So many things to do this weekend beyond the 24-hour celebration of the new N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences. If the weather cooperates, here are a few ideas:
- This Saturday is the annual Cuegrass festival outside The Pit restaurant in downtown Raleigh. It's from noon-6 p.m. It costs $5. For details, go to http://cuegrass.com
- Chatham County's Briar Chapel is hosting an Earth Day celebration from 3-5 p.m. Sunday with children's activities and a food truck rodeo. The food trucks will include Chirba Chirba Dumpling, Baguettaboutit, Will & Pop's and The Parlour. (There's also a 5K in the morning if you feel so inclined. It benefits the Abundance Foundation. For more information, go HERE.)
- SEEDS' annual pie social and skills share auction also is Sunday afternoon. Read my earlier post HERE.
- The next Triangle Foodie Tweetup is April 25 at Fearrington Village. The cost is $5 for Chef Colin Bedford's take on hot dogs, sliders and more. (They do seem to outdo themselves every time they host these events.) It's cash bar. Tickets are available HERE.
And I also wanted to mention these special dinners at Triangle restaurants:
Beasley's Chicken + Honey is doing soft shell crab dinners on Monday: You get soft shell crabs, family-style sides and three glasses of spring wine for $35. They are doing seatings at 6 and 8 p.m. To make a reservation, call (919) 322-0127.
Chapel Hill's Jujube restaurant has two wine dinners:
- 7 p.m. April 26, a five-course dinner featuring Argentine wines costs $45 per person.
- 7 p.m. May 8, a five-course dinner with Austrian wine pairings costs $50 per person.
To see the full menus, go HERE. To make a reservation, call (919) 960-0555.