Showing posts from March, 2012

Get Your Green On at the Paddy O’Pardy Saint Patrick’s Day Event

Want to switch up your normal routine on St. Patrick's Day? Avoid the crowds and relax under the oaks with a glass of green sparkling wine at the Paddy O'Pardy on St. Patrick's Day, Saturday, March 17 from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m at the vineyard.  Admission is free, but guests are encouraged to bring cash and credit for food, tastings and more. Farm on Fire will be serving up Irish Spring rolls, BBQ'd Reuben sliders, pulled pork over boxty (fried potato cakes), cheesy boxty  and Guinness brownies. 

Dance an Irish dance to the sounds of Shady Groove and try our GREEN sparkling wine, "Jay's Green Sparkler". Tastings in the Firefly Vodka distillery and Irvin~House Vineyards winery are only $6.00 to taste 6 of 12 flavors of Firefly Vodka and Sea Island Rums and $3.00 to taste 5 wines. Patrons will receive complimentary glasses during both tastings. Dogs are allowed as long as they're leashed. Please no coolers. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and oth…

And the winners are....

It's always nice to be recognized especially in Charleston, where there always seems to be a "Chef of the moment" a "Doctor of the moment" or "A part of town of the moment"...which I think is great. It shows our willingness to learn and grow in the Lowcountry. I think sometimes, people think of Charlestonians as old stoggers with our sweet tea and pulled pork and that's not always the case. Now Charleston has a burgeoning culinary scene, a love for all things social and a true appreciation of what is around us. 

On March 7, The Charleston City Paper released its annual Best of Charleston. I think back fondly when I moved back to Charleston from Denver and no one would hire me, so I applied to be an intern at the CCP. They accepted me with open arms and I think I'm STILL the oldest intern they've had so far (they'll correct me one day!) I was 27 with a nice resume, a willingness to write and pretty much their Best of Charleston ballot co…