Tag your Frank’s RedHot photo and win a custom Tailgate Truck. Now through Friday, Oct. 31, snap a photo of your favorite use of Frank’s RedHot sauce and post on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #iptsoe and you could win a customized Ford F-150 truck outfitted with a barbecue grill, refrigerator, TV, custom rims and sound system. Details at www.franksredhot.com
Registration is open for the 28th Annual Chili Cook Off in Five Points.
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All proceeds go to Camp Kemo, including sales from chili, beer and merchandise. The Cook Off is noon-7 p.m. Nov. 8 at the intersection of Greene and Pavilion streets. Sign up your team to compete to win in one of these categories: Best Overall, Best Vegetarian, Best Bar/Restaurant, Best Texas Style (no beans), Best Non-Traditional (i.e. chicken chili, seafood, white chili), Best Overall Set-up and the Silver Spoon Award (formerly the People’s Choice, awarded to the team that collects the most money). Information at
South Carolina Camper Cookoff Series: Chicken
at Calhoun Falls State Park is now accepting reservations for cooks and judges for the Nov. 7-8 event. Entry fee is a two-night minimum campsite registration fee, 75 camp sites will be set aside for participants (25 for cooks, 50 for judges). DHEC information for cook teams and more contest information atsouthcarolinaparks.com
Register for the cookoff by calling (86) 447-8267.
Mumm ’s the word ... Mumm Champagne, that is! Enjoy a tasting of Mumm’s latest vintages along with a special dish of salmon with (Mumm) champagne sauce at Fleur de Lys Home Culinary School 6:16 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30. Reservations $39 per person. Call Chef Francios Fisera for details, (803) 765-9999. Fleur de Lys is at 3001 Millwood Ave.
Southern Living SEC Tailgate Tour with Cobblestone Bread Co.
comes to town Nov. 1 when USC takes on the University of Tennessee. Check out live cooking demonstrations, food samples and photo booth and an opportunity to win $500 at the Southern Living tailgate setup at the State Fairgrounds. Recipes available atcobblestonebreadco.com
Newberry Opera House Guild Annual Oyster Roast
is 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2 at Waldrop Farm, 2396 Spearman Road, Newberry. Enjoy oysters from Bowen’s Island and a selection of additional cuisine and beverages. Tickets $40 per person, all proceeds benefit the Newberry Opera House. Call (803) 276-6264 or visitwww.newberryoperahouse.com
Wednesday Wine Strolls are back at Middleton Place
through Oct. 29. Every Wednesday in October, from 6-8 p.m., enjoy a stroll through a different part of the gardens while sipping wine and specialty punch from Middleton Place Restaurant, tickets $20 per person, a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Susan G. Komen Lowcountry Chapter. The season closes out with the Masquerade Stroll, $40 per person. Members of Middleton Place Foundation receive 45 percent discount. Reserve your spot by calling (843) 556-6020 or visitwww.middletonplace.org
S.C. Pecan Festival
is 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Irby Street parking lot of Central UMC in Florence. Enjoy a day of food and fun for the entire family, including a corn hole tournament, classic car show and pecan cook-off. More information atwww.florencedowntown.com
or (843) 678-5912
Speaking of nuts, Young Plantations
holiday locations, specializing in premium pecan gifts, will be opening in the following locations in early November: Columbiana Center in Columbia, Haywood Mall in Greenville, Mount Pleasant Towne Center, Coastal Grand Mall in Myrtle Beach, Magnolia Mall in Florence and South Park Mall in Charlotte. The stores will operate through the end of December and will carry a variety of gourmet baskets, cheese biscuits, confections and pecan treats. The year-round store is located on Hwy 54 at I-95. (800) 729-8004www.youngplantations.com
Meet Southern Living cookbook author Sheri Castle
as she leads a class at Charleston Cooks! 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5. Featuring recipes from her new book “The Southern Living Community Cookbook: Celebrating Food and Fellowship in the American South,” this hands-on class will include Sirloin Strip Steaks in Old Kentucky Bourbon Marinade; Cheese Dreams; Grilled Romaine with Buttermilk Chive Dressing; Spinach Parmesan; Decadent Scalloped Potatoes; and Homemade Banana Pudding with Real Vanilla Custard. Tickets $65 per person, includes tastings and a glass of wine. Located at Cross Hill Market, call Charleston Cooks! for reservations, (803) 509-8111 or register online atwww.charlestoncooks.com
Family Shelter Blues, Brews & BBQ
is 6-9 p.m. Nov. 6 at Doc’s Barbeque and Southern Buffet, 1601 Shop Road. Enjoy a backyard barbecue, bluegrass by The Blue Iguanas, beers from River Rat Brewery and a silent auction. Tickets $45, proceeds to benefit program services for homeless families and children living at Family Shelter.eventbrite.com
Zion Benevolent Baptist Church Children’s Ministry to host a pancake breakfast fundraiser at Fatz Cafe (5590 Forest Drive) 7:30 - 10:30 a.m. Nov. 8. Tickets $7 for ages 6 and up, includes 3 pancakes, sausage, fruit cup and a beverage of your choice. More information, contact Zion Benevolent Baptist Church, 201 Meeting House Road, Hopkins, (803) 776-7990,www.zionbenevolent.com
Carolina Farm Stewardship Association’s Annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference
is Nov. 10-13 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Greenville. Over 50 food and farm workshops, farm tours by bus, hands-on intensives and locally sourced organic meals will be featured on the schedule. Perfect for those wanting to learn more about the latest in sustainable farming methods, urban farming, food policy activism and how to build local food systems. Local Food Feast and Keynote address featuring Mark Shepard, author of Restoration Agriculture: Real World Permaculture for Farmers, is 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10. Information and registration atwww.carolinafarmstewards.org/sac
The Savannah Food & Wine Festival
runs Nov. 10-16 with local and celebrity chefs and cookbook authors, winemakers, connoisseur dinners, one-of-a-kind culinary, spirits and wine experiences. Some of the chefs scheduled to attend include Hugh Acheson, Aason Deal, Lauren Teague, Virginia Willis and Anthony Lamas. Information and tickets atwww.savannahfoodandwinefestival.com
Tuscany meets Carolina in NYC!
Chef Adam Cooke, of Restaurant 17 at Hotel Domestique in Travelers Rest, will be cooking a five-course Tuscan-inspired, Southern-influenced meal at the James Beard House in New York City 7 p.m. Nov. 11. Tickets $130 for JBF members, $170 for general public. Full menu and information atwww.jamesbeard.org
Two Gals and a Fork Food Tours
take you on a walking tour of the Vista, visiting five of the area’s top restaurants and pubs, led by Gloria Freeman and Janet Jordan. Upcoming specialty tours: Nov. 12, 5:30 p.m., Beer 101 at World of Beer; Nov. 15, choose 11 a.m. or 4:30 p.m. for a walk with guides from Historic Columbia. Tickets and information,www.twogalsfoodtours.com
or (803) 260-7992 or (803) 356-3609
Bubbie’s Brisket and Bakery featuring traditional (kosher) Jewish foods and baked goods will be 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 16 at Beth Shalom Synagogue, 5827 North Trenholm Road. All foods purchases are a la carte, plan for your feast now. More information, call (803) 782-2500 or go towww.bethshalomcolumbia.org
The 18th Annual SC Oyster Festival
will be noon-6 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Robert Mills House & Gardens, 1616 Blanding Street. Tickets $5 in advance, $10 at gate, kids 12 and under free, available at Robert Mills House Gift Shop, PEARLZ oyster bar and steventbrite.com
. Enjoy live music, fresh food and oysters. Proceeds benefit Pawmetto Lifeline. Bring chairs and blankets, no coolers.
Columbia Food Tours,
owned by Kristin and Brian Cole, take you on a walking tour of downtown Columbia to experience the culture and cuisine of the Capital City. Sign up for a tour, gathering at the State House steps, and visit six to eight of Columbia’s finest restaurants and sample items from the menu. Tours last 21/2 hours, rain or shine. More information and ticket reservations atwww.columbiafoodtours.com
Greenville Brew Tours
offers Saturday tours of breweries, an overview of the brewing processes and tastings of craft beers with a final stop at The Greenville Growler Station, a leading craft beer tavern in Greenville. Participating breweries include Thomas Creek, Brewery 85, Quest Brewing and Swamp Rabbit Brewery with occasional excursions to Asheville, N.C., Charlotte and Athens, Ga. Tickets $55 per person. Private tours available. Information, schedule and ticket reservations atgreenvillebrewtours.com
World Beer Festival returns
Jan. 17 to the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Last year, at least 10 new breweries opened in South Carolina. The World Beer Festival will highlight these along with national and international breweries and feature specialty cheese and beer pairings, beer education seminars ... and the return of the silent disco experience. General admission tickets are $40 (includes tasting glass and unlimited 2-ounce tastings); VIP admission is $75 (private hospitality area, private bathrooms, bonus selection of beers and 3-issue subscription to All About Beer Magazine).Tickets are available now
and at Green’s and Morganelli’s locations.
Cooking with Chef Marion at Ballentine Park. Learn how to create healthy meals that really taste good 10 a.m.-1 pm. Nov. 8. Class is $25 and includes all supplies. Register at Ballentine Park, 1009 Bickley Road, (803) 781-2031 or email Chef Marion at email@example.com
Midlands Tech Harbison Campus.
7300 Colege St., Irmo. Upcoming classes: Nov. 9, 1-5 p.m., Responsible Bartending T.I.P.S. Certification (must be 21 years old to attend), $100; Nov. 11, 6-7:30 p.m., Snack & Learn Healthy, Fit & Frugal, $15; Nov. 17, 6-8:30 p.m., Fitness, Food & Losing Weight, $29; Dec. 1, 6-8:30 p.m., Eating Gluten-Free, $39; Dec. 13, 10-11:30 a.m., Snack & Learn Healthy, Fit & Frugal, $15. Register by calling (803) 732-0432 orwww.midlandstech.edu/cce
Upcoming classes: Healthy Habits for a Fantastic Fall with Lere Robinson, a series of Thursday evening classes through Nov. 20, $35 per class with discounts available for students, seniors and military. For information, seehttp://cpcp.sph.sc.edu/cooking
. Register by calling (803) 576-5636 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 915 Greene St., Suite 101
Cooking Healthy for the Holidays
5:30-6:30 Nov. 10 at Drew Wellness Center. A FREE class focusing on a healthy take on holiday meals with a registered dietitian. Register at the Member Services Desk, 2101 Walker Solomon Way, or call (803) 545-3200
Charleston Cooks! at Cross Hill.
Wednesday, Oct. 29, Tailgate grilling & smoking; Nov. 4, chili; Nov. 5, Southern Cooking with Chef Sheri Castle; Nov. 6, holiday wine workshop; Nov. 7, couples cozy recipes; Nov. 8, family Italian (children welcome); Nov. 10, Harvest Holiday; Nov. 13, Chinese dinner party; Nov. 19, Thanksgiving desserts; Nov. 24, roasting & braising; Nov. 25, apples. For information or to register, call (803) 509-8111 orwww.charlestoncooks.com
Chef Francois Fisera hosts cooking classes atFleur de Lys Home Culinary Institute
. Thursday, Oct. 30, Mumm champagne tasting with salmon; Friday, Oct. 31, Marrakesh chicken tagine; Nov. 4, 7 and 8, crackling salmon with black truffle; Nov. 11 & 14, rabbit hunter-style; Nov. 17 & 18, Nordic seafood shepherd’s pie; Nov. 21, Beaujolais Nouveau celebration with coq au vin. Fleur de Lys is at 3001 Millwood Ave. (803) 765-9999 orfleurdelyscolumbiasc.com
Let’s Cook Culinary Studio events:
Friday, Oct. 31, Halloween; Nov. 3, Test Drive a TEC Grill; Nov. 4, Culinary Tour Review of Italian Piedmont; Nov. 6, dim sum; Nov. 7, tapas; Nov. 8, art class; Nov. 10, fall and winter soups; Nov 11 and Dec 2, Chocolate Adventure Series with Pastry Chef Patrick Duggan ($45 per class or $120 for 3-part series). Detailed listings at letscookculinary.com. Let’s Cook is at 1305 Assembly St. (803) 348-5874
McCutchen House at USC. Chef du jour classes (9 a.m.-1 p.m.):
Nov. 8, Pie making 101; Dec. 6, holiday candies.Wine classes (6:30-9:30 p.m.):
Nov. 11, Burgundy wines; Dec. 2, rare wines. Registration athttp://www.hrsm.sc.edu/mccutchen-house
or call (803) 777-4450
Farmers in the Forest, Forest Acres Farmers Market at Richland Mall in the parking lot along Beltline Boulevard. Wednesdays 3-7 p.m. through Oct. 29. Vendor applications can be found at farmersintheforest.org, follow on Facebook
Blythewood Farmers Market,
4-7 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 29, Doko Meadows, 171 Langford Road, Blythewood
Kershaw County Farmers Market,
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays through Nov. 16, 631 W. DeKalb St., Camden, www.kcfarmersmarket.org
Northeast Farmers Market,
3-7 p.m. Thursdays through November, Lake Carolina’s Town Center
Rosewood Market Farmers Market,
4-7 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays (in Nov. and Dec., market days will be the first and third Thursdays due to holidays), 2803 Rosewood Drive, (803) 256-6410 www.rosewoodmarket.com
Sandhills Farmers Market,
2-7 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 25 at Sandhill Research Center, 900 Clemson Road, across from Village at Sandhill
Soda City Market
, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday at the 1500 block of Main Street www.sodacitysc.com
Healthy Carolina’s Farmers Market,
9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Davis Field (Greene Street) www.sa.sc.edu/healthy%20carolina/farmersmarket