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Durham Spirits Co. is excited to host Chef Elizabeth Heiskell at The Kitchen Specialist for a cooking demonstration and book signing. Chef Heiskell will prepare recipes from her new cookbook, “What Can I Bring?”, tell stories of her Southern upbringing and show us how easy it is to cook something for every occasion. Chef Heiskell is not only a cookbook author, but also a feature writer for Southern Living magazine and a regular on the Today Show. The Regulator Bookstore will also be there selling copies of her book to be signed. This event is $20 and requires preregistration. Chef Heiskell will be preparing heavy appetizers that will be served.
The businesses of lower 9th Street (The Pie Hole, ZenFish, Jamba Juice and Bliss Nail Bar) are teaming up for a weekend block party Fri Oct 27- Sat Oct 28. There will be raffles and prizes from each place, including a grand prize package from all four! There will be dances, music, face paint, costume contests, pie eating contests and other fun specials throughout the weekend. Stop by The Pie Hole’s patio, located on the corner lot of 810 NINTH, throughout the weekend to take part in the fun.
The Sustainable Agriculture Conference brings together farmers, foodies, ag-tivists, and experts for a weekend celebration of innovation in local, sustainable agriculture. There will be 60 workshops in two incredible days, including a program for beginning farmers and workshops to take seasoned veterans to the next level; Six pre-conference bus tours take you to some of the Triangle’s most innovative farms; Eight intensive pre-conference sessions; 70-table Exhibit Hall; 3 local & organic meals, including the Local Food Feast; Keynote presentation by Atina Diffley, organic farmer-educator, activist, and author of Turn Here Sweet Corn: Organic Farming Works, and CFSA’s annual meeting, regional and topical meetings, and many more opportunities to network. Register before Oct. 11 to get best pricing!
Brunch is the perfect meal to welcome the start of the weekend! Join Bites of Bull City on a delicious tasting tour of three restaurants with impressive brunch offerings. We’ll make stops at Piedmont, Pie Pushers and Counting House, meeting the chefs behind the dishes and getting a taste of the unique flavor and styles of each stop so that you know what to order the next time you return (and trust us, you’ll want to!)
The Food Truck Rodeo at Durham Central Park is an all-ages, family-friendly afternoon gathering of 50+ of the Triangle’s most popular food trucks! The event is free to attend. You simply pay for what you decide to eat from the trucks’ menus. Locally-brewed beer and bands are always on hand. Events are rain or shine. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy a Durham afternoon with friends and family.
Mattie Beason, cider expert and owner of Black Twig Cider House in Durham, brings back TxotxFest for a second year, offering award-winning regional and national ciders with North Carolina cuisine, and features the txotx – a traditional Spanish cider barrel. Beason introduced TxotxFest in 2016 as the first event of its kind in the Southeast to celebrate cider, the fastest growing segment in the beverage industry.