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Stir the Pot is Back with Joe & Katy Kindred!

Stir the Pot is Back with Joe & Katy Kindred!


Our biannual dinner series, Stir the Pot, which benefits the Southern Foodways Alliance’s documentary initiative, returns to Poole’s Diner this fall with some very special guests.

Join us on Sunday, September 30th, for a four-course dinner from guest chef Joe Kindred, with wine pairings by Katy Kindred. Tickets are $150 per guest and are available here.

Joe and Katy Kindred are the husband-and-wife team behind Kindred, in Davidson, NC, and Hello, Sailor, in Cornelius, NC. Not only are we obsessed with their restaurants—seriously, if you haven’t been, book yourself a trip to go visit them—but we’re huge fans of them as people. They’ve built a business and a team that puts giving and community first, and we’re constantly learning from their approach and following their cues on leadership.

Needless to say, this is going to be a phenomenal night, and all in support of one of our most cherished organizations.

See you at Poole’s!

A Tomato Dinner at Bridge Club


Tomatoes might be our favorite thing about summer. Chef Ashley Christensen, in particular, is a sucker for a fresh tomato—it’s often joked that tomatoes are her “spirit animal” in the kitchen, since they appear with so much frequency in her cooking.

So, on June 28th we’re pairing tomatoes with another summer favorite: rosé! Join chef Ashley Christensen for a five-course tomato-centric dinner at our private events space, Bridge Club, where we showcase this amazing ingredient alongside rosé wine pairings selected by beverage director Cappie Peete!

Tickets are $85 + Tax and Service (Total $109.01) and are available for purchase here.

Here's the menu; join us for this truly special summer experience!

1st course:

Heirloom tomato salad with burrata, grilled bread, and tomato vine vinegar

2nd course:

Chilled tomato soup with NC jumbo lump crab and smoked olive oil

3rd course:

Cacio e pepe tomato rice with Acquerello aged carnaroli and blistered tomato relish

4th course:

Tomato-cured porchetta with squash + green tomato gratin


Yogurt panna cotta with pineapple tomato caramel and benne seed oat crunch

You Drink, We Donate

Reminder: Negroni Week is June 4-10!

During this very special week, bars and restaurants all over the world offer a version of the Negroni cocktail—which traditionally features gin, Campari and sweet vermouth--and donate to a portion of the proceeds from the drink to the charity of their choice.

We’re proud to be participating at three different locations and donating to No Kid Hungry, which works to end childhood hunger in America.

Next week, head to Poole’s Diner for the Strawberry Sbagliato, made with strawberry-infused Campari, Dolin Rouge vermouth, and sparkling wine.

Fox Liquor Bar is turning gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth into the boozy slushie of your dreams with the frozen Negroni.

And at Death & Taxes, the  Lautner’s Lilly is a spin on a white Negroni, and features floral-spiced gin, Cardamaro and Dolin Blanc vermouth.

The rest is simple: You drink a Negroni, we donate to No Kid Hungry. See you at the bar!


Stir the Pot with Jean-Paul Bourgeois

We are beyond excited to share that tickets are now available for our next installment of Stir the Pot, a guest chef dinner at Poole’s Diner that benefits the Southern Foodways Alliance.

Join us on Sunday, October 29th, as we welcome Jean-Paul Bourgeois, the executive chef of Danny Meyer’s Blue Smoke restaurants in New York City. Jean-Paul is a longtime member of the SFA and a longtime friend of Ashley’s. Born and raised in Thibodaux, Louisiana, and trained in France, Jean-Paul worked his way through the Union Square Hospitality Group’s empire before being named executive chef at Blue Smoke. But despite his New York City zip code, Jean-Paul’s food is rooted in the South.

Reserve your ticket here for a 5-course dinner with wine pairing here. Tickets include a one-year membership to the SFA.


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