Just a few random notes on the food scene:
▪ Durham’s Mesa Latin Kitchen has started serving lunch Tuesdays-Saturdays and Sunday brunch. This week only (until Sept. 26) all lunch items are $5. It is at 2701 Hillsborough Road. Info: 919-973-2717.
▪ Tickets go on sale at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 for The Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series’ Battle of Champions, which are being held in Raleigh. It pits the five top regional chefs against each other to take home the statewide title. These tickets usually sell out quickly.
The championship rounds are held at Renaissance North Hills Raleigh, located at 4100 Main at North Hills shopping complex. Tickets to the first three battles are $129 each, excluding beverage, tax and service fee. Tickets for the final dinner are $149 each, excluding beverage, tax and service fee.
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To purchase tickets, go to competitiondining.com.
Here is the lineup:
▪ Oct. 29: Richard Miller, Graze in Winston-Salem vs. Oct. 28 winner.
▪ Oct. 31: Oct. 29 winner vs. Oct. 30 winner.