Leftovers: Tidbits from the Food & Bev Community (5/12/18)

I created the "Leftovers" series to ensure I could share as much food and bev news as possible, so here's the latest:

  1. 5Church Charleston announced their participation in the 7th Annual Cabernet Academy hosted by Alexander Valley Winegrowers Association, "The Somm Journal" and Master Sommelier Fred Dame. The two-and-a-half-day event will take place May 21st through May 24th, 2018 in Alexander Valley, California. 5Church Beverage Director Patricia Smith is the only invitee to the event from the Carolinas.
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  2. Dockery's has welcomed a new general manager, Chuck Isenberg, to their team. Isenberg, whose last position was as general manager at Prohibition, has already introduced a happy hour, a summer concert series, a customer loyalty program, and more. You can learn all the details here.
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  3. Catawba Brewing Co. announced the hiring of Rick Rice as Location Manager at their Palmetto Brewing Tasting Room. Click here for more info.
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  4. The Folly Association of Business (FAB) donated $25,000 in proceeds from three of their events that have taken place so far this year - the New Year’s Day Polar Plunge, January’s Taste of Folly and February’s Folly Gras. A total of $10,000 was donated to the City of Folly Beach. This donation was for the beautification of Folly Beach and island assets. An additional $15,000 was donated to local civic and charity organizations -  Folly Anglers ($3,000), Warrior Surf Foundation($3,000), Surfer’s Healing ($3,000), Folly Beach Exchange Club ($3,000), Folly Civic Club’s Halloween Carnival($1,000), and Big Brothers Big Sisters / Warrior Surf Camp ($2,000).
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  5. The Establishment opens on Thursday, May 17th. Click here for more info.
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  6. The Keto Bakery is expanding its baked goods options as it celebrates its one-year anniversary of helping patients with epilepsy control their seizures through food. You can learn more at https://www.facebook.com/ketohope.
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  7. The Charleston Rum Festival returns in June. Get the details here.

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