[Photos: Eater]; Big E by Rolando Diaz
The BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival went down over the weekend, and Eater hosted a Media Lounge on-site in Marion Square. Day two was a little rainy (very rainy), but a bunch of chefs and dining world glitterati — including Matt and Ted Lee, Bryan Caswell, Elizabeth Karmel, and John Currence — braved the mud to pop in for Bloody Marys from Fat & Juicy and cocktails from The Gin Joint. Check out the slideshow above to see how it all went down.
Fish were thrown at the Southern Foodways Potlikker event, chef Sean Brock was on his best behavior (even though it was his birthday), cheftestapant Jennifer Carroll was filming a show for Bravo, and the nightly Lambs and Clams afterparties at the Battery ended up bringing the police. Chef Mike Lata — whose new seafood-focused restaurant will be opening real soon — hosted a wet and wild after party at his restaurant FIG. The aftermath of the weekend was, of course, as expected.
For more coverage, check out Charleston City Paper, The Post and Courier, and Charleston Magazine. Here's a video from the festival:
Video: BB&T Charleston Wine+Food Festival 2012
· BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival [Official Site]
· All Hangover Observations Coverage on Eater [-E-]