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Am I done with winemaker dinners? Well, maybe not

I wanted to know how they’ve changed, how restaurants pick, choose and market the events, and what continues to make them popular after all these years. I also heard about an upcoming winemaker dinner in May at Sullivan’s Steakhouse featuring the wines of CADE and Plumpjack Wineries from The Napa Valley.

Cityscape

Ward Parkway Center announces restaurants for its new $16 million district

Ward Parkway Center will break ground Thursday for its new “south end restaurant district,” on the site of the former Dillard’s and parking garage. It is in final negotiations with four of five planned restaurants: Charleston’s, The Garage, MidiCi, and Ted’s Escondido Cafe. Each restaurant will have a patio and the project also will include a pedestrian plaza with firepits and fountains.

KC Gardens

Dennis Patton: Pinching makes plants stockier and bushier

Pinching or cutting back perennials is a task that will result in a nicer appearance in the garden. A plant that has been pinched often is short, stockier and less likely to flop over in the garden. The most common plant pinched or cut back is the garden mum, but other plants respond well to this treatment, Dennis Patton says.

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Barbecue contestants dish what motivates them

Competitors in barbecue contests reveal what motivates them. Spoiler alert: camaraderie is a common theme. (Video by Ardie A. Davis)
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Barbecue contestants dish what motivates them

How to make a Trinidad Sour and Old Fashion with Bitters 03:25

How to make a Trinidad Sour and Old Fashion with Bitters

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