Friday, May 04, 2007

Want to learn more about these parts?

Here’s a headsup on a few events coming up that are useful for anyone who wants to know more about these parts:

--Sunday at 3 p.m., learn more about the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence – which local tradition holds was signed by patriots more than a full year before the actual Declaration of Independence – at a free discussion session at the Duke Mansion, 400 Hermitage Road, 704-714-4448. Look for lots of local events commemorating the document coming up around May 20, known as "MeckDec Day."

--Then, set your DVRs for the Food Network show "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives." This Monday at 10 p.m., it’ll have a segment on Plaza-Midwood diner The Penguin, which is known for its fried dill pickles. And at 10 p.m. on May 28, see a segment on legendary local drive-in Bar-B-Q King.

Want to try ‘em in person? The Penguin is at 1921 Commonwealth Ave., 704-375-6959; Bar-B-Q King is 2900 Wilkinson Blvd., 704-399-8344.

--And looking ahead to Mother’s Day, it’s a great chance to visit a unique local attraction, the McGill Rose Garden. It holds a free open house next Sunday, May 13, 1-5 p.m. with music and local artists. 940 N. Davidson St. 704-333-6497. To get a peek at the garden, see my newcomer report with news partner WCNC by clicking here.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, Del Friscos is in town and try that $50 .oo dollar prime rib . I heard this is the Mercedes Benz of steak . Michael Jordan,tiger woods and many more celebrities just ate there . The Del Frisco owns many steak houses for the common person that you may frequent. How about STIKY FINGERS for a rib dinner or pulled pork and try the dirty rice and ERNIES Pecan pie the best I have had.

8:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People go to the Mint Museum an see QUEEN CHARLOTTE and KING GEORGES portrait ; These Portraits are on loan from the HOUSE OF WINDSOR in England and the pictures are priceless. They are painted by RAMSAY the famous royal figure painter.

8:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your report on McGill Rose Garden was amazing! I've got to visit now!!

3:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay , I got one for you SARAH P. DUKE gardens at Duke University. This is one of the best displays of foilage I have ever seen; It has Rose gardens ,oriental gardens, English gardens and much, much more. Please see the sculptors that the Vanderbuilt workers did for Duke University that is a site to see.

7:42 AM  

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