A new North Carolina food-focused television series called "Flavor, NC" will debut at 10:30 a.m. Saturday on UNC-TV.
The show host is Lisa Prince, whom you may recognize from WRAL's "Local Dish" cooking segments with anchor Brian Shrader.
Prince will take viewers on culinary trips across the state from Hillsborough to discuss heirloom tomatoes in the series premiere to the coast to ponder North Carolina beers. Here is the complete schedule:
Sept. 3, Coon Rock Farm, Hillsborough; heirloom tomatoes
Sept. 10, Goat Lady Dairy, Climax; goat cheese
Sept. 24, Goodnight Brothers Country Ham and Gamekeeper Restaurant, Boone; country ham
Oct 1, Weeping Radish Brewery, Butchery and Pub, Currituck County; North Carolina beer, sausage and pate
Oct. 8, Smith's Blueberries and Cornerstone Tea, Benson; blueberries
Oct.15, Sunburst Trout Company, Canton; farm-raised rainbow trout
Oct. 22, Maple View Farm and Panciuto, Hillsborough; milk, buttermilk and ice cream
Oct 29, Old Mill of Guilford and J. Peppers, Oak Ridge and Kernersville; stone-ground wheat and corn
Nov 5, Brinkley Farms and Nana's, Creedmoor and Durham; sweet corn
Nov. 12, Sea View Crab Company and Port Land Grille; Wilmington; wild-caught blue crab
For more information, go to www.flavornc.com.
Beefsteak tradition revived
Durham's Bull City Burger and Brewery is reviving the old New York beefsteak tradition with its Beefsteak Octoberfest.
Owner Seth Gross calls the event "a meat eater's and beer lover's gastronomic festival." It will be from 4 p.m. to midnight Sept. 17. There will be two seatings; one at 4 p.m. and another at 6:30 p.m. The restaurant will not serve burgers on this night, and there will be no vegetarian options.
The menu includes an assortment of beef, lamb, pork, offal and sausage provided by Farmhand Foods, which specializes in locally raised meat. The $45 ticket also gets you two beers and unlimited fries, bread, celery and radishes.
Tickets cost $45 for adults and $20 for a child. Tickets are limited and only available online at http://bullcityburger andbrewery.com . The event will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Durham.
To read New Yorker writer Joseph Mitchell's classic story about New York beefsteaks, go to bit.ly/1PCYsh.
Seafood CSA shares now for sale
Walking Fish, a community-supported fishery, is offering fall shares: a weekly delivery of fish from the North Carolina coast to Triangle consumers.
The fishery is offering delivery to Raleigh and Durham, starting as early as Sept. 21. The Raleigh pickup location is the N.C. State University farmers' market at the Brickyard from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays. The Durham pickup location is the Sarah P. Duke Gardens parking lot from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursdays. Prices range from $111 for a biweekly half share to $492 for a weekly full share for 12 weeks.
For more information and to sign up, go to www.walking-fish.org.