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Food To Go: The Triangle's Best Food Events for March 9 - 15



With less than two weeks to go before spring becomes official, thoughts of digging in the dirt and eating what you pull from your own garden grow more vivid. The seventh-annual Dig In! conference, coproduced by the policy-shaping Advocates for Health in Action and kid-friendly zone Marbles, wants to share that feeling with your whole community. In a series of workshops, lectures, and an address by farming pastor and remarkable community leader Richard Joyner, the six-hour, fifteen-dollar event talks the principles, problems, and payoffs of urban farming. You'll even be done in time for a late lunch.


A partnership between an alcohol supplier and a city's parks-and-recreation department might seem far-fetched, but Durham's new series, Botany Bar Crawl, is an ingenious attempt to show agriculture at work in the Bull City. Ryan Sailstad, of the city's outdoor recreation unit, says participants will learn from scientists and brewers alike about how their area brews of choice take advantage of local produce. Botany Bar Crawl launches March 13 at two p.m. at Bull City Ciderworks before skipping to Durham Distillery in April. The $5–$11 fee gets you the talk and tour, but a taste will cost you extra. When the city starts taking money for booze, Sailstad says, the laws get complicated.


This is a day of possibility for Durham food lovers. For breakfast, lunch, or brunch, you can rove the Triangle's premier food trucks at the spring rodeo in Durham Central Park from noon until four p.m. Brooklyn's fun-loving PitchBlak Brass Band provides the sound. (Why a local food event recruits out-of-town talent, however, is a bit mystifying.) Then, at five thirty p.m., Ricky Moore of the Saltbox will cook dinner for a lucky crowd at SEEDS' new series, Fork Less Traveled. Look for other meals in the series to include top Triangle chefs, like Scratch's Phoebe Lawless, who's up for another James Beard Award. &

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