We’re proud of our careful selection of boutique wines, and wanted to introduce our wine buyer and specialist, Jay Griffin. Whether you’re picking up a bottle of wine to go with your steaks or a mixed case to please a crowd for a special celebration, Jay has you covered with a diverse selection from boutique vineyards from around the world.
Tasting donations from our Friday Wine Tastings this quarter are benefiting The Green Heart Project, a local non-profit that builds garden-based learning projects and school garden programs in our community. These programs educate students and provide a valuable after-school experience for local students, who learn through growing, eating and celebrating great food.
We’ve got bittersweet news to start off the new year here at Ted’s Butcherblock. Chef Jamey Fairchild is moving on to an exciting new opportunity that will truly showcase the skill and talent he’s honed here at Ted’s. Hired to work in the sandwich station six and a half years ago, with a lot of hard work and dedication Jamey progressed to various roles in the kitchen before taking over as Chef.
Lowcountry Local First’s annual Buy Local Month, going on now, reminds us all to support local businesses during the holiday season and beyond. When you shop local you’re increasing the dollars flowing within our community and helping to sustain the essential services that are needed to meet the needs of our growing community. You’re also helping to ensure that Charleston’s unique local businesses can continue to thrive.
Now, more than ever, local businesses need your support. Hurricane Matthew shut the city and its business down for 3-5 days, enough time to have a severe impact on small businesses who depend on customers coming in every day in order to make ends meet. That’s one reason why we’ve chosen Lowcountry Local First as our featured charity for the fourth quarter.
This month marks our 11th year in business, and we’re hosting our annual Block Party on Saturday, October 15th to celebrate. Chef Jamey’s got a special lunch menu planned, and we’ll be cooking Wagyu burgers on the grill. The Short Grain Food Truck will also be onsite, serving up some of their most popular menu items, along with a special Wagyu Beef feature. Local beer and live music from The Bushels and Get With It are also on tap.