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If you haven’t taken a bite out of North Charleston, now is your chance to get a taste. This Sunday, October 7th, 2018 marks the inaugural event for the Taste of North Charleston. From 4pm to 8pm, guests all around the tri-county area are invited to the all-new ExQuis EVent & Conference Center at 5101 Ashley Phosphate Road, to see all the North Charleston’s food and bev scene has to offer.
Charleston ranks yearly as one of the top destination cities in the U.S. full of locally owned and operated restaurants, and North Charleston is no exception. The goal of the event is to bring North Charleston out of its shell and make the Taste of North Charleston an annual event at different locations throughout the area. These non-spotlighted districts deserve an opportunity for exposure to make a footprint.
The event, hosted by the Hospitality Expansion Council of the Southeastern Chamber of Commerce, is open to the public and children. For only $15 early bird special, and $20 general admission, North Charleston vendors, accompanied by some neighboring spots, will provide two to three ounce samples of their signature menu items. Those who indulge will then vote on their favorite tastings, spirits and desserts.
A portion of proceeds will benefit 3 non profit organizations including The Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy, The Firefighters Support Team of North Charleston, and the Jack and Jill Foundation. The remaining proceeds will cover event expenses, future marketing, advertising and events focused around growth and awareness of the Taste, its supporters and businesses within the city of North Charleston.
Along with music and entertainment, the festivities will also include a cocktail competition and a vendor alley with exhibits from area nonprofit and for-profit businesses and organizations. There will also be an Opening Wine Tasting today from 7pm to 10pm and prior to the event on Sunday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm, a Taste of Tech Business Hour. From traditional to eclectic, every palate will be met with a bite or sip to satisfy your cravings. Expect to leave this scrumptious event with a new local favorite.
Tickets are available here.
There is also still time to become a vendor or a sponsor, those interested can apply here.