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March 2, 2020

Tuesday:

Meet the Italian Winemaker

Unwined is hosting Ignazio Giovine during his short trip to North Carolina. They’re partnering with The Lemon Tree to create a unique tasting menu to pair specifically with Ignazio’s wines. Ignazio’s vineyards is one of the ones which they are visiting during the annual trip to Italy. Plus, they’re offering a discount from now until March 3 for both trips to Italy! $37.50; Tuesday, 7 – 8:30 pm; 153 S White St, Wake Forest, NC 27587-2739

Wednesday:

Cooking for a Classic Semifinales

The 4th Annual Cooking for a Classic to benefit The Lucy Daniels Center. They’ve got a great lineup of chefs who will go head to head in a tournament-style competition to claim the top prize: a 2002 Chevrolet Corvette convertible. Each chef will prepare three courses with at least one secret ingredient in each dish. Attendees and guest judges will decide which chef will advance in the competition. New for 2020! You’ve got a chance to win a classic too! We are raffling off a triple black loaded 1969 Chevy Camaro. Tickets are just $50 each, and the more you buy, the more you save. Raffle tickets can be purchased online. $100/Second Round, $125/Finale; Wednesday & Thursday; 1705 East, Raleigh, NC

Thursday:

Empty Bowls 2020

Now in its 14th year, Empty Bowls is benefitting Urban Ministries of Durham. Join over 1,000 members of our community to sample soups prepared by local, award-winning chefs, vote for your favorite, and, with certain tickets, take home a hand-crafted soup bowl made by a local artist. This Durham event helps raise over $100,000 for the city’s primary public homeless shelter, which provides food, shelter, and a future to neighbors in need. Participating Restaurants: Bleu Olive, Boricua Soul Restaurant, Bull City, Burger and Brewery, Bull City Solera and Taproom, CORE café, Counting, House NC, Durham Convention Center, Guglhupf, Jack Tar and The Colonel’s Daughter, The Mad Hatter’s Cafe + Bakeshop, Mez Contemporary Mexican Restaurant, Pompieri Pizza, Saladelia Cafe + Catering, and Zweli’s. $25 – $125; Thursday, 6 – 8 pm; Durham Convention Center, 301 West Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701

Making Raleigh: The Local Cocktail

Making Raleigh is a new event series from Raleigh Convergence highlighting the unique craft, places, food and drink in Raleigh! With their first event, you will get an exclusive look at one of Raleigh’s favorite cocktail bars with a locally-sourced cocktail menu and stories from behind the bar. Hibernian Hospitality, Raleigh Convergence will guide you through an evening of access to some of the creative people and ingredients that make Watts & Ward a go-to place for a great local drink. Your ticket is inclusive of cocktail tasting, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a curated program. A special local drink menu will also be available for purchase. $30; Thursday, 6:40 pm/doors, 7 pm/event; Watts & Ward, 200 South Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27601

By Whitney

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