Jelly Belly tour bus coming to Peanut Man locations
Want to taste the latest flavors of Jelly Belly jellybeans? Then head on over to The Peanut Man this weekend. The bus will be pulling up to the Village at Sandhill location (471 Towncenter Place) noon-4 p.m. Saturday and then in the Vista (1215 Lincoln Street) 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Some of the flavors include Tabasco, Snapple and the Mystery Bean Flavor. Kids will enjoy facepainting, games, balloons and more.
FOLKFabulous showcases Cherokee Indian foods
USC’s McKissick Museum celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Awards with a festival 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday on the Horseshoe. In addition to the folk arts, the Native American Indian and Cherokee Cafe will offer traditional foods such as fry bread, meat pies, roasted corn, Indian tacos and Cherokee foods such as bean bread and chestnut bread.
In addition to these delicious treats, Joe Turkaly, executive chef at Kraken Gastropub and Chef d’Cuisine at RB’s Bodacious Barbecue will be serving up Carolina Chicken Bog.
Wine Down Wine Tastings
Wine Down on Main is hosting a wine tasting 6-8 p.m. this evening featuring a selection from Donati Family Vineyards. Mark Donati will be presenting the wines. $5 per person.
On April 30, Tony Cartlidge of Cartlidge and Browne (St. Helena, California) will present six wines paired with different dishes of food, at 6 p.m. Tickets $20 per person. Wine Down on Main is at 1520 Main Street, (803) 673-4810.
Sustainability and Agriculture Mini Conference is May 1
Sustainable Carolina marks is own food summit with a look at what’s happening with sustainable agriculture in business in the Columbia area. This mini-conference is for people interested in or want to become involved in the local competitive environment of sustainable agriculture and/or the Columbia community food systems. Conference is 11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 1 at Lumpkin Auditorium at the Moore School of Business, 1705 College St.
Free bagels at Breugger’s on Thursday. Breugger’s Bagels locations and Children’s Miracle Network Hospital celebrate 30th anniversaries with free food and fundraisers. Customers can print a “3 Free Bagel” coupon (or display it on a smartphone) by going to the Breugger’s Facebook page. In exchange for free bagels, guests are encourage to donate their spare change (or more) to Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.
MoMo’s goes South ... South American, that is. Enjoy a dinner featuring South American-inspired cuisine paired with wines from the region Thursday. Reservations, $65 per person, limited seating. MoMo’s is at 2930 Devine St., (803) 252-2700, www.momos-bistro.com
Wine and Unwind and meet artist Heidi Darr-Hope, 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday at Capital Senior Center/Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle at Maxcy Gregg Park. (803) 779-1971, ext. 12; www.CapitalSeniorCenter.com
Raise a glass and support Habitat for Humanity. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 403 Park Road, Lexington, hosts a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity 6:30 p.m. Friday. Wine and cheese and beer, tickets $15 in advance, $20 at door. Call (803) 359-2444 Tuesday through Thursday for information.
Pet Food Drive for Meals On Wheels pets in need is 9 a.m.-noon Friday at the parking lot of Senior Resources Administrative Building, 2817 Millwood Ave. Drive up and drop-off pet food and supplies. More information, call Annie Eveleigh, (803) 252-7734, ext. 256.
Presented by the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, the Camden Kitchen Tour is scheduled 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and will feature seven homes, beginning at the historic Douglas-Reed House. Stops on the tour include: Barbara and Dick Davis, 120 Dicey Ford; Anne Hutchins, 1914 Carriage House Lane; Old McCaskill’s Farm (box lunch and fresh eggs available), 337 Cantey Lane; Grace Episcopal Church, 1315 Lyttleton St.; Laurie and Bill Funderburk, 1804 Broad St.; Tory and Tom Brock, 644 Charlotte Thompson Road; and Dr. Patricia Nolan, 520 Cooks Court. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day of, and are available at Douglas-Reed House, 810 Lyttleton St., Camden; (803) 425-7676, ext. 300; or online at www.fineartscenter.com
Headed to Charleston this weekend? Check out Lowcountry Local First’s Chef’s Potluck dinner at Middleton Place 4-7 p.m. Sunday. Participating restaurants include Caviar & Bananas, Cru Cafe, Cypress, Daniel Island Club, EVO, FIG, The Glass Onion, The Grocery, Monza, Poogan’s Porch, Social Restaurant + Wine Bar, SNOB and Two Boroughs Larder. Beverages provided by Firefly, Grassroots Wine, Coast Brewery, Palmetto Beer and Social Mocktails. Tickets $60 LLF members, $70 public in advance; $70 and $80 at the gate. Tickets and information at lowcountrylocal.org
Rosewood Crawfish Festival is May 11. Advance tickets $9, $12 day of event. Start off the day with the Crawdaddy Dash at 9 a.m. and enjoy food (including over 10,000 pounds of fresh farm-raised Louisiana crawfish) and fun 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. along Rosewood Drive, between Harden and Holly. Parking available at the RV lot across from the State Fairgrounds (Rosewood at Assembly) and shuttles to an from the festival are free. Info at rosewoodcrawfishfest.com
Bovinova: The Ultimate Cook-Out is May 10-11 in Simpsonville. What makes this so special? Whole-animal cooking ... cow, goat, pigs, chickens and a few exotic meats are on the menu. Ticket prices range from $55 (per person/Friday only) to $180 (two-day family-of-four pass). Information, tickets at http://bovinova2013.eventbrite.com or follow on Facebook, www.facebook.com/groups/bovineroast
BBQ Shop Talk will be holding a series of grilling classes at the SC State Farmers Market. Sunday classes, noon-5 p.m., $99 per class include samplings, recipes and take-home food. May 5, ladies grilling; June 9, guys grilling; July 14, start your own competition cook team. Call Mark Busbee, (803) 513-6087 or Tim Handy, (843) 214-3736.
Charleston Cooks! at Cross Hill. Today, garden party; Thursday, Bourbon & BBQ; Friday, couples Hawaiian; Monday, chicken; Tuesday, Asian street food. Register for classes online at charlestoncooks.com.
Chef Francois Fisera hosts cooking classes at Fleur de Lys Home Culinary Institute. Friday, Chardonnay; May 3 and 7, Mexican fiesta, tequila; May 11, Kobe beef; May 18, Maine lobster; May 21, veal; May 24, wine tasting. Fleur de Lys is at 3001 Millwood Ave. (803) 765-9999 or fleurdelyscolumbiasc.com
Let’s Cook Culinary Studio events: Friday, couples Italian; May 3, tapas; May 4, brunch at Soda City; May 9, Italian; May 10, couples salsa. Detailed listings at letscookculinary.com. Let’s Cook is at 1305 Assembly St. (803) 348-5874
McCutchen House on the USC Horseshoe. See complete schedule and sign up for classes at http://webapps .csg.sc.edu/ McCutchen.
ROUND TWO: The 46th Pillsbury Bake-Off is now accepting entries in the Simple Sweets category. For the first time, America will vote to determine all 100 finalists. Each entry and voting period is defined by these categories: Simple Sweets and Starters, entry period now through May 9, voting June 13-27; Quick Rise and Shine Breakfasts, entry July 4-Aug. 8, voting Sept. 12-26. Grand prize winner receives $1 million and $10,000 in GE kitchen appliances. Information and registration at BakeOff.com
Soda City Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday at the 1500 block of Main Street
701 Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday at 701 Whaley St.
Healthy Carolina’s Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays on Greene Street in front of the Russell House during the school semester
Forest Acres Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m. Wednesdays at Richland Mall, next to Wendy’s on Beltline Boulevard
Vista Guild Farmers Market, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays, Lincoln Street in front of Blue Marlin Restaurant
Farmers in the Forest, the Forest Acres Farmers Market at Richland Mall, is open 3-7 p.m. Wednesdays through October.
Rosewood Market Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, 2803 Rosewood Drive, (803) 256-6410
Northeast Farmers Market at Lake Carolina, open 3-7 p.m. Thursdays at Town Center.