Rise is hosting The Big Biscuit Brew Ha-Ha from 6-9 p.m. April 7 at The Rickhouse in downtown Durham.
The event is a competition featuring six teams made of one or two Rise chefs and a special guest chef making unique biscuits and donuts. Each teams’ creations are paired with a local craft beer. The public will taste and judge the best biscuits.
Tickets cost $35. Proceeds benefit Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of North Carolina. Info: bigbiscuitbrewhaha.com.
The lineup of chefs is impressive:
Rise Downtown Durham: Rise chefs Chris Stinnet and Ben Jenny with guest chef Matt Kelly of Mateo Tapas in Durham; Beer from Fullsteam Brewery.
Rise Durham-Southpoint: Rise chef Darryl Fuller with guest Chef Seth Kingsbury of Pazzo! in Chapel Hill; Beer from Ponysaurus Brewing Co.
Rise North Raleigh: Rise chef Aaron Vaughen with guest chef Ashley Christensen of Poole’s, Death & Taxes, Beasley’s, Chucks, Joule, Fox Liquor Bar and Bridge Club in Raleigh; Beer from Lonerider Brewing Co.
Rise Raleigh-Cameron Village: Rise chef Tim Youngblood with guest chef Jason Smith of 18 Seaboard, Cantina 18 and Harvest 18; Beer from Trophy Brewing Co.
Rise Carrboro: Rise chef Silvia Pahola with guest chef Bill Smith of Crook’s Corner in Chapel Hill; Beer from Steel String Brewery.
Rise Morrisville: Rise Chef Christi Preddy with guest chef Andrew Ullom, executive pastry chef of Ashley Christensen Restaurants; Beer from Fortnight Brewing Co.