This past Wednesday, I had the amazing opportunity to help out at/photograph for Charleston Wine + Food’s signature fall event: Souls and Saints. Unless you live under a rock, you know that the Charleston Wine + Food Festival is one of the biggest/ most fun food events of the year. Every year they give the public a sneak preview of the fun to come with a signature fall event.
This past Sunday I attended Revelry’s Tres Años Block Party, which was a celebration of their three year anniversary. This party combined all my favorite things: tacos, beer, and eating/drinking for a good cause. The ticket proceeds from this event benefited the Green Heart Project, which is a nonprofit that utilizes gardens as outdoor classrooms for schools in the Charleston area. I spent the day eating, drinking, dancing, and freaking out over the amount of cute dogs in attendance.
Whenever I brag about Taco Boy’s Margaritas, everyone is like “but you should try Minero’s….” I would, but they always seemed to be packed when I go. Luckily, I snuck in for a late lunch and didn’t have to wait for it!
As you can probably guess, Restaurant Week is definitely one of my favorite weeks of the year. I get to try restaurants that I normally would not have the cash flow for, so I treat myself to an elegant evening of eating. For my first restaurant week excursion, I decided 5Church was the move.
As Hurricane Irma approached, I happened to have a very well-timed vacation to Simsbury, Connecticut (where my bf is from) planned weeks in advance. We had no idea the storm was coming at the time we booked, but we really got lucky to get out of Charleston before the flooding. Even though I was far away from the effects of Irma, I was still worried about the entire city of Charleston as well as my sister who currently lives in Tampa. Continue reading
It’s been a busy week filled with my favorite activity: eating! I was trying to choose one event to post about this week, but I decided I should just include them all. This week has definitely been the busiest foodie week for me (4 dinners out in one week) and I don’t mind being busy if food is the time occupier. Keep reading to follow my adventures this week!
This past week/weekend, I had the opportunity to attend a Yelp Event at MidiCi Mount Pleasant and then subsequently their grand opening. MidiCi is not your average pizza place. When you walk in, you are greeted with the ambiance of a high end restaurant. There is mood lighting, a live tree, plenty of seating, and bathrooms that basically look like a spa. To match the high end ambiance, they also have high quality food.
I have mentioned my dad and my grandma as important influences on my love of food, but there is a third player in the mix that I have yet to highlight: Food Network. Growing up, I remember sitting way too close to the TV (mostly because I had terrible eyesight and no one seemed to realize) and watching Iron Chef America, Mario Batali, and Emeril. I was always jealous of the people who got to taste the food and I still hold that jealousy to this day. I still watch Food Network religiously, but now I watch it for a different purpose. My subconscious thought is that if I watch enough of it, I can find out how to get myself on there. Consciously, I just love the drama of the shows that are on nowadays (looking at you, Chopped).
I was lucky enough to be the winner winner chicken dinner of 2 tickets to this glorious culinary showdown and I loved every minute of it. First off, let me explain what a pitmaster is, because when I told my dad about this event, he thought I was talking about going to a rap concert (I guess he was thinking of Pitbull? Idk).
Last Thursday, I was sitting at my house, getting ready to down some $1 beer at the RiverDogs game, when I received an invite to an exclusive foodie event from the Queen of the Food Age herself, Sydney Gallimore (follow her insta, she posts awesome pics). The event was the opening of the new restaurant in the Renaissance Hotel, 1 Kept. Sydney opened with the fact that it was hosted by Andrew Zimmern, so I said screw the RiverDogs and I basically ran over there.