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Update April 13: The numbers are in and according to the Office of Tourism Analysis in the College of Charleston's Business School, the 2011 BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival made a $7.3 million impact on the local economy.
The Post and Courier has the brief.
First reporting: The 2011 Wine + Food Festival is well under way, and here's one spot where you can get connected to the latest.
More reports from Friday, March 4: The Charleston City Paper has posted three more photo-oriented reports from the first day:
- From the Farm to Table Excursion;
- From under the tents; and
- From the first showdown at the Top Chef auditions.
Reports from Friday, March 4: The Post and Courier was there for Friday's fun in Marion Square and has details from the Quickfire Challenge where Mayor Joe Riley made a bid in the cooking contests. And scroll all the way down to the end for a few tidbits on the first day of Top Chef casting call turnouts.