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A Celebration of Food and Drink PH OTOGRAPH Y BY BETH M AN N AN D H UN TE R MCC U MB E R
The sixth annual TASTE event – produced by Durham Magazine, Chapel Hill Magazine and Chatham Magazine – featured five events across as many days at the end of June. This year featured two consecutive nights of Grand Taste Experiences at the Durham Armory with dishes by 30+ of the area’s best chefs and food artisans, plus a beer garden and wine garden. Other events included a speakeasy-themed evening at The Carolina Theatre, a seven-course Southern feast at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club and a celebratory Sunday brunch at Clouds Brewing. A portion of the proceeds benefited Meals on Wheels of Durham. TASTE would not be possible without our sponsors: Johnson Lexus, Northwood Ravin, US Foods, Tanqueray US, Ketel One, Don Julio, Downtown Durham Inc., Whole Foods Market, Ninth Street Flowers, Counter Culture Coffee, City of Durham, 21c Museum Hotel, Durham Coca-Cola Bottling Co. and Great Big Canvas.
1 Elisabeth Harper Wiener, Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club’s Danielle Kaspar, Katina Rogers and Durham Magazine’s Lauren Phillips. 2 Maggi Bradsher, City of Durham Public Affairs Director Beverly B. Thompson, Durham Police Chief Cerelyn “C.J.” Davis and Terry Davis. 3 Durham Magazine’s Rory Gillis, Elizabeth Dickson, Johnson Automotive’s Erick Kirks and Heather Kirks. 4 Johnny and Catherine Wehmann enjoy a Bedlam Distillery cocktail. 5 The ShaLeigh Dance Works company kept guests at Saturday’s Southern feast entertained throughout seven courses. 6 Choreographer Mark Dendy created a routine for Sunday’s brunch as a part of American Dance Festival’s pop-up performances this season. 7 Alley Twenty Six’s Rob Mariani and Shannon Healy doled out drinks from behind the bar at the Friday night speakeasy. 8 Tony Fisher, owner of University Ford Kia, Susan Fisher and Chatham Magazine’s Chris Elkins. 9 Kelli and Billy Cotter of Dashi and Toast. 10 Whole Foods Market’s Sana Hadley and Meaghan Paradise (center) with their husbands, Thomas Hadley and Dan Paradise. 11 Scott Satterwhite, Shane Neiman and Jesse Gordon of Counter Culture Coffee. 12 Pat Amey, enjoying a cocktail with her friend, Pat Swanson.