BBQ, Bourbon & Bluegrass Hoedown
Want to experience a different side of Charleston, SC? Then don’t miss the BBQ, Bourbon & Bluegrass Hoedown on Saturday, November 9, from 7-11 p.m. at the Charleston Visitor Center Bus Shed. The 2nd annual Lowcountry Hoedown is a celebration of Southern fare & libations set to a fiddle!
Sip & swig on bourbon, moonshine, and whiskey cocktails from over a dozen distilleries including Charleston’s own Striped Pig Distillery, scheduled to open later this year. Enjoy craft brews from three great Southern states, including local favorite Holy City Brewing. Nibble and nosh on BBQ, brisket & tasty Southern treats from Lowcountry restaurants and artisan food vendors.
And of course, no Hoedown is complete without dancing, so plan to get down to the funky rhythms of two fantastic bluegrass bands: Seven Handle Circus (Atlanta, GA) and The Barefoot Movement (Johnson City, TN). So suit up in your best plaid and prepare for a boot stompin’ good time at this Lowcountry Hoedown presented by Bottles Beverage Superstore.
Tickets can be purchased at Bottles Beverage Superstore (610 Coleman Blvd, Mt Pleasant) or online at www.lowcountryhoedown.com. Tickets are $50 advance or $65 door (if available). Tickets include sampling from all participating vendors and live entertainment. A portion of the proceeds benefit Pet Helpers, a local non-profit rescue & adoption center for dogs & cats.
(Used by permission from http://www.TravelandLeisureNews.com)
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Although my site is focused mainly on North and South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, I occasionally include stories from other great places I have personally visited. Below are two stories I wrote for other online travel sites from a visit to Maui last Sept. One is my trip over the Hana Highway (awesome experience) and another on top Maui spas.
So if you have visited Hawaii or dream of visiting this Paradise, check out my two stories and photos on Maui. After all, Hawaii is definitely a southern destination geographically, and their laid-back culture and hospitality equals that found in the South.
(Click on Maui Spa Adventures to get link)
Jamie Deen will be visiting the Southern Season Store in Chapel Hill, NC, on Oct. 1st from 5-7 pm to meet and greet visitors. At this free event Deen will be signing his first solo cookbook, “Jamie Deen’s Good Food: Cooking Up a Storm with Delicious, Family-Friendly Recipes.”
Food Network star Jamie Deen says quality time in the kitchen with his family is an important part of life. Deen grew up cooking with his mother, the iconic Queen of Cooking Paula Deen, and his brother Bobby. Even with his busy schedule hosting Food Network’s “Home for Dinner with Jamie Deen,” helping run the Deen family restaurants, and doing charitable work around the country, Jamie makes sure his family comes together at night to share a special meal.
His new cookbook is broken down into fun chapters such as: “From the Ground Up; Soup Kitchen; By Sea; Hand Holdin’; and The Big Payoff.” Jamie’s “Good Food” also features a special section in the back of the book called ‘Rooster’s Café,’ featuring a handful of recipes by Jamie’s 6-year-old son Jack. These kid-friendly recipes will have the same positive impact on young cooks as the first cookbook Jamie’s mama gave him when he was a kid. Each of the 125 tried and true recipes in this book includes accompanying four-color photography, preparation cooking times, helpful tips, inspiring ideas for leftovers and how to pick the right produce. Jamie’s recipes are sure to get the whole family enthusiastic about cooking—and eating well.
(Photo and info from Southern Season Newsletter)
Southern Season – Chapel Hill
University Mall – 201 S. Estes Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Call our store: 877-929-7133
The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher was named by the Travel Channel as one of the best aquariums in the USA. Other aquariums on the list include the Baltimore National Aquarium, The Monterey Bay Aquarium and the John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.
(Photo by Sandra Chambers)
For complete news story see: http://travelchannel.com/interests/family/photos/best-aquariums-in-the-us
Where the Blue Ridge and Smokies Meet
The twisting mountain roads of the Maggie Valley and Waynesville area in North Carolina are some of the most popular motorcycling destinations in the world. Whether you’re riding a motorcycle or driving a sports care, be ready to scrape some metal or squeal your tires on some wild curves on the “Tail of the Dragon,” also known as Deals Gap.
With a world-famous reputation, this 11-mile stretch with 318 curves has become a destination for hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists and sports car drivers looking to tame the beast. Located on the North Carolina and Tennessee border, this road has been featured in a number of movies including The Fugitive (1993) with Harrison Ford as well as several documentaries. Larry the Cable Guy also recently explored this road on the History Channel (Check out re-runs).
A great motor touring brochure featuring several tours on the Blue Ridge Parkway and Smoky Mountains is available at www.VisitNCsmokies.com.
N.C. Wine Guide
Did you know that North Carolina has over 100 wineries and a new North Carolina Wine Guide has officially arrived and is available free of charge. The wine guide is funded and produced by the N.C. Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services, but it will now be distributed through the Division of Tourism and can be ordered online or by calling 1-800-VISITNC or 1-877-3NC-WINE.
You can also visit their website for downloadable ready-to-go wine trails. (Click here).