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Bowen's Island Book Talk and Author Signing

When: Thu., July 14, 6-8 p.m. 2016

If you haven’t been to Bowen’s Island Restaurant, you’re missing out on a 70-year- old piece of Lowcountry culinary history. Luckily, you can read all about it in William Baldwin’s new book, Bowen’s Island Restaurant. The book, which serves as the restaurant’s first recorded history, features exclusive photos, Bowen family recipes, and in-depth interviews that reveal the inner workings of the famed seafood eatery. “Mae Bowen had a great reputation as a grouch, but underneath the grumbling was an all-encompassing concern for those around her,” Baldwin says. Baldwin and Robert Barber, current owner of the restaurant and grandson of co-founder Sarah May Bowen, will host a discussion about the establishment’s history and its contributions to Charleston’s culture. As Baldwin puts it, “Bowen’s cooking involved love and oysters.”

Becca Starkes

Price: Free

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