Busted Bracket? No worries, cheer on Coach Martin to win in Atlanta
Sure, the University of South Carolina men’s basketball team didn’t make the play-offs but Coach Frank Martin has been drafted to face off against West Virginia Coach Bob Huggins in a head-to-head cook-off at the PrimeSport FAN Experience. The competition, judged by “Top Chef” star Richard Blais will take place in the heart of Bracket Town (West Plaza between the Georgia Dome and Building C of the World Congress Center) April 6 at 2:30 p.m. Sponsored by LG, a $20,000 donation will be made to Coaches vs. Cancer in the winning coach’s name from LG.
Don’t have time or prefer not to cook a big Easter meal? All locations of Lizard’s Thicket will be open 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Easter Sunday. Also, Rosso Trattoria Italia in Trenholm Plaza will have an Easter Brunch 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Make Rosso reservations by calling (803) 787-3949.
And the winners are ...
Winners from this past weekend’s Smokin at the Market Commissioner’s Cup BBQ Cook Off are: Grand Champion (State BBQ Champion): Queology, Matt Gamble, Summerville; Reserve Champion: Swig-N-Pig, Andrew Massey, Williamston; Ribs winners: (1st) Ultimate Tailgaters, Chris Fulmer, Aiken; (2nd) Blind Swine BBQ, Mike Sanders, Greenwood; (3rd) On the Spot BBQ, Ronnie Bishop, Greenwood; Butts winners: (1st) Swig-N-Pig, Andrew Massey, Williamston; (2nd) Killer B’s BBQ, Jim Burg, Evans, GA; (3rd) Some-R-Swine, Seth Watari, Summerville; Anything Butt: Blind Swine BBQ, Mike Sanders, Greenwood. Congratulations!
Food Justice Week runs through Sunday. Sustainable Carolina Community Food Systems and Garden Teams are coordinating with USC student and community organizations in order to provide “a holistic perspective on the intersection of social justice and food production and consumption.” Since this week also coincides with National Farmworkers Awareness Week, they also hope to raise awareness of the importance of farm workers in all of our lives. Events include: Tonight: 7p.m., Russell House Room 304, “Fifty Shades of Green: The Paradoxes & Promises of Women and the World Wide Web;” Thursday: 7 p.m., Screening of the documentary “FRESH!” at City Roots; Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Healthy Eating in Context: Bridging Gaps, Linking Communities at Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. More information at sc.edu/green/
Baconalia at Denny’s! For the bacon lover, twelve bacon-centric menu items (including a Maple Bacon Sundae), register for free bacon, purchase a commemorative collector’s Baconalia 2013 plate, link to videos and more at www.dennys.com Baconalia is for a limited time only.
Slow Food at Indie Grits. Get your tickets ($10, $15, $20) for the Slow Food tasting and potluck highlighting local and sustainable ingredients, 4-7 p.m. April 14 at 701 Whaley. Tickets on sale at www.indiegrits.com
Take a Dirt Roadtrip (aka Lowcountry Farm Tour) April 20 on Johns and Wadmalaw Islands and McClellanville. $30 per carload for LLF members, $35 per carload for non-members. Info at www.lowcountrylocalfirst.org
Place your orders now for the Big Nosh! Pre-order delicious Jewish delicacies such as whitefish salad, kugel, knish, brisket, corned beef, pastrami and chopped liver in advance of the festival at Tree of Life Congregation 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. April 21. Tree of Life is located at 6719 N. Trenholm Rd., www.bignosh.org
Chef Francois Fisera hosts cooking classes at Fleur de Lys Home Culinary Institute. Thursday, lamb chops; April 3, 5, halibut; April 9, 12, 13, Maryland soft shell crab; April 16, 19, rabbit. Fleur de Lys is at 3001 Millwood Ave. (803) 765-9999 or fleurdelyscolumbiasc.com