CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Sunday marks the 36th Annual Taste of Charleston.
About 50 of the Lowcountry's casual and fine dining restaurants came together to serve food at Boone Hall Plantation. It's a food and drink showcase that's giving back to our local community.
"It's fun in the sun down here in Charleston at Boone Hall," an attendee, Greg Gaillard said.
It's a family friendly event with a little bit of something for almost everyone's taste.
"I'm a picky person so I kept it simple with the sticky fingers and got some wings," an attendee, Gabriel Middlebrook said.
The restaurants prepared a sample size portions for guests to eat, that way people can try different dishes.
It's not just Charleston food or the live music that brings people out to the Taste of Charleston. It's also because it gives back to our local communities.
CEO of the Charleston Hospitality Group, Sam Mustafa says he's expecting the event to sell out next year.
"It's a good cause, it's a fun event and it promotes our local community," Mustafa said.
Part of the proceeds will go towards about five local charities.
Charleston native Christine Wells says she enjoys coming out, particularly for the cause.
"It's a beautiful day and one of the things that I like to do is support the Lowcountry," Wells said. "I love the Taste of Charleston because this is an actual event that they give back to the Lowcountry."
The event is hosted by the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association, Inc. The association has donated more than $1 million to local charities.