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

41Hundred Grand Opening

By Sarah Mausert Check out the grand opening of the new restaurant, 41Hundred, inside the Renaissance Hotel at North Hills in Raleigh, on Tuesday, July 25 from 5 to 8 PM.  There will be complimentary bites from the restaurant menu as well as free samples from TOPO distillery, Bombshell Beer Company, and Aviator Brewing. I recently got a peek at the new restaurant and meeting … Continue reading 41Hundred Grand Opening

An Evening with the Blind Pig

By Sarah Mausert At the beginning of May, I went to the Eve of the Eighth dinner hosted by the Blind Pig Supper Club. It was a release party for the details about October’s upcoming Terra Vita Food and Drink Festival. In case you missed my previous posts about these events, it’s Terra Vita’s 8th anniversary this year so the theme of the Blind Pig … Continue reading An Evening with the Blind Pig

The Boiled Peanut Hour Comes to Durham

By Sarah Mausert Brothers Matt and Ted Lee are bringing their live show, The Boiled Peanut Hour: A Live Cooking Show About Southern Identities to the Reynolds Industries Theater on the Duke campus during the American Dance Festival on Sunday, July 9th at 7PM.  The show debuted in Louisville with chef Ed Lee; the local production will feature Durham’s own Andrea Reusing (The Durham Hotel … Continue reading The Boiled Peanut Hour Comes to Durham

Social House Vodka is Opening a North Carolina Distillery

By Sarah Mausert If you’ve not yet heard of Social House Vodka, you soon will.  Three Stacks Distilling Company is opening in Kinston this summer and its vodka will be available across the state in late-July.  Three friends, Cary Joshi, Mark Mullins, and G Patel, all with experience in the restaurant, hospitality, and spirits industries, joined forces to create a farm-to-flask vodka in North Carolina. … Continue reading Social House Vodka is Opening a North Carolina Distillery

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