Posted on 27 February 2013.
Davidson Farmer?s Market is back again Saturday for the first of three winter tailgate markets during March, including an extra market added at the month?s end. Meanwhile, the dining calendar is busy in March, with wine dinners, beer tastings and live music at Ass Clown Brewery, a Russian food and music festival at Davidson College, and a big two-day St. Patrick?s Day celebration at Galway Hooker. Read on for the details.
WINTER FARMER?S MARKETS
Davidson Farmer?s Market will have another in its series of winter tailgate markets this Saturday, March 2, from 9am to noon next to Town Hall in downtown Davidson. The market also is open March 16, and they?ve added a third date this month, March 30.
This weekend, farmers and other vendors will have a variety of seasonal vegetables and foods, including kale, spinach, carrots, potatoes, butternut squash, collards, mustard greens, sweet potatoes, farm-fresh eggs, goat and cow cheeses, butter, honey, flowers, pastured beef and chicken, chicken sausage, pork, and NC seafood. There also will be baked goods, including donuts, artisan breads, sweets, croissants, brioche and empanadas, and locally made soaps.
Meanwhile, the market needs volunteers to help with setup and takedown of tents and tables. Are you available to help out? Set up starts at 7:45am, and takedown is at noon. To sign up, visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/volunteers1071? Find our more about the market at davidsonfarmersmarket.org
CLASS: A HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN SIX GLASSES
Have you heard about DavidsonLearns? The lifelong learning program is accepting registration through March 11 for a variety of classes, including this one for lovers of food and drink: ?A History of the World in Six Glasses.? Davidson resident and DavidsonLearns president Joey Schnople will teach this course based on the book of the same name by Tom Standage.
Here?s how the author describes the idea: ?Just as archaeologists divide history into different periods based on the use of different materials ? the stone age, the bronze age, the iron age, and so on ? it is also possible to divide world history into periods dominated by different drinks. Six drinks in particular ? beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea and cola ? chart the flow of world history. Three contain alcohol and three contain caffeine, but what they all have in common is that each drink was the defining drink during a pivotal historical period, from antiquity to the present day.?
The course will meet Wednesdays from 7-8:30pm, on March 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24 and May 1. It has a maximum enrollment of 20 students, and registration is $72. You can learn more about the course and the instructor and register at www.davidsonlearns.org.
- Wine Dinners at Lake Norman Cottage, Friday-Saturday, March 1-2, 6-9pm, Lake Norman Cottage, 200 A North Harbor Place, Davidson ? If you haven?t been to one of these wine dinners, it?s worth a visit. Cost is $25 per person includes a light 3-course meal. Friday night will feature wines from Argentina, Oregon, and California. Saturday night wines are from California, Germany and Washington State. Call for a reservation: 704-237-3629.
- Lake Norman Bar Crawl, Friday, March 1, registration 6:30-7:30pm at Harvey?s Bar and Grill, 19707 Liverpool Parkway, Cornelius ? The Lake Norman Bar Crawl offers party bus transportation to five locations around Cornelius. Free beer on the bus, plus drink specials, no cover charges and giveaways. Tickets $10 per person, or $15 for two. Information and tickets at lknfun.com
- Beer and live music at Ass Clown Brewery, Saturday, March 2, 6-9pm, Ass Clown Brewery, 10620 Bailey Road, Suite E, Cornelius ? The local brewery?s tasting room is open with live music by Carolina Bound. Info: www.assclownbrewery.com or 704-995-7767.
- Russian Food & Music Festival, Wednesday, March 13, 5-7:15pm, Davidson College Vail Commons dining hall ? Russian Maslenitsa Food & Music Festival, a festival of Russian food, trivia with prizes, live dancing and music by guitar virtuoso Vadim Kolpakov. Free for students on the meal plan, $12.25 for others. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- St. Paddy?s Day at Galway Hooker, Saturday-Sunday, March 16-17, 11am until ?? Galway Hooker Irish Pub, 17044 Kenton Drive, Kenton Place, Cornelius ? Galway Hooker presents a two-day celebration of St. Patrick?s Day, with music, food and drink. Eight bars inside and out, bagpipers and dancers and other live bands, drawings and games. Saturday lineup: Thistledown Tinkers, Natty Boh, and Joystick. Sunday: Early Ray, Lipstick on a Pig. Info: galwayhookerpub.com
- DavidsonNews.net and CorneliusNews.net will host a Davidson Beer Crawl on Saturday afternoon, March 23, at five venues in Davidson. Cost is $35 per person, including a beer glass and tastings. If you?d like an invitation with details, send an email to David Boraks at email@example.com.
BAD DADDY?S ADDS AN EDAMAME CASHEW BURGER
Bad Daddy?s Burger Bar restaurants in the Charlotte area have added a new veggie option to their menus: the Edamame Cashew Burger. Bad Daddy?s owner Frank Scibelli says: ?We have a lot of vegetarians at our restaurant and we?re always looking at new proteins for our customers. We started with edamame and added the cashews for a nutritional crunch, then created the homemade Greek yogurt tzatziki sauce to add creaminess.? Other menu additions recently include Irish Nachos, Bacon Blue Cheese Fries, Truffle Parmesan Fries, Salt & Vinegar Fries and a Strawberry Greek Yogurt Crunch Shake. Founded in 2007 by Mr. Scibelli and Dennis Thompson, Bad Daddy?s has locations on East Boulevard in Charlotte, Ballantyne, Charlotte Douglas International Airport and Birkdale in Huntersville.
COOKING CLASSES AT WOODEN STONE
Wooden Stone Gallery and the Town of Davidson are offering another series of hands-on cooking classes in April, one focusing on Indian food and the other Thai food. Whether you?re a beginner or a seasoned pro, you?ll have fun in these 2 1/2 hour Sunday classes. Participants will help prepare five to six dishes, then sit down and enjoy a meal with a glass of wine. Classes are for ages 18 and up and require pre-registration.
- Trip to India, Sunday, April 14, 2-4:30pm, Wooden Stone Gallery, 445 S. Main St., Davidson ? Menu includes Potato Samosas, Butternut Squash Jasmine Rice, Spinach with Paneer (Saag Paneer), Indian Vegetable Stew, Chicken Tikka Masala, Indian Ground Beef with Peas, and (Kheema), Mango Lassi. Register: https://townofdavidson.recdesk.com/recdeskportal/
- Tasty Thai, Sunday, April 28, 2-4pm, Wooden Stone Gallery, 445 S. Main St., Davidson ? Menu includes Vegetable & Black Bean Egg Rolls; Hot & Sour Vegetable Salad; Tom Yum Soup with Fish; Thai Tofu, Swiss Chard, and Sweet Potato Curry; Green Pork Stir-Fry with Noodles & Peanuts; Red Chicken Curry. Register: https://townofdavidson.recdesk.com/recdeskportal/
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