The 13th annual Orange County Community Dinner, to be held Sunday, March 7, at 1 pm in the McDougle School Cafetorium at 900 Old Fayetteville Rd. in Carrboro features dishes from many of the area's top restaurants supporting the development of community spirit that crosses religious, racial, economic, and ethnic barriers. Tickets cost just $8 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under, and are available at the door.
Mildred Council of Mama Dip's is coordinating the menu but expect plenty of culinary talent to be on display. Diners can expect dishes from Mama Dip's Kitchen, The Carolina Inn, Bandido's Mexican Cafe, Mint Indian Restaurant, Jade Palace, Open Eye Cafe, The Chapel Hill Restaurant Group (411 West, Squids, 518 West, Spanky's & Mez), Margaret's Cantina, 35 Chinese Restaurant, Bonne Soiree Restaurant, Il Palio Ristorante , and Mediterranean Deli, plus kugels from members of the Chapel Hill Kehillah, and food donations from Hadassah, Chapel of the Cross, Harris Teeter North, Weaver Street Market, Whole Foods Market, Trader Joes, PYA, Orell, Sysco, Sugarland, Ford Produce, Fresh Market and Kroger.
Live music will entertain diners, with performances from bagpipers, jazz bands, a Peruvian folk group, a gospel group, and more.