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02 March 2012

Charleston Wine and Food Opening Ceremonies

March brings to Charleston one of the premier food festivals in the country, the BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival.   The brain-child of Executive Chef Marc Collins of Circa 1886, this year's festival kicked off today in Marion Square. For this 7th iteration, we had Mayor Joe Riley praising drive and vision, Chef Sean Brock continuing his "taking over the world" tour, Mickey Baskt being his charming (and emotional) self, and two charities bringing home big-ass checks. What a wonderful, 90 degree Charleston day!
The Man, the Myth, the Legend...Circa 1886's Chef Marc Collins

Mayor Joe, praising our Culinary Family

I'm a sucker for Le Creuset 

Charleston Wine + Food Festival Director, and all-around Superwoman Angel Postell

 Chef Marc, getting his well-deserved moment in the sun


Chef Sean Brock of McCrady's and Husk, accepting an award and thanking the great Charleston Chefs who paved the way.


Mickey Bakst of Charleston Grill accepting a check for $25,000 for Feed the Need

$15,000 for Lowcountry Local First, growing the next generation of farmers



And because Charleston is so beautiful:



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