Friday, September 11, 2009

Weekend Ahead: September 11-13

Ok, so there's a lot of really fun stuff going on this weekend. Here's our abbreviated version:

EAT
The Blues, Brews & BBQ festival going on this weekend uptown may just be my favorite Charlotte festival. Last year I ate my weight in pork and, while usually this kind of gluttonous behavior leaves me feeling guilty for days, I didn't regret one delicious, tender, rich, flavorful moment of it. Not one. There are beer samples, 'cue samples, and plenty of live music. The festival kicks off at 11 a.m. tomorrow on Tryon Street uptown and it's free to get in. Enjoy.

EAT (more)
Lets talk about baklava. Sweet, sticky, dripping-with-honey, gets-all-over-your-hands baklava. At the Yiasou Greek Festival on East Boulevard in Dilworth this weekend, you can get just about any variation of it. Plus, there's plenty of other fantastic Greek fare as well as some other fun cultural stuff: exhibits, presentations, and the like. It's only 2 bucks to get in so you can save your money for that aforementioned baklava.

REV YOUR ENGINES
Ok, I know nothing about cars. That's a lie. I know this: I know I want a black Lotus because one time I heard a Ludacris song about one. There, that's it. My knowledge is exhausted. Of course, if I wanted to know more, I could go to the Charlotte Auto Fair up at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord this weekend. The fair starts at 8 a.m. and goes until dark. It goes through Sunday and costs $10 to get in. And there are a lot of cars. If you want to know more than that, you'll have to go to their Web site at charlotte-autofair.com.

CHEER
The Panthers are playing. And, just in case you hadn't heard, they're playing the Eagles. And, just in case you've had your head under a rock for the last month, a certain notorious former Falcon with a little bit of prison time under his belt is now playing for the Eagles. So, even if football isn't your thing, there's plenty of entertaining drama associated with playing the Philadelphia team now. So, pull on your Delhomme jersey and get ready for a fun game—it starts at 1 p.m.

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