Third times a charm, right?
Third time's the charm, right? If so, then I hope that everyone brings their umbrellas to the Kickoff Party for our February issue. Under yet another deluge at Bambu, staff and friends celebrated the completion of the Eat This! October issue. I am elated to say that the reviews of our second issue have been anything but sodden!
In our first two issues, I feel that we've done a great job of connecting with the Charleston Food and Beverage Community in microcosms — creating vignettes of local personalities and businesses. In this issue we are "zooming out" to focus on the macrocosm. The bigger picture — the one in which all of the F & B community literally do come together — materializes in the month of March.
There's an old adage that says, if March comes in like a lion, it will leave like a lamb, or visa versa. Well, March 2012 looks like the exception to the rule. This year the month opens with that revered, tawny-maned, King of the Jungle-sized event known as the BB&T Wine and Food Festival. The month closes with a shorter-maned, future king of an event — the 2nd Annual Taste of the Bridge Run. We'll be previewing both events in this issue.
We're also expanding the Eat This! internal world. In this issue our Ultimate Food Fight features not two, not three, but 10 chefs in an epic "best bite" showdown. Hope you'll join us for this Kickoff Party and cast your votes.
Though the holidays have passed, Charleston remains in a festive mood, looking forward to the opportunity to once again celebrate the rich culinary heritage of the Low Country and the talented individuals who work within our midst. Eat This! will be there to enjoy all the gastronomical madness that March will bring.
We can't wait!!