Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Bits and crumbs: Hospitality, spirituality, capitalism

Restaurateur Jim Noble of The King's Kitchen and Rooster's will be part of the kickoff of Myers Park United Methodist's autumn series on hospitality: a supper program Sept. 23 that's free with a suggested $5 donation for local missions. Noble will talk, with Rev. James Howell, about "what they've learned about welcoming others, and the spiritual dimensions of reaching out to those who are different." Reservations: 704-376-5520 ext. 5950; the church is at 1501 Queens Road.

Harvey's Bar & Grill has opened a second location in Lake Norman, on Liverpool Parkway in Cornelius. The original is at 13812 Cinnabar Place in Huntersville; both offer an eclectic menu of pizzas, steaks, burgers, sandwiches, wings, ribs and more. Two dozen microbrews on tap and a dozen television screens, plus live music, aim at a neighborhood-hangout feel. Owners Charlie Dyer and Luke Adams, both graduates of Appalachian State University, plan to broadcast games.

If you haven't seen it, area food truck TIN Kitchen has a project on Kickstarter, the website designed to help creative start-up ideas get funding through social media: The goal: "a newer and more reliable TIN Truck." (Here's an example of a Kickstarter food project gone mad: something called the Porthole: