Somehow we forgot to buy a ticket to the Charleston Wine + Food Festival’s sold-out $500 per person Chairman’s Dinner: The Ties that Bond. You too? Must have been that day we were busy paying our mortgage. 

Luckily, there are still tickets left for other Wine + Food fringe events happening this week and many are significantly cheaper.

SloCuts 2
Where: Elliotborough Mini Bar, 18 Percy St.
When: Fri., March 6, 6-10 p.m.
Tickets: $15 adv / $20 day of
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If you love The Lot, join Chef Alex Lira at Elliotborough Mini Bar. Lira will once again host cookbook author Mark Andrew Gravel (Kill the Recipe) for a dinner of duck confit tamales, smoky beans, and a citrusy market salad. Live music will be provided by The Rusty Hook Ramblers and The Travelin’ Kine. Beer and wine will also be available.

Edmund’s Oast Special Happy Hour, featuring Alba Huerta from Houston, TX and Bryan Rackely from The Kimball House
Where: Edmund’s Oast, (1081 Morrison Dr.)
When: Sat. March 7, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Houstonian Alba Huerta oversees the bar programs at Anvil Bar & Refuge, The Pastry War, and Julep, and she, along with Edmund’s Oast head bartender Jayce McConnell will offer a special drink menu. Bryan Rackely from Atlanta’s The Kimball House will also offer a special raw oyster bar station for guests to enjoy. 

Guest Beverage Professional Pop-Up Tasting
Where: Cocktail Club,  479 King St.
When: Fri., March 6 & Saturday, March 7, 3-5 p.m.
Tickets: $5 per person at the door, benefiting Wholesome Wave

Friday, Miles Macquarrie from The Kimball House in Atlanta will make an appearance at the Cocktail Club. On Saturday Sarah Marie Martin of Dixie Vodka stops by. The bartenders will join forces with The Cocktail Club’s team and together will feature a special drink menu for guests to enjoy. All of the proceeds from the event will benefit Wholesome Wave, a national nonprofit which enables underserved consumers to make healthier food choices by increasing affordable access to fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables.

Book Signing: Field Peas to Foie Gras: Southern Recipes with a French Accent
Where: Blue Bicycle Books, 420 King St.
When: Sun., March 8, 3-5 p.m. 
Tickets: Free

Atlanta Chef Jennifer Hill Booker serves up 100+ recipes blending her Le Cordon Bleu training with dishes from her Mississippi upbringing in her new book Field Peas to Foie Gras. Meet the author and get a signed copy at this Sunday event. 

Twenty Six Divine Dinner
Where: Twenty Six Divine, 682 King St.
When: Fri. March 6, 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $100 per person
Purchase: (843) 297-8118

If you’re looking for last-minute tickets to Wine + Food Festival Signature Dinners, you’re pretty much out of luck. And that includes Twenty Six Divine’s Saturday night, $100-per-person dinner. But, to meet demand, the restaurant has decided to offer the same menu on Friday and for $15 less. Husband and wife Chefs Enan and Jennifer Parezo will serve the same five-course meal Friday. The menu includes wine pairings and dishes like truffle deviled eggs, pan-seared salmon, and herb-marinated shrimp. 

Sweetgrass Celebration
Where: Le Creuset, 112 North Market St.
When: Fri. March 6, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Tickets: Free

The chance to meet a fifth generation sweetgrass basketmaker, Nakia Wigfall, is just one reason to attend this event. But even better? Wigfall will unveil a sweetgrass basket replica of a Le Creuset dutch oven. Wine and cheese will be provided by Peninsula Grill.

Cookbook signing with Michael Anthony of Gramercy Tavern
Where: Le Creuset, 112 North Market St.
When: Sat. March 7, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Tickets: Free

Get a copy of The Gramercy Tavern cookbook signed by chef Michael Anthony at this cocktail hour event. Brasserie Gigi will provide champagne hors d’oeuvres and a specialty drink will be prepared by Xiao Bao Biscuit.

Northstar Wine Dinner at Graze
When: Thurs. March 5, 6 p.m.
Where Graze, 863 Houston Northcutt Blvd., Mt. Pleasant
Price: $75
Call: (843) 606-2493

Taste some of the best wines coming out of Washington state at this dinner hosted by Graze. Winemaker David ‘Merf’ Merfeld will be in attendance and dishes will include Calico Bay scallops, sous vide beef cheeks, and chocolate-raspberry tiramisu. 

Proof Lady’s Night
When: Fri. March 6, 8-11 p.m.
Where: Proof, 437 King St.

Proof owner Craig Nelson assures us that this event will feature three of the most talented bartenders in the country: the aforementioned Alba Huerta, owner/operator of Julep Houston; Charlotte Voisey, world ambassador for William Grant & Sons, and Meaghan Dorman of Raines Law Room and Dear Irving in New York City. 

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