Chef brings soul food to college

DAVIDSON – Vegan soul food chef Bryant Terry will visit Davidson College on Oct. 21-22 for a pair of events.  

Terry will speak about his work and conduct a cooking demonstration beginning at 6 p.m. Oct. 21 in the Alvarez College Union Smith 900 Room.

He will create the menu and host a luncheon as guest chef 11 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Oct. 22 at Vail Commons. The meal costs $10.25. Terry will be on hand to talk with diners.

A native of Memphis, Terry draws ingredients from foods found in local gardens and farmer’s markets for sustainable, nutritious cuisine. He founded b-healthy!, a program designed to help low-income youth adopt and keep healthy eating habits.
He is the author of “The Inspired Vegan: Seasonal Ingredients, Creative Recipes, Mouthwatering Menus” and “Vegan Soul Kitchen: Fresh, Healthy, and Creative African-American Cuisine.”

He is also the co-author of the cookbook “Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen.”
Details: 704-894-2600.


Beer festival lands on ‘best of’ list

HUNTERSVILLE – Rural Hill's North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival was named Best Festival on Oct. 2 as Charlotte's Creative Loafing released its staff picks for the "Best of City Life” series. 

The sold-out, family-friendly event featured more than three hours of craft beer tasting, with a focus on supporting North Carolina brewers and live music.

“We are honored for the festival to be chosen for Creative Loafing's Best of 2013 list,” Rural Hill Executive Director Jeff Fissel said. “The staff, partners and volunteers of Rural Hill put their energy, hearts and souls into our events. To have the festival recognized in this way is a proud moment for us all.”  

The fourth annual North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival is scheduled for May 10.



Wine Maestro hosts wine tasting

MOORESVILLE – The Jewish Council of Lake Norman will host a harvest wine tasting at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Wine Maestro, 279 Williamson Road.
Admission costs $10. Register in advance.

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