NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Living is joining the Charleston Restaurant Association to present the Southern Living Taste of Charleston 2011 in Charleston, South Carolina.
For the first time this year, the main event expands from one day to two. It will be held at Boone Hall Plantation in nearby Mt. Pleasant on October 8 and 9, 2011.
This celebration of Lowcountry cuisine will feature approximately 50 of Charleston's top restaurants showcasing samples of their signature dishes, as well as Southern Living editor appearances, editorial-inspired vignettes, demonstrations, giveaways and more.
"Charleston has always been a quintessential Southern city, and a favorite of our readers," said Southern Living publisher Rich Smyth. "We're thrilled to partner with the Charleston Restaurant Association to host this great event that celebrates world-class Southern food, music, art and culture."
"We cannot think of a better partner than Southern Living to help the CRA grow our 30-year-old festival and take it to the next level. We share tremendous synergies of Southern heritage, food, culture and best of all — the love of Charleston, SC," said Michael Saboe, President of the Charleston Restaurant Association.
Tickets will be available this summer. For more information, go to: www.charlestonrestaurantassociation.com. Proceeds will benefit local nonprofits.
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The Charleston Restaurant Association (CRA) represents the largest private sector employer in the tri-county area. The association serves as the voice of the Charleston-area food service industry on government and public relations issues. Annual fund-raising events like the Taste of Charleston and Lowcountry Oyster Festival enable them to give back to the community. To date, the CRA has donated more than $1 million to local charities including the Ronald McDonald House, Hollings Cancer Center and Charleston County Schools Science Materials Resource Center.
SOURCE Southern Living