Chefs Justin and Katie Meddis, who recently moved here from San Francisco, plan to open Rose's Meat Market and Sweet Shop one day in Durham. Justin Meddis worked at Ame, a sister restaurant of the James Beard-award-winning Terra in Napa Valley, while his wife, Katie, was a pastry chef at the local food mecca that is Chez Panisse.
Until their butcher shop and bakery become reality, you can taste their food at a June 28 dinner at the King's Daughters Inn in Durham. The four-course dinner will incorporate a whole hog and other ingredients from Coon Rock Farm. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. It costs $55 or $70 with wine pairings.
To buy tickets, go to on their Facebook page: http://on.fb.me/KvFcHC
They also are planning a July 7 dinner at this gorgeous house in Chapel Hill called the Lodge on Pickard's Mountain. Check their Facebook page to see when those tickets go on sale.