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.
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 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.
What is the green heart project?
The Green Heart Project is a farm-to-school program that utilizes in-school gardens as a teaching tool. During the school day and in the after school program, the curriculum from the school is weaved into the day’s lesson in a hands-on fashion that the kids truly enjoy. The students have the opportunity to plant the garden themselves and learn about where their produce comes from. At the end of every lesson, the children do a taste test of something from the garden, which is a great way to expose them to new fruits and vegetables that they may not have the opportunity to try otherwise.