If you can't make Farm to Fork this year, or if it doesn't sate your appetite for sampling area eateries, Triangle Restaurant Week returns for the second of its dual annual spans June 6. Produced by an area marketing agency, Triangle Restaurant Week doesn't necessarily provide an imprimatur of quality, but its open approach to programming does allow for wide variety. And a diner willing to do some research can find relative bargains at some of the area's best spots, from Garland and Watts Grocery to more. and Mateo Tapas. The extensive roster crisscrosses the region, and new lunchtime menus even allow you to take chances on extra options this year.
CHEF & THE SCIENCE
The upcoming edition of the Museum of Life and Science's popular series "Science of Eats" is sold out—well, almost. Before the event officially begins at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, Kinston's television star, Vivian Howard, will host a question-and-answer session and a reception at the museum. The $150 ticket includes admission to "Science of Eats," a copy of Howard's forthcoming book, and, most likely, a selfie with a real-life Southern celebrity chef who's gotten very good at indulging the hoopla.
National Donut Day arrives Friday, June 3. Rise will be passing out free donuts at its new location in Brier Creek, while its other stores while donate 10 percent of the day's sales to the Salvation Army. The Bull City BBQ Classic heads to The Scrap Exchange June 4, and a ten dollar ticket lets you sample a lot of 'cue.