Thursday night’s Food + Wine Festival Launch Party did a good job of getting folks psyched for the 2009 F+W Fest. The four-day March event includes a charity luncheon with Bobby Flay, winemaker receptions in private homes, a Lowcountry gospel brunch, and annual favorites like the King Street Sip + Stroll and Food + Wine with a View. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to start claiming your tix now — they’re notorious for selling out crazy fast.

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28 Bridgeside, as always, a swanky venue. Particularly at sunset.

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Cypress’ Chef Craig Deihl dishes out shrimp BLT

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Bluegrass jams from the Bluestone Ramblers.

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Everyone’s favorite lady.