NC’s Best Chefs Confirmed for the Triangle's Foodiest Festival

Ashley Christensen. Vivian Howard. Andrea Reusing. Sam Jones. It’s clear Thrive NC is bringing out the big guns for their inaugural event. Hit up the May festival for unlimited samples from 50+ of your favorite restaurants and breweries—plus live demos, panel talks, live music and more. Check out the badass lineup, grab your tix (only $30!) and head to City Market on May 10 + 11 for incredible, unlimited bites from the best in the biz. 

(Pro tip: wanna score a free ticket? Like this video for a chance to win)

Here’s who’s cookin’:

  • 18 Seaboard
  • 42 & Lawrence
  • Beasley’s Chicken and Honey
  • Bida Manda
  • Brewery Bhavana
  • Carroll’s Kitchen
  • Centro
  • Counting House
  • Gonza Tacos y Tequila
  • Hummingbird
  • Il Palio
  • Kimpab Cafe
  • La Farm Bakery
  • Lily’s Cheesecake
  • Lucarne
  • Mandolin
  • Mez Durham
  • MoFu Shoppe
  • Oak City Meatball Shoppe
  • Oro Restaurant & Lounge
  • Pizza La Stella
  • Poole’s Downtown Diner
  • Royale
  • Sam Jones BBQ
  • Sassool
  • Smashed Waffles
  • Southern Charred Bar & BBQ
  • Sweetwater Ices
  • Tonbo Ramen
  • Trophy 
  • Under the Oak Farm
  • Vic’s Ristoranted
  • Whiskey Kitchen

PLUS drinks from:

  • Anheuser-Busch
  • Appalachian Mountain Brewery
  • Aviator Brewing Company
  • Bold Rock
  • Brewery Bhavana
  • Carolina Brewery
  • Catawaba Brewing Co
  • Dogfish Head
  • Durham Bull Beer Co
  • Lonerider
  • Stella Artois
  • Tito’s Handmade Vokda
  • Trophy Brewing 
  • White Street Brewing Co
  • Whiskey Kitchen
  • plus  wine for the vinos!

The icing on the cake here? Thrive NC’s real mission (yes, beyond offering amazing food) is to fight food insecurity and bring the community together through food. Ticket proceeds benefit local hunger orgs like Interfaith Food Shuttle, bringing a whole new meaning to eating good and feeling good. Try to win a ticket here or shell out and buy 'em

NC’s Best Chefs Confirmed for the Triangle's Foodiest Festival
NC’s Best Chefs Confirmed for the Triangle's Foodiest Festival