Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Sausage Fest 2012

Wanted to say thanks to all of the patrons who came out in droves to make Sausage Fest 2012 a great success! We hope you had as much fun as we did. Can't wait until next year!

Also a thanks to our incredible staff who really took it up a notch, ensuring everyone had a (responsibly, of course) good time. 

Finally, a big thanks to all of the local craft brewers who showed up to support us. This was as much a victory for small businesses as it was for food and drink. We hope you continue to support local artisans as they peddle their wares all around you. 

Charlotte is a fertile ground for entrepreneurship. (Check out this months cover story in Charlotte Magazine, 'Start up City': www.charlottemagazine.com) For those that believe small businesses are the key to economic growth, please continue to support businesses like ours. 

Here are just a few businesses - all local - who have helped us:

Matt Stevens Design (http://hellomattstevens.com)
Technekes (http://www.technekes.com)
Sign Connection (outdoor signage)www.signcon.com
Seismic Partners (entrepreneurial development)
RBA Architects (architecture)
Tega Hills Farms (lettuce, greens)
Bosky Acres (cheese)
Marshall Air Systems (Stainless fabrication, thermal systems)
All Star Signs (interior signage)
The Living Room (picture/poster framing)

Stick ‘Em Up (picture hanging) 
Bradley Construction (and a whole slew of talented sub's)
RDM Electricians ('lectricity)
Allan Weaver Plumbing (plumbin')
NoDa Brewery 
Foothills Brewery
Olde Mecklenberg Brewery
Triple C Brewery
Birdsong Brewery

Here are a few pics from the Festival. Thanks again! 
Support Local Businesses!

Bacon "Toffee" - Was used to infuse beer. Then we ate it. 
No Kidding.

Housemade Smoked Andouille Sausage

Housemade Turkey and Herb Sausage

Luther and Cox, In Full Flight

 The Whisky Dollars

Jeremy Guthrie, Jonathan Williford and Dan Botts contemplate their next move.

 Crimson - just being Crimson!


 Our adorable fans:

Cam Heliger...Inside @ SausageFest 2012
Crimson, Brandy, Jon 

 Crimson, Jonathan 

 Nick Shaw, tearing it up!

 Jon and WD$ drummer, Lou Mondelli

 Our Fantastic Staff 
(l to r, kiesha, crimson, sarah, julia, mike, dan)

Superfan, David Moreno

 Brandy and Jesse 

Funky Dan

Jeremy Guthrie and Brandy Newton

 Proprietor Jon Luther

 Josh Haynes, Slingin' Hooch.

 Melissa Luther and Dan Botts


Elephant in the Room

Chilling post by this chef and author from a heady food publication, Gastronomica.