Davidson Housing Coalition’s 8th annual Souper Bowl, a feast of soups that raises money for affordable housing, is scheduled Saturday, Feb. 4. Meanwhile, Charlotte Magazine has picked its Restaurateur of the Year, and she is Cassie Parsons, of Grateful Growers farm and Harvest Moon Grille fame.
This year’s Davidson Housing Coalition Souper Bowl is Feb. 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 .m. in the Lilly Family Gallery, Chambers Building, Davidson College.
The annual Souper Bowl is a soup cook-off among area restaurants, with live music, a silent art auction, and more. This year’s sponsors are Metrolina Greenhouses, The Stewart Group and Cashion’s Quik Stop.
Tickets: 704-892-4486. Read about last year’s event – Feb. 9, 2011, “Flatiron’s new chef, best soups in town, Saturday market”
RESTAURATEUR OF THE YEAR: CASSIE PARSONS
Cassie Parsons, familiar to local food aficionados as a founder of Grateful Growers farm in Denver and the proprietor of high-end food truck Harvest Moon Grille, is Charlotte Magazine’s Restaurateur of the Year. The magazine’s December issue profiles Ms. Parsons, calling her a “trailblazer” who “has been thoughtfully improving the city’s culinary scene for years.”
Grateful Growers was among the early farms to participate in the Davidson Farmer’s Market and also supplies pork and other local produce at many area stores and restaurants. Read about her latest honor at CharlotteMagazine.com.
MELTING POT SPECIAL: $20 FONDUES
The Melting Pot, which recently opened off I-77 Exit 25 in Huntersville, is offering a January Bar Special: A small cheese and a small chocolate fondue for $20. the Restaurant is open for dinner until 10 p.m. Sundays to Thursdays, and until 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Info: MeltingPot.com
FOOD POLICY COUNCIL MEETS
The Cabarrus Food Policy Council will meet Thursday, Jan. 12, from 6:30-8pm, Cabarrus Governmental Center, 65 Church St. SE, Concord. Agenda includes goals for 2012, council structure and 2012 retreat planning. Info, call Aaron Newton: 704-920-2206