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Charleston Culinary Tours Sets Second Fresh at the Farm Dinner in Series

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 25, 2014 by Lowcountry Boil

Charleston Culinary Tours presents the second Fresh at the Farm Dinner of the series that will be held on August 3rd at Geechie Boy Farm on Edisto Island, SC. Chef Stephen Thompson of Prohibition and Chef Joe DiMiao of Stars Restaurant will set the scene for a true farm-to-table experience. The dinner structure is a cocktail hour and hors d’ oeuvres from 5:30 to 6:30 pm and then a family style dinner from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Tickets are available for the August 3rd dinner at a cost of $75/person and may be purchased at www.charlestonculinarytours.com. The final dinner in the 2014 series will be held on November 2nd at Celestial Hills Farm in Huger, SC.

Fresh at the Farm Dinner Chef Stephen Thompson

Chef Stephen Thompson of Prohibition

Chef Joe DiMaio of Stars

Chef Joe DiMaio of Stars

With years of hands-on experience in a variety of different kitchens and atmospheres, Chef Stephen Thompson has been able to really let his creativity shine at Prohibition. For Chef Thompson, the art of preparing food is more than just a job or even a passion as it’s a way of life. As classmates at the Art Institute of Charleston, Thompson and Chef Joe DiMaio and have always enjoyed a close relationship and supported one another as each worked up through Charleston’s culinary ranks. Known for innovation in the kitchen and a commitment to using fresh, locally sourced ingredients, Chef DiMaio jumped at the opportunity to co-host one of the dinners in the series.

Geechie Boy Farm

Geechie Boy Farm

Geechie Boy Farm proprietors Greg and Betsy Johnsman returned to the Edisto Island family farm in 2003, growing a variety of vegetables. In 2007, they acquired a 1945 gristmill and after some trial and error began producing grits and cornmeal. Greg’s commitment to traditional milling techniques has been embraced by chefs across the Lowcountry. Geechie Boy products are now served in more than 40 restaurants around South Carolina and are shipped nationwide.

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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. The food and drinks on the tours are chosen by various restaurant and bar partners and feature an array of eclectic dishes and concoctions that provide insight into Charleston’s cuisine and cocktail scene. 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 the Fresh at the Farm Dinner Series, please visit www.charlestonculinarytours.com/fresh-at-the-farm-dinner-series.

 

Dogtoberfest Brings Pet Rescue Organizations to Kiawah

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 1, 2013 by Lowcountry Boil

DOgThe Sixth Annual Dogtoberfest, taking place on Oct. 19 from 1 – 5 p.m. at Freshfields Village near Kiawah Island, brings together pet rescue organizations from around the Lowcountry.

The free event includes:
• Meet-and-greets with local rescue groups (on-site adoptions are not permitted due to screening requirements)
• Wine tasting ($15 per ticket, includes a commemorative wine glass)
• Craft beers and delicious food
• Live entertainment
• On-site vendors
• Pet costume contest
• Blessing of the animals
• Exciting prizes and giveaways, and more!

Proceeds from the event benefit participating pet rescue organizations, including: Shih Tzus and Furbabies, Grateful Goldens Rescue, Greyhounds Pets of America – Charleston, SC, Carolina Coonhound Rescue, Pet Helpers, Water’s Edge Animal Rescue, Lowcountry Lab Rescue and King Charles Cavalier Rescue.

Event sponsors include: Freshfields Village, Angel Oak Animal Hospital, Akers Ellis Real Estate and Rentals, Charleston Veterinary Referral Center, Dawg Tired and Cat Naps Too, Creekside Pet Retreat, and Total Wine and More.

Dogtoberfest was established in 2008 to increase exposure for local rescue organizations and as a way to educate Kiawah, Seabrook and Johns island residents on pet rescue and proper pet care. The event has since moved to the Freshfields Village shopping and dining complex and expanded to include a charity wine tasting.

For more information or news/updates, contact dogtoberfest@kica.us, 843-768-3875 or like Dogtoberfest on Facebook.

Swagger: A Fashion Show & Fundraiser

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 11, 2012 by Lowcountry Boil

Get ready Charleston as on Thursday, September 20 at 7pm comes Swagger: A Fashion Show & Fundraiser, a night of local fashion, dance performances and music. There will be runway fashion shows by Mary Mojo Boutique, Paisley of Daniel Island and Bashful Boutique with models from Tout Model and Talent Agency.  Get ready for the sounds of DJ Bliss, 95SX Two Girls and a Guy’s Kelly G, D&M Productions and MORE! Plus, be amazed by innovative dance performances by Dance FX. 

The event is set up for all proceeds to benefit Kids Chance, SC a great non-profit that provides educational opportunities and scholarships for the children of workers seriously injured or killed on the job. Robert Clyatt, a workers’ compensation attorney from Valdosta, Georgia, founded the first Kids’ Chance organization in 1988. Through his work, he had witnessed the life-shattering impact that a serious workplace injury had on the children of seriously or fatally injured workers, who were now faced with the difficulty of having to fund their own education. Since the early beginnings, Kids’ Chance has grown and evolved, and has become a diverse group of employers, insurers, labor, state government, medical care providers, and both plaintiff and defense attorneys, who are working together to make a difference in the lives of all children affected by a workplace injury by helping them achieve their educational dreams.

WHEN: September 20 at 7pm

WHERE:  
Memminger Auditorium
56 Beaufain St.
Charleston, South Carolina 29401
Ph. (843) 388-2868

TICKETS: Start at $20. To purchase, click HERE.

Have A Bonfire On The Beach At Sullivan’s Island

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 7, 2012 by Lowcountry Boil

By Alyson Murphy

The dog days of August have just arrived and I am sure sitting on the beach, let alone next to a fire, is the last thing on your mind. It was only weeks ago we were skipping out early from work to claim a parking spot on Sullivan’s Island, yet now the thought of leaving the house anytime between noon and 6 p.m. seems arbitrary.

Fall will soon bring that refreshing crisp chill in the air. Our wardrobes and weekends will take simultaneous shifts as we retire the lily dresses and carefree beach trips until next year and welcome boots and more structured itineraries (aka football).

As much as we appreciate our hair finally looking half decent now that the humidity has subsided, it’s not uncommon to find yourself wishing to be back on the beach with a warm breeze just one more time before winter graces us with her unpredictable presence. Last year my friends and I decided we would make this wish come true by celebrating a couple of friend’s birthday parties back on the beach with a bonfire and music.

It only takes a minimum of 24 hours to get a permit for this, however, with social calendars already booking up for the fall, I figured I would give you a head start on how you can organize a bonfire for your own group of friends and family. Go to the Sullivan’s Island website and fill out the fire permit paperwork. Then submit $250 check deposit for residents/$500 cash deposit for non-residents. For 50+ people, you must submit additional paperwork to the fire department. Next, convince your buddy who plays guitar to bring the entertainment. Finally, clean up all trash and put fire out by 11 p.m. It’s that easy!

SpeedDaterz Set to Launch in Charleston with Kick Off Party

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 30, 2012 by Lowcountry Boil

SpeedDaterz, the nation’s second-largest speed dating event company has announced Charleston, SC as its next new market. The first SpeedDaterz event will be a big kick-off party in Charleston on August 23rd at Wasabi Downtown, from 7:00p.m. – 12:00a.m. A registration fee of $15 will provide daters the opportunity to meet like-minded single professionals through five minute speed dates, while enjoying drinks and appetizer specials. A social mixer will take place after the dating sessions, encouraging daters to get to know each other in a more relaxed setting.

“We’re excited to launch a SpeedDaterz marketing campaign in this one-of-a-kind and unique area”, says N. Thomas Lally, Co-Founder and CEO of SpeedDaterz, Inc. “Introducing SpeedDaterz events in Charleston and watching singles enjoy themselves is always exciting for us.”

Thetyka Husser, coordinator of the Charleston event, agrees. “We look forward to raising the bar by providing a classy event specifically tailored for the professional singles in this area and having them experience the true meaning of our tagline: Being Single Is FUN Again.”

WHEN: August 23rd from 7:00p.m. – 12:00a.m

WHERE:
Wabasi of Charleston
61 State Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Ph. 843.577.5222

TICKETS: $15 available HERE

INFORMATION: To experience and learn more about SpeedDaterz, sign up for one of the monthly events locally by visiting: http://www.speeddaterz.com.

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.


		

Folly Beach Sea & Sand Festival

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

Image courtesy: Charleston City Paper

The Folly Beach Sea & Sand Festival will be held on Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25. Saturday starts with the Sea & Sand Island Scavenger Hunt at 9am. Then the street party kicks off at 10:30am and features live music at 11:30am on 2 stages by some great local & touring bands. Then on Sunday, the festivities continue with the Tides Kickoff Classic Surf Competition at 8 am, followed by the 2nd Annual Sand Sculpting Contest from 11-2, & concluding with the East Coast Party Band concert from 3-6pm, all at the Tides.

The two day, family and dog-friendly festival & fundraiser is free to the public. There will be nearly 100 street vendors offering arts, crafts, clothing, concessions, children’s games, silent auction, and more all day. The Folly Art Guild will be holding its Tides of March Festival in the Folly River Park as well.

Band Lineup for Saturday, March 24:

Chill & Grill Stage:
Noon – 12:50 Champagne with Friends
1:10 – 2:10 Weigh Station
2:30 – 3:30 Jupiter’s Garden
3:50 – 5:00 Stereo Reform

Follywood Stage:
11:30 – 12:30 Reid Stone & Jeff Davis of Guilt Ridden Troubadour
12:50 – 1:50 Folly Beach Bluegrass Society
2:10 – 3:10 Shakin’s Martinis
3:30 – 5:00 Concrete Jumpsuit

The Folly Beach Sea & Sand Festival is a family and child-friendly event presented by the Folly Association of Business, Follywood Productions and Blue Planet Green Events.

Visit www.follybeachseaandsand.com.

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