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1.31.19 / Kiawah Island, South Carolina

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12.18.18 / Charleston, SC

James Beard Foundation Southern Christmas

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Chef Daniel Doyle, executive chef and partner of Poogan’s Hospitality Group, is traveling to New York this December to cook at the James Beard House for the fourth time. This time, he is sharing a classic Charleston holiday menu in the Big Apple. While Chef Doyle is no stranger to classic, Charleston menus, he enlisted the help of the iconic Southern chef Nathalie Dupree to get a little more insight into the traditional Charleston Christmas dinner. The menu they crafted includes oyster stew, Jumbo Lump Crabcakes with Charred Creamed Corn and Fried Collard Leaves, Gold Rice–Crab Purloo with Middlins Rice, Lump Crab Meat, Field Peas, and Sausage, and Sweet Potato Pie with Praline Pecans and Cinnamon Whipped Cream.

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1.14.19 / San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio Cocktail Conference

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Now in its eightyear, San Antonio Cocktail Conference has been called the future of cocktails. This weeklong festival brings together top bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts to celebrate the craft cocktail and the experience that surrounds it, while engaging the community in supporting children’s causes (all profits are donated to children’charities). Held at numerous locations in downtown San Antonio, this festival includes tastings, seminars, small cocktail parties, and large-scale events.

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1.23.19 / Key West, Florida

Key West Food and Wine

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The tenth annual Key West Food & Wine Festival will celebrate the island’s culinary culture and historical architecture. It all unfolds through gourmet galas and tastings, cuisine seminars, and only-in-Key-West experiences, held in a variety of historic venues and hosted by the Oldest House & Garden Museum.

The festival’s centerpiece event, the Sunset Grand Tasting, will be held aboard the USCGC Ingham. The dockside soiree will blend wines and spirits with a Key West sunset and casual yet elegant light bites provided by Small Chef at Large Catering. Among other festival standouts are the Brunch Bucket List series and Stock Island Shrimp Boil, a traditional Key West gathering held near the working shrimp docks.

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2.15.19 / Charleston, South Carolina

Southeastern Wildlife Exposition

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The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) is a three-day celebration of wildlife and nature through fine art, conservation education, sporting demonstrations, food, drink and the people who honor them all. SEWE makes its home in Charleston, South Carolina, and plays host to hundreds of artists and exhibitors, plus experts in wildlife and nature art.

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2.18.19 / Hilton Head, SC

Hilton Head Seafood Festival

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This weeklong, family-friendly event is full of local seafood, celebrity guests chefs, culinary classes, live music, and more. From Lowcountry oyster roasts to dishes featuring the day’s fresh catch, the Hilton Head Seafood Festival celebrates the bounty of South Carolina’s waters. Hosted by the David M Carmines Memorial Foundation, the festival raises money for several local charities as the foundation’s biggest fundraising event of the year.

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3.6.19 / Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston Wine and Food

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Join us March 6 through 10, 2019, for the fourteenth installment of Charleston Wine + Food. Fueled by a passion for the people and places that make Charleston worth celebrating, this year’s festival will feature more than one hundred unique culinary experiences over five days. Charleston will serve as the backdrop for a gathering of top chefs, winemakers, authors, storytellers, artisans, and food enthusiasts from around the globe.

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4.12.19 / Augusta, GA

Taste of the Master Chefs

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Experience April in Augusta at Taste of the Master Chefs, a star-studded evening full of award-winning chefs and celebrities coming together to raise money to benefit hunger relief efforts. Now in its third year, the event is full of some of the week’s best food, spirits, and entertainment, all for a good cause.

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