Greetings from Carrboro,
Personally, I avoid clowns. Not the metaphorical version. No. No. The ones with the very large shoes. And ‘avoid’ is a generous description of my aversion. Sort of like saying that wildebeest avoid lions. Or that the citizens of Tokyo avoid Godzilla. One glimpse and some deep part of me wants to run screaming down the street.
And then there are things that I love in an equally irrational proportion. The whole moth to the flame phenomenon. And, yes, a lot of the scars on my wings are the result of the intense allure of deliciousness. Shocking, I know. So when two beacons of deliciousness come together – well, I’m doomed.
Enter Salt & Smoke. No. 6. For those of you new the the game, Salt = perfect oysters and smoke = slow-cooked whole hog BBQ. And Salt & Smoke = so much more. It’s live music & beer & magic & whiskey & dancing & wine & well, you get the picture. It’s my absolute favorite party of the year. What started as a gathering of friends 7 years ago has turned into Acme’s festival to celebrate fall in our beautiful corner of the South – 500 people came out last year. I guess this is what happens when two things I love dearly come together.
So, on Saturday, November 3rd, you’re invited to Salt & Smoke VI. 3pm – 8pm. Go ahead and clear your calendar. Everything else can wait. You’ll thank me later. I promise. Just outside of Carrboro at beautiful Rock Quarry Farm, we’ll smoke 3 hogs, bring in 3000+ oysters and clams from the coast and cook all those side dishes that make me swoon. – cornbread and mac & cheese, hoppin’ john and collard greens, bourbon sweet potatoes and cole slaw. And don’t worry, we’ve got the libation part covered. Our friends from Topo Organic Spirits, Foothills Brewing, and DeMaison Selections are providing the very best in cocktails and beer and wine. And of course, there’s live music from the get-go. It’s just a downright great party. Maybe – just maybe – the best five hours of the year.
Salt & Smoke provides a free shuttle from Carrboro Plaza. Or you can choose to buy onsite parking thru the website when you buy your tickets. But it doesn’t matter how you get there, just that you do. We sell out of tickets every year. And I have no doubt that this year will be no different. This year there may be sincerely stronger demand as the great people at Our State Magazine have written a big piece on Salt & Smoke for the upcoming issue! It’s everything you could want from a Saturday. But no clowns. Absolutely no clowns.
Well, that’s all the news from Carrboro. The Staff at Salt & Smoke look forward to serving you soon.
Salt & Smoke