The Green Door’s Owner Says He’s Nearly Secured New Location

gdoor-240x300The 150 fans of The Green Door who last night attended a final farewell party for the restaurant “partied pretty hard,” even though they didn’t have a new location to celebrate, owner Cory Burke reports.

Burke had hoped to reveal information about his future plans at the customer appreciation party, rescheduled after Big John’s Tavern booted the project from its premises. Burke earlier this year took over Big John’s kitchen, but the partnership didn’t survive a change in tavern management: Although owner Ryan Condon initially agreed to let The Green Door operate through the end of October, Burke’s announcement of a blow-out Halloween party caused Condon to shut down the bar on Oct. 21.

“Having a going away party on Halloween night and going crazy in here, and they’re not going to do that,” Condon told The Post and Courier.

Last night’s party, held at Grow Food Carolina, featured a roti bar with beef cheeks, braised seaweed, pig’s head and strong punch. Continue reading

Support Grow Food Carolina by Dining Out Tonight

5-percent-growfoodHaving trouble deciding where to eat tonight? We can narrow your choices down to 23 worthy restaurants.

The following restaurants are donating five percent of sales to Grow Food Carolina, which supports local farmers, eaters and chefs by systematically addressing the logistical marketing and distribution challenges faced by area growers: All you have to do is eat.

Place your generous orders at Blu Restaurant, Burwell’s, Cru Cafe, Glass Onion, Green Door, Hank’s Seafood, Heart Woodfire Kitchen, High Cotton, Hominy, HUSK, Langdon’s, McCrady’s, Mercato, Basico, Opal, Peninsula Grill, Republic Lounge, SNOB, Ted’s Butcher Block, The Lot, Tristan, Verde or Xiao Bao Biscuit.

LWV Hosts Discussion of The Omnivore’s Dilemma

Michael Pollan’s fans spent the summer reading his latest release, Cooked, but the League of Women Voters’ local chapter is hoping they’ll again reach for his classic, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, in preparation for an upcoming event.

The League on Oct. 17 is hosting a discussion of the book, which probes the political and philosophical dimensions of eating, following a tour of Grow Food Carolina at 990 Morrison Drive. Lisa Turansky, director of sustainable agriculture for the Coastal Conservation League, will lead the conversation.

The event begins at 6 p.m. There’s no charge for the tour or discussion, but dinner costs $12; Attendees can register and choose their wrap or salad on the League’s website.