Sunday, August 30, 2020

Bread + Butter launches virtual cooking class series Tuesday

Knife Skills 101

Posted by Parker Milner on Sun, Aug 30, 2020 at 9:07 AM

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Local nonprofit Bread + Butter kicks off its latest program Tuesday with a cooking class led by Lauren Furey, a personal chef in Charleston.

Bread + Butter, which connects Charleston’s hospitality industry with the community through staffing and service initiatives, will host virtual classes each month, with each one focusing on a specific culinary skill or technique.

The virtual “Teaching Others a Skill or Technique” classes stem from a pre-pandemic education program hosted by Bread + Butter at West Ashley High School, Burke High School and other local schools. Home Team BBQ’s Aaron “Fiery Ron” Siegal, Swig & Swine’s Anthony DiBernardo and Uptown Social’s Jonathan Kaldas are some of the local chefs that led the in-person classes last year.
Bread + Butter co-founder Becky Burke hopes to reach more students with the virtual series while helping to engage the culinary students who cannot access in-person education during the pandemic.

“We decided to make a series of videos so we could do some mission-driven fundraising,” Burke said. “It’s super important, and we can work with more schools now. Lauren has a lot of experience doing cooking videos.”

Bread + Butter’s fundraising efforts aim to help students gain employment in the culinary industry. After the students complete their training, the nonprofit helps place them in a job within Charleston’s hospitality industry.

The first class in the series will focus on knife skills, and future classes will explore pasta making and butchery. Tuesday, participants will make a salad incorporating local greens, fruits and vegetables along with cornbread breadcrumbs and candied bacon.

Attendees will receive an email outlining the ingredients and equipment needed in advance of the class. The classes are geared towards the students, but they are also open to the public. Each class is donation-based, with a suggested donation of $20.

For more information on Bread + Butter and to sign up for the first class, visit

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Thursday, August 27, 2020

Swig & Swine will serve complimentary wings as part of national Kingsford Charcoal campaign

Wings on the house

Posted by Parker Milner on Thu, Aug 27, 2020 at 8:36 AM

On Sept. 2, Swig & Swine will offer complimentary wings courtesy of Kingsford Charcoal, which is giving out a $5,000 tab to 18 barbecue restaurants nationwide. 

The promotion is part of Kingsford's national #TogetherWithBBQ campaign, which aims to "support and encourage local communities to enjoy and experience their pitmaster's signature offerings." On Sept. 2, all three Swig & Swine locations will offer a complimentary order of 12 wings per customer while the tab lasts.

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Kingsford launched the initial #TogetherWithBBQ program earlier this year, donating $10,000 to 25 pitmasters across the country including Swig & Swine owner Anthony DiBernardo. The funds aimed to help pitmasters offset the cost of inventory, monthly rent and mortgage payments, employee salaries and more.

"I'm so grateful to again be collaborating with Kingsford and their efforts to support barbecue restaurants across the country," said DiBernardo. "They have been so gracious in supporting us and we look forward to September 2nd and having the $5,000 tab so guests can enjoy our wings."

Swig & Swine has locations in West Ashley, Mount Pleasant and Summerville, each of which are open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. For more information on Kingsford's program, visit

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Callie's Hot Little Biscuit's new gluten-free biscuits coming in September

September is National Biscuit Month

Posted by Parker Milner on Wed, Aug 26, 2020 at 11:01 AM

Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit will unveil its new gluten-free line on Sept. 1, including frozen and reheatable biscuits and gluten-free buttermilk biscuit mix.

“For years our customers have asked us to create a gluten-free version of our signature
buttermilk biscuit so that they can experience a Callie’s biscuit,” said Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit founder Carrie Morey.
Morey developed a recipe and tested it at the Callie's storefronts in Charleston, Atlanta and Charlotte.

“The response was overwhelming. Our eatery staff was able to share the immediate feedback of customers with the bakery," Morey said. "It was key in creating a gluten-free recipe for a tender biscuit with the cake-like texture that our customers

Gluten-free biscuits and biscuit mix will be available starting September 1 - PROVIDED
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  • Gluten-free biscuits and biscuit mix will be available starting September 1
Callie's customers can order the gluten-free option along with one of six other frozen biscuit flavors: classic buttermilk, cheese and chive, country ham, sharp cheddar, blueberry, cinnamon and bourbon maple.

The release of the gluten-free line coincides with Callie's 15th anniversary. Morey's biscuits are now available in over 2,000 retailers in the U.S. and Canada.

Orders can be placed at Callie's Hot Little Biscuit (476 1/2 King St.) and online at
Location Details Callie's Hot Little Biscuit
Callie's Hot Little Biscuit
476 1/2 King Street
Charleston, SC
(843) 737-5159
M-Sun B, L. Late night F-Sat.
Breakfast and Southern

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Saturday, August 22, 2020

Workshop's new outdoor bar kicking off Wine Garden Wednesday series

Wine and Dine

Posted by Parker Milner on Sat, Aug 22, 2020 at 1:48 PM

Workshop will welcome its new tiki-themed bar on August 26 with the first Wine Garden Wednesday, a monthly event featuring wine tastings and dinner at one of the five Workshop kitchens.
Workshop and Merrow's Garden Bar parted ways earlier this month following the food court's decision to operate its own bar, billed as "a trendy tiki-inspired bar inspired by local ingredients and flavors that changes seasonally."

Starting Aug. 26, the last Wednesday of every month will be Wine Garden Wednesday at Workshop. For $50, patrons can spend an hour at four different tasting tables, sampling wines from Italy, France, Spain and Greece. The ticket also includes a $20 voucher for dinner at one of the five Workshop kitchens.

Reservations can be made up until Monday at 4 p.m. for groups of four to eight by emailing Masks will be required when away from your table, and there will be no intermingling of groups during the experience.⠀⠀
Location Details Workshop
1503 King St.
Charleston, SC
(843) 546-5512
Lunch, Dinner (Daily)
Coffee + Tea Shops and Variety

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Thursday, August 20, 2020

Catch Rodney Scott in 'Chef's Table' season 7: 'Unbelievable, humbling and exciting'

Tune in on September 2

Posted by Parker Milner on Thu, Aug 20, 2020 at 10:35 AM

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Acclaimed local pitmaster Rodney Scott of Rodney Scott's BBQ will make an appearance on season seven of Chef's Table, Netflix's original series highlighting chefs from around the world. Scott, who owns restaurants in Charleston and Birmingham with another on the way in Atlanta, will be featured in the third episode.

"It's unbelievable, humbling and exciting," said Scott. "It's a dream come true to be recognized on another level of media. Netflix is huge." Scott joins Sean Brock, who appeared on season six, as the only chefs with Charleston ties to appear on Chef's Table.
The show is produced by documentarian David Gelb, best known for Jiro Dreams of Sushi, which focused on Jiro Ono, the 93-year-old owner of a three-Michelin-starred sushi restaurant located in a Tokyo subway station.

Season seven of the Emmy-nominated series is all about barbecue, with renowned pitmasters Tootsie Tomanetz (Snow's BBQ in Lexington, Texas), Lennox Hastie (Firedoor in Sydney, Australia) and Rosalia Chay Chuc also making appearances in the four-part season.

"I've never shot that long with a crew," said Scott, who explained the episode portrays his day-to-day routine. "I got to see how certain scenes are made with other TV shows."
The entire season will be released on Wednesday, Sept. 2. Scott wasn't sure when and where he would be watching the episode.

"No major plans right now," he said. "I'll probably just be at home to watch it with the family."

Check out the trailer:

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