The Finale Menu

Sunday, March 6, 2022

Toast our Talent

Our community is a diverse + passionate ensemble dedicated to great food, fresh ingredients, amazing wines, beers + cocktails, and passionate storytelling. “Toast our Talent” highlights their contributions in bringing this festival to life, allowing attendees to share their appreciation + gratitude. These “toasts” will be shared with the recipients following the festival. Shout out your favorite beverage pro, chef, dish, drink, farmer, musician, purveyor, you name it — or don’t pick a favorite and toast the whole talent community!


Joe Nierstedt

Kevin Nierstedt

Kinfolk | Charleston, SC

Onion Dip + BBQ Pork Rinds

Onions x 3, sour cream, puffy pig skin


Kyle Bowling

Jasmine Porch at the Sanctuary Hotel

Kiawah Island, SC

Fried Green Tomatoes

Benne seeds, creamed corn, green tomato chow-chow


Heather Hutton

Edmund’s Oast

Charleston, SC

South Carolina strawberry baked Alaska with yuzu meringue, and roasted strawberries

A miniature version of the classic Baked Alaska with farm-style South Carolina strawberry ice cream. Paired with yuzu citrus and served with local roasted strawberries.


Dominick Lee

Alligator Pear

New Orleans, LA

Tasso Spiced Pork Belly

Red bean emulsion, puffed rice, pickled onion


Bryan Lee Weaver

Redheaded Stranger

Nashville, TN

Green Chile Cheeseburger

With hatch green chiles, American cheese, potato roll


John Lewis

Lewis Barbecue | Rancho Lewis

Charleston, SC

Slow Smoked Beef Cheek Tacos

Smoked + sliced beef cheek, fire roasted hatch chile, onion, salsa verde, and house-made corn tortilla


Kelsey Barnard Clark


Dothan, AL


Rodney Scott

Rodney Scott’s Whole Hog BBQ

Charleston, SC


Kyle Jacovino

Pizzeria Vittoria

Savannah, GA

Classic Margherita

Fior di Latte, San Marzano tomatoes, flowering oregano, and Sicilian olive oil


Kevin Kelly

Rappahannock Oyster Bar

Charleston, SC


Aaron Siegel

Jonathan Banta

Taylor Garrigan

Home Team BBQ

Charleston, SC


Jake Wood

Lawrence Barbecue

Durham, NC


Lawrence Weeks

North of Bourbon

Louisville, KY

Duck Friseurs

Roasted Maple Leaf Farms duck breast with duck jus, and black eyed peas


Cody Ross

Hampton Street Vineyard

Columbia, SC

Season Vegetable + Crème Fraîche Tart


Eric Morris


Asheville, NC


Joe Kindred


Davidson, NC

Milkbread Doughnuts

OG Apple Cider Glaze

Milk Chocolate Sea Salt


Dean Neff


Wilmington, NC


Shane Nasby


Nashville, TN

Manhattan Crumble

Baked maraschino cherries, topped with an orange bitter pastry crumble, and bourbon vermouth glaze


Sam Fore

Tuk Tuk Sri Lankan Bites

Lexington, KY

Tempered Shrimp + Coconut Grits

Sri Lankan style “thel dala” shrimp with aromatics over coconut milk grits, topped with chili lime shallot sambol


Meg Bickford

Commander’s Palace

New Orleans, LA


Tchnavia Carter

Passage Seafood

Charlotte, NC

Cured Scallop Ceviche with Leche de Chile and Lavash

Lightly smoked sorghummiso cured scallop, leche de tigre and aguachile blend, lavash, candied citrus



6 O’clock Gin


Adam Rothstein

Home Team BBQ

Charleston, SC

Cathead Distillery

Jackson, MS

Slippery Slope

Bristow Gin, Mastiha, Coconut, Cucumber, Lime


Jason Caughman

LO – Fi Brewing

Charleston, SC


Creature Comforts Brewing Company

Athens, GA





Klinker Brick Winery

Lodi, CA


Colin Lee

Edmund’s Oast Exchange

Charleston, SC

Cucao, Chardonnay Reserva

Chono, Reserva Carmenere

Cucao, Cabernet Sauvignon

Rayun, Sauvignon Blanc


Palmetto Brewing Company

Charleston, SC




Commonhouse Aleworks

North Charleston, SC

Looking East IPA

Red Fox Irish Red Ale


Frankly Organic Vodka

Austin, TX

Strawberry Mule

Frankly Organic Strawberry Vodka, Réal Strawberry Puree, Lime Juice, Ginger Beer


Six & Twenty Distillery

Greenville, SC

Bourbon Passion Fruit Cocktail

Six & Twenty 5-Grain Bourbon, Chinola, Tiki Bitters, Citrus


New Sarum Brewing

Salisbury, NC

Blood Orange Wheat

Hazy IPA

Yadkin River Lager


Whiner Beer Co.

Chicago, IL

Curb Cutter Kölsch

El Tub Saison with Cucumber + Lime


Nathan Wheeler

Vintage Lounge

Charleston, SC

The Family Coppola

Geyserville, CA

Coppola Directors Cut Chardonnay

Coppola Directors Cut

Cabernet Sauvignon

Coppola Directors Cut “Cinema”

Sofia Blanc de Blanc


Rombauer Vineyards

Napa, CA

Carneros Chardonnay



Templeton Distillery

Templeton, IA

Brown Derby

Templeton Rye Whiskey, grapefruit juice, honey


Virgil Kaine

Charleston, SC

Oui Chef

Virgil Kaine Ginger Bourbon, Orgeat, Raspberry Jam, Citrus, Soda



“Spiked” Tea

Seedlip Spice 94, Sweet Tea, Honey, Cinnamon


Bevy Long Drink

Bevy Citrus


Lincoln & South Brewing Co.

Hilton Head Island, SC

Hearts & Arrows

Beach City Pilsner


13 Stripes Brewery

Taylors, SC

Not My King

Freeborn NE IPA


Acqua Panna