Raise a glass
to the bigger OMB
Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, which specializes in fresh, German-style beers, officially opens its new facility from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday with a party that includes live music. The new facility, 4150 Yancey Road (a block from the old building), includes a 60-barrel brewhouse, a larger biergarten, expanded taproom and a small restaurant. Details: www.oldemeckbrew.com.
Local, portable and sustainable dinners
Zone 7 Foods, 4113 Monroe Road (look for the Sage Garden Catering sign) offers frozen dinners made with local, sustainable or organic ingredients. Made by Chris Russell and Emily Hoody-Russell, single-serving dinners contain a protein, vegetable, starch and fruit, and are $11 each, or five for $50. Details: www.zone7foods.com.
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