- Slow Food Columbia at Indie Grits Dinner. This is basically the kickoff party. You can preview the festival, listen to a couple of DJs, and make your own Lite Brite (!), but most importantly, you can sample Chef Scott Hall's Artisan Grits bar. Scott Hall is the mastermind behind Hungry Lady and Columbia favorite, Bone-In BBQ. Hall also owns Scott Hall Catering & Event Design, and as such is serving up Adluh stone ground yellow grits with assorted toppings like wasabi peas, crispy fried local herbs, shallot cream, artisan cheeses, assorted chutneys and salsas, and more! Slow Food Columbia is sponsoring a few of the ingredients so that more sustainable, local ingredients can be included.
- Slow Food at Indie Grits: Sustainable Chefs Showcase. This event is Sunday, April 22 at 4 p.m. at the All-Local Farmer's Market at 711 Whaley. This event was incredibly popular last year! At least 10 chefs from all of the best restaurants in town will be serving tastes of a dish made with at least one sustainable, local ingredient (most use plenty of local ingredients).
- And finally, we have a few Make events including an event at Motor Supply where Chef Tim Peters will teach you how to make your own charcuterie, and an event with Kristian Niemi at Rosso is also going to teach attendees how to make something wonderful at another Make event.
- There are also a few foodie films being shown, including Eating Alabama, which just premiered at SXSW.
As it happens, this Hungry Lady has an extra pass to the kickoff party. She is currently taking applications for someone to be her plus one. If you have any interest in attending (and come on....it's totally worth it because of the Lite Brite station), just let me know. It's from 7-11 p.m. this Thursday at 701 Whaley.
Need more info? Check out the full press release after the jump....