The annual Taste: Iron Chef Competition is 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Culinary Institute of Charleston’s Palmer Campus in downtown Charleston. The competition, sponsored by US Foods, will showcase some of the best local chefs in a head-to-head battle.
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Five years after Executive Chef Daniel Doyle joined Poogan’s Porch in downtown Charleston, he is coming on board as its newest partner. Doyle uses fresh, local ingredients and is known for creating twists on Southern staples. He has led Poogan’s into its most successful years and was integral in the restaurant’s invitation to cook at the James Beard House, according to a press release.
"Daniel Doyle's talent, work ethic and loyalty made this an easy decision for us, the Ball family,” said Brad Ball, managing partner. “Exceeding our expectations in every capacity, he has become an integral part of this operation. The future of this company is with Daniel Doyle and we are very excited about making him a partner."
New Belgium Brewing, maker of Fat Tire Amber Ale, is bringing its Clips of Faith show to Charleston at 7 p.m. Sept. 27 in Marion Square. The Clips of Faith films include many genres, such as comedic shorts, animation and environmental documentaries. The event is a fundraiser for Charleston Moves, which encourages biking and walking for the improved health of greater Charleston. Last year about 300 people attended the event, raising $1,500 for Charleston Moves. Admission to the event is free, with beer and merchandise sales benefiting the nonprofit. The beer selection includes Cocoa Mole, Biere de Mars, Tart Lychee, The Lost Abbey, Super IPA, Peach Porch Lounger, Matt's Dubbel, Red Hoptober, La Folie, Fat Tire, Ranger, 1554, Trippel, Abbey, Blue Paddle, Belgo IPA and Shift. Guests may bring food, blankets and chairs. Food trucks will be on site.
The annual Taste: Iron Chef Competition is 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Culinary Institute of Charleston’s Palmer Campus in downtown Charleston. The competition, sponsored by US Foods, will showcase some of the best local chefs in a head-to-head battle. This is the first in a series of events leading up to the Southern Living Taste of Charleston on Sept. 30.
Taste: Iron Chef will consist of two teams of chefs each challenged to make three to five dishes featuring the “secret ingredient,” which is unveiled at the beginning of the allotted 60-minute competition. This year, Chef John Ondo of Lana will team up with Chef Michael Karkut of Graze to compete against Chef Eric Huff of Burwell’s Stone Fire Grill and Chef Daniel Doyle of Poogan’s Porch.
Mickey Bakst of Charleston Grill and Tom Crawford of ABC News 4 will emcee the event. Judges include last year’s Taste: Iron Chef winners Chef Steven Lusby of 82 Queen and Chef Matthew Niessner of Hall’s Chophouse. Also on the judging panel is Rebecca Lang, contributing food editor for Southern Living.
Tickets to the event are available at www.CharlestonRestaurantAssociation.com and include heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer.
College of Charleston's new men’s basketball coach Doug Wojcik will be the featured speaker at the Small Business Lunch at Halls on Oct. 4. Wojcik will review his plans for the 2012-2013 season. He came to the Cougars after seven seasons at the University of Tulsa where he made program history with 140 career wins.
Tickets are $28 per person for the luncheon and parking. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and lunch is served at noon. Seating is limited. For tickets, visit www.smallbusinesslunchathalls.com or call 800-838-3006. Halls Chophouse is located at 434 King St. in downtown Charleston.
O-Ku is hosting a craft beer dinner on Sept. 25. (Photo/Provided)
O-Ku, 463 King St. in Charleston, is offering a five-course menu of Asian-inspired dishes paired with craft beers at 7 p.m. Sept. 25. Menu highlights include curried duck salad and Westbrook IPA; unagi sampler with Victory Prima Pils; Togarashi fried clams and duck cracklins and Great Divide Hoss Rye Lager; roast wagyu steamed buns and Green Flash Rayon Vert; and, for dessert, chocolate petit fours with Stone Smoked Porter. Cost is $45 per person excluding tax and gratuity. For reservations, call 843-737-0112.
Join the Center for Women at Leaf Cafe & Bar for the next Let's Do Lunch in Charleston event at noon Friday. Leaf Chef Ross Webb will cook up lunch with dessert by Cupcake. Tickets are $25 and benefit the Center for Women. Leaf Cafe & Bar is located at 15 Beafain St., Charleston. Space is limited; call 800-838-3006 or purchase tickets online.
Jennet Robinson Alterman, executive director of the Center for Women, will discuss business expertise available to support female entrepreneurs, leadership training and support for ovarian cancer patients. September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and the Center for Women provides education and support services to women diagnosed with ovarian cancer, their caregivers and friends.