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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Social scene and be seen!

I love this time of year.  The trees are changing. The apples are in season. The air is cooler… and the social scene is alive and hoppin'.  So exciting!!! (I have yet to buy a standby black dress.) I thought I'd pass along a rundown of some of the coolest events on my calendar for October and November.  From arts events to parties, my friends, we've got it going on in the Fall!

Imbibe Magazine Founder/Publisher @ American Grocery Restaurant Tomorrow night!

Karen Foley will be at AGR tomorrow night (Thursday, Oct. 13 from 5-7pm) signing her new book, “The American Cocktail,” featuring AGR’s signature Pig on the Porch cocktail recipe.  Hors d'ouerves and samples of the cocktail will be served with the purchase of the book ($19.95).  AGR Sommelier, Darlene Mann-Clarke, and Chef Joe Clarke will both be around for sign-and-shake as well.

We’re also hitting an English Beer Tasting at The Greenville Beer Exchange.  It’s girls' night out, so who knows what other trouble we’ll find!  I’ll post details when the damage is done.

One of the "guests" at H.O.G. Piggy Bank Auction.
Designed by my friend and funky fiber artist, Susan Sorrell.

Thursday, November 3rd from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM at HuguenotMill at the Peace Center

Bill Davis (Thomas Creek Brewery) hand creates 50 piggy banks and then passes them out to local artists for elegant defacing.  The pigs are auctioned of to raise money for United Way Hands on Greenville.  Did I mention there's food and beverage?  Tickets are $25 at the door or online, and so worth it!  I love Rebecca and the other guys at H.O.G.  They are the volunteer backbone of Greenville, so come join me for this year's party and support these guys!

Saturday and Sunday, November 5th-6th.  Ever want to see the inside of an artist’s actual studio?  Now’s your chance!  124 artists open their studio doors for your viewing (and shopping) pleasure.    Download a map from Metropolitan Arts Council (here) and go studio hopping! Some have snacks and beverage and all have loads of art.  Not too early to get Christmas gifts!  Some of my favs participating this year are: Susan Sorrell, Kyle Buttram (so cool fiber artist), Emily Clarke, Janina Turkarski Ellis, Leslie Hart (very cool blogger), Cham Little...so many people and so little time...

Tuesday and Wednesday, November 8th and 9th.
Hendersonville and Flat Rock, North Carolina Restaurant Chef’s create special Small Plate Menus, priced from $2 to $8. From lunch to dinner, crawl from restaurant to restaurant sampling the best of the culinary scene.   There’s a passport involved.  Print your passport on the Small Plate Crawl site, take it with you when you dine, get it stamped and win prizes! This will be my first year participating in this event and I absolutely can not wait!  I hope to meet The Carolina Epicurean, herself.  Some of the participating restaurants are: Never Blue (my fav in town!!!), Black Rose Public House, Mezzaluna Brick Oven Tap Room, Blue Water Seafood Co., Champa Sushi and Thai, Flat Rock Village Bakery, Mrs G & Me, Season's at Highland Lake Inn, Square One...click here for menus and complete list of restaurants.

So mark your calendars!  I hope to see you all out there.
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1 comment:

Laura, The Carolina Epicurean said...

Hey Nichole! Thank's for including the Hendersonville Small Plate Crawl in your post. I certainly do hope we can meet during the Crawl. Email me at thecarolinaepicurean@gmail.com and let me know when you think you'll be Crawlin'.