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Owners Jonathan Munsell, Mikey Karp and Lauren Fitts have opened BakeHouse Bistro, a new fusion of bakery-cafe and restaurant-wine bar, in Raleigh (Poyner Place shopping center, behind Triangle Town Center, 878-5525) and are working on a Durham location (Renaissance Center at Southpoint). BakeHouse Bistro offers a variety of fresh dishes made from all-natural ingredients for breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus beer and wine. It's open Monday through Thursday 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 6:30 a.m.-midnight, and Sunday 8 a.m.-9 p.m. For more, visit

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Franchise owners Mike and Lisa Fatfat have opened a new Marble Slab Creamery in Durham's Northgate Mall. Marble Slab serves up homemade ice cream in more than 40 flavors, which can be combined with a variety of "mixins" to create personalized flavors. Info: 286-9900,

On Wednesdays through September from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., the Moore Square Farmers' Market in Raleigh is featuring a Chef Demo Series & Education for Children. Each week, Raleigh chefs will demo seasonal dishes using items sold at the farmers' market. Aug. 30 is Conrad Catolos of Nana's Chophouse; Sept. 6 is Steve Pexton of Riviera Mediterranean Resto & Lounge; Sept. 13 is Jason Smith of 18 Seaboard; and Sept. 27 is Jay Beaver of Frazier's. Also, the seventh grade Exploris class is offering educational programs for young children and instructional information for adults relating to the Chef Demo Series at the market on Aug. 30, Sept. 6 and Sept. 20. See for more.

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On Wednesday, Aug. 30 from 5:30-9 p.m., Panzanella in Carrboro hosts their final Totally Local Dinner of the season, featuring a menu of foods created from ingredients produced and purchased within a 250-mile radius of Carrboro. Pay in advance and pick up tickets at either Panzanella or the customer service desk at Weaver Street Market in Carrboro. Info, reservations for parties of six or more: 929-6626.

Morning Times Coffeeshop, the most recent addition to the Empire Eats family of restaurants, opens Friday, Sept. 1 at 10 E. Hargett St. in downtown Raleigh, serving coffee, breakfast and lunch. Coffee is free on opening day. Regular hours are Monday through Saturday 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. The upstairs art gallery, Morning Times Gallery, holds an opening reception Friday night from 6-11 p.m. with free admission, coffee and desserts.

On Monday, Sept. 4 at 8 p.m., The Borough in Raleigh is hosting its monthly eating contest. Each contestant will have 10 minutes to eat as much corn as they can from a large trough of corn on the cob; whoever has the most empty cobs at the end wins. The $5 entrance fee goes to The Humane Society, and 15 people can enter. Call 832-8433 or visit

On Friday, Sept. 8 from 5-7 p.m., Chatham Marketplace in Pittsboro is hosting a free tasting featuring local wines paired with cheeses and chocolate. Info: 542-2643,

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On Saturday, Sept. 9, the Carrboro Farmers' Market hosts its fifth annual local chefs event. Starting at 9 a.m. and lasting until the food runs out (or until the market closes at noon), seven local chefs will create a picnic menu around what's currently available at the market, and prepare one dish each from the menu for market customers to taste. The participating chefs are David Alworth of 411 West, Sara Foster of Foster's Market, Bret Jennings of Elaine's on Franklin, Shane Ingram of Four Square, Damon Lapas of Barbecue Joint, Andrea Reusing of Lantern and Bill Smith of Crook's Corner. Market shoppers can also take home the menu and recipes for the dishes. For more, visit

On Sunday, Sept. 10 from 6-10 p.m., Underground in Raleigh hosts Three, an art, music and wine experience. Local artists and musicians will display their talents, Classic Wines and Dionysus will showcase wines, and Chef Daniel will supply hors d'oeuvres. Advance tickets are available from Underground and Carolina Nightlife for $10, and tickets will be available at the door (while they last).

Starting Sept. 10, Spice Street in Chapel Hill is offering a Mediterranean Sunday Brunch Buffet from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. for $22 per person. Call 928-8200 or visit


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