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Archive for July, 2013

Summertime by Shannon Runquist

Horton Hayes Fine Art is located at the corner of State and Queen Streets and features original works by locally and nationally recognized artists, including Mark Kelvin Horton, Shannon Runquist, Chris Groves, Nancy Hoerter, Bjorn Runquist, Michael Knoch and Larry Moore.

Subject matter in the gallery varies and includes landscapes, still-life, figurative works and architectural depictions rendered in oil, pastel or watercolor. While many of the pieces depict Lowcountry scenes and themes, one may also find a range of images including mountain and western scenes, European subjects and a variety of works inspired by the diverse experiences, surroundings and travels of their artists.

Photo Credit: AndrewStephenCebulka

Photo Credit: AndrewStephenCebulka

For this year’s stroll, Horton Hayes is pleased to be paired with Oak Steakhouse, a true Charleston favorite. Touted as “one of the best and most distinctive steakhouses in America,” Oak Steakhouse, owned and operated by The Indigo Road restaurant group, showcases world-class American cuisine in an elegant setting that captures the essence of fine dining in Charleston, S.C. Located on downtown’s historical Broad Street, Oak presents an inspired selection of Certified Angus Beef steaks, seafood specialties and vegetarian dishes featuring regional ingredients from Lowcountry farmers and fishermen from executive chef Jeremiah Bacon.

Set in the restored 150-year-old South Carolina Loan & Trust bank building, the elegant ambiance at Oak Steakhouse artfully blends the old and new. The restaurant’s 18-foot ceilings, arched windows and 150-year-old heart of pine floors complement custom chandeliers and locally commissioned artwork. With three floors and five distinct dining rooms, the multi-dimensional space offers a variety of dining options ranging from private group dining rooms to an intimate table for two.

Chef Jeremiah Bacon-photo by Leslie Ryann

Chef Jeremiah Bacon-photo by Leslie Ryann

Executive Chef Jeremiah Bacon’s menu highlights include succulent steaks such as the marinated 28 oz. Certified Angus Beef Prime bone-in ribeye, as well as seafood favorites like the pan-seared sea scallops served with roasted exotic mushrooms and a foie gras au poivre sauce. A Charleston native and College of Charleston alumnus, Bacon attended the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, N.Y. After graduating from the CIA in 1999, Bacon moved to New York City where he spent 10 years working for legendary restaurants such as River Café, an award-winning riverfront restaurant in Brooklyn, N.Y., and ILO in midtown. Bacon left ILO to join the staff at Le Bernardin, the famed seafood restaurant of celebrity chef Eric Ripert. In 2004, Bacon was part of the opening crew of Per Se, which along with Le Bernadin, earned Four Stars from the New York Times and Three Michelin Stars.

When Bacon returned to the Lowcountry in 2007, he passionately incorporated a local-first philosophy into his culinary practices by building strong relationships with local farmers and fisheries. Bacon joined Oak Steakhouse as executive chef and partner in November 2010 and brought this philosophy with him to add his personal touch to the menu, taking it in a progressive, yet local direction.

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Located on King Street in Charleston’s art and antique district,The Sylvan Gallery has established a reputation of bringing some of the finest international work to the Charleston forefront. Representing more than 25 artists globally, the gallery focuses on 20th and 21st century representational art. Owned and operated by Joe and Janie Sylvan, the gallery is helping to bring diversity to Charleston’s art scene. The Sylvans bring a combined total of more than thirty years of gallery experience to this warm and inviting gallery.  It is a “must see” gallery in a city that is rapidly becoming one of the premier “destination art markets” in the country. For the special event, the gallery will feature new paintings by Rhett Thurman and new sculptures by world renowned sculptor Glenna Goodacre.

Mending the Nets by Rhett Thurman

Mending the Nets by Rhett Thurman

The Sylvan Gallery is pleased to welcome their partner restaurant, Halls Chophouse for an unforgettable evening of fine art and exquisite food. Located at 434 King Street, the restaurant is a family inspiration that has taken shape over many years. With extensive experience in the hospitality industry, the Hall family values the importance of true hospitality and comfort. Halls Chophouse presents delicious cuisine in an energetic, visually striking environment. The restaurant features exposed brick walls, leather banquettes and warm lighting true to old-world traditional steakhouses. The 160-seat chophouse is situated on two rustic floors with tables and banquettes available for general dining. Complemented by superior service and a knowledgeable staff, Halls Chophouse offers the community of Charleston, South Carolina a sophisticated, quality cuisine. Halls Chophouse is a “Classic American Steakhouse” located in historic downtown Charleston.

HallsJeanne and Bill Hall, Sr. has spent over forty years operating hotels and restaurants in Pinehurst, NC, Hilton Head Island, SC, Napa Valley and Pebble Beach, CA. Bill also managed outposts of the Ritz-Carlton Hotels and the Cloister Resort & Beach Club in Sea Island, GA. Tommy Hall who has spent over ten years in the restaurant business joins the team after 6 years as General Manager with Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House in Dallas, TX. Billy Hall has worked around hotels and restaurants throughout his life. He joins the family after working in sports for the last 12 years in Major League Baseball, Major College Football and the NFL. Definitely check out the restaurant for a Sunday brunch! One of the best in Charleston!

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