Soup feast benefits Hospice
Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region will hold its 13th annual Soup on Sunday 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Jan. 27 at Central Piedmont Community College (Philip L. Van Every Culinary Arts Center), 425 N. Kings Drive. More than 35 area restaurants will provide soups, such as butternut squash with gorgonzola, potato cheddar, lobster bisque and more. Other offerings include Bojangles' sweet tea, Caribou Coffee, Coca-Cola and bread from Great Harvest Bread Co.
General admission is $30 and includes soup, beverage and access to silent auction. The “Soup Lovers' Special” is $40 and includes a handmade pottery bowl. Youth tickets (ages 7-12) are $10; free for kids under 6.
Proceeds benefit patients and families served by Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte region.
Details and tickets: www.souponsunday.org; 704-335-4312.
Troop 33 Super Bowl Barbecue
On her I'll Bite blog on obsbite.blogspot.com, Observer Food Editor Kathleen Purvis writes about Boy Scout Troop 33's two-day Super Bowl barbecue sale. The pit-cooked pork is available Feb. 1-2 at the Scout Hut, 6100 Sardis Road (across from Sardis Presbyterian Church). Sandwich and individual barbecue plates – both $7 – are only available 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Feb. 1. Some of the menu items, like take-home containers of rolls, slaw and baked beans, are available by advance order only. The sale also includes limited amounts of Brunswick stew for $9 per quart. Purvis writes that since many base their game day menu on the annual sale, “the stuff can sell out quickly. It's smart to buy your ticket in advance. That means now, or very soon.” Call John at 704-996-0391 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The seventh annual Manischewitz CookOff competition is accepting recipe entries through Feb. 4. The national winner will receive a $25,000 package of cash and Maytag appliances. Recipe entries must have no more than nine ingredients, including a Manischewitz broth and at least one additional brand product – and be able to be prepared in under an hour while following kosher guidelines. Judges will chose four finalists, and online voting for the fifth finalist will run Feb. 21-28. Live judging with all five finalists will be March 21. Details: www.manischewitz.com.
Putting small acreage to work
Gaston County Cooperative Extension will offer this conference 8 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Jan. 26, 1303 Dallas Cherryville Highway, Dallas. Sessions include “Tree Fruit & Small Fruit Production” and “Growing Great Garlic, Lettuce & Specialty Greens.” Pre-registration of $35 (each additional person is $20) is due by Jan. 23.
Details: smallacres.eventbrite.com; 704-922-2112.
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