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.

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South Carolina Dental Association Names Dr. McKenzie Woodard New Dentist of the Year

McKenzie WoodardCharleston, SC, May 8, 2014 - Wentworth Street Dental Associates is proud to announce that Dr. McKenzie Woodard was honored with the 2014 New Dentist award at the South Carolina Dental Association’s Annual Session held last week in Myrtle Beach. All nominees consisted of members of the SCDA who have been in practice ten years or less or who and under forty years of age. Dr. McKenzie Woodard was chosen as she demonstrated leadership qualities through service to dentistry.

“After working at other dental offices, I knew I wanted my own practice, which I purchased in December,” said Dr. McKenzie Woodard of Wentworth Street Dental Associates. “This makes it even more special and an honor to win this award with my own practice as well as be recognized by the South Carolina Dental Association.”

Dr. Woodard completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Virginia Commonwealth University after attending Virginia Tech for her undergraduate degree. Prior to purchasing Wentworth Street Dental Associates, she was a dentist with Commonwealth Dentistry in Richmond. Dr. Woodard is a member of nationally renowned organizations including the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the American Academy of General Dentistry as well as the American Dental Association and South Carolina Dental Association.

For more about the practice, visit www.wentworthdentist.com. For additional information, interviews or photos of Wentworth Street Dental Associates, contact Lorrie Dixson of Eskimo Advertising at lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com.

Moe’s Original Bar B Que Announces Choice City Stomp Line Up in Fort Collins, CO

StompThe Choice City Stomp music festival returns on June 7th to Moe’s Original Bar B Que at 181 N. College Ave in Fort Collins. The bands start at 12-12:30 with Smokestack Relics, 12:35-1:05 Tyler Gregory, 1:15-1:55 Justene Marie, 2:05-2:45 Randall Conrad Olinger, 2:55-3:35 Champagne Charlie, 3:45-4:25 Billy Cook, 4:35-5:25 Matt Woods with drums, 5:35-6:35 McDougall, 6:45-7:45 Carrie Nation & The Speakeasy, 7:55-8:55 The Calamity Cubes, and 9:05-10:15 Possessed by Paul James. There will also be a pre-show at Surfside 7 on Friday night and additional performances at Crankenstein and the Forge Publick House after Moe’s on Saturday night. Tickets are $35 and available at Little Boxes Vintage or online at www.choicecitystomp.com. Kids under 10 are free.

“Some of the best ideas come out of late nights drinking whiskey with your buddies,” said festival committee member Jimmy Richter. “On one such night, a few musicians, promoters, and friends decided we needed to try to get some of our talented buddies that we have all in the same place at the same time.”

Started in 2013, Choice City Stomp is a mini music festival of some of the best known and up and coming artists in bluegrass, folk, Americana, and blues. After a successful first year the response was overwhelming. Over 200 bands and acts applied to perform this year. The artists playing were hand-picked as returning favorites and new hopefuls.

For interviews, photos, press passes or sponsorship information, please contact Lorrie Dixson of Eskimo Advertising at lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com. For additional information about Choice City Stomp, please visit www.choicecitystomp.com.

June’s Taste of the Market Honors Hometown Heroes in downtown Charleston

The Bushels

The Bushels

Charleston Culinary Tours presents a special Taste of the Market on June 19th at 6-8:30pm at the Palmetto Carriage lot on Anson Street by the City Market that celebrates local civil servants, military personnel, hometown heroes and community leaders. For devotion to duty and sacrifice of self, they will receive a discounted admission of $5 (saving $5) and other giveaways with uniform or ID badge. Additionally, Charleston Culinary Tours is offering 10% off on culinary tours and 20% off any Mixology Tour in May, June or July with sign up at the Taste of the Market. The mission of the Taste of the Market is for City Market area restaurants, the local community, businesses and tourists to come together every third Thursday of the month at a distinct, family friendly event that provides an unlimited sampling of local fare, live music and raffles that occur throughout the event.

1525342_592818814122818_1036394790_n“Participating restaurants and shops in and around the Charleston Market area include 82 Queen, Molly Darcy’s, Another Broken Egg, The Peanut Shop of Charleston, Holy City Popcorn, It’s Sugar, Noisy Oyster, Mad River, AW Shucks, Lowcountry Bistro, Tabbuli, Charleston Crab House, Burwell’s Stone Fire Grill, Sweet CeCe’s and Mac’s Place,” said Taste of the Market organizer Glenn Morehead. “Additionally, this event is also a catalyst for the Hospitality Heroes Fund, an organization that lends a helping hand to local hospitality employees and their families who are impacted by a medical hardship.”

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. 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, press passes or sponsorship information, please contact Lorrie Dixson of Eskimo Advertising at lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com. For additional information about Taste of the Market or Charleston Culinary Tours, please visit www.charlestonculinarytours.com.

 

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Moe’s Original Bar B Que Expands to Decatur, Alabama

Photo (5)Decatur, Alabama, April 9, 2014 - Moe’s Original Bar B Que is proud to announce they will be opening a new Decatur location in early May at 202 East Moulton Street. Famous pit master Pauli “Choppy” Mitchell will serve-up the award-winning Alabama-style BBQ with all of the down home fixins in a family-friendly, yet fun atmosphere daily from 11am-10pm. The full premium bar will serve frozen concoctions including the famous Bushwacker and Moonshine Margarita, Southern-style cocktails, wine and plenty of craft beers on tap and will even stay open until midnight on Thursdays through Saturdays. Located in the Downtown Decatur Arts & Entertainment District next to the historic Princess Theatre, there will be occasional live music on the weekends  that will range from Southern rock and blues with an emphasis on the Muscle Shoals and North Alabama music scene.

“Downtown Decatur is a natural fit for Moe’s Original Bar-B-Que and we are excited to be a part of the old town style with a fresh vibe,” said co-owner Mike Ellis. “The Arts & Entertainment district was attractive to us as well as the historic Princess Theatre, the Arts College, 3rd Friday and future projects planned for the area.”

The newly built, fast casual restaurant is 3,000 square feet and will seat approximately 100 people. The exposed spacious dining room has large windows and roll-up garage style doors that open to a 500 square feet covered front patio with bar service overlooking 2nd Ave. Wanting the location designed with a rustic theme, reclaimed wood and large timbers were used throughout the restaurant and bar while historic bricks make up the back bar.

With two other successful locations in Huntsville at Jones Valley and Village of Providence, owners Mike Ellis and Chris Clowers knew Decatur was the next logical spot after hunting for the perfect space. Named one of the Top 10 Rib Joints and BBQ Chains in America, Moe’s Original Bar B Que has 29 other locations in AL, CO, FL, GA, ME, NC, OH and TN. The popular restaurant features a Southern soul food revival with pulled pork, ribs, wings, turkey and chicken smoked over hardwood served with two unique sauces as well as southern favorites such as fried catfish and shrimp sandwiches.

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.

 

Palmetto Brewery and Awendaw Green present Loading Dock Free Live Music Series

Charleston, SC, March 27th, 2014 - Palmetto Brewery and Awendaw introduce the Loading Dock Music Series every Friday evening from 6-9PM at 289 Huger Street in downtown Charleston.  This is a free, all ages event with dogs permitted on a leash. Attendees can also enjoy $5 pints of Palmetto craft beer.

“In addition to these Friday shows, we have two special shows at the brewery coming up with Chris Trapper and A Fragile Tomorrow on April 19th as well as Will Kimbrough and Tommy Womack with Danielle Howle on 27th,” said Awendaw Green’s Eddie White. “Tickets for those shows are $10 and available on Event Brite.”

1658701_667811203283761_293256023_oMarch 28:

Brett Wiscons 

Jordan Igoe 

Rebekah Todd & the Odyssey  

April 4:

Steph Stewart & the Boyfriends 

McKenzie Eddy 

Cranford Hollow

April 11:
Liz Longley 

Caroline Glaser 

Swampcandy

April 18:

Chris Rodrigues 

Kelly McFarling and The Home Team 

Andrew Scotchie and the River Rats

April 25:

Melon & the Mayhem 

Don Merckle & The Blacksmiths

May 2:

The Artful Dodgers 

Minimum Wage

May 9

Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards 

Willy Porter

May 16:

Underhill Rose

Town Mountain

May 23:

Finnegan Bell

Jason and the Juggernauts

Tyler Boone

May 30:

HoneySmoke

Call Momma 

June 6:

Bryson Jennings

Brady Smith Band

June 13:

Screaming J’s

Grass Monkey

June 20:

Dulci Ellenberger

The Moon and You

Chris Sanchez

June 27:

Red Honey  

Bringers of the Dawn

The Shack Band 

For more information about the music series, visit www.palmettobrewery.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charleston Culinary Tours to Present Fresh at the Farm Dinner Series

Chef Stephen Thompson

Chef Stephen Thompson

Charleston Culinary Tours is planning a Fresh at the Farm Dinner Series featuring Executive Chef Stephen Thompson of Prohibition, a new contemporary American gastro pub downtown. Setting the scene for a true farm to table experience, each dinner event will take place at a local farm. The gastronomic evening with start with a cocktail hour and hors d’ oeuvres from 5:30-6:30pm and then family style dinner will be served from 6:30-8:30pm. The first dinner will be held on May 4th at Walters Farm in Saint George with additional dinners in the series in August and November. With a table set for 40 guests, the cost is $75/person with tickets available at www.charlestonculinarytours.com.

Farmer Steven Walter

Farmer Steven Walters

Walters Farm is a fitting start to the Fresh at the Farm Dinner series as Chef Thompson and Stephen Walters, proprietor of Walters Farm, have been friends since childhood. Chef Thompson jokingly refers to Steven as “his personal farmer”. Steven Walters personally grows and harvests everything on his 5-acre farm and then makes the 45-minute drive to deliver it to Chef Thompson. Both are excited about allowing guests to dine on ingredients right where they are produced, fortifying the connection between farm and food.

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, press passes or sponsorship information, please contact Lorrie Dixson of Eskimo Advertising at lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com. For additional information about Charleston Culinary Tours, please visit www.charlestonculinarytours.com.