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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 2013 Scrumptious Summerville Kitchen Tour!

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Alexander
98 President Circle

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Black
105 President Circle

Mr. and Mrs. Todd Beson
113 President Circle

Ms. Diane Bagwell
116 President Circle

Dr. and Mrs. James McClary Jr.
124 President Circle

Dr. and Mrs. Ray Hayes
216 Marion Avenue

Dr. and Mrs. Ray Hayes 
246 Marion Avenue

Mr. & Mrs. Kyle Hungerford
101 President Circle

Mr. & Mrs. Seth Woolwine
108 President Circle

Dr. & Mrs. Peter Fortkort
115 President Circle

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Harrison
117 President Circle

Dr. and Mrs. James McClary Sr.
126 President Circle

Mr. and Mrs. Terry Moore
230 Marion Avenue

Mr. and Mrs. Everett Knight
147 Linwood Lane


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

Auntie M's Delights -

Atlanta Bread of Summerville -

Barista Beverages -

Bubbie's Bakery -

Charleston Tea Plantation -

Circa 1886 -

Coastal Coffee Roasters -

Epicure of Charleston -

Firewater Grille -

Ft. Dorchester HS Culinary class

Gilligan’s -

Healthy Home Foods -

Homegrown Brewhouse

The Ice House Restaurant -

Leaf Cafe + Bar -

Legend Oaks Golf Club -

Madra Rua Irish Pub -

Matt’s Burgers w/Birney’s Barbecue -

McKenzie's Bake Shop -

Mellow Mushroom -

Oscar's -

Newk's Eatery -

Summerville Catholic School -

The Boathouse -

Yakitori Japanese Char Grill -

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

Abbie's Bakery -

Auntie M's Delights -

Bubbie's Bakery -

Coastal Coffee Roasters -

Continental Corner Greek Restaurant -

Duvall Catering & Events -

Edible Arrangements -

Epicure Catering -

Hummingbird Bakery & Cafe -

JuJu's Gourmet -

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 -