Food & Drink

SC food-related events, week of Sept. 9

McCaskill Farm outside Camden is a bed and breakfast, working farm and country store. Have lunch on the farm every Friday and mark your calendar for Family Farm Day Oct. 11
McCaskill Farm outside Camden is a bed and breakfast, working farm and country store. Have lunch on the farm every Friday and mark your calendar for Family Farm Day Oct. 11 THE STATE/File

Special events

Vote for the Best. Breakfast. Ever. Motor Supply Co.’s Chef Wesley Fulmer is competing in the Thomas’ English Muffin Hometown Breakfast Battle and you get to help decide the winner. Vote for Fulmer’s lacquered bacon steak with wilted kale and sunny side egg atop a muffin at

You Buy, We Give, a partnership between Books on Broad and Food for the Soul, in Camden, was created to help end homelessness and hunger in Kershaw County. For every copy of the cook “Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day” sold, Books on Broad will donate a copy to Food for the Soul to be distributed so that families and individuals learn how to prepare food and eat well on a limited income. Books on Broad is located at 944 Broad St., (803) 713-7323,; Food for the Soul,

The Great American Whiskey Fair, presented by Bourbon, 6-9 p.m. Thursday at 701 Whaley, will feature more than 300 bourbons, whiskeys and ryes from the U.S., Scotland, Ireland, Canada and Japan; food from Bourbon. Tickets on sale now ($75 per person; VIP tickets $125 per person) at; tickets sold only in advance, not at door. or

Dining with dogs returns to Mr. Friendly’s and Solstice Kitchen. Reserve a space for you and your pup by calling Pupcakes, (803) 467-0171. Your four-legged friend will enjoy a three-course animal-friendly meal for $12 per dog, while you order off the restaurant menu. Pick a date: Mr. Friendly’s: Oct. 7, Nov. 11; Solstice Kitchen: Thursday, Oct. 8, Nov. 12.

Crescent Olive fundraiser for Curing Kids Cancer, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday at 2901-C Devine St. Sample a variety of olive oils and balsamic vinegars with ice cream and special appetizers (beginning at 5 p.m.). Portion of sales to benefit Curing Kids Cancer for the Children’s Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital.

Giant Wine Tasting and Sale at Cellar on Greene noon-2 p.m. Saturday. Sample more than 30 wines before purchasing. 2001 Greene St, (803) 343-3303,

Beer in the Garden: Moore Farms Botanical Garden Beer Fest is 1-5 p.m. Saturday at 100 New Zion Road, Lake City. Enjoy craft beer while wandering the 50-acre botanical garden. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at gate, $10 designated driver. Special VIP ticket, $35, includes MFBG Beer Fest T-shirt, pint glass, early tasting (enter at noon rather than 1 p.m.) and a hops plant. Proceeds go to Harvest Hope Food Bank-Pee Dee. Tickets at

Dinner in White at Columbia Museum of Art, 6 p.m. Sunday is the museum’s take on the Diner en Blanc series held in cities around the world. Taking inspiration from Andy Warhol’s Factory, this fun ’60s-style menu will feature items such as Marx Brothers Duck Soup, Mao Dim Sum and Pop Art Pop Tarts prepared by Chef Ryan Whittaker of 116 State. Of course, guests are invited to wear an all-white emsemble and bring their own Warhol-inspired decorations for their table. Tickets $120 per person ($100 for CMA members).

Potlucks on the Farm hosted by Midlands Food Alliance seek to bring together farmers and eaters who support local food for an evening of dining and fellowship. Bring a dish to share (with a card featuring its name and ingredients) and your own plates and utensils. Reserve a seat at the table by calling (803) 360-3358 or contact for Sunday at Greener Acres Farm, 1390 Bub Shumpert Rd in Pelion or Sept. 27 at DOKO Farm, 2101 Cedar Creek Rd. in Blythewood. Dinners 3-5 p.m. both dates.

SC Food Access Summit, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at the River Center at Saluda Shoals Park. The all-day summit will provide advocacy tools, training and action-oriented ideas to educate and organize participants to support local and state efforts to make the food system equitable for all. Sponsored by the SC Community Loan Fund, tickets $20 per person, available at

Sofrito & Soul Music + Food Festival, 11 a.m.-7 p.m, Sept. 19, Clemson Extension at Sandhill in Northeast Richland. Highlights Latin food, mucsic and cultural arts in the Midlands. Parking $5 per car, admission free.

South Carolina Railroad Museum BBQ Train Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19, 110 Industrial Park Road, Winnsboro. Enjoy barbecue dinner while rolling through the countryside in a restored open-air 1924 Pullman Dining car. Tickets $30 adults, $25 children.

Farm to Table Event Co.’s September Harvest Dinner with David Shields, 6:30 p.m Sept. 21 at City Roots. Shields, author of “Southern Provisions: The Creation & Revival of a Cuisine,” a look at the history of Southern cooking and ingredients and the early nineteenth century chefs that elevated Southern foods to the level of cuisine, will be speaking at the dinner and hosting a book signing. Tickets for the four-course meal are $75 per person at

Riverbanks ZOOfari begins 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at Riverbanks Zoo. This premier fundraiser allows guests to take a peek behind the scenes at the giraffe barn and enjoy a feast of Lowcountry-inspired dishes. Live auction items include a Sea Lion Soiree for eight, Farm to Table at Grizzly Ridge dinner for six and Brew at the Zoo Just for You for twelve. Advance tickets $55 for Riverbanks members, $65 for public, $75 day of event. Tickets available at Riverbanks Zoo ticket windows and at

IMBIBE Wine + Food Festival at The Cliffs at Mountain Park, Mariatta, SC, 6-9 p.m. Sept. 26. The Grand Tasting event will feature more than 125 wine samples, a beer garden, handcrafted spirits, food pairings, chef stations and live culinary demonstrations. Tickets $120 per person, available at

Italian Festival, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Oct. 3 at Robert Mills House & Gardens, 1616 Blanding St.. Highlights include Italian foods and beverages, entertainment and bocce tournament at 2 p.m. Information at

Fall Family Farm Day at Old McCaskill’s Farm in Rembert, 1-6 p.m. Oct. 11. Take a wagon ride, pan for gold, grind grits, play in the pumkin patch, enjoy farm fresh food and more. Admission $5. Farm located at 377 Cantey Lane, Rembert, call (803) 432-8537 for information or

Diner en Blanc comes to Charleston Oct. 15. This international event heads to Charleston for the first time, and, as always, there is mystery attached. Guests are asked to dress in white, from head to toe, bring their own prepared foods, tables, chairs, china, silverware and white tablecloths. Hours before the event, guests will meet at designated locations and escorted to the event venue. To participate in this first edition, guests are either invited via the host’s network (Charleston hosts are Linda and Bryer Davis, Annie Hamnett and Cat Taylor) or can sign up on a waiting list through the official website:

Dine on the Bridge ... the Gervais Street Bridge Dinner brings together restaurants from Columbia, West Columbia and Cayce in a celebration of what we all have in common. Scheduled for 4-8 p.m. Oct. 18, tickets for this first-ever event are on sale now at Proceeds to benefit Congaree Riverkeeper.

South Carolina Oyster Festival, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 22, at Robert Mills House and Gardens/Hampton-Preston Mansion. Oysters sold by the bucket, fried, oyster gumbo and shooters available. Bring your chairs, blankets and oyster knives and enjoy live music, arts and crafts.

Wine Wednesdays at Craft And Draft. Each Wednesday will feature select wines at $5 per glass and three to four wines that will be available for sampling and buying. Craft and Draft is at 2706 Devine St., (803) 764-2575,

Cooking classes

Calling all chefs – current, retired and experienced. Cooking Matters, a new cooking and nutrition education curriculum, will offer cooking and nutrition classes for adults and is looking for volunteers to share their skills. Email

SC BLUE Health Cooking with Chef Lawrence Wright. 6:15-7:15 p..m. Sept. 17, Recipes to get you through cold season. Class at 1260 Bower Parkway in Columbiana Station is free and open to the public. Sign up at

Learn to make sushi at SakiTumi. Wednesdays by appointment, couples and small groups can call and arrange classes in the art of making sushi. Pricing options include food and class or choose to include wine or hot sake. Call (803) 931-0700 after 2 p.m. for scheduling or information. SakiTumi is at 807 Gervais St.

Ballentine Community Center presents Flavors of the World cooking class series, meeting 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month. Classes $15 per person. Charlene Lyles, (803) 781-2031.

Chef Francois Fisera hosts cooking classes at Fleur de Lys Home Culinary Institute. Friday, Sept. 11, lobster bouillabaisse; Sept. 16 & 18, pork tenderloin w/calvados flambe, Swedish-style apricot and prunes; Sept. 21, Parisian onion soup, lobster bisque; Sept. 25, chardonnay wine tasting with NC trout w/cream. Fleur de Lys is at 3001 Millwood Ave. (803) 765-9999 or

Let’s Cook Culinary Studio events: Thursday, Sept. 10, Italian supper; Friday, Sept. 11, couples French; Sept. 15, Wild Women; Sept. 17 pizza with Rick Marzan; Sept. 21, Broad Street Market, Camden; Sept. 22, 2 for 1; Sept. 25, small plate italian. Detailed listings at 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.): Sept. 19, soups & chowders; Oct. 3, Holiday Dinner Made Easy; Oct. 31, Pie Making 101; Nov. 7 (extended 6-hour class), Bread 101; Nov. 14, roasting; Dec. 5 (extended 6-hour class), Cakes 101. Wine classes: Sept. 29, fall favorites; Oct. 6, Wine 101, how to purchase; Oct. 20, Wines from Alsace; Nov. 3, dessert wines; Dec. 1, rare wines. Registration for classes through McCutchen House or call Becky Moran (803) 777-8225

Market News

Farmers in the Forest, Forest Acres Farmers Market at Richland Mall in the parking lot along Beltline Boulevard. Wednesdays 3-7 p.m. through Nov. 25. Vendor applications can be found at; follow on Facebook.

Blythewood Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays, Doko Meadows, 171 Langford Road, Blythewood. Contact Michaela Barno (843) 697-1733 for more information.

302 Artisans at Senate’s End, 2-7 p.m. (No Frills Grill food truck serves lunch noon-6 p.m.) Thursdays through Oct. 29 at 302 Senate St.

Northeast Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 22, Lake Carolina Town Center,

Rosewood Market Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m. every Friday, 2803 Rosewood Drive, (803) 256-6410

1st Market at First Nazareth Baptist Church, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 21; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays; Millwood parking lot across from church. Senior vouchers, WIC, SNAP/EBT and debit cards accepted. Local farmers and gardeners encouraged to participate, (803) 254-6232

Irmo Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-noon, first and third Saturdays through September, Carlisle Street, Irmo,

Kershaw County Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays through Nov. 21, 222 Broad St., Camden,

Lexington Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays through Sept. 26, Lexington Square Park, 205 E. Main St.

Soda City Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday at the 1500 block of Main Street; Mini-market every Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Marriott on Main.

Sandhills Farmers Market, 2-7 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 24 at Sandhill Research Center, 900 Clemson Road, across from Village at Sandhill

Healthy Carolina’s Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Davis Field (Greene Street) July 28.

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