Fresh off of his research and development trip to Rome, chef-owner Teddy Diggs of Coronato plans to host two pop-up events before the grand opening of his new Roman-style pizzeria. The first is slated for Monday, February 18th at Fox Liquor Bar in downtown Raleigh, NC and the second is Thursday, March 7th at TOPO Organic Distillery in Chapel Hill, NC.
February 18th at Fox Liquor Bar, 5pm to 8pm
Fox Liquor Bar is hosting the "People’s Cocktail," a competitive cocktail fundraising event featuring bites from Coronato. The premise of the evening is simple: each of Fox's bartenders will make a featured drink to "represent" a favorite charity. You, the people, come to drink, and Fox will donate the proceeds of the featured cocktails to the charity represented by the most popular drink.
During the event, chef Diggs will be featuring a preview menu from Coronato. Think rosemary and sea salt foccacia, fava falafel with herbs, lemon, and yogurt, and several pizza options to choose from (with all proceeds also going to the winning charity).
Fox Liquor Bar is located at 237 S Wilmington St., Raleigh, North Carolina 27601. To RSVP, please respond via the Facebook event.
March 7th at TOPO Organic Distillery, 5:30pm to 9pm
Chef Diggs is firing up 100 tomato, mozzarella, and Parmigiano-Reggiano Roman pizzas throughout the night at TOPO Organic Distillery to support TABLE. One pizza and one complimentary beer or craft cocktail from TOPO will be provided per ticketed guest.
Tickets are available on Eventbrite for $25, excluding tax + fees, and also include a complimentary tour of TOPO Organic Distillery as well as a tasting of 6 award-winning locally sourced and organic spirits.
TABLE's mission is to provide healthy, emergency food aid and nutrition education programs every week to hungry children in preschool, elementary, middle and high school living in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, NC.
TOPO Organic Distillery is located at 505 West Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27516.
About Chef Teddy Diggs of Coronato
From the culinary spotlight of D.C. to the burgeoning dining scene of Chapel Hill, N.C., Chef Teddy Diggs has embarked on a life-long quest to craft menus that unveil the stories of exceptional ingredients. After enjoying the tutelage of moguls such as Fabio Trabocchi and Barton Seaver, Chef Diggs spearheaded the grand opening of Ripple in D.C. before serving as executive chef at Martha's Vineyard. Named one of 16 Chefs to Watch in 2016 by Restaurant Hospitality, Chef Diggs most recently showcased rustic flavors from Italy's 20 regions at Il Palio. He plans to launch Coronato, a new Roman-style pizzeria this year in Carrboro, NC. Connect with Coronato on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.