Monday, June 9, 2014

Need more food events in June?

Keep busy, people. It will distract you from the humidity. Put these on your calendar:

June 12-20: The LaBrea Bread Tour. To celebrate the bakery's 25th anniversary, the company will hand out bread samples and have other prize giveaways at locations around the city: 8:30 a.m. June 12 at North Tryon and 5th streets; 11:15 a.m. June 13 at North Davidson and East 35th; 11:15 a.m. June 15 in Chantilly, at Central and Pecan avenues; and 8:30 a.m. June 20 at South College and East 3rd streets.

June 14: State of Origin Beer Fest on the courthouse square in Morganton. Features 20 breweries that use N.C. ingredients, including Charlotte's Birdsong, NoDa and Triple C. $35 general admission, $50 VIP.

June 17. Return of the Matthews Community Farmers Market Tuesday Twilight Market,
a small version of the Saturday grower-only market. From 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 5 in the usual market space, at North Trade and John streets in downtown Matthews.

June 29: Piedmont Culinary Guild Bacon Cruise-In, 3-7 p.m. at Atherton Market, South Boulevard and Tremont Avenue. Car show, bacon cook-off and beer brew-off. $35 includes samples of 20 bacon dishes by local chefs and three beers from local breweries. Funds raised benefit the guild, which is a collective of chefs, farmers, cooking teachers and food artisans in Charlotte.