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March 13, 2017

#CHSWFF Highlights

Took us a minute to recover after a 4-day, 4-night non-stop Charleston Wine + Food Festival…but we sure did have fun! Here are a few photo highlights from the whirlwind weekend. ByrdHouse clients Lewis Barbecue, Zero George, Cannon Green, Prohibition, Rutledge Cab Co., Pawpaw and Giant all hosted really wonderful events and we had a blast running all over town supporting everyone. Now to start planning for 2018!?!

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    January 17, 2017

    Pawpaw Restaurant Opens

    Over Christmas, Pawpaw Restaurant quietly opened at 209 East Bay Street (the old Wet Willie’s), and is already receiving glowing reviews. We’ve been excited about this one ever since we met Chef Jared Rogers and GM Jared Jones last year – they are a dynamic, energetic and passionate duo behind the restaurant and we think you are going to love what they are doing!

    Chef Jared puts his own modern, California-influenced spin on classic Lowcountry dishes like a dynamite Blackbird Farm Kale Salad, Davee’s Buttermilk Biscuits (totally worth indulging), a slew of Jared’s famous housemade pastas, and his Signature #88 Recipe Fried Chicken (you know it’s going to be perfect if this is the 88th rendition!). Pawpaw is proving that classic southern food can still be hip, beautiful and delicious. Hope you get a chance to stop in and try it for lunch or dinner soon. You won’t leave hungry!

     

     

     

     

     

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      November 17, 2016

      Lewis Barbecue Named Eater Charleston’s Restaurant of the Year

      Whoop whoop! So fun to find out this morning that Lewis Barbecue was named Eater Charleston’s Restaurant of the Year in this year’s Eater Awards.

      We continue to be so proud to be working with them–they are fun,  gracious and make our jobs so much more exciting! Congrats, guys!

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        October 26, 2016

        Love for Lewis from Conde Nast Traveler

        Our friend and writer for Conde Nast Traveler, Claire Volkmann, visited Lewis Barbecue for her recent online feature, “The 25 Best Things to do in Charleston.”

        Her advice? “Go Big at Lewis Barbecue” – we agree! Check it out below.

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          September 22, 2016

          Les Dames Autumn Affair, September 29

          We look forward to this lovely event on the banks of the Ashley River every year. The food + wines are some of the best we get at any event all year–and we go to A LOT of events! I know we’ve all been to a million silent auctions, but we promise you, this one really is awesome. Each “Dame” is responsible for donating something to the auction, and we are encouraged to think out of the box to create experiences that you can’t buy for yourself. Combine all of that with perfect Charleston fall weather at Lowndes Grove, and you have a really memorable night out! Come join us!

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            August 4, 2016

            Washington Post Says Charleston’s Barbecue Scene is on Fire

            “Historically, the so-called Holy City hasn’t been a barbecue town. Recently, though, its barbecue scene has been on fire.”

            Jim Shahin of the Washington Post wrote a comprehensive piece about the barbecue scene in Charleston this week. Of Lewis Barbecue coming to town, Shahin says: “Besides adding a spate of new homegrown restaurants, the city has attracted the likes of celebrity Texas pitmaster John Lewis, who helped open Franklin Barbecue in Austin, hailed by Bon Appétit as the best barbecue in America. His legendary brisket may compete with the nation’s best whole hog if Rodney Scott, who operates an acclaimed pit in tiny Hemingway, S.C., closes a deal on a property he is considering at this writing.”

            Read the full article here.

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              June 9, 2016

              On the Hunt: Alfresco Dining in Charleston

              Charleston Magazine put together a handy little guide for a question we hear all the time–“Where can we eat outside in Charleston (that’s not a cheesy tourist trap)?” And our favorite little patio at Zero Restaurant gets a shout out in the 7 p.m. slot!

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                May 31, 2016

                A Wise Choice

                Two of Chef Damon Wise’s three concepts at 23 Ann Street are up and running, and the feedback has been great! Wise-Buck Smoked Meats is serving an all-day “snackboat” and smoked meats menu, alongside cold cocktails and canned beers. Just next door, Feathertop is serving dinner and weekend brunch, with a pretty amazing line up of veggie-forward dishes and great cocktails. Check out all of the concepts at scarecrowandco.com.

                More signage is forthcoming; In the meantime, to find your way just go to the Children’s Museum on Ann Street and you will find them down the same alley. A visit is well worth the hunt!

                Here are a few photos, via Eater Charleston, by amazing local photog Leslie McKellar.

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                  April 18, 2016

                  All in the Family: A Dynamic Sibling Duo

                  Check out Bill + Amalia Scatena, the dynamic sibling duo behind Easton Porter’s kitchens, in this month’s The Local Palate. Bill helms the kitchen at Pippin Hill Farm + Vineyards in Charlottesville, while our girl Amalia is here in Charleston at Cannon Green. We think their dishes are just as attractive as they are! Good genes in that Scatena family…

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                    April 11, 2016

                    The Buck Stops Here…(in Charleston, this May)

                    Time to bring on the “wise” and “buck” puns…there’s a new kid on the block and we are so excited to be working with them as they launch 3 really unique and special concepts here in Charleston. Chef Damon Wise and business partner Jonathan Buckley announced today via Eater that they will be opening 3 restaurants–Scarecrow, Feathertop and Wise-Buck Smoked Meats–in the coming months, downtown at 23 Ann Street (in between the Children’s Museum and the Visitor’s Center, for you locals).

                    We’ve had the opportunity to take a peek at the designs + menus for each, and we can say wholeheartedly that we cannot wait to see it come together.

                    Damon has worked with many of the great chefs of the world, and this will be his first restaurant of his own, so we have a feeling it’s going to be big, big, big. Follow along at @scarecrowandco for more info on opening plans.

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