Artisan Olive oils and vinegars, Italian eats, oysters on the half shell, green beer, crawfish, handmade matzah and goat cheese – this week its quite an eclectic mix!
Thursday March 13 – For the Love of Oil and Other Good Things, don’t miss this tasty event
Thursday ,March 13 6-8pm
Join my good friends at Pour Olive with Victoria and Riccardo of Zia Pia Imports as they sample a choice selection of Zia Pia’s specialty artisanal Italian foods. Experience the unforgettable, inimitable, authentic flavors of Italy’s regional food traditions — pates, pestos and preserves from Sicily, organic tomatoes from Puglia, organic chocolates made in the Modica tradition and gianduja chocolate from Piedmont — while learning about Italy’s regional food traditions. Discover the pleasures of artisanal Italy with Zia Pia imports and Pour Olive at this first time, joint-sponsored event! Word is they have wonderful wines to sip along with these artisanal foods, and as always plenty of Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Balsamics to sample and buy. Call for more information – 980.207.1510 Pour Olive is located at 1528 East Blvd. , Charlotte, NC, 28203 – additional parking lot in back of the building.
On the Half Shell –
Yum! If you are a mollusk lover like me then run, don’t walk to Upstream Seafood restaurant this month! From now till the end of the month of March , the popular SouthPark restaurant located in Phillips Place is cracking open a remarkable deal on oysters!
Get this – Monday through Thursday, 4pm-6:30pm in the Upstream Bar, you can eat all the East Coast oysters on the half-shell you want for just $1 each PLUS all the West Coast oysters you want for just $1.50 each. In addition to the oyster special, Upstream’s bar will also feature daily drink specials and have their Bar Bites menu available.
Upstream is located in Charlotte’s Southpark area at 6902 Phillips Place, at the Phillips Place shopping area. Hours of operations: Mon-Thurs 11:30am -10:00pm; Fri-Sat 11:30am-11pm; Sunday 10:30am-10pm; Sunday Brunch 10:30am-2:30pm. Reservations are accepted at 704.556.7730.
Visit online at http://www.upstreamseafood.com.
Seeing Green -
Join in on the St. Patty’s day fun for the 4th annual Green River Revival, Saturday, March 15 at the US White Water Center. The celebration will kick off with the Color Me Green 5K, a trail race similar to the Color Run, but of course, the color of the day is green. Following the race, watch as the whitewater rapids turn bright green in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, followed by live music, and lots of food and drink. The river, dyed for the day in emerald green, will remain open to those eager to raft or kayak the green waters.
For info visit http://usnwc.org/green-river-revival-2/
For Mardis Gras stop by and Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler at e2 Emeril’s Eatery in Uptown Charlotte
My friends at e2 emeril’s eatery always offers a taste of New Orleans in uptown Charlotte. But the vibe is never more authentic than in the spring when e2 hosts a New Orleans Crawfish Boil on the patio each Friday. The popular tradition that began last spring returns this Friday, March 14 from 4:30-7 p.m. and, the best part it that because Charlotteans love to celebrate, we can do it all over again each Friday this month, weather permitting, until May 30.
A peel-your-own crawfish boil is truly a food experience that brings people together. Louisiana crawfish are served fresh out of the pot, with corn, mushrooms and Andouille sausage as co-stars. Abita beer is available on draft for $5 and Budweiser and Bud Lite bottles are $4. The cost is $15 per person for an all-you-care-to-eat al fresco feast.
Its all happening at e2 emeril’s eatery 135 Levine Avenue of the Arts, Suite 100 Charlotte, NC 28202 Complimentary Valet Parking for Dinner. e2 emeril’s eatery, conveniently located at 135 Levine Avenue of the Arts in Uptown Charlotte, offers complimentary valet parking for dinner Monday-Saturday beginning at 5 p.m. Dinner is served Monday to Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and until 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
For more information on e2 emeril’s eatery, please visit www.emerilsrestaurants.com/e2-emerils-eatery
Planning for Passover -
I discovered this artisan-made from ancient grains, organic Matzah last year, right before the Passover holiday – when I wrote to order, they had already sold out – so I signed up for the company’s email list and sure enough, last week got an email reminding me that is was time to place my order for this year’s holiday.
For those of you who have always wanted to know how, I invite you to join in on the fun at my upcoming On the Farm cooking class at Bosky Acres Dairy and Learn to Milk a Dairy Goat!