Sip some CLT Buzz Blend, help send students to the Mint
Magnolia Coffee Company has collaborated with CLT Buzz and The Young Affiliates of the Mint Museum to offer CLT Buzz Blend, a medium roast with notes of milk chocolate, honey and hints of citrus.
One dollar from every retail bag sold helps support the Mint’s programs that ensure every seventh grader enrolled in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will visit the Mint Museum Uptown. CLT Buzz Blend is Part of Magnolia’s “Local Beans for Local Good” initiative and is available at Atherton Market in SouthEnd with Cloister Honey, Reid’s Fine Foods, Whole Foods, Julia’s Café at the Habitat for Humanity Restore, Mugs Coffee and online at www.magnoliacoffeeco.com.
N.C. Barbecue Wall of Fame
Charlotte’s Ralph Miller, right – of Bubba’s Barbecue on Sunset Road – is one of four 2012 inductees on the N.C. Barbecue Society’s Wall of Fame. To be considered, nominees “must have made major contributions of time/talents and services that promoted North Carolina barbecue and contributed to our rich barbecue heritage,” states the organization’s website.
Also inducted was Byron Jordan of Smokey Mountain Barbecue and A.B. Vannoy Country Hams in West Jefferson. Additional inductees and details: www.ncbbqsociety.com.
Alton Brown coming to Charlotte
On her I’ll Bite blog on obsbite.blogspot.com, Observer food editor Kathleen Purvis writes about Alton Brown’s April 20 visit to Charlotte. The “Good Eats” host will headline an evening that offers a Q&A session, cooking, kitchen science, comedy and more as part of the two-week N.C. Science Festival.
Tickets to the evening at Knight Theater range from $32.50 to $150, and the latter includes a meet-and-greet with Brown following the show.
Angels of ’97 spaghetti supper
The 17th annual Angels of ’97 spaghetti supper will be 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. March 16 at North Mecklenburg High School, 11201 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville. Tickets are $5 and include all-you-can-eat spaghetti, salad, bread and drink. A silent auction runs 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and a live auction begins at 6 p.m. Details: www.angelsof97.com.
Wooden Stone international cooking classes
These hands-on cooking classes offer a variety of menus. Wooden Stone Gallery and The Town of Davidson Parks and Recreation Department have partnered to host 2 1/2-hour classes that will teach students to prepare five to six dishes and end with students enjoying their prepared meals with a glass of wine.
All classes are held at Wooden Stone Gallery, 445 S. Main St. in Davidson, and are $65 for Davidson residents, $70 for non-residents. The March 17 class is “French Bistro,” April 14 is “Trip to India” and April 28 is “Tasty Thai.” Details and to register: bit.ly/QzXnNb; 704-892-3349.
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