Huguenot Culinary Tour and Cooking Class

10998325_830067003731330_4141990524815941296_oBeginning with a group of 45 Huguenots who arrived in Charleston in April of 1680 who were sent to the colony by the English King Charles II to work as artisans and continuing through today, French immigrants have played an important role in shaping Charleston’s food, culture and art. In celebration of this history, and in recognition of the fabulous French cuisine currently available in Charleston, we invite you to come see Charleston through the eyes of a Huguenot! This special occasion French themed tour, the brainchild of Charleston Chef Bob Waggoner, will take place on March 11th and is a celebration of all things French!

Starting at Brasserie Gigi at 11:30, the group will enjoy a selection of French tastes at this lively restaurant. Continuing on to In The Kitchen, Chef Waggoner will meet the group in his showcase kitchen where guests will cook, laugh and drink a little wine with the chef as the group prepares classic French dishes for lunch. From In the Kitchen, Chef Waggoner will take the group to meet his friends at the newly opened Café Framboise for more tastes of France. Finally, the tour will conclude with stunning, scrumptious chocolate at Christophe Artisan Chocolatier-Pâtissier.

This is a rain or shine walking tour. Since historic Charleston has a number of very uneven cobblestone streets and sidewalks, we suggest you wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Due to the special nature of this tour, attendance is limited to no more than 12 individuals and all participants must be over the age of 21. Tickets are $150 and on sale here.
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About the Chef…
Chef Bob Waggoner has played a lead role in defining Charleston’s amazing culinary scene. Fusing lowcountry cooking and his own french-influenced technique, Chef Bob creates contemporary new southern cuisine using seasonal and regional ingredients, and has captured critical acclaim by producing menus that combine unusual ingredients with classic techniques.

For more information about the Huguenot Culinary Tour And Cooking Class, please visit Charleston Culinary Tours or contact lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com.

 

Power 96.1 and Andrews Entertainment District present St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

ST.PATRICKSDAY-FLYER FOR WEB (1)Join Power 96.1 & Andrews Entertainment District in celebration of everything Irish at the Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration Party hosted by Scotty K on Saturday, March 14th at 56 East Andrews Drive in Buckhead. The party kicks off with Kegs & Eggs in Stout Irish Sports Pub at 9:00am with festival doors opening at noon. Live music will be performed throughout the day with Jeremy Wayne Dean kicking off the festivities in the East Andrews Courtyard. Enjoy live performances by Garrison Blagg Band, The Dwight Raby Band, and headlining the festival is the 80s cover band, The Breakfast Club, from 10pm-12:30am in Andrews Upstairs. Atlanta’s best DJs including DJ Huda Hudia and DJ Mixx Theory will be spinning music guests can dance to all night long. There will be drink and shot specials and a Bangers Eating Contest where the lucky winner will win a trip to Las Vegas. Tickets for Buckhead’s biggest Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration are $20 in advance with free admission before 4pm with promo code “Shamrock” at www.andrewsdistrict.com.

Located in the heart of Buckhead at 56 East Andrews Drive NW, Andrews Entertainment District is a world class destination with exceptional dining, entertainment, and nightlife scene. With diverse and distinct venues, conveniently located in over 30,000 square feet under one roof, Andrews Entertainment District is the home of East AndrewsAtlanta Improv Comedy Club & Dinner TheatreCellar 56Czar Ice Bar,  Stillhouse Craft Burgers & Moonshine,  Andrews UpstairsProhibition, and Sal’s Pizzeria. Featuring Atlanta’s hottest DJs, live entertainment, the best cocktails, and a lively bar scene, Andrews Entertainment District is where Atlanta goes out for a night out on the town.

For additional information about Andrews Entertainment District, please visit www.andrewsdistrict.com. For interviews, photos, press kit, menus or complimentary media passes, contact Lorrie Dixson of Eskimo Advertising at lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com.

National Comics Coming to Atlanta Improv


**Please reply for interviews. Limited media passes available for features/reviews.
UPCOMING SHOWS: 
Carlos Mencia 
from The Mind Of Mencia & Comedy Central
2/12-2/15 (Special Event)
Rich Vos
of Last Comic Standing & The Opie and Anthony Show
2/19-2/21
Clayton English 
from Tyler Perry’s “House of Payne” and “The Preacher’s Kid”
2/26/15
Tom Green
of MTV’s The Tom Green Show
2/27-2/28 (Special Event)
Pauly Shore 
from MTV’s Totally Pauly
3/5-3/7 (Special Event)
No Laughing Matter 
A benefit for  ECAN Esophageal Cancer Action Network
3/11
Gilbert Gottfried 
from Saturday Night Live & Comedy Central’s Roast
3/12-3/14 (Special Event)
Mitch Fatel 
from Comedy Central & The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
3/19-3/21
Kumail Nanjiani & Thomas Middleditch 
from Silicon Valley
4/17-4/18 (Special Event)
Jeff Garlin 
from ABC hit comedy The Goldbergs and Curb Your Enthusiasm
4/23-4/25 (Special Event)
**Free admission (excludes special events)
with promo code “eskimo” at checkout.
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Moe’s Original Bar B Que Set to Open Two More South Alabama Restaurants

1466036_245002952347551_2080258404_nThe highly popular Moe’s Original Bar B Que will be adding two additional ventures to its three other area restaurants in Mobile, Daphne and Orange Beach. Opening in early March with drive thru service, the West Mobile location at 4672 Airport Blvd will be close to the University of South Alabama and the airport. Located in the heart of Foley at 20733 Miflin Road, this new eatery will start to serve customers in April. At both locations, guests can expect the menus to be the same as the other locations with the famous Alabama-style hand pulled pork, smoked chicken wings, turkey, fried shrimp and catfish, Memphis-style dry rubbed ribs and more, not to mention the favorite southern sides made from scratch daily. The design of both locations will have repurposed materials including reclaimed barn wood and oxidized tin that will give a rustic look to make each spot feel like they’ve been there forever. While both BBQ joints are family friendly, there will also be full bars complete with bushwackers, Alabama beers and more for the adults!

“We are very excited about the opening of these new restaurants and expanding our company’s reach in Baldwin and Mobile counties,” said co-owner Mark White. “Additionally, we plan on using as much fresh local seafood and produce as possible in all of this area’s stores.”

Recognized with many awards, Moe’s Original Bar B Que has been named one of the Top 10 Rib Joints in the U.S. by Relish and Top 10 BBQ Chains in America by USA Today and The Daily Meal. Years after learning to fire roast meats in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Mike Fernandez, Ben Gilbert and Jeff Kennedy discovered a shared passion for BBQ and founded Moe’s Original Bar B Que in Vail, Colorado in 2001. Today, with 35 other locations in 10 states, the popular restaurant serves up an Alabama BBQ experience complete with Southern sides and desserts made fresh daily from recipes passed down for generations.

For interviews, photos, press kit, menus or a complimentary media tasting, contact Lorrie Dixson of Eskimo Advertising at lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com. For additional information about Moe’s Original Bar B Que, visit www.moesoriginalbbq.com.

Foundational Aspects of Ashtanga and Vinyasa Yoga Workshop Series

WorkahopJoin Jennifer Smith Yoga for a breakthrough, 4-part yoga workshop experience at Atlanta Hot Yoga…

-Use the strength of your legs effectively
-Harness the power of Bandhas
-Learn and Perfect Transitions from Asana to Asana in Practice
-Protect Your Shoulders and Back during Practice

In this 4-part series of workshops you will master the basics of practice through the exploration of various key foundational aspects of alignment, from transitions (namaskar, vinyasa), standing asana, strength builders, forward folds and backbends.

Each segment builds on its predecessor, and within Jennifer encourages and guides students to delve deeply through foundational aspects of practice which inevitably lead to meaningful and lasting transformation, on and off the mat.

-Workshops 1 & 2 emphasize breath, band has, surya namaskar, and standing asanas.
-Workshop 3: Features teachings on seated asanas, including forward folds, twists and strength builders.
-Workshop 4: You will be led toward the bliss and artful grasp of inversions and backbends.

For best results, we recommend students take part in all workshops, however, this is not a requirement.

Homework is assigned. Each session is suitable for ALL levels of practitioner, and whether you are a novice or experienced yogi, there’s plenty to learn and explore. The novice will be provided a template for safe, strong, flexible practice and the experienced yogi will learn to master the fundamentals which directly translate to an “advanced”, sustainable, inspired, deep asana practice.

$40 per session

DATES:

WORKSHOP 2: Saturday, February 7th * 3:00 – 5:15PM
WORKSHOP 3: Saturday, February 21 * 3:00 – 5:15PM
WORKSHOP 4: Saturday, March 21st * 3:00 0 5:15PM

Moe’s Original Bar B Que Almost Open in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

IMG_4265The anticipated opening of Moe’s Original Bar B Que is set for early February at 1898 Kamar Plaza. Serving up the popular Southern Soul Food Revival well known across the state and country, the affordable quick service restaurant will also offer its fresh from the pit meats and down home sides as take out, not to mention a robust catering service serving the greater Steamboat Springs area. Open daily from 11am-9pm, Moe’s Original Bar B Que will capture the commercial west side lunch crowds while afternoon and evening hours will accommodate after-work customers with a full service bar, cheap beers, Colorado craft brews, and happy hour from 2-6pm. With easy in/out access and a ton of parking available, year-round North Routt recreation traffic and summer sports tournament tourists will be effortlessly accommodated.

“In a resort town that caters to visitors, Steamboat locals can often feel squeezed out of their own community during peak ski and summer tourist seasons,” said co-owner Chris Gander. “Since all of the Steamboat owners are long-time locals for several generations, we want to serve our fellow residents what they deserve and crave, reasonably-priced food and cheap beers in a relaxed atmosphere, away from the resort madness of Ski Town USA.”

Housed in a remodeled 7-Eleven location, the 2,585 sq. feet restaurant is designed for quick, delicious dining in a laid back place with local style. With many candid pictures of local skiing and daily life decorating the walls, there will also be some quirky oddball items that reflect the owners’ personalities. A dark brick wall with a giant pig and warm cypress wood panels squarely frame the bar and dining area that includes several six-person booths and multiple high and low tables. There is a giant chalkboard wall for kids to enjoy as well as a garage door that opens the dining area to an enjoyable patio outside.

Recognized with many awards, Moe’s Original Bar B Que has been named one of the Top 10 Rib Joints in the U.S. by Relish and Top 10 BBQ Chains in America by Daily Meal and USA Today. Years after learning to fire roast meats in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Mike Fernandez, Ben Gilbert and Jeff Kennedy discovered a shared passion for BBQ and founded Moe’s Original Bar B Que in Vail, Colorado in 2001. Today, with 34 other locations in 10 states, the popular restaurant serves up an Alabama BBQ experience complete with Southern sides and desserts made fresh daily from recipes passed down for generations.

For interviews, photos, press kit, menus or a complimentary media tasting, contact Lorrie Dixson of Eskimo Advertising at lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com. For additional information about Moe’s Original Bar B Que, visit www.moesoriginalbbq.com.

Charleston Culinary Tours’ Wine and Food Festival Survival Guide

 

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2015 marks the 10th anniversary of the BB&T Wine and Food Festival, and how it has grown! The Festival has helped to establish Charleston as a culinary destination and injects new energy into the city each year we emerge from doldrums of winter.

The 2015 Festival promises to be bigger than even, yet is aiming to be more accessible to the casual foodie. That having been said, with the wide array of events, it’s difficult to pick which ones to try. Charleston Culinary Tours is here to help! Read on to see our picks for the events for which tickets remain. For a complete list of events, click here.

March 4th, 7:30 p.m.
Opening Night Gala
 $150/person, Marion Square
This event has all the big Charleston names paying homage to the seminal Lowcountry cookbook, Charleston Receipts, what could be better?

March 5th, 7 p.m.
Wild Olive Signature Dinner
$175/person, 2867 Maybank Highway, Johns Island, SC.
If it wasn’t for the 25 minute drive from Charleston to the Wild Olive, this dinner would be sold out! Chef Jacques Larson made a name for himself locally at the Wild Olive and then rose to national prominence when he opened The Obstinate Daughter. If you do attend this dinner, you owe it to yourself to stop into the Fat Hen beforehand for a look around as it’s another outstanding restaurant just down the street!

Xiao Bao Biscuit Signature Dinner
$175/person, 224 Rutledge Ave.
Infusing the Lowcountry into their Asian comfort food, XBB has become a local favorite. Chef Joshua Walker is another of the young chefs who are working to move Charleston’s cuisine forward, filtering Charleston through another cultural lens.

March 6th, 10:30 a.m.
Distiller for a Day Workshop
High Wire Distillery, $125/person, 652 King Street
High Wire Distilling Company’s Scott Blackwell is a captivating storyteller and engaging personality, so this should be an enjoyable event. Scott’s background is in food, so his approach to spirits is driven by his culinary sensibilities, resulting in an array of remarkable
alcohols. Plus, lunch from Butcher and Bee (right across the parking lot) is a nice touch.

March 7th
12:00 p.m.

The Park Café: Windy City meets Holy City
$100/person, 730 Rutledge Ave., Charleston
The Park Café is excellent, but very low key, so their willingness to host an event with chefs from two big-name Chicago restaurants,Blackbird and The Girl and the Goat, is laudable. Park Café’s Chef Jon Amato honed his skills at FIG, and now brings that aesthetic to a neighborhood-oriented restaurant with a very affordable menu. Chef Amato attempts to balance cost considerations with the preparation of extraordinary food. No doubt this event will under promise and over deliver!

2:00 p.m.
Clammer Dave’s Oyster Roast
$65/person, Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina’s waterfront Lookout Pavilion, 20 Patriots Point Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC
This might be the most value oriented event on the Festival’s schedule! Oyster Roasts are quintessentially Charleston and Clammer Dave is one of the signature providers of clams and oysters to Charleston restaurants. The event also includes Jon Zucker from Cru Café, a much loved Charleston restaurant that doesn’t seek out much media exposure.

7:00 p.m.
Lana Signature Dinner
$175/person, 210 Rutledge Ave.
Chef John Ondo’s Lana Restaurant has been a favorite of ours for years and is a little under the radar. Chef Ondo is in the first tier of Charleston chefs, so take advantage of this market inefficiency and grab tickets to this dinner while you can!

Twenty-Six Divine Dinner
$100/person, 682 King Street
We got to know husband and wife chef team Enan and Jenn Parezo a little better via our podcast, but we are embarrassed to say Twenty-Six Divine was under our radar too until recently! Enan and Jenn’s restaurant is truly a labor of love and that shows in the warm atmosphere, intimate setting and delicious food.

While the mission of the Wine and Food Festival is laudable, you’re helping to support a nonprofit that has been instrumental in making Charleston what it is today. $175/person dinners can get expensive fast! Consider working the following alternatives into your Festival experience to stretch your budget a little further and ease your budgetary heartburn:

Make a dinner reservation at any of the big name Charleston restaurants for a night they are not hosting a signature dinner before these places fill up fast. While dinner at any high end Charleston restaurant can be expensive, you’ll be able to see what Charleston’s culinary luminaries are up to spending quite so much money.Visit some other, non-Festival restaurants. Participating in the Wine and Food Festival is a huge commitment and, despite the ticket costs, the events are not profitable for restaurants as they are a quasi-in-kind donation to raise money for the Festival. Accordingly, many outstanding restaurants have only limited participation or do not participate at all, but are still outstanding. Some of our favorites include Prohibition, HoM, R. Kitchen, Burwell’s, Chez Nous, Butcher & Bee and Eli’s Table, but there are many, many more!

Check out some local bakeries. Charleston has several world-class independent bakeries that are adored by local foodies, but not given much recognition by the Festival. Take an afternoon and visit a few. Sugar Bakeshop, Wildflour Pastry, Sweet Radish Bakeshop and Brown’s Court Bakery are all within a few blocks of each other, making for a convenient and delicious afternoon.

Schedule your own brewery or distillery tour. If you’re interested in Charleston’s breweries and want  inside access, the Charleston Brews Cruise has been offering motorized tours of several of Charleston’s breweries for the last 3+ years and has great relationships. If spirits are your thing, Charleston’s three distilleries all offer tours of their facilities while the Charleston Distillery Tour will offer motorized distillery tours of all three breweries in one comprehensive tour.

Lastly, take one of our Charleston Culinary Tours! We’ve been guiding culinary tours in Charleston for 3+ years and, in addition to showing you what our city has to offer, we can help point you in the right direction to get the most out of your Wine and Food Festival experience! Call 843-259-2966 today. 

www.charlestonculinarytours.com

National Comics Coming to the Atlanta Improv

UPCOMING SHOWS:

Brian Posehn
from The Five-Year Engagement & The Big Bang Theory
1/8-1/10

Kurt Metzger
from White Boyz In The Hood & Last Comic Standing
1/15-1/17

Harland Williams
from Dumb and Dumber, Something about Mary & Half Baked

 1/22- 1/24 (Special Event)

Sebastian Maniscalco
from Comedy Central & Lopez Tonight
1/29-1/31 (Special Event)

 Carlos Mencia 
from The Mind Of Mencia & Comedy Central
2/12-2/15 (Special Event)

Rich Vos 
of Last Comic Standing & The Opie and Anthony Show
2/19-2/21

Clayton English
from Tyler Perry’s “House of Payne” and “The Preacher’s Kid”
2/26/15

Tom Green 
of MTV’s The Tom Green Show
2/27-2/28 (Special Event)

Pauly Shore 
from MTV’s Totally Pauly
3/5-3/7 (Special Event)

 Gilbert Gottfried
from Saturday Night Live & The Apprentice
3/12-3/14 (Special Event)

Click here for a full calendar!

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Music and Oysters for Wildlife in Awendaw, SC

1Music and Oysters for Wildlife 10th Anniversary Celebration will be held on Saturday January 10th from 2 pm to 6 pm at Sewee Outpost in Awendaw, SC. Enjoy live, local music, steamed Bulls Bay oysters, craft beer and wine, and a silent auction. It’s all for a good cause, so get your tickets now at eTix. The fun-filled event will be held rain or shine with heated tents but no outside alcohol or pets.

MUSIC LINE UP:
1:30pm Lincoln Middle/High Steel Band to welcome at gate
2pm Danielle Howle
2:30 Mark Bryan of Occasional Milkshake with Doug Jones
4:00 Sun-Dried Vibes
5:30 Red Dog Ramblers

Founded as Sewee Association in 1996, 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.

3rd Annual New Year’s Eve Rose Ball in Charleston

NYE2015Flyer1The 3rd Annual Rose Ball, an exclusive collaboration between Boris Van Dyck of IceBox Bar and Camille Key of Charleston After Dark, will be held on Wednesday, December 31st, at the Johnson Hagood Stadium, home of the Citadel Bulldogs. 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. A portion of proceeds benefits The Tanzanian Education Foundation, a Charleston based 501c-3 non-profit which provides funding for elementary education in Africa.

The entertainment lineup for the 2nd Annual Rose Ball, NYE 2014, included VIP Headliner DJ Jonas Tempel, Co-founder of Beatport & Factory Design Labs from Denver, Colorado, along with Vocalist Quiana Parler of Charleston, Miami based DJ & Radio Personality – DJ Cato K – who headlined in the Club Level; DJ Arthur Bros. from Charlotte, The Dubplates Band, Vocalist Timmy Davis, DJ Mateo, Deejay D-Nyce, Ballerina Andrea De Vries and Visual Art Production by Artist Banks Pappas of NYC, and more surprise performances. .

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.

Purchase tickets and VIP tables at here.