Charlotte Foodie Adventures (March 16-22)

Charlotte Foodie Adventures: March 16th – 22nd

EXPLORE CHARLOTTE’S FOOD & DRINK SCENE THIS WEEK.

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 16TH

Spring Time Italian II @ Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen, 6:30pm - 9pm

Find your inner chef at this week’s cooking class hosted by Chef Alyssa.

Menu includes:

Handmade Gnocchi with Corn, Arugula and Panchetta

Seared Fresh Catch with Herbs and Infused Olive Oil

Strawberry Panna Cotta with Pistachio Cookie

Grab your tickets at www.chefalyssaskitchen.com

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 17th

St. Patrick’s Day Food Truck Friday Celebration @ Sycamore Brewing, 5pm - 11pm

Celebrate Ireland’s favorite holiday with craft beer, live music, and a special menu by your favorite food trucks.

Selection of the Menu:

Yummi Banh Mi Truck-- Lemongrass Pork Ribs Topped with Green Onion

TIN Kitchen-- "Colcannon Tacos" - Seared Pork Belly over Truffled Mashed Potatoes with Shaved Brussels Sprouts

Papi Queso Food Truck-- Johnny Pastrami: NYC Smoked Brisket. Caramelized Apple Mustard. Fennel Slaw. Aged White Cheddar

Gyro Twins Truck-- Irish Fries: Our hand cut fries topped with creamy beer cheese and shaved corned beef. Mini Stuffed Cabbage Rolls: filled with a mixture of rice, ground pork, and onions

OooWee BBQ-- Smoked Brisket with Smoked Sauerkraut

Bechtler By Night: Painting with Bob Ross @ Bechtler Museum of Moder Art, 5pm - 9pm

Highlights include:

Free Admission from 5-9 p.m.

Exhibitions on Display: Alberto Giacometti's 45 Drawings; Bechtler Collection: Relaunched and Rediscovered

Gallery games and scavenger hunts

Bob Ross painting activity

Bechtler BINGO

Raffle prize drawing

Featured Cocktail: Happy Little Trees (gin, dry vermouth)

#BechtlerByNight occurs every third Friday of the month, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Admission and museum activities are free. Small plates are available for purchase. There will be a cash-only bar serving wine, beer, spirits and nonalcoholic beverages.

Bechtler By Night lets you experience the museum galleries for free from 5-9 p.m. every third Friday of the month. Gather friends and view the extensive Bechtler collection under the cover of the night sky!

St. Patty’s Day Stout Release @ Three Spirits Brewery, 4pm - 10pm

Because it’s the season, Three Spirits Brewery is releasing their St. Patty’s Day Chocolate Stout infused with Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies. Dessert and beer all in one glass? Yum…

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 18th

Food Truck Brunch @ South End, 9am - 12noon

Four Trucks + Mimosas + Craft Beer = A great start to your Saturday.

Trucks:

Urbean  |  Papi Queso Food Truck  |  Gyro Twins Truck  |  Ganache Bakery Café

St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail Class @ Heirloom, 1pm - 3pm

Heirloom’s mixologist will be creating three Irish inspired cocktails for your sipping pleasure. Small plates from Chef Clark Barlowe included.

Grand Opening of Toppers: Win Free Pizza for a Year, 11am

The first 50 folks in line win FREE PIZZA FOR A YEAR! Doors open at 11am, but I would recommend going early to help your chances. Address: 11318 N. Community House Road, Charlotte. 

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 19th

Dads, Bags, and Brews @ Sycamore Brewing, 2pm - 4pm

This monthly Dad + Dads-to-be meetup is the best place to connect with other Charlotte new and expecting dads, share dad wins and fails, chat about fatherhood, learn about dad events, and more. Bring the baby and enjoy a brew. (Don’t worry—moms are welcome, too!)

 

MONDAY, MARCH 20th

NoDa Brewery Social @ NoDa Brewing Company, 5pm - 8pm

“You Drink, We Donate”#YDWD. Join NoDa Brewing for this fundraiser supporting Men’s Shelter of Charlotte. For every brew sold during this event, NoDa brewing will donate a portion of their sales to benefit this mission.

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22nd

Margaritas & Macaroons @ Vida Vida, 6pm - 8pm

Taste some of the best tequila and pair it with lime, coconut, jalapeno and passion fruit macaroons from Amélie's French Bakery & Café.

Tickets are just $5 and include a free VIDA margarita. PLUS, you will receive 1/2 off margaritas for the entire event! Space is limited, so reserve your spot now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/margaritas-macaroons-tickets-32610622249

Cheese & Wine Class @ Orrman’s Cheese Shop, 5:30pm - 7pm

Taste a variety of cheeses & wines sourced both locally and around the world. This class is guided by Josh of the Assorted Table and Rachel from Orrman’s Cheese Shop. Tickets are just $25 and you will also receive 10% off any cheese purchases the night of the event.

Tickets available at www.orrmanscheeseshop.com.

Cookies Uncorked @ Blackfinn Ameripub - Ballantyne, 7pm - 9pm

This is a FREE pairing of your favorite Girl Scout Cookies with wine samples. All full size glasses will be 50% off so be ready for a grape time.

WRITTEN BY JESSICA BENTLEY | @SLICEOFJESS

RECIPE INVENTOR, SPIRALIZER ADDICT, & LOCAL PRODUCE LOVER