Steak-umm Firehouse Challenge. Firefighters send in your best Steak-umm Sliced Steaks recipe now through July 5 at www.firehousechallenge2014.com for a chance to win the $20,000 Grand Prize as well as other prizes for the firehouse. Rules at the Firehouse Challenge website.
Eggland’s Best announces the “Your Best Recipe” contest where one lucky in-home chef will win $10,000. Enter your best original recipes that call for a minimum of two whole EB eggs. Grand Prize winner receives $10,000 and $1,000 will be awarded to winners in Breakfast, Appetizer, Main Course and Dessert categories as well as Kid-Friendly and Fan Favorite. More information at www.egglandsbest.com/yourbestrecipe Deadline July 31.
Enjoy the Taste of Black Columbia during Black Expo Columbia, 7-11 p.m. Friday, May 16 at Coble Plaza at Riverfront Park. Live music, delicious food and the Crown Royal Black and CIROC Lounge. Tickets range from $65 to $150 and available through eventbrite.com more information at blackpagessouth.com
during the 20th anniversary sidewalk sale 11 a.m.-6 p.m. this weekend, May 16 through 18. Enjoy hot dogs, root beer floats and ice cream sundaes for $2 each to raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. All money raised goes to JDRF. Fresh Market is at Trenholm Plaza, 4840 Forest Drive, (803) 782-9100, www.thefreshmarket.com
Windy Hill Orchard & Cidery, near York, will be open for hard cider tastings weekends in May. Stop by 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and noon-6 p.m. on Sundays at 1860 Black Highway, York (look for the windmill). More information at windyhillorchard.com or call (803) 684-0690.
. Experience the natural beauty of the 273-year-old plantation while sipping wines chosen by the Middleton Place Restaurant’s sommelier 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday through June 25. On June 25, learn about the Charleston-Barbados connections through the Rum Stroll featuring a variety of light, dark and spiced rums. Tickets to Wine Strolls are $20 per person in advance, $25 at the gate and are available at www.middletonplace.org or call (843) 556-6020.Learn to be a BBQ Judge!
Ritz-Carlton Charlotte’s Bar Cocoa Cooking Classes focus on springtime favorites taught by Pastry Sous Chef Jeanette Payne. May 31, Macarone: Chocolate, Red Velvet, Vanilla and Nutella. Register by calling (704) 547-2244. The Ritz-Carlton Charlotte Bar Cocoa and the Cocoa Lab Kitchen are at 201 East Trade Street in Charlotte. www.ritzcarlton.com/charlotte or www.barcocoacharlotte.comSundays at City Roots Columbia’s Cooking! Upcoming classes include: 2nd Friday cooking classes Summer Culinary Camps Tiny TasteBuds cooking classes for children ages 3-5 years at EdVenture Charleston Cooks! at Cross Hill. Fleur de Lys Home Culinary Institute. Let’s Cook Culinary Studio McCutchen House at USC.
Farmers in the Forest, Forest Acres Farmers Market at Richland Mall in the parking lot on Beltline Boulevard. Wednesdays 3-7 p.m. through Oct. 29. Vendor applications can be found at farmersintheforest.org, follow on FacebookIrmo Farmers Market, Kershaw County Farmers Market, Lex ington Farmers Market Northeast Farmers Market,
, 4-7 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, 2803 Rosewood Drive, (803) 256-6410 www.rosewoodmarket.comSandhills Farmers Market,
t, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday at the 1500 block of Main Street www.sodacitysc.com