Cicchet​t​i? Ombra​?​ Bácar​i? The culinary landscape of Venice

Posted on June 22, 2015

What are cicchetti, ombre and bácar​i do you ask? Provinces in Italy? Types of pasta? Not exactly, but you'd be on the right track. They're obviously​ words from the​ Italian​ language​​. Why ​should you ask?​ Because like most things Italian, they are amazing! ​ Our client, The Coda Group, will open SRV, a Venetian-inspired ​b​ácar​o ​in Boston's South End neighborhood ​this fall. ​ If you find yourself ...

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It’s All About Family

Posted on May 8, 2015

Meauxbar is known for its hip neighborhood atmosphere and inventive bistro food by executive chef Kristen Essig. However, amidst the cocktails, sweetbreads and vibrant atmosphere, the Meauxbar team always takes time to appreciate family. This Mother’s Day, Meauxbar will open for a special brunch, which also includes a special menu for the kiddos. Chef Essig will prepare options such a delicate Carrot Soup with farro, Louisiana Gulf fish, ...

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A Little South in the City

Posted on May 1, 2015

When Chef Matt Bolus, of Nashville’s 404 Kitchen, was asked to participate in the Night Out for No Kid Hungry in New York City this past Monday, he was thrilled to join his fellow chefs in support of such a great cause. And we were just as happy to pack our bags and jump on the plane with him. In conjunction with the No Kid Hungry Heroes Dinner, one of the most anticipated food events of the year in New York, Night Out featured many of the ...

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Farm Fresh Cocktails in the Holy City

Posted on April 28, 2015

Here in Charleston, the spring season means a number of things – finally seeing consistently warm temperatures when we check our weather app in the morning, an influx of tourists crowding the sidewalks on King and East Bay Streets, and perhaps most importantly, the opening of another season of the Charleston Farmer’s Market and with it an abundance of locally grown produce. If you get to Marion Square early enough on a Saturday morning, ...

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Running with the Hounds Offers the Perfect Autumn Outing

Posted on October 7, 2014

As the Lowcountry finally eases into fall with cooler temperatures and changing leaves, there’s no better time to get outside and explore all of the natural beauty that the Charleston area has to offer. Thanks to the upcoming event “Running with the Hounds,” take advantage of the rich landscape of Middleton Place’s historic equestrian trails, more than 6,000 acres of trails, lakes, and fields that are rarely open to the public. Far ...

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Join Some of the Hospitality Industry’s Greatest Minds and Talents at INDI 2014

Posted on September 9, 2014

Charleston has no shortage of events focused on food and beverage, but few are geared toward those who drive the hospitality industry forward each and every day. Enter the inaugural INDI Conference 2014, a full day of interdisciplinary workshops, networking, and creative exchange designed to engage and benefit those working in food and beverage positions across South Carolina. The brainchild of 20-year industry veteran Caroline Lee Jackson, INDI ...

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Whiting Brings Lowcountry to the City

Although Charleston fine dining staple Tristan closed its doors this past April, the restaurant’s head chef Nate Whiting hasn't left the kitchen. Between overseeing the continued operations of Tristan catering and planning 492, a restaurant coming to upper King Street in the fall of 2014, Whiting remains an integral part of the Charleston culinary community. Whiting took some time away from the Holy City in early June to prepare a ...

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Nashville by Way of Tampa

What do you get when you take two chefs, both having earned James Beard nods in 2014, and put them in the same kitchen? You get last Saturday’s collaboration dinner between Nashville’s The 404 Kitchen and Tampa’s The Refinery. Chef Matt Bolus of the 404 Kitchen teamed up with The Refinery’s Chef Greg Baker to create a menu that fed a packed house in Tampa, where dinner attendees had the opportunity to taste everything from small plates ...

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Believe in Brunch

Posted on February 26, 2014

Brunch has become religious in it’s application. A ritualistic experience with friends and family alike, that cleanses the soul in preparation for the week ahead. The brunch craze is an inherent social fact, from the east coast to the west. Charleston’s very own Warehouse was recently voted one of the top 25 places to brunch by Eater National. A huge Sunday Funday honor. What better way to start a Sunday than a pink grapefruit mimosa and ...

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Some Relationships are Meant to Last

Posted on February 14, 2014

Tall, dark and handsome, a tortured soul, a steaming hot plate of pasta bolognese...We’ve all got our preferences. Parmesan is to pappardelle like tomatoes are to mozzarella. Both are matches made in Italian food heaven, and love is in the air at Wild Olive. Just in time for Valentines Day, Wild Olive is celebrating it’s five year anniversary. That’s five years committed to serving authentic Italian food on a warm plate of passion. Lets ...

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