Polish-American celebration April 1 at Lebowski’s
Lebowski’s does its fourth Annual Dyngus Day celebration on April 1, which of course means live accordion polka music 6:30-8 p.m., a bratwurst plate with perogies, boiled cabbage and locally baked rye bread (5-9 p.m. for $8.95) and Polish beer for $3 a bottle. 1524 East Blvd.; 704-370-1177. (Dyngus Day is a traditional Polish and Polish-American celebration of the end of Lent and the joy of Easter.)
Green bagels at Bruegger’s
Bruegger’s Bagels starts its St. Patrick’s Day celebration Friday, with all 300-plus bakeries whipping up green bagels.
Grandparents who cook
Do you know – or are you – a grandmother or grandfather who cooks? The Cooking Channel will be in Charlotte at the end of March to interview possible folks for the show “My Grandmother’s Ravioli,” hosted by Mo Rocca. You must apply to be interviewed, at www.mygrandmothersravioli.com.
Competition in Blowing Rock
The 2013 “Got To Be N.C.” Competition Dining Series (sponsored by the N.C. Dept. of Agriculture) begins April 8 in the Blowing Rock area, with an Iron Chef style competition that will include the Asheville area finalist – Adam Hayes from Red Stag Grill – taking on its winner. The eight for this are: Craig Miller of Jackalope’s View; James Welch of the Laurel Room at Green Park Inn; Sam Ratchford of Vidalia Restaurant; Will Young of Vance Toe River Lodge; John Dean of Twig’s Restaurant; Clark Barlowe of Heirloom; Sam Beasley of 1861 Farmhouse; and Julius Kalman of Canyons.