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Food Film Fest Wowed Charleston Crowds With Three Nights of Fun


Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas, covering the food and restaurant scene across North and South Carolina.

Imagine you're watching a film, and every food item appearing on the screen suddenly materializes before you — that's exactly what the Food Film Festival is like. Attendees settle in for a show and volunteers bring around trays of delicious items to sample.

This year, the Food Film Festival was especially exciting, because the guests to the November 11 evening caught a special sneak peek of the Charleston episode of Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown. As Bourdain and Sean Brock tucked into Waffle House hash browns on the show, so did participants in the audience. Afterwards, guests got more tastes of Rodney Scott's barbecue, food from The Griffon, patty melts from Waffle House, and rabbit terrine from FIG. And that was just the first night.

Attendees to the subsequent evenings of the Food Film Festival reported lots of local brews, food porn focused on balls (risotto balls, balls of burrata, meatballs), and abundant bites from Farm Burgers — among many other fun moments. Photographer Robert Donovan was there to capture the fun.