Once a month, we set a long table down the middle of the store, gather our friends and folks we admire, and watch the fabulousness happen. After-hours, up-close and personal, these dinners are unique experiences designed around local restaurants, exceptional authors, and sometimes both at the same time. Each menu will reflect a special pairing.  Pat Conroy loved it; you will, too.

Come on in, kids; dinner’s ready.

August 12, 2018 at 7pm

Sunday Sit-Down Supper with Jamie DeMent and Upcountry Provisions


Jamie DeMent is a farmer, chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, teacher, and a tireless advocate for local food. On fifty-five acres of beautiful Piedmont farmland near Hillsborough, NC, she and her family sustainably raise heirloom varieties of produce and livestock, as well as run Piedmont Restaurant in Durham and Bella Bean Orgaincs (an online organic farmers market). We’re excited she’ll be here to celebrate her latest book, Canning in the Modern Kitchen, with a Sunday Sit Down Supper that’s bound to be truly spectacular.


We’ve invited our friends Cheryl and Steve Kraus from Upcountry Provisions to design a menu based on the recipes in Jamie’s book, and they’ve invited David Porras and Lori Nelsen from the soon-to-open farm and restaurant Oak Hill Cafe to cook for us. It’s a truly magnificent height of summer collaboration (and a great chance to preview Oak Hill before anybody else!) Tickets include a welcome cocktail, a four course meal, wine, and words from Jamie, and well as a copy of Canning for The Modern Kitchen to take home.

Tonight’s Menu:

From The Bar:
Cocktail: whiskey, fig liqueur, ginger, blueberry
Snack: cheddar biscuit, chutney, salted butter

First Course:
Watermelon, feta, prosciutto, arugula, black pepper

Main Course:
Roasted Chicken over Stone Ground Grits, with okra, huckleberry, pickled beets

Sweet Corn Panna Cotta, with watermelon salsa, blue corn

Tickets are $95. Purchase tickets HERE

October 7, 2018 at 7pm

Sunday Sit-Down Supper with author Diane Chamberlain

Stay tuned for more details!

November 4, 2018 at 7pm

Sunday Sit-Down Supper with author Charles Davis

Stay tuned for more details!