Taste-Of-ALL was held this past weekend, and it's always a nice taste of the upcoming FestivALL.
My friend Meghan and I headed out to get samples from area restaurants. New this year was Chow Thai, so I was excited to try their "larb" which is a sort of meat salad with spices in a lettuce wrap.
I also tried the "Korean meatball" from Ichiban, which was a departure from my typical order of Almost Heaven maki here.
Big Joe's was serving up "Buffalo Pork Belly Chicharron" which you can see above.
And then I had to try a little bit of everything at Recovery Sports Grill: Buffalo Chicken Wonton, Crispy Artichoke with Lemon Garlic Aioli and a Maryland Crabcake.
For dessert, I got a butter pecan ice cream cone from Ellen's Homemade Ice Cream.
And, we ended our visit by watching a pepperoni roll walk - Charleston's take on a cakewalk. Prior to this event, I had no idea what a cakewalk was. But I can tell you, I now prefer a pepperoni roll walk.
Winners: Brick Salt Bar + Kitchen took home top honors, as did chef Brentford Young from Four Points during the Chef's Challenge cookoff.