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Sep
13
Wed
Meet Jamie DeMent – author of The Farmhouse Chef – at Google Fiber! @ Google Fiber
Sep 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us at Google Fiber on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm to celebrate the release of Chef Jamie DeMent’s first cookbook, The Farmhouse Chef: Recipes & Stories from My Carolina Farm (The University of North Carolina Press, $35.00). Presented by Cureat, join us for a book signing, cooking demo, and cocktails provided by Fair Game.

About The Farmhouse Chef
In The Farmhouse Chef: Recipes & Stories from My Carolina Farm (The University of North Carolina Press, on sale September 5, 2017, $35.00), Jamie DeMent opens a bright kitchen window onto the 55 acres of beautiful Piedmont farmland in Hillsborough, NC, where she and her family raise sustainably nurtured and sought-after heirloom varieties of produce and livestock. Every day on Coon Rock Farm, DeMent is in the kitchen serving robust, flavorful, satisfying meals for family, crew, and farm interns — and now readers everywhere are invited to share the bounty! The Farmhouse Chef offers 150 recipes for every occasion, from down home to downright elegant, inspired by the farm’s yield throughout the four seasons. From fall’s Sage- and Sausage-Stuffed Acorn Squash to Pear and Bacon Salad, to summer’s Sugarcane Barbecue Chicken and Watermelon Mojitos, DeMent’s cooking style highlights no-nonsense approaches that combine great ingredients with easy preparations for super-charged flavor. Accompanying the recipes are DeMent’s charming stories that illuminate what life is really like on a working farm. The Farmhouse Chef is sure to inspire anyone who cares about seasonal, healthfully-grown, delicious food.

About Jamie DeMent
Raised in Eastern North Carolina, Jamie DeMent – farmer, home cook, restaurateur, entrepreneur, teacher and local food advocate – has devoted her life to cultivating and championing sustainable foodways. Together, she and partner Richard Holcomb own Coon Rock Farm, a diverse, 55-acre organic family farm in Hillsborough, NC. The couple also own the award-winning 4-star restaurant, Piedmont, in downtown Durham, NC, as well as two online farmers markets which service the region and the nation: Bella Bean Organics and Heirloom Provisions. Jamie DeMent offers a distinctive voice in today’s farm-to-table movement, so dominated by chefs. Her wealth of knowledge about farming and home cooking, and vivacious and colorful personality, make her as one of the most refreshing voices in today’s Southern farm-to-fork movement. The Farmhouse Chef, set to be published in September 2017, is DeMent’s first cookbook.

Sep
16
Sat
FREE Concert by CHARLIE! @ Meadowmont Gazebo
Sep 16 all-day

The Charlie Band, a fantastic, soulful cover band based in North Carolina, is back by popular demand! It is rare to find so much musical talent packed onto one stage! Relax on the gazebo lawn and keep the summer evening fun going! Bring your friends and family, a chair and blanket, and enjoy dinner from The Only Burgers Food Truck! FREE parking on site!

CenterFest Arts Festival @ Downtown Durham, NC
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – Sep 17 @ 5:00 pm

2017 CenterFest Arts Festival
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, September 16th and 17th
Times: Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Downtown Durham, Triangle Area, North Carolina
Presenter: Durham Arts Council, www.durhamarts.org
Contact: centerfest@durhamarts.org

Now in its 43rd year, CenterFest 2017 will be the largest arts and community festival in Durham and the longest-running street arts festival in North Carolina. Located in Durham’s historic city center, CenterFest showcases 145 juried visual artists from across the U.S. and 600 performing artists from North Carolina, plus great food, continuous music and entertainment on five stages, fun, educational activities for kids and families and a showcase of services provided by government departments and community nonprofits. 2017 features include a beer garden, new Emerging Artists showcase and new Saturday evening entertainment. Mark your calendars for September 16-17! Updates available at www.centerfest.durhamarts.org.

Wine Tasting @ The Goat
Sep 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit The Goat on Saturdays at 3pm for a free wine tasting with Fearrington sommeliers and the occasional guest! Taste hand-selected red and white wines, and ask our sommeliers to help you find a bottle to take home.
Questions? Call 919.545.5717.

Sep
17
Sun
Curds & Crafts @ the Cloth Mill
Sep 17 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

An artisanal cheese and beer festival with a focus on southern cheese-makers and NC breweries, featuring 16 cheese-makers, over 12 breweries, and other artisan food producers. Event held at the Cloth Mill at Eno River. Live music by The Ivory Boys. Ticket includes a souvenir tasting glass, unlimited samples of cheese and beer, insulated bag to store cheese purchases, live music, and tasty treats from local artisans including charcuterie, handmade bread, crackers, and small-batch jellies and pickles. Advance tickets only.

Live Music: String Beings @ Roost Beer Garden
Sep 17 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us at Roost, our seasonal beer garden, for live music on the porch, local  beer on tap, wine by the glass and artisan wood-fired pizza! Pull up a chair around the water fountain or under large oaks, and enjoy good weather and good company.
String Beings will be providing live music on the front porch rain or shine. The Goat will serve as a safe haven for musicians and listeners in case of inclement weather.

Sep
20
Wed
Fall Harvest Wine Dinner @ Kipos Greek Taverna
Sep 20 @ 6:15 pm

We are thrilled to announce that our next Kipos wine dinner as a part of the “Vineyards of Greece” 2017 seasonal series will be hosted on Wednesday, September 20th! Enjoy another decadent four-course meal paired with four exquisite wines that will take you on a journey through the Fall harvest & vineyards of Greece. All wines are hand-picked by our bar and beverage director to pair perfectly with autumn ingredients & flavors crafted by Chef Terry! Tickets for the dinner are $65 per guest (tax & gratuity not included). Full menu & wine details will be released soon, but read more about our featured wine for the evening below! Please note that due to the growth and increasing interest in Kipos wine dinners, we are changing reservation times to 6:15pm with the first course being served promptly at 6:30pm. As always in the true spirit of a Greek feast centered around sharing, all seating for the wine dinner will be community style (if requested groups will be seated together). As we mentioned seats are limited and go faster every time so reserve today by emailing us here, calling (919) 425-0760, or visiting our reservation page and requesting “fall wine dinner.”

MENU:
FIRST COURSE:
Wood-Fired Octopus, our tender signature seafood placed atop a bed of barley arugula and fennel

Aivalis Winery Assyrtiko (Assyrtiko) – Peloponnese
Deep straw color. On the nose delicate aromas of fruit – pear, lemon and pineapple – are present. On the palate, the wine is smooth, rich, fruity and full-bodied with mineral accents. It has a balanced acidity and along aftertaste. Our richest, most mature, assyrtiko.

SECOND COURSE:
Pork Tenderloin Medallions, Chef Theodore’s take on a drunken pork tenderloin, this juicy cut will be cooked down in a savory reduction with braised cabbage

Domaine Lantides (Agiorgitiko) – Nemea

Aromatic dominate spices like cinnamon, cloves, pepper and licorice. Notes of stone fruit like cherry and dried plum on the palate with vanilla and oak undertones. Aged in Oak barrels for 14 months.

THIRD COURSE:
Lamb Avgolemono, rich in flavor by braising and sautéeing cuts of lamb with zucchini with a broth of avgolemono, (the Bakatsias family recipe) creating a perfectly balanced marriage of egg and lemon

Kamkoutis “Red by JK” (40% Xinomavro, 30% Merlot, 30% Cab) – Velvento
Its deep purple color, aromas of forest fruit and spices, rich velvety taste, and long finish make for an unforgettable experience. This blend has earned the nickname, The Greek Bordeaux.

FOURTH COURSE:
Chocolate Autumn, a rendition on our decadent chocolate mousse dessert, a creamy brandy-infused scoop of chocolate atop spiced poached split pear

Keo St. John Commandaria (Xynisteri and Mavrodaphne) – Cyprus
This traditional dessert wine is considered to be the oldest named wine still in production. Grapes that are indigenous to the island of Cyprus are picked late and dried on mats, in order to obtain maximum concentration and sweetness. Produced by the Solera system, this is a nutty wine with aromas of cocoa and baking spices.

Commandaria represents an ancient wine style documented in Cyprus back to 800 BC and has the distinction of being the world’s oldest named wine still in production, with the name Commandaria dating back to the crusades in the 12th century. Commandaria is a blend of Xynisteri and Mavrodaphne (which survived the phylloxera epidemic that devastated Europe’s vineyards in the 19th century) This wine is produced in only 14 neighbouring villages on Cyprus. Keo St. John Commandaria is produced to a recipe that is now protected by a legally enforced appellation, the only one held by Cyprus.On the whole, the colour of this legendary dessert wine is within the range of honey with yellowish-goldish tones, made lighter or darker depending on its age. Out of a glass of aged Commandaria you can expect to emerge, all at once, multifarious intense aromas and tastes- typical of Commandaria – that remind you of raisins, grape-juice syrup, walnut kernel, coffee, chocolate, quince-pulp jelly, honey, dried figs and apricots.

Sep
23
Sat
Critter Carnival @ Southern Community Park
Sep 23 all-day

On Saturday, September 23, 2017, the inaugural Critter Carnival (formerly Furry Friends Festival) will be held at Southern Community Park in Chapel Hill, NC to raise awareness and funds for numerous local animal rescue and rehabilitation charities. From Noon to 7:30pm a wide variety of first-rate rock, bluegrass and jazz bands will perform alongside amazing aerial silk artists, hula hoopers, sideshow freaks and more. Admission is FREE!

Musical acts:
KATHARINE WHALEN’S SWEDISH WOOD PATROL (from Squirrel Nut Zippers!)
BULLTOWN STRUTTERS
FIRESIDE COLLECTIVE
TRIPLE FRET
THE BUCKET BROTHERS
(See band bios & videos here)

Circus acts:
Adam Dipert’s Object Manipulation
The Creep & Cheetah SideShow
Mari Kearns
and many more to be announced!

We’ll have treats from Maple View Mobile ice cream and Fahsyrah’s Lemonade, arts and crafts vendors including henna and a digital photo booth, and a silent auction for a wide variety of great items.

The beneficiaries of this year’s festival are numerous animal-related charities in Chatham, Durham, Orange and Wake counties dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating dogs, cats, wildlife, farm animals and exotic animals. They include All Breed Animal Rescue of the Carolinas (ABARC), Chatham Animal Rescue & Education (CARE), Hope Animal Rescue, Piedmont Wildlife Center, Robinshood Wildlife Rescue, and Wildlife Welfare, with many more to be announced.

Celebrate Southern Village! Hosted by Your Children’s Champions @ Southern Village Green
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us for a FUN and FREE family event hosted by the merchants in Southern Village that care for and support children in our community: Chapel Hill Children’s Clinic, Chapel Hill Day Care Center, Southern Village Pediatric Dentistry, The Tumble Gym, and Village Pediatrics!

The event will be filled with bounce houses, face painting, balloon twisting, dancing, musicians, fairy hair and henna tattoos by Rishi Salon, Jeff the Alpaca from 1870 Farm, a magic show and much more!

Wine Tasting @ The Goat
Sep 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit The Goat on Saturdays at 3pm for a free wine tasting with Fearrington sommeliers and the occasional guest! Taste hand-selected red and white wines, and ask our sommeliers to help you find a bottle to take home.
Questions? Call 919.545.5717.

Live Music: Sheila Fleming @ Roost Beer Garden
Sep 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us at Roost, our seasonal beer garden, for live music on the porch, local  beer on tap, wine by the glass and artisanal wood-fired pizza! Pull up a chair around the water fountain or under large oaks, and enjoy good weather and good company.
Sheila Fleming will be providing live music on the front porch rain or shine. The Goat will serve as a safe haven for musicians and listeners in case of inclement weather.

Sep
24
Sun
Live Music: Alexa Carter @ Roost Beer Garden
Sep 24 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us at Roost, our seasonal beer garden, for live music on the porch, local  beer on tap, wine by the glass and artisan wood-fired pizza! Pull up a chair around the water fountain or under large oaks, and enjoy good weather and good company.
Alexa Carter will be providing live music on the front porch rain or shine. The Goat will serve as a safe haven for musicians and listeners in case of inclement weather.

Sep
27
Wed
Prosecco: Keeping it Bubbly and Fresh @ The Granary
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Fun, lively and fruity. Prosecco has never been called an intimidating bubbly as it is enjoyable and fresh in nature. Clocking in at a fraction of champagne’s prices, this wine is a popular choice for everyday enjoyment.

Join us for this class showcasing the many different styles of Prosecco and its leading producers in the Veneto.

$40 includes wine, tasting plate, service fee and tax. Reserve at 919.542.2121.

Sep
28
Thu
Hurricanes For Hurricane Relief @ The Great Room at Top of the Hill
Sep 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery will be hosting the ‘Hurricanes for Hurricane Relief’ party on Thursday, September 28th to debut TOPO Distillery’s newest product: rum! In light of the tragedy in Texas, Florida & the Caribbean, we will also be donating a portion of the proceeds to Hurricane Harvey & Irma relief efforts. In addition, we will be hosting a raffle for a TOPO goodie basket which guests will be eligible to enter if they bring a receipt for a charitable donation made to any organization working to help with disaster relief. Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery first opened our doors on September 5th, 1996 – the same day that Hurricane Fran swept through Chapel Hill. We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate our 21st birthday than by drinking hurricanes, and with our rum newly available, we can do just that! The party will feature live music from Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojos, Cajun-inspired small bites, rum cocktails and fun door prizes & giveaways, plus all the TOPO beer you already know and love.  Tickets are $50 per person for adults 21 only. Purchase of a ticket gets you admission to the party from 8-11PM, 2 drink tickets good for beer/wine/cocktails plus one complimentary cocktail on arrival, access to the hors d’oeuvres buffet, and an entry for our door prize drawing. Purchase your tickets at www.thetopofthehill.com/hurricanes-over-franklin today!
Sep
29
Fri
Wine Walk benefiting the Kay Yow Cancer Fund @ Waverly Place Shopping Center
Sep 29 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

WINE WALK! Receive a sampling glass and passport for a $10 donation to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Stroll the shops at Waverly Place and visit the participating retailers for wine samples and special promotions.

$300 in prizes: Visit at least 8 participating retailers at any of the spring wine walks, get your wine walk passport stamped and return it to a Kay Yow tent or Triangle Wine Co. the night of the wine walk to be entered to win (wine sampling is not required).

Enjoy a 20% discount from Triangle Wine Co. the night of the wine walk on select wines sampled during the event. A list of wines available at a discount will be posted at Triangle Wine Co.

Participating retailers include:
BodyLase
CinéBistro
Color Me Mine
Delphi Fitness + Wellness
Elegant Stitches
Fresca Cafe & Gelato
Gigi’s Boutique
Gigi’s Cupcakes
Gonza Tacos Y Tequila
Parlor Blow Dry Bar
Shower Me With Love
Tasu Asian Bistro
Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe
The Joint Chiropractic
Triangle Wine Company
Violets Boutique
vomFASS Oils & Spices
Whisk
Whole Foods

The Friday Crawl in Southern Village @ Southern Village
Sep 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Last Fridays of the Month

Pazzo Chapel Hill, Weaver Street Market, Town Hall Grill and La Vita Dolce
Drink Specials, appetizer specials and small plates. Outdoor seating and live acoustic entertainment on some dates.

Sep
30
Sat
Wine Tasting @ The Goat
Sep 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit The Goat on Saturdays at 3pm for a free wine tasting with Fearrington sommeliers and the occasional guest! Taste hand-selected red and white wines, and ask our sommeliers to help you find a bottle to take home.
Questions? Call 919.545.5717.

Oct
1
Sun
FIT on Main Grand Opening Party and TABLE Food Drive @ FIT on Main
Oct 1 @ 12:00 pm

Come join us for food, drinks, and music to celebrate the opening of FIT on Main! Bring food donations for TABLE and get your name in a raffle to win free personal training.

Oct
5
Thu
New Zealand without Sauvignon Blanc @ The Granary
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

New Zealand – The country that singlehandedly placed Sauvignon Blanc in the wine center stage. Many only think of New Zealand as a country that produces the tropical fruit, crisp, citrusy, grassy Sauvignon Blancs that many like to quaff during summer months. But this country produces so much more – high-elevation Pinot Noir, minerally red blends made from Bordeaux varietals, and even crisp Sparkling wines made in the Champagne Method.
$50 includes wine, tasting plate, service fee and tax. Reserve at 919.542.2121.

Oct
7
Sat
Wine Tasting @ The Goat
Oct 7 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit The Goat on Saturdays at 3pm for a free wine tasting with Fearrington sommeliers and the occasional guest! Taste hand-selected red and white wines, and ask our sommeliers to help you find a bottle to take home.
Questions? Call 919.545.5717.