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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.

8th Annual Chase After a Cure Gala

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 11, 2016 by Lowcountry Boil

caac2016charlestonmagazinepage001-1Chase After a Cure will host its eighth annual gala, raising money for childhood cancer research at Medical University of South Carolina Children’s Hospital, on Saturday, Feb. 6. With a theme of “Chasing Cures in a Garden of Possibilities,” the 2016 gala is set for 7 p.m. at the new Charleston Gaillard Center.

The gala, which raises money to fund local research and purchase equipment for treatments and cures for childhood cancer, welcomes Charleston vocalist Quiana Parler as the featured entertainment. Dinner will be provided by Tristan Events and there will be live and silent auctions, raffles and surprise entertainment. Tickets are $125 per person. Purchase tickets at chaseafteracure.com.

Chase After a Cure is dedicated to funding research and raising awareness for alternative and more effective treatments for children with cancer. Our main focus is on hard to treat cancers such as neuroblastoma. This event is Chase After a Cure’s largest annual fundraiser, typically raising $150,000 to fight childhood cancer. Since its founding, Chase After a Cure has raised almost $1 million for research and equipment at MUSC.

Lowcountry Food Day Crawl

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 22, 2014 by Lowcountry Boil

10714353_10100906227989046_6373420881757560679_oIn celebration of National Food Day on October 24th, Lowcountry organizations are coming together to offer an array of opportunities to celebrate healthy, local, affordable food. All events are open to the public and family friendly. The “Lowcountry Food Day Crawl” will kick off with a screening of the documentary, “Soul Food Junkies” at 5:30pm on October 23 at the Cinebarre in Mt. Pleasant. The Crawl will continue on Friday with various activities throughout the area, including grocery store tours, farm volunteer session, locals lunch, Cooking Demos, Live Art, celebrity contests, healthy trick or treating and a Slow Sips Happy Hour. The finale will be held at the Charleston Farmers Market on Saturday, October 25th where participants can win prizes for participating in the Food Day Crawl Scavenger Hunt. See below for more information on each event.

Thursday October 23rd – Lowcountry Food Day Kick-off: “Soul Food Junkies” screening hosted by MUSC and Slow Food Charleston at Cinebarre Mt. Pleasant

Please join us for a screening of the acclaimed documentary, Soul Food Junkies. About the Film: Inspired by his own family’s complex relationship with “soul food” — fried chicken, ribs, macaroni and cheese, peach cobbler, and the whole panoply of down-home foods made with grease, sugar, and love — acclaimed filmmaker Byron Hurt asks whether this diet is nurturing or destroying the African American community. With humor and heart, Hurt questions the effects of “soul food” on the health of not only African Americans, but all who guiltily consume this most comforting of American comfort foods.

Tickets: $5 suggested donation with proceeds to benefit the Lowcountry Food Bank. Seating is limited so register today at

When: 5:30pm – 8:30pm. Reception begins at 5:30pm with complementary snacks and drink specials available for purchase at the bar. Food Day partners will be on hand and attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to support Lowcountry Food Bank. Screening begins at 6:30pm with a panel discussion immediately following at 7:45pm.

Friday October 24th :

Cooking Matters Grocery Store Tours hosted by Lowcountry Food Bank, SCAND, Charleston Trident Dietetic Association and Les Dames d’Escoffier:

What: Cooking Matters at the Store tours are 60 minute interactive, guided tours teaching participants how to shop for healthy food on a limited budget. The tour ends with a challenge to select items that make a healthy meal for under $10. Upon completion, each participant will receive a gift card to purchase the items!

Where: Tour these Bilo locations in the greater Charleston area:
• Bilo, 445 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29403
• Bilo, 4391 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC 29405
• Bilo, 142 Saint James Avenue, Goose Creek, SC 29405

When: 9am-1pm: Tours will be held at 9am, 10am, 11am, and 12pm. Please arrive early to register for the tour beginning at the top of the hour and expect to spend 90 minutes at the store.

Crop Mob hosted by Lowcountry Local First:

What: Get your hands dirty alongside Lowcountry Local First apprentices and farmers at Dirt Works Incubator Farm. Volunteers will join together to prepare the fields for the final fall planting. Wear your work clothes, boots, and gloves and prepare to have a good time with fellow farm supporters!

When: 10am-11:30am

Where: Dirt Works Incubator Farm, 3955 Betsy Kerrison Pkwy, Johns Island. Please RSVP to Avril@LowcountryLocalFirst.org for directions.

All Local Lunch hosted by College of Charleston Office of Sustainability and Growfood Carolina:

A collaboration between CofC Dining Services and the Office of Sustainability, the College of Charleston will be hosting a locally sourced lunch featuring multiple sustainable menu options at the City Bistro dining hall (80 St. Philip St.) from 11:30-2. All local produce and pantry items will be sourced through South Carolina’s only food hub, GrowFood Carolina. The lunch is available for all attendees (non-CofC at a price of $9.25 each) and includes unlimited portions and beverages. City Bistro is currently on track to become one of the first zero waste dining facilities in Charleston.

When: 11:30am-2pm

Where: City Bistro Dining Hall at 80 St. Philip Street. A limited number of courtesy parking passes are available by the City of Charleston in the St. Philip Street garage, ask for voucher at event.

MUSC Urban Farm Food Day Peanut Party hosted by MUSC Office of Health Promotion and Sodexo:

As part of the Lowcountry Food Day Crawl, we are hosting an event at the MUSC Urban Farm on Friday, October 24th. In addition to the following activities, we will also have local artist Everett White entertaining participants with Performance Art as well as helping children paint rain barrels donated to MUSC and Ashley Hall by Coca-Cola and several food vendors offering healthy lunches and snacks.

Schedule of Events:
11:30am – 12:00pm – Self-guided farm tours
Noon – Reading of Food Day Proclamation by Councilman Mike Seekings
12:05pm – 12:30pm – Cooking Demo and Tasting, featuring Chef Bob Tremayne and MUSC Dietitian Debbie Petitpain
12:30 – 12:45 – MUSC Culinary Competition judging & awards
12:45 – 1:00 – Louie’s Kids/Healthy Sprout Juicing Demo/Tasting
1:00 – 1:30pm – Celebrity “Build a Better Peanut Butter Bird Feeder” Contest
1:30 – Bird Feeder judging and awards

Food Day Trick or Treat in the Park hosted by City of Charleston Recreation Department, Lighten Up Charleston and MUSC Dietetic Interns:

What: A special Kids Halloween Food Day Trick-or-Treat in the Park for lowcountry kids with healthy tips provided by MUSC Dietetic Interns.

When: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Where: Hampton Park, 30 Mary Murray Drive

Slow Sips Food Day Happy Hour hosted by Slow Food Charleston:

What: Lowcountry Food Day Crawl Happy Hour to round out a great day of events. We’ll be spicing it up with specialty, local jalapeño margaritas and some locally-sourced menu items in honor of Food Day with a portion of proceeds benefitting the Green Heart Project’s Farm-to-School Programs. Green Heart Project will have a booth providing information on how to get involved.

When: 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Where: Taco Boy, 217 Huger St. Downtown

Saturday October 25th: Lowcountry Food Day Crawl Finale

Charleston Farmers Market Food Day Finale, hosted by Lighten Up Charleston:

What: Lowcountry Food Day Crawl Finale. Stop by the tent hosted by Lighten Up Charleston for a meet and greet with organizers and learn about more opportunities to connect to health-promoting resources in our community. Food Day Crawl participants who have correct answers to 2 or more scavenger hunt questions will get to pick a prize from our “grab bag”. Participants who have answered 4 or more questions correctly will be entered into a drawing for a grand prize (TBD).

When: 8:00am-1:00pm

Where: Marion Square

Low Country Autism Foundation Raccoon Pond Rush Tail Run and Relay

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , on September 5, 2014 by Lowcountry Boil

logoMUSC Children’s Hospital is presenting the Raccoon Pond Rush 10 Mile Trail Run and Relay benefitting LAF:  Low Country Autism Foundation on Saturday, September 13th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. This event starts and finishes at the Jericho Horse Trail, Trailhead off of Hwy 41 and is a 10 mile trail run and relay.  All solo runners will run to Witherbee Ranger Station, turn around and head back to Jericho Horse Trail.  This event is administered by Eagle Endurance, LLC and is a USATF sanctioned event.  This event is chip timed by Play Hard Event Timing. Post race festivities include a light brunch, drinks, a toast, and awards.

Participants can sign up for:

  • Solo Run
  • 2 Person Relay
  • 4 Person Relay
  • 1 Mile Family Fun Run

To sign up, please click here

Low Country Autism Foundation’s mission is to remove barriers and increase access to early clinical diagnosis, and treatment services, for individuals and families living with autism and related developmental disorders. For more information visit www.lafinc.org

Autism Beach Ball showcasing The Tams

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 18, 2014 by Lowcountry Boil

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Lowcountry Autism Foundation and Anderson Insurance Associates present Autism Beach Ball on Saturday, March 1st at 6pm. Benefiting MUSC-LAF’s Autism Family Support and Outreach Programs serving children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, the semi-formal fund raising event will showcase live music from The Tams. Guests will enjoy libations, a beach supper, dancing, a silent and live auction at the Tides on Folly Beach. Tickets for the event are $100 or a table is $900 and may be purchased at the Lowcountry Autism Foundation, Inc. or by calling 843-876-0415.

In 2013, the Lowcountry Autism Foundation partnered with the prestigious Medical University of South Carolina’s (MUSC) Children’s Hospital as part of their Developmental–Behavioral Pediatrics Division. Lowcountry Autism Foundation’s mission is to remove barriers and increase access to early clinical diagnosis, and treatment services, for individuals and families living with autism and related developmental disorders. for more information, visit www.lafinc.org

Breath of Life 2012

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , on June 19, 2012 by Lowcountry Boil

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Charleston Fashion Week

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 20, 2012 by Lowcountry Boil

Photo courtesy: jwkpec.com

With 7000 attendees at sold out events in 2011, Charleston Fashion Week is known as one of the hottest trend-setting multi-media events. The inspiring series of more than 45 runway presentations will take place on March 20-24th in Marion Square under the white tents. Throughout the five day event, emerging designers as well as established talent will strut the latest trends on the runway. Emerging designers presenting include Adrienne Antonson (Asheville, NC), Angela Sum (New York City, NY), Emily C Pollard (Falls Church, VA), Gil Tisdale and Dominique Verona (Johns Island, SC), Hannah Goff (Savannah, GA), Hazel Bae (Pineville, NC), Jessica Patricia Krupa (Toms River, NJ), Jordan Lee Brooks (Rock Hill, SC), Keely Lauren Cansler (Raleigh, NC), Kelly Elizabeth Ruehlman and Amy Cochran Quinn (Raleigh, NC), Ashley Newsome (Savannah, GA), Mikasa La’Charles (Chesapeake, VA), Nancy Faw Crowell (Murrells Inlet, SC), Nina Awasum (Randallstown, MD), Ra Jang (Ridgewood, NY), Samantha Michele Hyman (Brooklyn, NY), Shelley Lucille Smith (Charleston, SC), Tsvetelina Gerasimova McAuliffe (Concord, NC), Vartika Vikram (Charleston, SC), and Bob and Kris Galmarini (Charleston, SC).  The 2012 featured designers are Emily Bargeron, Michael Andrew Wiernick, Sarah Parrott, Luciana Scarabello, Nikki Poulos, Chris BenzCharlotte Hess, and Faith Thornburg.

Photo courtesy: KarsonPhotography

Each night on site, there will be a Style Lounge that opens an hour before the fashion shows plus during the day, Tanger Outlets present Pop Up Shops with boutiques showcasing their duds, official CFW merchandise, stylists demonstrating hair & make-up design, food trucks, lectures, book signings, and more. If guests want to grab a bite before the shows, there are also Fashion Plate Dinners on Tuesday at High Cotton and Wednesday at O-Ku. In addition to the runway shows, be sure and check out the after parties each night from 10pm-2am…

Tuesday, March 20:
The Cocktail Club & The Macintosh (479 King St.) bring 1920s Boardwalk Empire theme with DJ Forge

Wednesday, March 21:
Fish (442 King St.) featuring DJ SK

Thursday, March 22:
Trio Club (139 Calhoun St.) hosts Dance/Glow after-party with DJ Arthur Brouthers

Friday, March 23:
Music Farm (32 Ann St.) has special musical guests McKenzie Eddy, Damon Dash, Boogie DJ, & Sean O’ Connell

Saturday, March 24:
Charleston After Dark and  26 Industries present RAIN at the South Carolina Aquarium (100 Aquarium Wharf)

Charleston Fashion Week supports Lowcountry AIDS Services and MUSC Children’s Hospital. Sponsors for the 2012 event include: Art Institute of Charleston, Cos Bar, Embassy Suites Hotels, F22 Internet Solutions, Ferguson, Francis Marion Hotel, Gathering Floral +Event Design, Gosnell & Company, inventivENVIRONMENTS, Paul Mitchell The School Charleston, REEDS Jewelers, smartwater, Snyder Event Rentals, Tanger Outlets, TD Bank, Technical Event Company, and The Shops At Charleston Place.

WHEN: March 20-24th

WHERE: Marion Square, Downtown Charleston

TICKETS: Click here.

INFORMATION: Please visit www.charlestonmag.com/fashionweek.


		
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