2 Paula Deen shows
If you’re going to “Paula Deen Live!” at the Belk Theater on Wednesday night, you’ll get two shows: Deen will use her Charlotte appearance as a kickoff for the new Paula Deen Network, a subscription website that features Deen’s videos and recipes.
A Deen spokesman said the Charlotte launch is timing. Her live show here was scheduled on the day the network debuts. The network and a documentary on Deen are part of her comeback attempt after events that stopped her career in 2013, including a legal case when she admitted using racist language.
Martha Stewart contest includes N.C. companies
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Seventeen N.C. food companies are in the running for Martha Stewart Living’s American Made contest. Until Oct. 13, you can vote up to six times a day. Prizes for the companies include a trip to New York, $10,000 in cash and marketing opportunities. To vote, go to www.marthastewart.com/americanmade.
N.C. food finalists are: Queen of Oats, Cornelius; Muddy River Distiller, Belmont; Elizabeth’s Pecan Products, Turkey; Smoke Signals, Marshall; Mae’d Bakery, Carrboro; La Farm Bakery, Cary; Raleigh Cake Pops, Creedmoor; Sugar Island Bakery and Supplies, Surf City; Videri Chocolate Factory, Raleigh; Little Black Dressing Co., High Point; Carolina Wild, Pink Hill; White Whale Bold Mixers, Durham; Blue Kudzu Sake, Asheville; No Evil Foods, Asheville; Goat Lady Dairy, Climax; Heirloom Provisions in Durham; and Piemonte Farm, Burlington.
7th Street celebrates fall
The 7th Street Public Market, 224 E. 7th St., celebrates fall with two Harvest Fest events Saturday. From noon to 3 p.m., free activities include hay rides, pumpkin painting and a corn shucking. Then from 4 to 7 p.m. there’s a ticketed event that includes food and a performance by the WBT Briarhoppers. That’s $25 and tickets are at www.eventbrite.com (search for “Harvest Fest Taste of the Market”).