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Taste Carolina celebrates 4 years with series of fun foodie events

To celebrate its fourth anniversary, Taste Carolina food tour company is branching out from offering tours of the Triangle's foodie hot spots.

Owner Leslie Stracks-Mullem has organized a series of events highlighting how food artisans and chefs partner with local farmers.

The company hopes people will buy tickets to all multiple events. To attend all six, it costs $249. Five events cost $215. Four costs $180 and three costs $138. Remaining tickets for each event will go on sale one week prior to the event. Tickets can be purchased online at tastecarolina.com.

Here is the schedule:

  • 6 p.m. April 18, a tour of Chapel Hill Creamery's farm followed by a cheese dinner at Acme Food & Beverage Co. in Carrboro.
  • 6:15 p.m. April 23, a cooking demonstration and dinner featuring The Farmer's Daughter and Farmhand Foods with Piedmont Wine Imports at Eastern Carolina Organics.
  • 6 p.m. April 30, A night that combines beer, hot sauce, food trucks, and ice cream. Learn about five local companies while enjoying food and drink. The companies include Cackalacky Hot Sauce, Fullsteam Brewery, Pie Pushers, American Meltdown and The Parlour.
  • 6 p.m. May 7, a tour of TOPO distillery and a tasting at The Crunkleton in Chapel Hill.
  • 6 p.m. May 14, a tasting visit to several of Durham's taquerias followed by a tour of Locopops.
  • 5:45 p.m. May 22, a tour of Two Chicks Farm followed by dinner at Panciuto in Hillsborough.
  • Reminder: Corks for Kids events

    REMINDER: The annual two-day Corks for Kids fundraising event to benefit the N.C. Children’s Hospital will be Sept. 24 and 25.

    At 6:30 p.m. Sept. 24, there will be two winemaker dinners at Carrboro’s Acme Food & Beverage and Chapel Hill’s Bin 54. Tickets for the five-course meal with wine pairings cost $150.

    From 7-10 p.m. Sept. 25, a wine tasting featuring more than 60 wines, appetizers and silent and live auctions will be at The Friday Center in Chapel Hill. Tickets cost $65.

    This is the fourth year for the event started by Todd Wielar, owner of the Chapel Hill Wine Company. Wielar started the fundraising event after his wife, Amy, suffered complications while giving birth to their daughter, Lillie Mae, in 2002. Wielar credits the hospital staff for saving the lives of both his wife and daughter. Last year, the event raised $76,000 for the hospital.

    For more information or to purchase tickets, go to www.corksforkidsnc.com or call 968-1884.

    Drink wine, help N.C. Children's Hospital

    The annual two-day Corks for Kids fundraising event to benefit the N.C. Children’s Hospital will be Sept. 24 and 25.

    At 6:30 p.m. Sept. 24, there will be two winemaker dinners at Carrboro’s Acme Food & Beverage and Chapel Hill’s Bin 54. Tickets for the five-course meal with wine pairings cost $150.

    From 7-10 p.m. Sept. 25, a wine tasting featuring more than 60 wines, appetizers and silent and live auctions will be at The Friday Center in Chapel Hill. Tickets cost $65.

    This is the fourth year for the event started by Todd Wielar, owner of the Chapel Hill Wine Company. Wielar started the fundraising event after his wife, Amy, suffered complications while giving birth to their daughter, Lillie Mae, in 2002. Wielar credits the hospital staff for saving the lives of both his wife and daughter. Last year, the event raised $76,000 for the hospital.

    For more information or to purchase tickets, go to www.corksforkidsnc.com or call 968-1884.

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