Charleston Culinary Tours to Host Final Fresh at the Farm Dinner of the Year

10259284_663631070374925_7470153044800196111_o (1)Charleston Culinary Tours is set to host the third dinner in the Fresh at the Farm Dinner Series on Sunday, November 2nd at Celestial Hills Farm in Huger, SC. Chef Stephen Thompson of Prohibition will set the scene for a true farm-to-table at this Charleston-area farm. 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. Since giving back to the community is also important, this gourmet dinner benefits the non-profit Lowcountry Foodways, a South Carolina nonprofit organization whose mission is to enhance the connection between farms and food. As the last event sold out, tickets are available for the dinner for $75/person and may be purchased at www.charlestonculinarytours.com.

Fresh at the Farm Dinner Chef Stephen ThompsonFor Chef Stephen Thompson, the art of preparing food is more than just a job or even a passion but it’s a way of life as he has spent almost his entire life in the kitchen. With a culinary degree from the Art Institute of Charleston and years of hands-on experience in a variety of different kitchens and atmospheres, he has been able to really let his creativity shine as the Executive Chef at Prohibition.

Mayo and Laura Powell started Celestial Hills Farm in 2011 to produce locally grown and naturally raised food. They do not use any growth hormones, genetically modified products, antibiotics or magical chemicals for anything from diseases to bugs or weeds. Celestial Hills Farm is located at 269 Dianes Trail in Huger, SC.

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 interviews, photos or a press kit, contact Lorrie Dixson of Eskimo Advertising at lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com. For additional information about the Fresh at the Farm Dinner Series, please visit www.charlestonculinarytours.com/fresh-at-the-farm-dinner-series.

Inaugural Andrews Moonshine Festival Set in Buckhead

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Andrews Entertainment District will host the first MS WayneAndrews Moonshine Festival on Saturday, October 18th. Buckhead’s first moonshine festival will feature a diverse selection of over 60 local and national moonshine varieties from apple pie to prohibition tea flavors as well as enlightening seminars, live music from the Gary Ray Trio and special guest appearances. VIP tickets are $60 and include early entry at 1pm while general admission is $30 with doors opening at 2pm. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Shepherd Center, a private, not-for-profit hospital devoted to the medical care and rehabilitation of people with spinal cord injury and disease, acquired brain injury, multiple sclerosis and other neuromuscular problems.

“Providing guests with a true moonshine experience, we are thrilled not only to feature over 60 varieties and flavors of moonshine but also to host experts providing four informative and interactive seminars at one event,” said Andrews Entertainment District President Stephen de Haan. “The Andrews Moonshine Festival will feature everything there is to know about moonshine and so much more.”

Bill Elliott Photo 1NASCAR Champion and Hall of Fame member Bill Elliott will make a special appearance showcasing his newly released White Lightening from his Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery. Additionally, the Dawsonville Moonshine Stock Car will be on display at the event. Wayne “Hill Billy” Nix from the Discovery’s hit show Moonshiners will be available for pictures. Four informative seminars with tastes and interaction with guests will be held throughout the day including The Moonshiner’s Journey – from Immigrant to Legitimate, Taste Craft American Whisky Like a Pro, Moonshine 101 History & Tales of a Moonshiner, and a Startup Whisky Distillery for the Entrepreneur. The seminars will be held by Billy Kaufman & Ricky Estes, founders of Short Mountain Distillery, Charlie Ball of Troy & Sons Distillery, Mark Allen owner/distiller of Lazy Guy Distillery, Eddie Varsalona of Blue Ridge Spirits and Randall Roberts, Georgia Ambassador of Piedmont Distillers. VIP ticket holders will also get to experience local craft beer from Monday Night Brewing and a Four Roses Bourbon tasting in Prohibition.

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Located in the heart of Buckhead, 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 interviews, photos, press kit, menus or complimentary media passes, contact Lorrie Dixson of Eskimo Advertising at lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com. For additional information about Andrews Entertainment District or to purchase ticket, visit www.andrewsdistrict.com.

Custom Charleston Woodworking Company Introduces Latest Offerings

Salt Wood Company’s complete line of handcrafted wood furniture and custom pieces from reclaimed wood with natural organic finishes is available on an enhanced website. Products range from a custom bed-swing bassinet made of cypress with an all organic finish and a modern rustic bench created from heart pine with a natural finish with soy based stain and organic paste wax to rustic bowls and boxes designed from reclaimed oak wood and finished with an organic oxidation process and protected with mineral oil. On the updated site shoppers see more detailed views of the products, related product advice, detailed information on crafting processes and customer testimonials.

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“We launched the new website to showcase our modern, yet rustic handcrafted furniture and make the shopping process easier for our customers,” said owner Vann Cochran. “Our team has many years of experience in the woodworking and wood finishing business and it is that expertise that translates into some amazing products.”

Formed in late 2013 by Vann Cochran, Salt Wood Co. creates one of a kind handcrafted furniture and boxes from reclaimed wood. Each piece comes with a story born out of the origin of the wood with recent pieces from a mill in upstate SC and The Vendue Inn in Charleston’s 1780 structure. Additionally, Salt Wood Co. offers many finishes from an artistic milk paint wash to oxidized mineral finishes. Salt Wood Co. has the privilege of giving wood a second chance and designing creations that can be passed on for generations.

For additional information about the company or to view the gallery, visit www.saltwoodco.com.

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Moe’s Original Bar B Que Plans to Expand in South Portland, Maine

4 wayMoe’s Original Bar B Que will start smokin’ its award-winning Alabama-style BBQ in South Portland at 209 Western Ave in early October. Conveniently located between I-95 and I-295 on Western Avenue near a large number of businesses, the new fast-casual dining option will be open daily with distinctive menu selections and home-style sides without breaking the budget. The family friendly restaurant will also feature signature Haul-It-Home packs for families to enjoy as well as full service catering for the greater Portland area.

Set up for counter service, Moe’s Original Bar B Que will also have a 12 seat, full premium bar which will be perfect for folks wanting to unwind after the workday. In addition to the bar, seating for 60 will include two booths, several low-top tables and a couple of high-top bar tables.  There will also be a patio for outdoor dining.

“I am really excited to bring Moe’s Original style of BBQ to South Portland where we realize the bar is set high,” said owner Dewey Hasbrouck. “Our consistent great food, Southern hospitality, speed of service, and lower price point will add a slightly different dining out experience to the existing food market.”

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 Shared passion for BBQ and founded Moe’s Original Bar B Que in Vail, Colorado in 2001. The popular restaurant serves up a Southern Soul Food Revival with not only fresh from the pit BBQ but down home sides and desserts made 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.

Indecision to Play Atlanta Show

 

Indecision Returns to Atlanta

Saturday, August 30th

INDECISION
10pm to 12:15pm

with GLEN PRIDGEN BAND 
following Indecision

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Recently seen at the Lockn’ Festival
, Indecision’s innovative music is a unique blend of rock, jazz, blues and extended jams complete with rich and complex lyrics. From appearances at festivals such as Bonnaroo, MidX and Down on the Farm, to sharing the stage with many great artists including Phish,Widespread Panic, Blues Traveler, The Neville Brothers, Dave Matthews Band, Hootie and the Blowfish, Jorma Kaukonen, The Wailers, and many more, Indecision continues play several shows per year. 


Tickets: $15 ADV/$18 DOS   


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Moe’s Original Bar B Que and Cloud 9 Adventures Announce Trip Giveaway to Jam Cruise 13

Jam cruiseMoe’s Original Bar B Que and Cloud 9 Adventures present a contest to win a trip for two to Jam Cruise 13. This musical adventure of a lifetime travels aboard a luxurious cruise ship to exotic ports from January 6-11, 2015. One lucky winner and a guest will receive a $1000 flight voucher, double occupancy balcony cabin, one night hotel stay and two tickets to the pre-show in Miami. The contest runs online starts Wednesday, August 6th at noon ET and runs through midnight ET on September 30th. The winner will be announced by October 6th. To enter, visit www.jamcruise.com/moes. There is no purchase necessary and one entry available per person.

“In addition to the contest, we are also excited to have Moe’s Original Bar B Que’s founding partner Mike Fernandez as a featured late night chef,” said Cloud 9’s Nate Sadler. “Moe’s Original Bar B Que will also sponsor a sauce contest where Mike will be a judge along with one of the featured musicians.”

Cloud 9 Adventures presents the absolutely unique Jam Cruise music adventure of 5 sun-drenched days and cool, starry nights filled with melodic fantasies coming true. While traveling to exotic ports on a luxury cruise liner,  Cloud 9 Adventures guests will share unforgettable shows from 25+ of the top bands in the live music scene including Pretty Lights, Umphrey’s McGee, The Word, Galactic, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, G. Love & Special Sauce, Lettuce, Charles Bradley and the Extraordinaires, John Scofield Uberjam Band, Snarky Puppy and many more. Attendees will be up close and personal with each artist, enjoying shows at multiple venues on board, with intricate workshops and fun activities going on all the time including outrageous all-star jams in the famous “Jam Room” and discos. For more information about Jam Cruise, visit www.jamcruise.com.

Years after learning to fire roast meats in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Mike Fernandez, Ben Gilbert and Jeff Kennedy founded Moe’s Original Bar B Que in Vail, Colorado in 2001. Moe’s Original Bar B Que has 31 locations in AL, CA, CO, GA, ME, NC, SC and TN. Named one of the Top 10 Rib Joints in America, the popular fast casual restaurant features a Southern Soul Food Revival featuring recipes passed down for generations. For additional information about Moe’s Original Bar B Que, visit www.moesoriginalbbq.com.

For additional information, interviews, photos or a press kit, please contact Lorrie Dixson of Eskimo Advertising at lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com.

 

Moe’s Original Bar B Que Set to Open in Pawleys Island, SC

10562933_493246694140323_3235942459551017629_nPawleys Island, July 31, 2014 - Located on Highway 17 at 12827 Ocean Highway, Moe’s Original Bar B Que will open its first lowcountry restaurant on August 27th. With an open kitchen layout and a full premium bar, guests can sit inside or on the covered, screened porches to feast on the legendary Alabama-style BBQ and traditional Southern sides. This barrier island restaurant will offer a carefree feel for everyone from families to visitors to come eat a great meal while watching a game or enjoying live music on weekends.

“The Moe’s brand is known for its leisurely, laid-back atmosphere and we knew it would be the perfect for Pawleys Island’s way of life,” said owner Meg Lonon. “Since I have come here for vacation my whole life, I chose this location because I love the area and we have always wanted live and raise our kids here.”

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 founded Moe’s Original Bar B Que in Vail, Colorado in 2001. The popular restaurant serves up a Southern Soul Food Revival with not only fresh from the pit BBQ but down home sides and desserts 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 Sets Second Fresh at the Farm Dinner in Series

Charleston, SC – June 25th, 2014 - 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 interviews, photos or a press kit, contact Lorrie Dixson of Eskimo Advertising at lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com. For additional information about the Fresh at the Farm Dinner Series, please visit www.charlestonculinarytours.com/fresh-at-the-farm-dinner-series.

 

Moe’s Original Bar B Que Now Available at Fairview Tavern

timthumbAsheville, NC, June 24, 2014 - Moe’s Original Bar B Que now offers a limited menu at Fairview Tavern. Food options will include Pulled Pork, Smoked Chicken Wings, Golden Fried Chicken Tenders, Baked Beans and other daily specials. Located at 831 Old Fairview Rd, Fairview Tavern will serve Moe’s Original Bar B Que’s fresh from the pit smoked meats and Southern fixins for dinner nightly from 4pm until Midnight.

“Fairview Tavern allowed us to take over its kitchen to assist in handling our high catering demands,” said co-owner J.J. Murphree. “It only made sense for us to offer our Southern Soul Food Revival to its customers as well.”

Winner of Asheville’s Wing Wars, Moe’s Original Bar B Que also been named one of the Top 10 BBQ Joints in America by Relish and the USA’s Top 10 BBQ Chains by Daily Meal and USA Today. In 2010, J.J. Murphree and Sam Ragland brought the award-winning Alabama-style BBQ to the Biltmore Village area. Featuring an original flavor of BBQ, the popular restaurant also offers large party catering and take out for special events and parties.

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.

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Moe’s Original Bar B Que Set to Open in Tahoe City Soon

1924945_276494772527628_2478935088257656402_nVail, Colorado, June 14, 2014 – Centralized in the heart of Tahoe City at 120 Grove Street, Moe’s Original Bar B Que will offer its first waterfront location in mid-June. With outdoor seating and lakefront views from every table, owners Eric Pilcher, Josh Wallick and Luke Dannals will be providing the finest in Alabama-style BBQ daily from 11am-10pm in a Southern beach bar atmosphere. From daily smoked meats and fresh seafood to homemade sides and cold beers, Moe’s Original has something smokin’ for everyone! Moe’s Original Bar B Que features pork, chicken, turkey, wings, ribs, tofu, seafood, fresh house-made sides and 12 cold draft beers. Additionally, there will be boat coolers, catering for any size party or special occasion as well as a private event space upstairs.

“The former Lakehouse Pizza spot was legendary before it burned and we knew it would be the perfect place in a town with the exact vibe that we were wanted for our restaurant,” said co-owner Eric Pilcher. “Being a laid-back ski town in the winter and a fast paced, beachy mountain town in the summer, it offers the best of both worlds to us.”

Recognized with many awards, Moe’s Original Bar B Que has recently 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 founded Moe’s Original Bar B Que in Vail, Colorado in 2001.  The popular restaurant serves up a Southern Soul Food Revival with not only fresh from the pit BBQ but down home sides and desserts 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.