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Posted on July 26, 2013
Who says boiled peanuts are only good for a snack? The Boiled Peanut Festival is going to be the main course on Aug. 24 in Bluffton.
The fest was first held last year during the Bluffton Farmers Market. It's now got a full day all to its own. The fest runs from 2 to 8 p.m. Aug. 24 on Calhoun Street.
From a release:
"As always the highlight of the festival will be the boiled peanut cook-off but will also include a boiled peanut eating competition for all ages, Ms. Peanut and Little Goober Contest, food vendors, and music by Tom Hall & The Plowboys. There will be preview day Thursday, August 22 at the Bluffton Farmer’s Market where the World's Largest Boiled Peanut will be unveiled."
I had the honor of serving as a judge for the boiled peanut competition last year. I was a bit skeptical at first at how different one boiled peanut could be from another, but, as it turned out, Bluffton's creativity proved me wrong. One of my personal favorites was the coffee-infused peanut from Corner Perk's Josh Cooke.
Get more details about the festival here.
Posted on June 17, 2013
In case you haven't heard, the Taste of Savannah event is being expanded into the Savannah Food & Wine Festival with a whole host of events Nov. 11-17. As part of that, the festival will be hosting the Celebrity Chef Tour Nov. 13.
Posted on June 13, 2013
Festival season is cooling down just as the weather heats up, but the Sunset Party Series is bringing monthly gatherings at Bluffton Oyster Factory Park throughout the summer. The next is the Blues & Brews on the Bluff from 5 to 9 p.m. June 14. Close to 40 craft beers will be available for purchase. Food will be from Bluffton Oyster Co., Tavern 46, Palm Key, Grandma Battaglia's, Bomboras, Fiddlehead Pizza, Red Stripes and Grille 46. Jeff Beasley and The Groovetones will provide the tunes. Tickets are $5 (kids under 12 get in free). The series will benefit the Palmetto Animal League. The event is the brainchild of the Bear Foot Sports people, who also put on the Bluffton International & Craft Beer Fest in November. Mark your calendar for the rest of the Sunset series: May River Shrimp Festival (July 19), Dog Days of Summer (Aug. 19) and Blufftemberfest (Sept. 20).
Posted on April 16, 2013
The former Hilton Head Comedy Club is getting a makeover. Veteran comedian/magician Kerry Pollock is taking over the club that's located in the Kingfisher restaurant on Hilton Head Island. He's renaming it Hilton Head Com edy & Magic Club . Look for it to open May 7.
Posted on April 3, 2013
Restaurant: Impossible host Robert Irvine is swinging by Tanger 2 Outlet, home of Robert Irvine's Nosh , as part of the "Taste and Style" event 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 13 and 14.
Posted by Justin Paprocki on March 27, 2013
The Hilton Head Seafood Fest is right around the corner (April 5 and 6 at Shelter Cove Community Park), and the organizers just released the lineup for the day.