5 Food Events Not to Miss This Fall

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Cook Book Club
SEPT. 21, 6:30 P.M. 
Looking for food events to partake in all year? Try Midway Community Kitchen’s Cook Book Club. Grab a glass of wine (two included with class fee), pick a station and try out recipes from that month’s selected book. Then enjoy your hard-earned meal with fellow foodies. “[It’s] kind of like hanging out at a friend’s house,” owner Kathy Ellis Gunn says, “a friend that has a really big kitchen [and] you don’t have to clean up afterward!” September’s cookbook selection is “Sara Foster’s Southern Kitchen.” Tickets: $40.

OCT. 2, 2-7 P.M. 
Head to Briar Chapel to enjoy pepper-inspired concoctions from local establishments like The Fearrington Granary Restaurant, The Top of the Hill and Carolina Brewery, live music and kids activities while supporting Abundance NC’s efforts for community resilience. Adults: $35; Children under 12: Free.

OCT. 14, 6:30 P.M. 
The Root Cellar’s annual “porktastic” event features 12 small plate courses utilizing local pork in creative ways such as beer cheese fondue with sausage and poutine with Seven Springs Farm country gravy. Each course will be paired with beer from Fullsteam Brewery. Tickets: $65-$85.

Empty Bowls
OCT. 16, 3:30-7 P.M. 
Grab a locally made pottery bowl, enjoy a hearty meal of soup, sandwiches and dessert and help TABLE provide food aid to area children all while enjoying live music and a silent auction at Weaver Street Market in Carrboro. Tickets: $15-$50.

A Tasteful Affair
OCT. 16, 6-8 P.M. 
Held at Blue Zone at Kenan Stadium, this event benefiting the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill will have food and beverage purveyors like Chirba Chirba, elements and others competing for awards with judges like UNC’s Sean May and Miss North Carolina McKenzie Faggart crowning their favorites. Tickets: $75-$125.

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Laura Zolman Kirk

Associate Editor Laura Zolman Kirk is a Kentuckian turned Chapel Hillian and totally in love with this special slice of North Carolina.
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