As I wrote earlier, Ashley Christensen of Poole’s Diner is preparing a very special barbecue dinner to benefit the Lucy Daniels Center. This won’t be any ordinary barbecue, however.
Ashley cures the pork for 3 days, with a special rub of salt and other herbs and spices. This turns the pork into the most amazingly succulent swine you’ll ever taste. But then she slowly smokes that pig over nut wood (typically pecan) for hours and hours, until a nice, crust is formed and the meat is redolent of that sweet smoke. Of course, she has her own take on sauce.
You know it will be good. No, you know it will be the best damn barbecue you’ve ever had.
But there will also be beer. And we’re talking about beer that was created to be served with barbecue: Fullsteam’s Hogwash, which is a hickory-smoked porter. We’ll also be serving the Fullsteam Carolina Common, a lighter beer for those who prefer it that way.
And as far as side dishes are concerned, you won’t be disappointed. Don’t expect some limp green beens or dried out corn sticks. There will even be a special Brunswick Stew. And banana pudding so good, it’ll make you want to smack someone. I mean, kiss them.
We will have some of Ashley’s roast chicken for those who don’t eat pork. And if you’ve had that chicken before, it’s the best. Anywhere.
But I need you to buy tickets to this dinner. Yeah, it’s pricey, but it’s for an amazing cause. The Lucy Daniels Center is the Triangle’s leading non-profit provider of children’s mental health services. Why is this a big deal? Because in this economy, with so many people unemployed, it’s harder than ever on children. And parents don’t have the resources to pay for the help their kids’ needs. The Lucy Daniels Center provides some sort of financial assistance to 90% of the families who receive care. A large portion of those families receive care for free.
So I ask you — No, I BEG you — please go to the Lucy Daniels website and buy tickets to the dinner. Or call Patti Wilt at 919.459.1611. You’ll have a great meal. You’ll enjoy the beer. And you’ll know you’ve done something very special for families in need. And there’s nothing better than that feeling. Not even the banana pudding.
Buy tickets thru PayPal here: http://www.lucydanielscenter.org/page/pooles-diner-to-host-q-for-kids-fundraiser-november-7
Or call Patti Wilt at the Lucy Daniels Center at 919.459.1611
Adults are $75, kids under 14 are $35, and all but $25 is tax deductible. Sorry, no beer for the kids.