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Michelle Weaver

Are you the holiday host? Don't stress!

The 7th annual Gibbes on the Street party, this year Forbidden City-themed and stylized as "The Year of The Gibbes," was a party to be remembered. Bites from great local restaurants such as Cypress, Husk, and The Obstinate Daughter were washed down with featured East-themed cocktails as guests wandered a fantastically decorated Meeting Street block hung with lanterns and even giant golden lions.

The Bad Bitches are a dynamic duo of women who know their way around a kitchen and a set of knives. Between Sarah Adams and Nikki Anhalt, the two have created a culinary movement, uniting women behind the scenes and crafting one of a kind experiences for their guests.

Charleston Wine + Food co-hosted a bubbly bash with Veuve Clicquot at the William Aiken House. "We can pop bottles all night and baby you can have whatever you like"—the inimitable T.I.

Louie's Kids hosted their annual event and invited chefs Mike Lata, Craig Diehl, Marc Collins, and Michelle Weaver to be joined by "Little Chefs" for a night of gourmet cooking and some fun.

Somehow I was able to score an interview with Chef Rusty, the executive chef for the Zac Brown Band and the Southern Ground Music and Food Festival, and in less than 10 minutes, I was wooed.

Wondering about the FOOD at this weekend's big fest? I interviewed Zac Brown's chef for a preview of what's cooking (hint: Smoked Beef Tendererloin Sliders on Pan-Fried Cornbread Rolls are involved)

100 different wines, zero complaints—here's a quick stroll through the Autumn Affair at Lowndes Grove I attended last Thursday, which served up a whole lot of LOCAL

A round-up of my favorite local dishes of the year, from perfect panna cotta to the hands-down best burger in town