Wednesday Update: March 4th

Here are some can’t miss things from now and for the weekend and a reminder on a few topics


Durham Central Park Rodeo – March 8th

From 12 to 4 pm, be sure to catch the Durham Central Park Rodeo (501 Foster Street, Durham) over 50 trucks in attendance with live music from Pitchblak Brass Band.  One of NC’s wineries, Grove Winery will also be at the rodeo.

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Last photo seen of Will and Pops, 2nd truck

Be sure to be on the lookout for Will & Pops new truck (dubbed Will & Pops 2.0) at the Durham Rodeo.

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Map for Sunday’s rodeo

Raleigh Brewing celebrates two years

On March 7th, Raleigh Brewing will celebrate two years with music and food trucks.  Both Dump Pho King Truck and Philly’s Cheesesteaks will be there from 2 to 8pm and Iced Cupcakes will have complimentary cupcakes from 4pm-8pm. In addition to three special beers and three food trucks, there will also be live music Music Line- Up is as follows: *2pm – 4pm: The Hey Brothers *5pm – 7pm: Cosmic Superheroes *8pm – 10pm: Gary Mitchell: Music with a Message Lastly, Raleigh Brewing is giving away a Kegerator with $1 raffle tickets.  100% of the ticket sales will go to the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Tickets will stop at the close of business on March 7th and the winner will be announced on Monday, March 9th.

First Friday Raleigh

AmericanMeltdown Catch American Meltdown at Brushstroke Gallery (520 N. West Street, Raleigh) from 6-9pm with Raleigh Brewing on tap.  On display will be work from Felicia Perry Photography.

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Tacos from CJ’s Street Food

Catch Porchetta and CJ’s Street Food  at CAM Raleigh (409 W. Martin Street, Raleigh) from 6-10pm. Also, a friend, Dana Flynt, has some work up at the Darkroom exhibition (Visual Arts Exchange at 309 W. Martin Street, Raleigh).  Check out her work and others there during their First Friday exhibition. Odds & Ends

  • Lennar of Raleigh organizing a rodeo for their new development in RTP.  The development, Page Park (5311 Jessip Street, Durham), will have Bam Pow Chow and Humble Pig with Carolina Brewing.
  • Bull City Street Food (Saturday) Big C Waffles (Sunday) will be a Bull City Ciderworks.  Be sure to support Bull City Ciderworks’ kickstarter project.  Check out more from Triangle Explorer.
  • The Cookery (1101 West Chapel Hill Street,Durham) will have the Duke/UNC game on the big screen with Sympathy For The Deli and The Parlour ice cream serving. (H/T Triangle Explorer)
  • Also this Sunday, Downtown Cary Food & Flea with Ty’s All Natural & Jam Ice Cream in Ashworth Village (200 S. Academy Street, Cary)
  •  For those look for an event in the Triad, check out the Human Race and Asheboro’s first rodeo.  Contact Shari Kumiega.

Go out and Vote!

BamPowChow-1Bam Pow Chow is up against 1o other trucks worldwide (one is from Ontario!) for best food truck taco at Mobile Cuisine.  They have changed their voting platform to allow one vote in a 24-hour timeframe.  So set your watch and vote. Chez Moi is competing with other small businesses for one of ten small business grants from FedEx, including a $25,000 grand prize.  To vote via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook (once per platform in a 24-hour timeframe) and check out their profile, click here.

Olio and Aceto: Wine Dinner (rescheduled to Mar 12th, due to weather)

Titled “An Evening of Souther Comfort Food” Chef Suzie Keenan of Olio & Aceto presents a four course meal and wine pairings at their Chapel Hill cafe.

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Behind The Wheel – Rerun #4 – 2014

One of the great advantages of food trucks is that owners are on the truck daily. This brings a tight bond between the owner and their hungry patrons. Since many of us only get that small time between ordering and grabbing our food, I wanted to help bring us together. That’s when I got the idea, Behind The Wheel. Gets me back to telling the story and further enjoying – being around food trucks. 

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Behind The Wheel: Olio and Aceto

One of the great advantages of food trucks is that owners are on the truck daily. This brings a tight bond between the owner and their hungry patrons. Since many of us only get that small time between ordering and grabbing our food, I wanted to help bring us together. That’s when I got the idea, Behind The Wheel. Gets me back to telling the story and further enjoying – being around food trucks. This week I highlight Olio and Aceto.

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Now Open: Olio and Aceto Cafe in Chapel Hill

In case you missed it, Olio and Aceto opened their cafe location on Saturday.  The truck was parked out front, Fortnight Brewery was there pouring English and Blonde Ale, a DJ playing music and getting people to move, and other Galleria tenants were in the festivities.

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