Relief, thy name is soup
by Andrea Powell, HPCCR Marketing Manager
Seriously, what is going on with this weather? 30-something degrees as a high temperature? This is the SOUTH. This is not how we roll. We’ve got a reputation to protect and we are losing massive amounts of the “na na na boo boo” time that is usually reserved for lording it over our friends in those cold states to the north at this time of year.
Is relief in sight? Not sure from a weather perspective. But a warm front’s a comin’ down King’s Drive in Charlotte on Sunday and you’d best check it out!
Yep, it’s Soup on Sunday time again! It’s our 14th year of warming souls and stomachs with amazing soup from some of Charlotte’s best restaurants. In fact, this year we’ve got 33 restaurants and four culinary schools offering up their best concoctions. You’ll have bisques, chowders, gumbos, chili, and more. And the tastings that are served are extremely generous. I suggest you walk through with a friend so that you can share each sample and then go back for full tastings of your favorites. What’s more, we’ve got tempting bread and succulent desserts, so you will NOT leave hungry, believe me!
And the pottery! Gorgeous bowls for purchase (or included with the Soup Lovers’ Special ticket), handmade by local artists and students. You might want to go ahead and make some room in your cabinets because you won’t be able to choose just one!
So while there might not be any promising weather on the horizon, you’ve definitely got something warm to look forward to this weekend. And the amazingly delicious soup-fest that you’re going to have is surely worth rolling out a “na na na boo boo” to your freezing cold, snow-drenched friends up north, right?
Soup on Sunday (presented by Wells Fargo) takes place THIS SUNDAY, January 26, from 11 am until 2pm at the Phillip L. Van Every Culinary Arts Center on the CPCC campus. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. $30 will gain you general admission and the $40 Soup Lovers’ Special allows you to pick your very own handmade pottery bowl. Call Maribeth Burke at 704.335.4323 for more information. All proceeds support the programs and services of Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region.