Johnny Caldwell and Taneka Reaves are the dynamic duo known around the globe as the curly-haired Cocktail Bandits. The curly ladies, who talk cocktails daily, educate and entertain their growing blog audience through their own original cocktail recipes, promoting the craftsmanship of other bar professionals and sharing their experiences at foodie events all around the Holy City and beyond.
It’s time to crown the best southern fried chicken in Charleston. Join us for our 2nd annual Southern Fried Chicken Challenge! This culinary event will host local and regional restaurants as they compete to make the best, most delicious fried chicken.
Bring your wallets and your attitude because this isn’t a black tie event…This is a casual and fun dinner with local celebrities waiting on your every need!
This “fun”raising dinner will benefit the Able Life Foundation, the 501(c)(3) fundraising arm of the Charleston County Disabilities Board. Help us raise money to help fill in funding gaps for services and goods needed by our clients!
6:30pm – Doors Open
7:00pm -9:30pm – Dinner and Fun!
Dinner Party Tickets – $85
(includes dinner, drinks and lots of fun with your Celebrity Server!!)
Margaritas are special and so is Tequila! Taste different expressions of premium tequila and learn a little history of the vibrant spirit from Maria Lehman, Tequila Ambassador for Breakthru Beverage. Tequila mavens and certified experts, Taneka & Johnny, Cocktail Bandits. Then the duo will teach you to shake your own craft margarita!
Paired bites provided by Sol Southwest Kitchen. Cocktails featuring Partida Tequila!
Join us at the bar and nightlife industry’s biggest expo and conference of the year! Nightclub & Bar Show heads back to Las Vegas March 26-28 for its 33rd year.
Nightclub & Bar Show is the go-to event for professionals who work in the bar, nightlife, beverage or hospitality industry.
Shop new products, new technology and new solutions from more than 600+ exhibitors on our massive expo floor! Plus, taste the latest spirits to hit the market from new and emerging brands to flavor extensions from companies like Diageo and Constellation Brands.
In addition to Conference Sessions, add on a 3-hour hands on Workshop and dive deep into the topics that are most important to you. You’ll take away proven tactics, solutions and action plans that you can implement into your establishment as soon as your return home.
2018 Workshops Topics include:
• Bar Marketing: Proven Tactics with Maximum Results
• Train and Coach Your Staff to Become Service and Sales Superstars
• Crucial Food Cost Controls for Maximum Profits
• Creating a Cocktail Program that Fits Your Venue
• Design Your Bar
• Beginner Workshop – Make Your Dream a Reality: Beginner’s Guide to Opening A Bar
The Black Expo 2018 is an uninterrupted platform for educating, enlightening, and empowering the community.
This year’s Economic Empowerment Summit focuses on the 5 Pillars of Economic Empowerment, and ample opportunities to learn more about health, education, wealth generation. Join us for our health, job, and college fairs, and much more!
Finish the weekend of culinary expression and economic empowerment at the Day Party following the Summit.
The Taste of Black Charleston presents a diverse sampling of food and beverage by a variety of restaurants and vendors in the community. Whether you’re new to the food scene in the Holy City, or you call Charleston home, the Taste is guaranteed to be a vibrant evening, all while supporting a worthy cause. Good Friends, Great Food, and a Grand Time!
Get your tickets early, as this event sells out yearly. Please note the additional processing fee. Price and availability of tickets at the door are subject to change.
The Cocktail Bandits are serving a specialty cocktail featuring Jack Daniel’s Whiskey. Come out and try it!
We had the pleasure of getting a 2018 Prius Prime from Toyota last month for our Red Bull presentation in Raleigh. This. Car. Is. Amazing! When we first got into it, it felt like a modern day episode of The Jetsons! (may be telling my age here… oh well.) The interior was spacious, yet sleek and sexy. It had leather seats, a smooth, spacious console, a comfy headrest, and a HUGE screen!
The screen was everything. The GPS on the car screen was more precise than the directions on my phone and the rear view camera was great. The Prius Prime was also very tech friendly. It connected easily with our phones. It reminded me of a Tesla…. BUT it was a Toyota!
The driver’s seat automatically adjusted to the person and of course they were heated. There was a speedometer on the dashboard and lit on the driver’s left corner of the windshield… just dope.
It’s such a quiet car too. I didn’t even hear it crank when I started it… EVER. And the gas mileage was SPECTACULAR!!! We only filled the tank ONCE and drove around Charleston, went to Raleigh AND came back. We drove that car for an entire week on that one tank. This baby can go 53 miles to each gallon and we filled it for less than $25. Seriously. It’s my new favorite vehicle.
The trunk was hatchback style. It was plenty of space for our luggage and all of the Red Bull we had to bring back from Raleigh. (Beverage Professional Concerns.) It was a champagne color and a more modern Prius car shape.
Thank you Toyota for letting us experience the amazing-ness (is that a word?) of the 18’ Toyota Prius Prime last month. Extra honored that this car is not even out yet!! We are currently saving all of our extra money because WE MUST HAVE ONE of our own! I’ve never fallen in love with a car until I drove the Prius Prime. It has been the most pleasurable car experience I’ve ever had. I recommend this vehicle to anyone. You will NOT be disappointed! Cheers to more car adventures.
Alley Twenty Six welcomes Charleston, S.C.’s own Johnny Caldwell and Taneka Reaves (also known as the Cocktail Bandits) to guest bartend the second installment of a charity event series titled “Dinner With Friends” held on Monday, February 26th at 6:30pm. The monthly ticketed events will feature a 5-course food and cocktail tasting menu spotlighting different guest bartenders from across the South. Proceeds from the series benefit chef José Andrés’ foundation, World Central Kitchen.
The Cocktail Bandits were recently named as two of Imbibe Magazine’s “75 People, Places and Flavors That Will Shape The Way You Drink in 2018.”
Join us for a fun night while supporting a great cause!