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Mercy of the Chef @ BLU on 11/17/16

Mercy of the Chef is a fun dining style that gives an essence of mystery to the culinary experience by denying the patron knowledge of the menu before the dish is set before them.

Our Holy Smoke Smoked Olive Oil and Hickory Smoked Carolina Honey was recently featured as the star ingredient in all of the 4 courses at BLU Restaurant & Bar on Folly Beach. Here are some nice photos and descriptions:

 

Scallop Crudo, Juliet Tomato Vinaigrette, Watermelon Radish, Arugula

Duck Ham Monte Cristo, Honey Dijon, Purple Sweet Potato Soup, Duck Prosciutto

Bison Croquette, Ahi, Kale, Hoisin, Cranberry Pinenut Gremolata

Truffle Brie, Tallegio, “Cakestinis”, Granola, Blueberry Mostardo

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Holy Smoke Smoked Olive Oil now in World Market!

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Holy Smoke Smoked Olive Oil now in World Market!

We're proud to say that our smoked olive oil is now being carried at over 100 World Market locations around the United States! Here's a list where you can find them:

www.worldmarket.com

Cost Plus World Market Locations:

FLAGSTAFF, AZ
5005 E. Marketplace Drive, Suite 120
Flagstaff, AZ 86004

NORTH SCOTTSDALE, AZ
16223 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

MARIN, CA
2040 Redwood Highway
Greenbrae, CA 94904

OAKLAND, CA
101 Clay Street
Oakland, CA 94607

SANTA ROSA, CA
2685 Santa Rosa Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95407

SAN JOSE, CA
4050 Stevens Creek Blvd.
San Jose, CA 95129

SANTA CRUZ, CA
450 River Street Bldg. “C”
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA
1910 W. El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA 94040

ALMADEN, CA
1084 Blossom Hill Road
San Jose, CA 95123

CONCORD, CA
1975 Diamond Blvd.
Concord, CA 94520

SAN FRANCISCO, CA
2552 Taylor Street
San Francisco, CA 94133

FRESNO, CA
7662 N. Blackstone Ave., Suite A
Fresno, CA 93720

VACAVILLE, CA
1611 B East Monte Vista Avenue, Vacaville, CA 95688

SANTA BARBARA, CA
610 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

THOUSAND OAKS, CA
160 Promenade Way, Suite #1
Westlake Village, CA 91362

EL SEGUNDO, CA
720 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
El Segundo, CA 90245

LAKEWOOD, CA
5041 Lakewood Blvd.
Lakewood, CA 90712

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA
325 Madonna Rd.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

SAN MATEO, CA
3000 Bridgepointe Parkway
San Mateo, CA 94404

PLEASANTON, CA
5564 Springdale Avenue
Pleasanton, CA 94588

WESTLAKE, CA
423 Westlake Ctr.
Daly City, CA 94015

SEASIDE, CA
1999 Fremont Blvd.
Seaside, CA 93955

ROSEVILLE, CA
1120 Galleria Blvd, Suite 100
Roseville, CA 95678

MISSION VIEJO, CA
25262 El Paseo
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

SOUTH COAST, CA
1313 W. Sunflower Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92704

PASADENA, CA
3655 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91107

GLENDALE, CA
223 N. Glendale Ave.
Glendale, CA 91206

LA JOLLA, CA
8657 Villa La Jolla Dr., Suite 117
La Jolla, CA 92037

SHERMAN OAKS, CA
15201 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

FARMERS MARKET, CA
6333 W. 3rd St., Suite E10
Los Angeles, CA 90036

WEST LA, CA
10860 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025

WEST HILLS, CA
6621 Fallbrook Ave, Unit A
West Hills, CA 91307

CHERRY CREEK SKYLINE, CO
770 S. Colorado Blvd.
Glendale, CO. 80246

FT. COLLINS, CO
4357 Corbett Dr.
Ft. Collins, CO 80525

ENGLEWOOD, CO
9559 E. County Line Road
Englewood, CO 80112

DENVER WEST, CO
14387 West Colfax Ave.
Lakewood, CO. 80401

BOULDER, CO
1685 28th St.
Boulder, CO 80301

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
2985 New Center Point
Colorado Springs, CO 80922

52SW DENVER, CO
8601 W. Cross Drive
Denver, CO 80123

CHEVY CHASE, DC
5335 Wisconsin Ave NW, Metro Level
Washington DC 20015

SANFORD, FL
2251 WP Ball Blvd.
Sanford, FL 32771

DAYTONA BEACH, FL
2400 W. International Speedway Blvd., Suite 300
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

WINTER GARDEN, FL
3227 Daniels Road
Winter Garden, FL 34787

VIERA, FL
2221 Town Center Ave, Suite 135
Melbourne, FL 32940

PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL
15700 Panama City Beach Parkway, Suite 100
Panama City Beach, FL 32413

SAVANNAH, GA
7805 Abercorn Street, Suite 14C
Savannah, GA 31406

BOISE, ID
1157 N. Milwaukee St.
Boise, ID 83704

LINCOLN PARK, IL
1623 N. Sheffield Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614

OAKBROOK, IL
2155 W. 22nd St., Suite 500
Oak Brook, IL 60523

CARMEL, IN
2200 E. 116th St.
Carmel, IN 46032

WICHITA, KS
2423 N. Greenwich Road, Building 100
Wichita, KS 67226

ELMWOOD, LA
1134 S. Clearview Pkwy.
Harahan, LA 70123

SHREVEPORT, LA
7071 Youree Drive
Shreveport, LA 71105

ROCKVILLE, MD
12266-P Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD. 20852

BRENTWOOD, MO
24 Brentwood Promenade Ct.
Brentwood, MO 63144

BLOOMINGTON, MN
4250 West 78th St.
Bloomington, MN. 55435

ROSEDALE, MN
2401 Fairview Ave.
North Roseville, MN. 55113

WESTPORT, MO
535 Westport Road
Kansas City, MO 64111

BILLINGS, MT
2815 King Ave. W
Billings, MT 59102

BOZEMAN, MT
2226 Tschache St.
Bozeman, MT 59718

MISSOULA, MT
3025 Paxson St.
Missoula, MT 59801

WILMINGTON, NC
820 Inspiration Dr.
Wilmington, NC 28405

ASHEVILLE, NC
9 McKenna Road
Arden, NC 28704

ALBUQUERQUE, NM
3301 Menaul Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107

SANTA FE, NM
550 Montezuma Ave.
Santa Fe, NM 87501

 

RENO, NV
4987 S. Virginia St.
Reno, NV 89502

WEST LAS VEGAS, NV
2151 N. Rainbow Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89108

TIGARD, OR
10108 SW Washington Square Rd.
Tigard, OR 97223

SALEM-KEIZER, OR
6160 Ulali Dr. NE
Keizer, OR 97303

BEND, OR
63455 N. Highway 97, Suite 16
Bend, OR 97701

HILTON HEAD, SC
30 Malphrus Rd., Suite G
Bluffton, SC 29910

MYRTLE BEACH, SC
1144 Seaboard Street
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

SIOUX FALLS, SD
2804 S Louise Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57106

NASHVILLE WEST, TN
6728 Charlotte Pike
Nashville, TN 37209

MURFREESBORO, TN
2615 Medical Center Pkwy., # 2400
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

RICHMOND, TX
5125 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX 77056

THE WOODLANDS, TX
1620 Lake Woodlands Dr.
The Woodlands, TX 77380

FT. WORTH, TX
4701 West Fwy., Suite 400
Ft. Worth, TX 76107

AUSTIN, TX
9333 Research Blvd., Bldg. A-5
Austin, TX 78759

SUNSET VALLEY, TX
5601 Brodie Ln., Suite 1100
Sunset Valley, TX 78745

OLD TOWNE, TX
5500 Greenville Ave., Suite 300
Dallas, TX 75206

SAN ANTONIO THE RIM, TX
17414 La Cantera Parkway, Suite 127
San Antonio, TX 78257

TYLER, TX
8970 S. Broadway Avenue
Tyler, TX 75703

FORT UNION, UT
6960 S. Park Centre Dr.
Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121

FAIRFAX, VA
12993 Fair Lakes Shopping Ctr.
Fairfax, VA 22033

FALLS CHURCH, VA
3532 S. Jefferson St.
Falls Church, VA 22041

KINGSTOWNE, VA
5954 Kingstowne Towne Ctr.
Alexandria, VA 22315

RICHMOND, VA
11198 W. Broad St.
Glen Allen, VA 23060

BELLEVUE, WA
10300 NE 8th Street
Bellevue, WA 98004

SPOKANE, WA
6125 N. Division St.
Spokane, WA 99208

LYNNWOOD, WA
18205 Alderwood Mall Pkwy, Ste S
Lynnwood, WA 98037

TACOMA, WA
4036 Tacoma Mall Blvd.
Tacoma, WA 98409

SEATTLE, WA
2103 Western Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121

REDMOND, WA
7214 170th Ave., NE, Space A-1
Redmond, WA 98052

TUKWILA, WA
17680 Southcenter Parkway
Tukwila, WA 98188

VANCOUVER, WA
16801 SE Mill Plain Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98684

BROOKFIELD, WI
625 Main Street
Brookfield, WI 53005

MIDDLETON, WI
1700 Deming Way, Suite 110
Middleton, WI 53562

APPLETON, WI
680 N. Casaloma Dr.
Grand Chute, WI 54913

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Charleston in the Spring

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Charleston in the Spring

Spring is upon us in Charleston. The flowers are in bloom, the birds are singing sweet songs, and everyone is starting to take their clothes off and head to the beach. We all move so fast, hither and tither from here to there that we can easily miss the small things. Hell, sometimes we just trample over them in our haste and ignorance. Thankfully, I'm here to capture the glorious natural beauty and deliver it to your eager eyeballs in picture form. Some of these flowers are no bigger than a pencil eraser.

Spanish moss adorns the majestic live oaks and massive cypress trees at Middleton Place. I like to call them "Charleston Stalagmites." 

Drink a beer, pluck a guitar, and watch the sun go down. You can't ask for a better end to a day or a better beginning to a night. Some, including myself, would call this one of the many ingredients to a long, happy, fulfilling life.

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Little Tiny Bottles for Your Perfect Wedding

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Little Tiny Bottles for Your Perfect Wedding

Spring and summer are upon us and love is in the air. The birds are chirping, the bees are busy buzzing and pollinating the blooming flowers, and there are new broods of baby chicks and squirrels eagerly trying to learn their place in nature.

Perfect time for a wedding, I'd say. And I'll be damned if Charleston isn't one of the top cities in the United States to tie the knot. That's probably due to the grand and mystic hundred year old live oaks, sprawling historic plantation homes, and overwhelming beauty of Charleston. It's like a fairytale for all the ladies who have dreamed of being a princess for that one magical day when they are married to their Prince Charming. 

You may have noticed by the pictures above how incredibly handsome a bottle of Holy Smoke Smoked Olive Oil is with a tuxedo and how attractive our new mini-bottles can be on a beautifully arranged table. Think of how grateful your guests will be when they notice a pretty little bottle of a unique and delicious product is all theirs for the taking. That's the only thing that could make your perfectly planned wedding better: a handcrafted, small-batch hickory smoked olive oil. 

If you are interested in getting your happily-ever-afters in Charleston, you should check out Scarlet Plan & Design. The above pictures are taken from a Tuscan-themed wedding they designed at Boone Hall Plantation. Very beautiful, and I was the model groom. It was a fake wedding, but still beautiful. The wedding cake was made completely out of cheese, and yes, we ate it afterwards. There was also a gentleman there hand-rolling cigars. It was pretty much a dream for me. To check out some photos from the event, go to the photographers website Catherine Ann Photography.

If you want to make a larger order for mini-bottles for your wedding or other event, email us at holysmokeoliveoil@gmail.com. We'll take good care of you.

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Here it comes. The first blog post.

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Here it comes. The first blog post.

Shine on you crazy diamond

Here's our new website. Like everything else to do with Holy Smoke, we designed and created it ourselves. There are many different photographs of Charleston around the site. It's a bit of a theme seeing as how this is our home. We'd like to bring a little bit of the Lowcountry to you. 

The About Us page banner features a row of building on King St. The Recipes section is adorned with shrimp boats docked at Crosby's Fish & Shrimp on Folly Creek. Our blog, Rants, showcases the glorious Angel Oak Tree on Johns Island. The Contact page shows the pier at Folly Beach jutting into the Atlantic Ocean.

I hope you like the new design. It took me long enough, so you better.

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