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Press Release: Major Changes Coming to PeeDeeFoodie.com

Press Release: Major Changes Coming to PeeDeeFoodie.com

• December 15, 2014 • Comments (0)

On Monday, December 15, 2014, Kevin and Melissa Barron announced major changes coming soon to PeeDeeFoodie.com. Effective January 9, 2015, the fifth anniversary of its launch, its format will change to focus exclusively on weekly podcast episodes and monthly, in-depth local restaurant reviews.

Category: #GoFLO, Announcements, Eating Local, Eating Locally, In The News, Podcast

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Top 10 Restaurants in Florence, SC as Rated on TripAdvisor

Top 10 Restaurants in Florence, SC as Rated on TripAdvisor

• November 19, 2014 • Comments (0)

PeeDeeFoodie.com would like to congratulate the Top 10 – Best Restaurants in Florence, South Carolina, as rated by diners on the website, TripAdvisor.com. Here’s the specific link, but note that these rankings are subject to change as more TripAdvisor users weigh-in on their experiences. If you haven’t weighed in on the best restaurants in Florence, got to […]

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Category: #GoFLO, Eating Local, Eating Locally, Florence, Florence Downtown, TripAdvisor

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Victors Thanksgiving Buffet Returns

Victors Thanksgiving Buffet Returns

• November 19, 2014 • Comments (0)

On Thanksgiving, as in years past, Victors in Florence will offer its unique lunchtime buffet for the enjoyment of its guests. This year’s Thanksgiving menu will be different from previous years, however, as this year the chef at the helm is Cooper Thomas. Chef Thomas joined Victors, leading both front and back of house, in […]

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Category: #GoFLO, Eating Local, Eating Locally, Florence, Florence Downtown, Fresh on the Menu, Sponsored Posts, Supporting Sponsors

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Local Restaurants Benefit from #GoFLO Campaign

Local Restaurants Benefit from #GoFLO Campaign

• November 7, 2014 • Comments (0)

Since its founding in January 2010, PeeDeeFoodie.com has tried to support local, small businesses and nonprofit organizations whenever possible. We do that because we believe that local is almost always better. Simply put, that’s why we don’t feature non-locally owned restaurants in our blog or on our podcast. In May 2014, however, we decided to […]

Category: #GoFLO, Opinion, Social Media

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VIDEO: Ron Finley on Why Gardening is an Act of Defiance

VIDEO: Ron Finley on Why Gardening is an Act of Defiance

• November 6, 2014 • Comments (0)

Ron Finley, the Guerilla Gardener, plants vegetable gardens in South Central Los Angeles in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? For fun, for defiance, for beauty and to offer some alternative to fast food in a community where “the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys.” He talks about making gardening cool […]

Category: Featured Articles

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The Secret Code:  Your Produce is Trying to Tell You Something

The Secret Code: Your Produce is Trying to Tell You Something

• November 5, 2014 • Comments (0)

When shopping for fresh produce, whether for juicing, cooking or just plain noshing, we believe it’s best to buy it directly from the farmer at a local farmers market. Remember, Stacy Atkinson explained why that’s important in her recent column. If you can’t do that however, you should at least be conscious of the following […]

Category: Slow Food

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Book Summary: Food Rules - An Eater's Manual

Book Summary: Food Rules – An Eater’s Manual

• November 4, 2014 • Comments (0)

Author Michael Pollan sets the tone for his illustrated edition of Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual (Amazon Affiliate Link) with his dedication, “For my mother, who always knew butter is better for you than margarine.” And, there you go. He has a slightly irreverent way of telling us what he learned and, this is what made […]

Category: CONTRIBUTORS, Recommended Reads

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Rebel Pie: Chef's Special Pie of the Month for November 2014

Rebel Pie: Chef’s Special Pie of the Month for November 2014

• November 3, 2014 • Comments (0)

Made with local grass-fed, hormone- and antibiotic-free mutton sausage from Ovis Hill Farms, fragrant rosemary fresh from our garden, roasted red potato, purple onion, creamy housemade béchamel sauce, whole-milk mozzarella, pecorino-romano cheese and cracked black pepper, the November Rebel Pie of the Month redefines comfort food. Available Tuesday, November 4 through Saturday, November 29. Get […]

Category: #GoFLO, Eating Local, Eating Locally, Florence, Fresh on the Menu, Supporting Sponsors

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Pecan Festival Meet-Up Canceled

Pecan Festival Meet-Up Canceled

• October 31, 2014 • Comments (0)

Well, unfortunately the weather on Saturday, November 1, 2014 is predicted to be cold (45 degrees) and raining (60% chance) at 11:00 AM tomorrow, the time of our announced PeeDeeFoodie.com Pecan Festival Meet-up. As we don’t want to ask our 90+ PeeDeeFoodie.com readers and listeners who RSVP’d to come out in that weather for our […]

Category: Announcements, Eating Local, Eating Locally, Florence, Florence Downtown, Food Festival, Meet-Ups, Social Media

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Images from the South Carolina Sweet Potato Festival 2014

Images from the South Carolina Sweet Potato Festival 2014

• October 11, 2014 • Comments (0)

Today, Saturday, October 11, 2014, we visited the South Carolina Sweet Potato Festival in Darlington which is sponsored by the Pilot Club of Darlington. As it was our first visit we decided to spend some time just walking around to scout the layout and, of course, the food vendors. These images are a few of […]

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Category: Darlington, Eating Local, Eating Locally, Food Festival, Nonprofit Events

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SAVE THE DATE: Sweet Potato Festival in Darlington on October 11, 2014

SAVE THE DATE: Sweet Potato Festival in Darlington on October 11, 2014

• October 8, 2014 • Comments (0)

Save the date for the 32nd Annual South Carolina Sweet Potato Festival in Darlington, South Carolina this Saturday, October 11, 2014. The location is the Square in Downtown Darlington and the party is in the streets from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. From great food to a classic car show, join us from PeeDeeFoodie.com as […]

Category: Darlington, Eating Local, Eating Locally, Food Festival

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SAVE THE DATE: South Carolina Pecan Festival on November 1, 2014

SAVE THE DATE: South Carolina Pecan Festival on November 1, 2014

• October 8, 2014 • Comments (0)

Mark your calendar for Saturday, November 1, 2014. That’s the date of this year’s Florence Downtown Development Corporation’s SOUTH CAROLINA PECAN FESTIVAL. This always exciting event typically garners over 50,000 in attendance. Join us as we enjoy the day, enjoy the music on several stages, and (of course) enjoy the food, crafts, amusements, and special […]

Category: #GoFLO, Florence, Florence Downtown, Food Festival, Meet-Ups, Nonprofit Events

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