Celebrate Bourbon Heritage Month at 21c and Counting House

By Sarah Mausert and Johanna Kramer Counting House, in the 21c Hotel Durham, is continuing its Fork + Bottle series this Thursday, September 21, at 6 PM, with a Pork + Bottle: Bourbon Heritage Month Celebration dinner featuring Heritage Farms Cheshire Pork.  Last month, the first time I visited Counting House, I was lucky enough to attend the Fork + Bottle dinner with Lombard Champagne; … Continue reading Celebrate Bourbon Heritage Month at 21c and Counting House

Tenth Annual Pepper Festival

By Sarah Mausert Sunday, September 24 marks the date for Abundance NC’s 10th Annual Pepper Festival held in Briar Chapel, Chapel Hill, from 3 to 6PM.  Admission is $30 for adults, $35 at the door, kids up to seven are free, and $5 for kids up to 14 years old.  You can purchase tickets here or by calling 919-533-5181. As part of the festivities, about … Continue reading Tenth Annual Pepper Festival

The Pie Hole is Poised to Open on 9th St.

By Sarah Mausert This is not a drill!  This is what we have been preparing for! Durham is about to have an all pie, all the time restaurant.  The Pie Hole will be opening soon at 810 Ninth Street, suite 130-on the southeast corner of 9th and Green.  You can expect to hear about the grand opening later this month. Owners Young and Surelyne Lee … Continue reading The Pie Hole is Poised to Open on 9th St.

“A Chef’s Life” Viewing Party

By Sarah Mausert On Sunday, September 10, at 3:30 PM, the Carolina Theater in downtown Durham will host a season 5 premiere party for the PBS docuseries, “A Chef’s Life.”   The show centers around Vivian Howard and her husband Ben Knight as they operate their restaurant, The Chef and the Farmer in Kinston.  Each episode highlights a different ingredient as Howard strives to create unique … Continue reading “A Chef’s Life” Viewing Party

La Farm Bakery Has a New Production Facility

By Sarah Mausert Are you a fan of La Farm Bakery?  If so, anticipate new and exciting things from the popular Cary bakery.  If you are not yet, I do not think it would take more than a few bites of some of their delicious breads and pastries to convert you.  The bakery has a new production facility on Chatham Street in downtown Cary that … Continue reading La Farm Bakery Has a New Production Facility

Check out Pour, Durham’s Newest Taproom

By Sarah Mausert Pour just opened in June ahead of the Unscripted Motel in downtown Durham and it looks like it is going to be a great downtown hangout spot.  This is the fourth Pour to open so far; the first opened in Asheville in 2014.  Several more of the independently owned taprooms are planned throughout the southeast and Texas and there is even one … Continue reading Check out Pour, Durham’s Newest Taproom

Fourth Annual Dinner in the Meadow

By Sarah Mausert This year’s Dinner in the Meadow is taking place at 5:30PM on Sunday, September 10 at Meadow Lane Farm in Franklin County.  The event, which is in its fourth year, benefits the Leonard-Mobley Small Farm Fund.  Tickets for the event can be purchased here; the event has sold out every year, so don’t wait to get your tickets. The dinner takes place … Continue reading Fourth Annual Dinner in the Meadow