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February 2019

Soul Food Sampling

February 9
St. Luke & Odd Fellows Hall, 203 Gilbert St
Blacksburg , VA 24060 United States
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St. Luke & Odd Fellows HallSeating times: 12 pm, 2 pm, and 4 pm. Event tickets: $25.00 per personInclement weather date: Feb. 23, 2019Seating is limited so buy your tickets early.Buy tickets online.Food is important to every culture Ingredients, and traditions that define procuring, preparing, and consuming food differ as cultures develop over time and places. Soul Food Sampling will include a brief discussion about the history and traditions of soul food, the recollections of residents of the former New Town neighborhood where the St. Luke and Odd Fellows Hall is located, and samplings of traditional soul foods. Enjoy great food as we explore the origins of this cuisine that developed through the imposed privations of enslaved people as they persevered and prospered by creating “food families.” The remarkable cooks who devised the cuisine not only put food on the table but also made it taste good! Today, “soul food” describes certain tastes and ingredients as well as the traditions of survival, community cohesion, and caring family relationships. Guests will enjoy typical soul food in an atmosphere of lively conversation, informative discussions, and excellent examples of this truly American cuisine. Sponsored by the Virginia Tech Foundation, the merchants of the North End Center, Downtown Blacksburg, Inc., Champs, and Blue Ridge Catering & Wikiteria.

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Scotch Tasting

February 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Alexander Black House & Cultural Center, 204 Draper Road, SW
Blacksburg, VA 24060 United States
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The Scotch Hunters are back This event sold out quickly last time so get your tickets today!$40 per person. Buy Tickets Online This would be a great Valentine's Day present for the Scotch lover in your life! You can also get tickets by calling (540)443-1600, or by stopping by the Alexander Black House & Cultural Center during our regular business hours, 10 AM - 4 PM, Tuesday - Saturday. Steve Janosik and Don Creamer have been close friends since the mid-1980's. They both developed an interest in single malt scotches, which eventually grew from a hobby to a passion. Before they knew it, they were cataloging their tasting notes and tracking their preferences to share their extensive research with others. In 2001, they created www.scotchhunter.com which now includes more than 300 single-malt scotch reviews. Steve and Don will lead a tasting session in the beautifully restored Alexander Black House & Cultural Center. They will introduce five distinctive malts from different regions of Scotland, selected especially for this event. Hors d'oeuvres will also be provided. Participants can expect to gain an appreciation of the rich variety of tastes in all single malts.

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