From hip happenings around town to opportunities for supporting our local culinary + hospitality community, What’s Fresh is Charleston Wine + Food’s latest blog series. Take a seat at one of Charleston’s newest patio pop-ups, have your finger on the pulse of the latest + greatest happenings at your go-to spots in town, and stay in the know of how the industry is continuing to provide active ways for community engagement.
Here’s what’s fresh in Charleston during the month of May.
Let’s talk red rice
Experience the history of Red Rice with KJ Kearney of Black Food Fridays and special guest Glenn Roberts of Anson Mills. This multi-course dinner – hosted at Butcher & Bee’s outdoor patio – takes place on Wednesday, May 26, and includes beverage pairings and an interactive conversation on the history of Red Rice.
Tickets are $75 per person and proceeds will benefit the mission of Black Food Fridays. Tickets will be sold by the table to accommodate social distancing, and masks are required upon arrival. Snag your table by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cocktail concocting with citrus club
Class is in session at Citrus Club! Known for their citrus-inspired cocktails, Citrus Club’s celebrated mixologists are hosting a cocktail masterclass, and you too can get in on the fun.
Learn the art of creating their signature tropical cocktails at The Dewberry’s whimsical rooftop cocktail bar. During this one hour class you will learn how to craft four (4) cocktails while you sample tastings and enjoy an additional full sized cocktail. Learn more and reserve your space today.
How she rolls premier screening
Join Carrie Morey and the Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit team for the premier screening of How She Rolls, a new lifestyle documentary + culinary series. The live screening will feature a cocktail hour dinner served by Butter, the Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit Food Truck, followed by a Q&A with Carrie Morey and the screening of episode one of How She Rolls. Tickets can be reserved here.
Unable to attend the screening in person? The full series will feature 10 episodes and be distributed nationally by PBS. Check your local listings here.
Commit to reducing food waste
An estimated 83% of food loss + waste happens once food enters the marketplace, with 40% from retailers and 43% from consumers. Plus, the Average American family throws away about $1,700 worth of food per year. These facts are pretty daunting, right?
Sustainably-driven indoor farming company Vertical Roots and their parent company, AmplifiedAg, are kicking off a food waste reduction awareness campaign to inspire you to do your part. Every month, they will share food waste reducing tips + recipes. While understanding food waste facts may seem difficult, you can start doing your part with a few simple steps.
- Understand expiration dates
- Plan meals, shop smart
- Store food correctly