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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

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.
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