Slow Food Columbia Hosts Chefs’ Showcase This Weekend

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Jonathan Sharpe

How’s the eating in Columbia these days? An upcoming party hosted by the city’s Slow Food chapter could provide a chance to find out.

Slow Food Columbia’s fifth annual Sustainable Chefs’ Showcase and Potluck on Apr. 13 will feature more than a dozen chefs who’ve been tasked with preparing a dish showcasing a local ingredient. Restaurants represented include Terra, Baan Sawan Thai Bistro, Rosso Trattoria and Good Life Café, which publicist Tracie Broom describes as “a rad vegan place that finally opened on Main Street. Hello, nutmeat tacos.”

Tickets to the Showcase and Potluck at Indie Grits, 711 Whaley, are priced at $20. Broom warns the tickets typically sell out the day before the event. Slow Food USA members are eligible for a $5 discount. Continue reading

Angel Oak Defenders Plan Potluck Under Ancient Tree

The Lowcountry Open Land Trust this Sunday afternoon is celebrating the Angel Oak with a free fellowship dinner.

Admission to the 1 p.m.-5 p.m. event is free, but attendees are asked to bring a sweet or savory dish to share. According to a release, “the intention is to honor the tree’s legacy as a place of spiritual power, cultural history and unity.”

To reach far-off supporters of the trust’s campaign to purchase 17 acres of rural land surrounding the ancient live oak tree, organizers are encouraging attendees to post pictures of the potluck on Instagram. For more information, visit the trust’s website.