What's Happening This Week--Cheese to the Rescue & Punch School
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Meet Mateo Kehler of The Cellars at Jasper Hill Murray's Cheese Shop July 1, 6:30-8 p.m. Mateo Kehler believes cheese is the future. Having created at least five award-winning cheeses, he and his brother, Andy, opened a 22,000-square-foot cheese cave to promote local economic development and rural renewal. Allow him to enlighten you about regional food systems, and let you know how you can get involved. (Bonus: it starts by eating his cheese.)
Urban BBQ Campo July 4, 12 p.m. We love the city on a holiday weekend. It's empty and eerie and there's grilling in the streets. Campo will be "takin' it to the streets" for its Urban BBQ, where $24.95 will get you meat, corn on the cob, potato salad, and a few other choice fixin's. Set yourself up next to one of the coolers for a bona fide cookout experience. Who needs a backyard when you can rock a BBQ on Broadway?
Punches--The Original Mixed Drinks Astor Center July 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m. As you may already know, we are fans of the punch bowl. Hindi for "five," a true punch is made up of five main ingredients: sugar, water, citrus, spice, and alcohol. Join Phil Ward of Mayahuel fame as he takes punch to the next level using Flor de Cana rum. More than just a lesson in making punch, you'll get schooled on punch history, and punch economics (Guess what? It's the perfect drink for a bad economy!).
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