This is something that I've been eager to share for a long time, since I figured this is something that a lot of this crowd would be interested in, but I couldn't because it hadn't been announced to the public until last night. Anyway, since my internship with the Festival is over and I'm no longer associated with them, I got the chance to go to the 2009 launch party last night as your standard Charleston resident.
Anyhow, the gist of the evening's major announcement was that Flay is going to be coming to next year's festival with several of the chefs from his NYC restaurants and doing a charity lunch and a demonstration on making gourmet burgers.
The festival has grown a little every year, but I'm hoping as a resident, that luring a huge name like that, along with our three James Beard nominees this year, will help really cement Charleston as one of the major culinary places to be.
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