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Rodney Scott in CHS; Bacon & Bourbon Party

WINEWIRE—If you've ever wanted to test your sommelier skills, fine dining home Tristan is hosting a "Smack Down" wine dinner with blind pairings. Bottles will be covered, and guests will be invited to choose favorites before seeing the labels. The menu is eclectic, ranging from risotto with mushrooms and eel kabayaki to a veal breast lasagna. The event is on Tuesday, February 4, starting at 6:15 p.m. The cost is $65 a diner; patrons can make reservations at 843.534.2155. [EaterWire]

BARBECUEWIRE—Hemingway pitmaster Rodney Scott ends his fundraising tour in Charleston, tomorrow, with a celebration dinner. On Tuesday, February 4 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Scott will team up with Husk/McCrady's chef Sean Brock and Skylight Inn barbecue master Sam Jones to offer a whole hog and fried chicken feast at No. 5 Faber. This is a rare opportunity to sample some of the best pulled pork in the South. Tickets are $100 and are available by calling 843.577.0025 ext. 4 or emailing kcunningham@ndgcharleston.com. [EaterWire]

EVENTWIRE—What could be better than an event named "Bacon & Bourbon?" Not much. Local restaurants, like Poogan's Porch, The Granary, Cru Café , Ted's Butcherblock and more, will offer porky pairings (think bacon-flavored cotton candy) as guests sample various bourbons. Add in mechanical bull riding, laser skeet shooting and confetti prize cannons, and the evening sounds like an adult wonderland. The event is Saturday, February 8, from 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at Memminger Auditorium. Tickets are $65 and are available at baconandbourbonsc.com. [EaterWire]
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