Charleston Wine and Food Festival 2016 Sweet Savant America's best food blog best travel blog

Let me tell you, I had a BLAST at Charleston Wine and Food Festival. Events take place all over the city and beyond.

Many thanks to Charleston Wine and Food Festival 2016 for the tickets to this fantastic event. I’ll let my pictures do most of the talking, let’s begin with THE ROASTED GOAT event held in a tented lot on the side of High Wire Distilling Co. 

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They didn’t call this event the Roasted Goat for nothing! Goat + an open fire = absolute DELICIOUSNESS! There were lots of other choices if goat wasn’t your thing. Atlanta based chef Kevin Rathbun served up some delicious steak, there were several vegetarian offerings as well as chicken. No one went hungry

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They had a fantastic DJ spinning all sorts off good stuff ( I nearly fell out when he played Biz Markie!)  Shardé Thomas and Rising Stars Fife & Drum Band were FANTASTIC!!

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Hot Chicken thighs from Nashville’s Urban Grub were a real treat

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My favorite bite of the night wasn’t goat, it wasn’t meat at all. It was this tasty Crispy Cauliflower with Goats Milk Cheese Olivade Aioli by chef Alex Harrell of Restaurant Angeline- New Orleans, LA.. He gave me a few tips on how to make it at home so I’m going to try to recreate the dish. I’ll post the results ASAP.

The next afternoon (because it took me that long to recover) I headed out to The Cigar Factory for “A Bourbon Affair:Smoke + Brown Water”. The Cigar Factory is a sprawling five story brick building built in 1881 as a textile mill.

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From there it became a cigar manufacturing facility and now it’s been renovated and houses retail, restaurants, event spaces and a few offices (Garden and Gun magazine is housed there)

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We were greeted with cigars and bourbon

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Charleston Wine and Food Festival 2016

16 Comments

16 Comments on Charleston Wine and Food Festival 2016 recap

  1. T. Espinoza
    April 1, 2016 at 3:34 pm (12 months ago)

    This looks like lots of fun. I do love to eat and who can say no to some good wine? Not me LOL

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    • Demetra Overton
      April 4, 2016 at 1:13 pm (12 months ago)

      It really was a lot of fun. I went alone but I never felt alone. So many people reachedo it to talk and even invited me to join their groups.

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  2. Styled By OmiOmy
    March 28, 2016 at 8:54 pm (12 months ago)

    The roasted goat was a sight to see. This would be an awesome event to plan a visit around.

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  3. LaShawn
    March 26, 2016 at 11:49 am (1 year ago)

    I feel so ashamed that I have never been to Charleston! Everything sounds delicious! But I’m….unsure about how i would feel about that goat. LOL

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    • Demetra Overton
      April 4, 2016 at 1:15 pm (12 months ago)

      Don’t be ashamed, but if you can find the time I think you would enjoy as trip to Charleston. There is no shortage of beautiful places to photograph

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  4. Kim
    March 25, 2016 at 1:47 am (1 year ago)

    I love good food and drink. This would have been heaven on Earth for me. That goat looked awesome

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  5. Christine @Moms 'N Charge®
    March 25, 2016 at 12:48 am (1 year ago)

    My brother got married in Charleston a few years back and that was my first time visiting. I’m always a fan of food and wine. lol I’ll definitely have to make it my mission to check this out one day.

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  6. Nay
    March 24, 2016 at 6:25 pm (1 year ago)

    omg! everything looks so delicious!!!

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  7. Andraéa
    March 24, 2016 at 5:18 pm (1 year ago)

    Remind me never to read your posts on an empty stomach! This looks fab, and honestly is something I will consider venturing to in the future! Thanks!

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  8. Holly
    March 24, 2016 at 2:21 pm (1 year ago)

    I would like to visit Charleston. I have heard so many great things about that city. Looks like a good time at the festival. I am all for the food.

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    • Demetra Overton
      April 4, 2016 at 1:20 pm (12 months ago)

      I always have a good time in Charleston. We go a couple of times a year. With great food, shopping and beaches close by it’s a fantastic place to visit. Not to mention all of the historic sites and architecture

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  9. Joanna
    March 24, 2016 at 2:18 pm (1 year ago)

    I need to find out when they’re having something like this in NY. Looks like a great time

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    • Demetra Overton
      April 4, 2016 at 1:17 pm (12 months ago)

      New York has a lot of food festivals. I just heard of Harlem Eat Up May 19-22 . This will be it’s second yeara nd it sounds FANTASTIC. If I can get to NYC for this I will

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  10. Mimi "MimiCuteLips" Green
    March 24, 2016 at 3:39 am (1 year ago)

    This sounds like my kind of event, I don’t know how I feel about this roasted goat. Glad you had a good time.

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  11. Patrice M Foster
    March 23, 2016 at 7:34 pm (1 year ago)

    Looks like you had a great time at Charleston wine an food festival. Goat milk cheese with cauliflour interesting. A place where men hangout my friend will like to hear this.

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    • Demetra Overton
      March 23, 2016 at 8:19 pm (1 year ago)

      LOL! Yes Patrice, the air was thick with testosterone at that event! I had a ball at Charleston Wine + Food. It’s a great festival

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