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About the Kitchen Tour

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The Kitchen Tour is a unique delight for the senses as patrons tour grand homes in Summerville and sample gourmet treats prepared by premiere Lowcountry chefs. Local musicians are scheduled to perform in each home or garden and area florists will grace the interior décor with floral arrangements. The 2013 Kitchen Tour will be held on Sunday October 6th. This year fourteen homeowners from along Salisbury Drive, Marion Avenue and President Circle have graciously agreed to be a part of the tour making it one of our more spectacular routes. The homes may be toured from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.   Starting July 1st, you can Purchase tickets here.

This year the route is very historic as the homes have been built on the old Pine Forest Inn property. The Pine Forest Inn opened in 1891, and was owned and managed by F. W. and George A. Wagener. It was promoted as a place for the physically ill and those needing rest and relaxation.

Given the unique location of the 2013 Scrumptious Summerville Kitchen Tour - the former grounds of the renowned Pine Forest Inn- we are honored to have the following organizations assist us this year. They will provide additional artifacts, photographs, and information on site to help our guests enjoy this remnant of "The Golden Age of Summerville".

In addition, Dr. Charles Shepard's early Pinehurst Tea Farm nearby has inspired the title "Birthplace of Sweet Tea" and has begun the creation of The Sweet Tea Trail.

The large parlor room was filled with over 100 chairs, and was called the Rocking Chair Room. The beautiful, polished floors were of local pine. There were 150 sleeping apartments and five rental cottages. The inn had its own power plant, telegraph office and long distance telephone service. Entertainment included an orchestra, three bowling alleys, shuffle board, billiard and pool tables, and 130 golf links (today, Corey Woods), and a stable of 50 horses. President Roosevelt stayed at Pine Forest in 1902. President Roosevelt and President Taft were several times guests at the Inn and President Circle honors the two Presidents with President Circle. Most of the homes on the tour are located within President Circle.

The inn thrived as a popular resort for many years, but began to decline during World War I. In 1939, Thomas Salisbury bought the Pine Forest Inn. It was at a time when tourists were starting to go to Florida and the golden age of Summerville was coming to a close. Mr. Salisbury tried many different things to keep the Inn afloat. He even tried the “Summerville Adventure School.” But alas, in the 1940s, the Pine Forest Inn was torn down. Thomas Salisbury had the building taken apart board by board so people could not say he had burned it down for the insurance money, which was a common practice of that day.

Those who wish to assist us as Sponsors of this event are cordially invited to do so, by clicking Major Sponsor. The deadline for becoming a 2013 Sponsor is Wednesday, September 4th, 2013.






Many thanks to the gracious hosts of our 2014 Scrumptious Summerville Kitchen Tour!


Dr. & Mrs. Britt Reagin
120 Gadsden Street
reagin home







Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Phillips
130 Salisbury Drive
phillips home






Mr. and Mrs. Everett Knight
147 Linwood Lane (Front Yard Only)

knight yard







Dr. & Mrs. Chris Wimberly
136 Linwood Lane
c wimberly home








Mr. and Mrs. Wade Hathaway
129 Linwood Lane

hathaway home








Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Heflin
125 Linwood Lane

heflin home









Ms. Ellen Willingham 
117 Linwood Lane

willingham home








Mrs. Gloria Tupper
113 Linwood Lane

tupper home







Mr. & Mrs. Neyle Jones
134 Gadsden Street

jones home





Mr. & Mrs. George Brown
126 Salisbury Drive
brown home








Mr. & Mrs. Bill Hallman
138 Linwood Lane
hallman home








Mr. and Mrs. Bert Gary
131 Linwood Lane (Back Yard Only)

gary yard









Dr. and Mrs. Mark Wimberly
127 Linwood Lane

m wimberly home








Mr. and Mrs. Bill Beauchene
120 Linwood Lane

beauchene home









Mr. and Mrs. Scott Serpas
116 Linwood Lane

serpas home








Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Musselman
112 Linwood Lane (Yard Only)

musselman yard


The Kitchen Tour is excited to have these fine establishments paticipate in this year's event:

Alessandra's -

Auntie M's Delights -

Atlanta Bread of Summerville -

AW Shucks -

Baker's BBQ -

Blossom -

Bubbie's Bakery -

Charleston Tea Plantation -

Circa 1886 -

Coastal Coffee Roasters -

Ft. Dorchester HS Culinary class

Five Loaves Cafe -

Graze -

Healthy Home Foods -

Homegrown Brewhouse

The Ice House Restaurant -!/pages/The-Ice-House/163396027033795

Leaf Cafe + Bar -

Madra Rua Irish Pub -

McKenzie's Bake Shop -

Mellow Mushroom -

Parish House Catering!/pages/Parish-House-Catering/289916081121206

Newk's Eatery -

Summerville Catholic School -

R Kitchen

Toast! -

Triangle Char & Bar -

Yakitori Japanese Char Grill -

We are also extremely excited to have the below list of Caterers, Restaurants and Chefs participate in our Starry, Starry Nights Gala:

Abbie's Bakery -

Auntie M's Delights -

Coastal Coffee Roasters -

Continental Corner Greek Restaurant -

Duvall Catering & Events -

Edible Arrangements -

Hummingbird Bakery & Cafe -

Madra Rua Irish Pub -

Miler Country Club -

Newk's Eatery -

Parish House Catering -

Rococo German Bakery -

The WreckFish-

The Kitchen Tour is excited to have these fine florists paticipate in this year's event:

Berkeley Florist -

Birds Nest Floral & Gifts -

Cameo Florist -

Carolina Floral Creations -

Charleston Flair Florist -

Flowertown Florist

OK Florist -

On A Limb Floral Design -

Plantation Florist, Goose Creek -

Seithel's Florist -

The Blossom Shop -

The Vinedresser

The Kitchen Tour is excited to have these community partners for this year's event:

Summerville Chamber of Commerce -

Sweet Tea Trail -