Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Grass-fed beef and a sandwich a day?

Owen's Bagel & Deli celebrates its fifth anniversary with a contest: Create a new sandwich idea, name it and post it on the Owen's Facebook page by July 25. Fans will vote on a top three, then a winner will be announced July 31 and given the right to get their sandwich free every day for a year. 2041 South Blvd.; 704-333-5385.

Get a taste of grassfed beef from Proffitt Farms and a lineup of other area foodstuffs at Passion8 Bistro's Slow Food dinner July 14. Only area foods will be used (including the beer) and part of the proceeds will go to the Slow Food Charlotte's school lunch program. Slow Food is an international movement started in the mid '80s to combat the fast-food mindset and encourage preservation of local and traditional cuisines. You can find out more here. Shelley Eagan of the farm will be on hand to discuss method and reasoning with diners. $75;