The Local Palate presents
Feast of the Fishes
New Orleans Chef Ryan Prewitt of Pêche Seafood Grill, this year’s James Beard award winner for best chef and best new restaurant will be cooking his stellar cuisine alongside legendary Charleston chefs. The five course dinner will feature local seafood purveyors and wine pairings at the Holy City’s newest and most distinctive event space, Cannon Green. Seating is limited. Do not miss this exciting event!
- Ryan Prewitt of Peche Seafood Grill + Hiser Sea Farms
- Frank McMahon of Hank's Seafood Restaurant and Brasserie Gigi + St. Jude Farms
- Jeremiah Bacon of The Macintosh & Oak SteakHouse + Abundant Seafood
- Amalia Scatena of Cannon Green + Clammer Dave's Sustainable Gourmet
- Vinson Petrillo of Zero George + his own desserts
Cocktails 6:30pm | Dinner 7:00pm
Cannon Green |103 Spring Street | Charleston
A portion of the ticket proceeds will go to Good Catch, the SC Sustainable Seafood Initiative.
Oct 31-Nov 2: ALABAMA PECAN FESTIVAL
Mobile, AL | alabamapecanfestival.com
Get your drupe on at this year’s Alabama Pecan Festival. The pecan is not actually a nut but the pit of a “drupe” a.k.a. “stone fruit”: a fleshy fruit that contains a hard pit, such as a peach or a plum. Walnuts and almonds also fall into this category.
Nov 2–3: MEATOPIA AT PEARL BREWERY
San Antonio, TX | atpearl.com
You’re certain to encounter other carnivores (as well as your favorite cut of, well, just about anything) at this festival for the not-so-faint of diet. Founded and hosted by award-winning food writer Josh Ozersky, the premise for Meatopia is bare-boned: Meat. Drink. Fire. Music.
Nov 6–9: HIGHLANDS CULINARY WEEKEND
Highlands, NC | highlandsculinaryweekend.com
In autumn the North Carolina highlands are at their peak. Head for the hills to witness the Highlands community come together for a weekend of themed dinners, cooking classics, bar basics, and guest chefs, including James Beard Award Winner Louis Osteen at Mountain Fresh Grocery.
Nov 9: BEARDS FOR BEARD
Nashville, TN | greendoorgourmet.com
Chefs do love their facial hair. In a nod to “Movember,” which encourages mustache growth in support of cancer awareness, Green Door Gourmet hosts “Beards for Beard,” their second annual Friends of James Beard Foundation Event, in which six prominent Nashville-area chefs will compete in a whole hog competition. The catch? Participating chefs are obligated to sport beards... whether fake or real!
Nov 7–9: MIXED FOOD BLOGGERS CONFERENCE
Mountain Lake Resort, VA | mixedcon.com
The most intimate of food blogger conferences, Mixed showcases the culinary minds behind some of our favorite food blogs including Running with Tweezers, Tartelette, Chez Us, doughmesstic, and bell’alimento. Bring your camera for workshops on food photography and styling or go spontaneous with a course on creative contest giveaways.
Nov 10–16: SAVANNAH FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL
Savannah, GA | savannahfoodandwinefest.com
Lowcountry chow takes on new charm amid the cobblestone streets and ancient oaks of historic old Savannah. Stop by and see us at Le Grand Cochon, where The Local Palate is hosting BBQ heavy-hitters like Rodney Scott, Wiley McCrary, and Billy Allin.
Nov 11: CAPITAL FOOD FIGHT
Washington, DC | capitalfoodfight.org
There are no losers at the Capital Food Fight—everyone goes home with a full belly. Anthony Bourdain and Carla Hall cohost this fast-paced competition of local talent judged by celebrity chefs David Guas, Christina Tosi, and Ted Allen. There won’t be any sharpening of knives at this fight, just the sharpening of palates.
Nov 15: ATTACK OF THE BIG BEERS
Charlotte, NC | attackofthebigbeers.com
From the creators of All Ale to the Queen (who can resist a good beer pun?) comes Attack of the Big Beers. Before you go running off in fear, consider this: the bold imbiber will have a chance to taste some of the hoppiest, most devious and delicious beers in the state, as well as vote for his or her favorite beverage to be crowned Brewzilla.
Nov 16: THE FIRST ANNUAL CHARLESTON COFFEE CUP
Charleston, SC | charlestoncoffeecup.com
Whether you enjoy your coffee black and your espresso Americano or are a two-pump, hold-the-whipped-cream, mochaccino kind of bird, Charleston’s talented coffee connoisseurs can help you find your perfect cup of Joe. Enjoy brunch alongside the roasting and latte art of Charleston’s best—you’ll thank yourself in the morning.
Nov 23: OAK STREET PO-BOY FESTIVAL
New Orleans, LA | poboyfest.com
In case you’ve never been satiated by this delight from deep down South, the po-boy is slang for “poor boy”: a submarine-style loaf of bread, usually French baguette-style, stuffed with meat or fried seafood and traditionally laden with lettuce, tomato, and mayo. Attend the Oak Street Po-Boy Festival to taste the full variety of options, and be prepared for an education in scrumptiousness.
Nov 25–30: THANKSGIVING WEEKEND AT BLACKBERRY FARM
Walland, TN | blackberryfarm.com
If the word “Thanksgiving” brings to mind kitchen cleanup, then it may be time for an escape. Head toward the foothills of the Smoky Mountains for a luxurious pastoral retreat at Blackberry Farm, where you can savor angel biscuits, peanut soup, and the best kind of turkey: one entirely hassle-free.