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Hilton Head Oyster Festival Scheduled to Benefit Great Causes

The Hilton Head Island Recreation Association and South State Bank present the 2017 Hilton Head Oyster Festival  November 10-11, ending with an Oyster Brunch at Hudson’s on Sunday, Nov. 12.

The All You Can Eat Oyster Festival Party will be on Friday, November 10th from 5-8 pm. Enjoy all you can eat steamed local oysters, lowcountry boil, pulled pork, seafood chowder & chili provided by Roy’s Place Catering.

Along with great food, there will be live music/entertainment–Matt Mackelcan, 5:30-8, Bluffton’s Arial Elements–a football viewing area, and wine pull. Drinks sold separately provided by Southern Eagle and Carolina Tasting Room.

Limited availability, tickets on sale online: www.hiltonheadoysterfestival.com. Presale: $25/person, after Wednesday, November 8: $30/person. Long sleeve event t-shirts will be for sale.

The Oyster Festival will be in full swing on Saturday, November 11th from 11 am-6 pm. Saturday highlights steamed, fried and stewed oysters along with other delicious food for non-oyster eaters! There will be live entertainment, kid zone, local artisan pop up shops, marshmallow roasting and sports lounge for fall football games!

Admission for adults is $7, children under 10 and veterans (with ID) are free. Band line up:

  • 11:00-12:45 | The Nice Guys
  • 12:45-1:30 | Ember City
  • 1:30 -3:30 | Deas Guys
  • 3:30-4:15 | Ember City
  • 4:15-6:00 | The OCD Band

Both November 10 and 11 are located at Shelter Cove Community Park: 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head, 29926 and benefit The Carmines Family Recreation Scholarship Fund at the Hilton Head Island Recreation Center.

Wrap up the Oyster Festival with a brunch at Hudson’s Seafood Restaurant benefitting Equip for Fit at the Island Rec Center, People for Parks’ capital campaign to upfit the renovated and expanded rec center.

Island Recreation Association and People for Parks urges festival goers to bring a donation to benefit Equip for Fit during the weekend. The Heritage Classic Foundation will be matching 15 percent of all donations throughout the weekend.

For more information please visit www.hiltonheadoysterfestival.com

Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival

More than 20 food trucks plus other restaurants and vendors will be on hand for the first-ever Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival, a new culinary event, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, at the former Pavilion site on Ocean Boulevard. 

Enjoy great food and live music from these bands:  Brad Long, Paul Grimshaw and Tru Sol. 

The festival is free to attend and is sponsored by Myrtle Beach and the Downtown Redevelopment Corporation.  For more information, see www.myrtlebeachfoodtruckfestival.com.

Hilton Head Wingfest Winners

The Hilton Head 22nd Wingfest presented by Hargray saw a record crowd and record good time. The judges and festival goers have chosen this year’s winners:



2nd-Wild Wing Cafe

3rd- World of Beer


People’s Choice


2nd- GW’s

3rd-Hilton Head Firefighters Association


Wing Eating Champion

Isaiah Holland

Andreann Geise Competes in World Food Championship

Can you make a bacon dish that’s worth $100,000?

Andreann Geise certainly thinks she can, and she is planning to prove it.  Geise,  from Socastee, South Caroline, is competing in the world’s largest food fight.  She qualified for the world’s largest event in Food Sport – the World Food Championships (WFC), and from November 9-15 she will be competing for a $300,000 prize purse and the title of 2016 World Food Champion in Orange Beach, Alabama.andreann-geise-2

Now in its fifth year, The World Food Championships platform ranges from live-event competitions to a robust multimedia platform that helps pro chefs, home cooks, and competition teams achieve food fame and fortune as TV’s next big food stars.

Andreann’s team, My-Big-Fat-Greek-Kitchen.com is one of 430 from across the world who will be seeking the ultimate food crown. She won the chance to compete at WFC by winning Just A Pinch’s online recipe contest. She will  now have a shot at a major payday at WFC, where $100,000 is awarded for the best dish overall and $10,000 is awarded in nine different categories: BBQ, Chili, Dessert, Bacon, Sandwich, Seafood, Burger, Steak, and Recipe.

“Winning my category would be an incredible feat,” said Geise “But winning the whole tournament with the best dish would be a dream come true!”

Cheer on Andreann Geise by following her on Facebook and/or following the results at www.worldfoodchampionships.com.

Andreann is also one of 13 people chosen to do talks and showcase demonstrations at this year’s event.

There’s also a good chance that Geise will be seen on TV, as this event is filmed for national cable television each year. It has been seen on the A&E Network as well as the Discovery Network.
Some additional information about Andreann Geise:

Andreann is experienced in the world of Food Sport. Starting with her win on the hometown favorite episode of Ultimate Recipe Showdown 2 on Food Network, she has since appeared on the cooking channel and shared the stage with celebrity chefs such as Guy Fieri, Fabio Viviani, and Aaron McCargo Jr.

She enjoys competitive cooking as well as judging and is a South Carolina Barbeque Association ambassador, senior judge and novice instructor.

Her dishes have been served at large events such as NYC Fashion Week and Bon Appetit Supper club, and she has had many recipes published in multiple magazines.


Plan Now for Holiday Sea Island Gullah Celebration

Holiday Sea Island Gullah Celebration

Date: December 4, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST

Production by Anita Singleton-Prather and The Gullah Kinfolk in historic Beaufort, South Carolina, at the University of South Carolina Beaufort campus  Center for the Arts. The evening includes a taste of Gullah soul food buffet, artist showcase and marketplace,  full stage musical with Aunt Pearlie Sue and Gullah Kinfolk: Christmas Wish Freedom Coming.holiday

Freedom Coming is a significant performance that shares the Sea Island Gullah tradition with audiences in a new way, performed by Anita Singleton-Prather and her singing ensemble The Gullah Kinfolk from Beaufort, South Carolina.

It is Christmas 1860, the last Christmas before the Civil War begins.  The scene is a Sea Island slave cabin where enslaved Africans are anticipating Christmas day and talking about freedom. Gullah songs and storytelling include everything from spirituals, work songs and play songs to rhythmic, foot stomping ring shout songs that are unique to the Gullah praise house traditions.

original art by Diane Britton Dunham

original art by Diane Britton Dunham

Meet Diane Britton Dunham and  many more  featured artists exhibiting before the show. Sample local Gullah foods and mingle with local chefs.

Book tickets at this link or call the Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce 843-986-1102 to reserve your tickets for the Gullah performance, feast and art show or to arrange a weekend tour including history, culture and entertainment. Tickets are $35 at the door, $30 advance and $10 for children. Special group rates are available.



Colonial Holiday Cooking with Karen Moshoures at Museum of Coastal Carolina

On Dec. 2 at 6 PM, Karen Moshoures will share some of her favorite Colonial Holiday Cooking recipes at the Museum of Coastal Carolina. Ms. Moshoures will demonstrate how to make a sumptuous Welsh Rarebit, a delicious Apple Tansey from the 1700’s, delightful Colonial Sugar Cookies, and a holiday Plum Pudding with Hard Sauce. You will have the opportunity to taste each tempting dish. Recipes will be provided so that you can test your skills in your own kitchen.

Karen_MoshouresKaren Moshoures is the host of ATMC’s “The Coastal Kitchen.” Cooking has always been her passion and the holiday season is especially close to her heart. She loves cooking and sharing her recipes with others. Ms. Moshoures has been a Brunswick County resident since 1975. She is a licensed Optician in North Carolina and works with her husband, Dr. Chris Moshoures.

The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street in Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Admission is free for members. Non-member admission is $8 for adults (13-61), $7 for seniors (62+), $6 for children (3-12), and free for ages 2 and under. For more information, call the Museum at 910-579-1016 or visit www.MuseumPlanetarium.org

Little River Blue Crab Festival

The 33rd annual World Famous Blue Crab Festival is set for May 17-18, 2014, in Little River, SC, along the waterfront. In addition to the popular blue crab, plenty of food, crafts, music and business exhibits will be featured from 9 a, until 6 pm.

For information, contact the Little River Chamber of Commerce at (843) 249-6604.


Hilton Head Island Seafood Fest Scheduled

The 2014 Hilton Head Island Seafood Fest is extended to a week full of seafood inspired events and unique dining experiences

The 7th Annual Hilton Head Island Seafood Fest, hosted by the David M. Carmines Memorial Foundation and presented by FORK&FUN.com and Hilton Head Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, is pleased to announce this year’s  events Sunday, March 30 through Saturday, April 5, 2014.

“This year’s Seafood Fest is a prototype for what the festival is to become. A full week of celebrating our seafood heritage, the island’s culinary revival, and the bounty of our local waters,” said Andrew Carmines, general manager for Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks, who also serves as chairman of the Board for the David M. Carmines Foundation.

The event serves as the foundation’s annual fundraiser with proceeds – from admissions, beverage sales, restaurant purveyor fees and auction funds – benefiting MD Anderson Cancer Research Center, the Island Recreation Scholarship Fund and the American Cancer Society.

Those looking to broaden their seafood horizon will be rewarded with plenty of options starting with a Kick-off Crawfish Boil at Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks Sunday, March 30 from 3:00 – 7:00 PM. All You Can Eat Boiled Live Louisiana Crawfish and River Dog Brewing Co. Tap Takeover. We will have po’ boys and perhaps the first soft shell crabs of the season. River Dog Brewing Co. has exceptional craft beer brewed in Bluffton, South Carolina. Brewmaster Dan Baker and Josh Luman, proprietor, will be at the restaurant with gifts, prizes and and most importantly the finest beers in the area. Beers include IPA, Red IPA, Kolsch, Chocolate Rye Porter and a surprise specialty brew all at discounted prices. Dan Baker, now head brewmaster at River Dog Brewing Co., has worked at legendary breweries including Deschutes Brewery in Oregon and Sweetwater Brewing Company in Atlanta.

The festival will feature additional new events including a 7 Course Chef Collaboration Dinner with Clayton Rollison of Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar and Patrick Ward of Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks, a Lowcountry Seafood Experience on the Water and a Sunset “Omakase” 10 Course Sushi Dinner Cruise Aboard the Tammy Jane.

Monday, March 31, 2014, 6:30 PM – Cocktail and Appetizer Reception | 7:00 PM – Dinner
Chef Collaboration Dinner with Clayton Rollison of Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar

Foodies mark your calendars and reserve your spot for this exclusive 7 course dinner with wine pairings. Enjoy local seafood with two of Hilton Head Island’s most innovative chef’s. Clayton and Patrick will impress with a fun, exciting menu, featuring the freshest local seafood available. Clayton and Patrick both enjoy pushing the culinary envelope, and this guarantees to be a memorable event. The menu will be spontaneous based on temperatures, tides, etc. All wines have been donated by Jean Pierre Chambas, cancer survivor and proprietor of Aleph Wines.

Tuesday, April 1 and Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 3:00 PM
Lowcountry Seafood Experience on the Water

Two of the Lowcountry’s foremost watermen, Christopher and Matthew Shoemaker, will take a few lucky islanders on a 2 hour excursion. The trip will include instruction on shrimping, oystering, clamming, and crabbing. Christopher and Matthew will demonstrate the skills required to “put food on the table”. After the work is done, guests will have their catch prepared at Hudson’s and will enjoy the fruits of their labor. Time might vary based on tide conditions.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 6:30 PM
Sunset “Omakase” 10 Course Sushi Dinner Cruise Aboard the Tammy Jane

Probably the most unique event of the week, sushi master Di Wang will prepare sushi aboard the Tammy Jane, while Captain John navigates the picturesque waters surrounding Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge. Di trained in California under Nobu Matsuhisa and is truly a wizard with sushi. Di will prepare an “Omakase” or “chef’s choice” menu, utilizing the finest local and imported fresh seafood. Local oysters, fish along with favorites like sea urchin, lobster and more, will be served as the sun melts into the Intracoastal Waterway. Wine and sake will be provided by Ben Arnold Beverage. In case of inclement weather, the cruise will take place on Thursday, April 3. This event is extremely limited on space, so please reserve now.

Please visit davidmcarmines.org for a full schedule of events, locations, pricing and contact information.

The 2014 line-up also includes the return of the Friday and Saturday events at Shelter Cove Community Park. Admission is $6, free for kids younger than 10. Attendees can purchase food/drink tickets at the entrance and redeem them at the various booths. For ticket prices and more information, contact the Island Recreation Center at (843) 681-7273, or visit davidmcarmines.org.

Friday, April 4, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The evening will have several restaurants serving up their seafood specialties and other tasty cuisine, live entertainment by Deas-Guyz and a Kids Zone. Stop by after work with the whole family and enjoy the outdoors with beer, wine, great food and dancing.

Deas-Guyz features an entertaining mix of Old Motown, Rhythm and Blues, Pop, Rock, Reggae and Dance beats. The range of musical selections includes Motown sounds of the Temptations, The Drifters, Smokey Robinson and Marvin Gaye; Bob Marley classics; the Lover’s Rock style of Gregory Isaacs and Dennis Brown; to the Hip-Hop sounds of Lauren Hill and R. Kelly.

Saturday, April 5, 2014, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Held at Shelter Cove Community Park, the family friendly event features area restaurants/chefs serving up seafood specialties and other tasty cuisine, live entertainment by The Headliners, a Kids Zone, a silent auction, famous crab races, and more. Participating restaurants include Alexander’s, American Culinary Federation, Black Marlin, Bluffton Oyster Co., The Chart House, Cool Breeze, The Crazy Crab, Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks, Island Kettle Corn, The Old Oyster Factory, Pinot Gelato, Red Fish, Skull Creek Boathouse and Street Meet.

Hilton Head Wingfest

The Island Recreation Association and Hargray Communications are proud to present the 19th annual Wingfest where over 6,000 lbs of chicken wings will be served. Wingfest will be on Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 11 am-6 pm at Shelter Cove Community Park in Hilton Head, SC.

Admission is $6 with children 10 & under free. Concessions and activities sold separately.

As many as 15 to 20 local restaurants will cook their best wings to compete for the 2014 Best Wing of Hilton Head. There will be many activities such as a kid’s zone, rock climbing wall and bungee jump. Catch a March Madness game on the big screen provided by Custom Audio Video. Stop and view some of Hilton Head Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram’s new model vehicles. Live music will be provided by Lyn Avenue, Deas Guyz and Jacob & The Good People.

People’s Choice Award is back again but make sure to turn in your votes before 4 pm. The professional judging for the best wing starts at 12:00 pm.

The Tailgate will be on Friday, March 21st from 5-8 pm at Shelter Cove Community Park.  Local restaurants will break out their best game day dips, wings, pots of chili and grilled recipes for the first ever Wingfest Tailgate. Restaurants will compete against each other in a March Madness Food Bracket Cookoff. Celebrity judges will judge each of the restaurants on most team spirit and best tasting tailgate food. It will be an evening of music, kid-friendly events, happy hour prices and restaurant rivalry.  Live music by The OCD Band.

Team Trophy Quest’s cook B-Bob will present three cooking demonstrations, one on Friday night and two on Saturday. He will show how to cook turkey wings with his own twist! They will also be filming, Trophy Quest, and showcasing 2014 Wingfest!

For more information go to www.islandreccenter.org or call (843)681-7273.

Oyster Ideas

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