Durham food truck rodeo, beer and wine dinners and a pancake breakfast

Posted by Andrea Weigl on January 22, 2014 


More than 40 food trucks will gather Sunday afternoon for a food truck rodeo at Durham Central Park:

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Triangle Restaurant Week

Triangle Restaurant Week is a week-long celebration of culinary excellence designed to incorporate the premier Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding area restaurants. Noon Jan. 22, noon Jan. 23, noon Jan. 24, noon Jan. 25, noon Jan. 26. Triangle Restaurant Week, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding area restaurants, Raleigh. 919-673-3974. trirestaurantweek.com.

Triangle Brewing Company Beer Dinner

Triangle Brewing Co. Beer Dinner 6:30 p.m. Jan. 23. $48, Maggiano’s Little Italy, 8030 Renaissance Parkway, Durham. 919-572-0070. Eventbrite.com

Pancake Breakfast at Weathervane

Set your alarms for Weathervane’s $5 Pancake Breakfast happening every Saturday from 7-10 a.m. Choose from plain, chocolate or blueberry with bacon or sausage.7 a.m. Jan. 25. $5. The Weathervane, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-9466. www.southernseason.com.

Food Truck Rodeo

Experience the first Rodeo of 2014 and the event that helped launch Durham’s food truck craze! Bring a blanket or a lawn chair so that YOU can enjoy a relaxing and enjoyable event with more than 40 trucks serving food. Noon-4 p.m., Jan. 26. Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St., Durham. 919-794-8194. durhamcentralpark.org/event/food-truck-rodeo-3/.

Weathervane Beer Dinner with Mystery Brewing

Weathervane’s Executive Chef Spencer Carter hosts Hillsborough’s own Mystery Brewing for a five-course dinner paired with Mystery’s best brews. 7 p.m. Jan. 28. $50. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133. www.southernseason.com.

Book Signing and FREE Samples with Taylor Mathis author of The Southern Tailgating Cookbook at Foster’s Market, Chapel Hill

Taylor Mathis will be having a book signing at Foster’s Market, Chapel Hill in conjunction with Flyleaf Books Saturday February 1 from 11:30-1. There will be FREE samples from 11:30 a.m. Feb. 1. FREE. Fosters Market, 750 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., Chapel Hill. 919-967-3663.


Global Cuisine Cooking Class

Cherisse will use authentic, easy to find ingredients to teach you how to make international, unique small bites that will transport you to foreign lands.6:15 p.m. Jan. 23. $49. Whisk, Waverly Place shopping center, Cary. 919-322-2458. www.whiskcarolina.com.

Winter Lunch in Provence

Most areas of Provence are privileged with mild weather throughout much of the year, yet the winter months turn quite cold as the infamous Mistral wind begins to blow. Noon, Jan. 24. $30. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133. www.southernseason.com.

Super Bowl Gourmet

Debbie Moose, author of "Fanfare: A Playbook of Great Recipes for Tailgating or Watching the Game at Home," knows that the game is won or lost under the tailgating tent. 4 p.m. Jan. 25. $45. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133. www.southernseason.com.

Super Bowl Soiree

Kickoff your Super Bowl celebration with Susan Hearn, chef and owner of the Satisfy Your Soul product line, and craft Super Bowl snacks that are sure to score big. 6 p.m. Jan. 27. $40. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133. www.southernseason.com.

Cooking Class with Chef Amy

Take lessons from the best of the best with a series of cooking classes taught by chef Amy Tornquist, owner of Sage & Swift Catering, Watts Grocery & Hummingbird Bakery, 10 a.m. Jan. 29, 10 a.m. Feb. 12, 10 a.m. Feb. 26, 10 a.m. March 5, 10 a.m. March 19. If you book two or more classes, you get a 15 percent discount. Watts Grocery, 1116 Broad St., Durham. 919-957-7889. www.wattsgrocery.com.

Farmers Markets

Wake Forest Farmers’ Market

10 a.m. Jan. 25, 10 a.m. Feb. 1, 10 a.m. Feb. 8, 10 a.m. Feb. 15, 10 a.m. Feb. 22, 10 a.m. March 1, 10 a.m. March 8. OneCare Parking Lot, 150 N. White St., Wake Forest. 919-671-9269. www.wakeforestfarmersmarket.org.

Food Tours

Downtown Raleigh Walking Tour

1:45 p.m. Jan. 24, 1:45 p.m. Jan. 25, 1:45 p.m. Jan. 31, 3:30 p.m. Feb. 1, 1:45 p.m. Feb. 7, 4 p.m. Feb. 8, 1:45 p.m. Feb. 14. $50-$65. Briggs Hardware Store Building, 220 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. 919-237-2254. www.tastecarolina.com.

Wine Events

Wine Down Wednesday

Wine Down Wednesday $4 Wine11:30 a.m. Jan. 22, 11:30 a.m. Jan. 29, 11:30 a.m. Feb. 5, 11:30 a.m. Feb. 12, 11:30 a.m. Feb. 19, 11:30 a.m. Feb. 26. James Joyce Irish Pub, 912 W. Main St., Durham. 919-683-3022. jamesjoyceirishpub.com/calendar/.

Half Price Wine at North Hills

Every Monday until 11pm, enjoy 50% all wines at Mia Francesca Trattoria. 5 p.m. Jan. 27. Mia Francesca Trattoria, 4100 Main at North Hills St., Raleigh. 919-278-1525. miafrancescaraleigh.com.

Rustic French Wine Dinner

On January 28 at 7 p.m., join Watts Grocery as they team up with Hope Valley Bottle Shop for a Rustic French Wine Dinner. 7 p.m. Jan. 28. $55 per person (not including tax and gratuity). Watts Grocery, 1116 Broad St., Durham. 919-957-7889. www.wattsgrocery.com.

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