnered with several hospitals nationally, including MUSC Children’s Hospital.

Tickets start at $30 and are on sale here. For more information please visit hogsforthecause.org.

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