Big chefs/little chefs: The second annual Big Chefs/Little Chefs fundraiser to benefit Louie's Kids, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting childhood obesity, will be Thursday at Lowndes Grove Plantation. Well-known Charleston chefs each will partner with a young chef, all Louie's Kids participants, and their task is to create the best dish of the evening a la "Iron Chef." The event is 6:30-9 p.m. and will include music by Hank Futch of the Blue Dogs. Samples of the dishes will be offered to guests, who will weigh in on favorites, and to celebrity judges, who will choose winners. Tickets are $45 in advance or $50 at the door (beer and wine included). Visit to purchase tickets.

Sustainable Seafood: The next Sustainable Seafood Dinner will be 6:30 p.m. Friday at Fish Restaurant, 442 King St. Chef Nico Romo is putting together a four-course menu of local and sustainable seafood paired with wines. Cost is $50, and Fish will donate 10 percent of the proceeds to the S.C. Aquarium in support of the Sustainable Seafood Initiative. For reservations, call the restaurant at 722-3474 by June 16.

Shrimp Dinner: The Old Village Post House, 101 Pitt St. in Mount Pleasant, will host its annual Shrimp Dinner at 6:30 p.m. June 23. The four-course dinner includes wine pairings and a wine and hors d'oeuvres reception. $50, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required; call 388-8935. Visit

Festival charity: The BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival is accepting applications for its Signature Charity (or charities) that becomes the main benefactor of the proceeds for the 2011 event. Organizations must be from within the tri-county area, have nonprofit status and a culinary connection or related projects and programs. Applications are available by e-mailing All applications must be postmarked by July 7. All faxed or e-mailed applications must be received by July 9.

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