Terra Vita Food & Drink Festival Celebrates Eight Years

By Sarah Mausert Details for this fall’s Terra Vita Food and Drink Festival were released at the Blind Pig’s “Eve of the Eighth” dinner in Raleigh earlier this month (more on that dinner in another post). The festival, which focuses on food and drink sustainability, will take place this October from the 18th to the 21st in various locations around Chapel Hill.  It will be … Continue reading Terra Vita Food & Drink Festival Celebrates Eight Years

It’s the Tenth Anniversary of Txakolifest

By Sarah Mausert Help Mattie Beason celebrate Txakoli, a wine produced in Spain’s Basque country, on Sunday, May 21st from noon until four at the Rickhouse, in Durham.  Beason, of Black Twig Cider House and Mattie B’s Public House, started Txakolifest in 2008, and the festival has grown every year.  This year’s proceeds will be donated to an immigrant legal defense fund through a partnership … Continue reading It’s the Tenth Anniversary of Txakolifest

Carolina Fancy Foods Takes NC Food Products to a New Level

This sponsored post is brought to you in conjunction with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Products for the GOT TO BE NC FESTIVAL. Bloggers throughout NC will feature NCMade products and recipes to highlight the #HomeGrownFare17 As part of the Got to be NC Blogger network I was thrilled to have an opportunity to work in conjunction with the North Carolina Department … Continue reading Carolina Fancy Foods Takes NC Food Products to a New Level

Celebrate Teachers, Mothers, and the Kentucky Derby this May at the WaDuke Inn

By Sarah Mausert The Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club is hosting several dining events this May, including a Teacher’s Day Dinner, Derby Day at the Inn, and a Mother’s Day Brunch and Champagne Celebration. What’s better than an apple on a teacher’s desk? How about dinner at the Fairview Dining Room? To celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Day, if you purchase one full-priced dinner entrée, … Continue reading Celebrate Teachers, Mothers, and the Kentucky Derby this May at the WaDuke Inn

Refugee Benefit Dinner with a Syrian Chef on April 8th

by Sarah Mausert, with a wee bit from Johanna All of us have heard about the Syrian refugee crisis taking place.  To briefly sum up events, anti-government protests began in March 2011 during the Arab Spring.  The government responded violently to peaceful protests and armed opposition groups began fighting back.  Things continued to escalate to a full civil war and an estimated 470,000 Syrians have … Continue reading Refugee Benefit Dinner with a Syrian Chef on April 8th

Get the Lowdown on the Terra Vita Food & Drink Festival by visiting the Blind Pig

by Sarah Mausert The 8th Terra Vita Food and Drink Festival will take place in the Triangle this year October 18-21. Details will be released and tickets will be available for purchase following an eight course meal presented by the Blind Pig Supper Club in Raleigh on May 7th.  The theme for the meal will be the number eight-it’s the 8th year of the Terra … Continue reading Get the Lowdown on the Terra Vita Food & Drink Festival by visiting the Blind Pig

Farm to Fork Celebrates its Tenth Anniversary

By Sarah Mausert For ten years, Farm to Fork has celebrated the relationships between local farms, chefs, and culinary artisans. Taking place the first weekend of June, this year’s event promises to be a tasty tribute to ten years of celebrating farmers and food.  Proceeds will benefit beginning farmer training programs at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) and the W. C. Breeze Family … Continue reading Farm to Fork Celebrates its Tenth Anniversary