N.C. barbecue map is ready
The Great N.C. BBQ Map, a project started by Charlotteans Amanda Fisher and Paul Bright and funded on Kickstarter, is now on sale at www.thegreatbbqmap.com. Listing 434 barbecue restaurants and 42 barbecue festivals, it’s $9.99 for a folded version to carry in your car or $24.99 for a flat wall map suitable for framing. Kathleen Purvis
Recycle on game day
The Panther Tailgate Recycling program is back, starting Aug. 8 for the exhibition against the Buffalo Bills. Tailgaters get a marked recyling bag when they enter parking lots in the area around Bank of America Stadium, then leave the filled bag (and flattened cardboard) at the curb for pickup. In five years, the program has recycled 153 tons of trash, enough to almost fill the stadium. KP
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Scottish-style tea party
The Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Drive, will hold a Scottish-style afternoon tea 4-5 p.m. Aug. 17, part of its four-week series, Teas of the British Isles. Registration is required, and tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for museum members. Details: www.charlottemuseum.org or call 704-568-1774. KP
Coming up Friday
Helen Schwab reviews Stagioni, and Kathleen Purvis looks at what chefs are doing with local tomatoes. Find restaurant news and reviews on Fridays in CLT.