NCModernist Road Trip: Kinston NC
Featuring Dinner at Chef and The Farmer!
Saturday, July 20, 215pm-930pm

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You've watched Chef Vivian Howard on the PBS show A Chef's Life. You've heard about her world-famous restaurant, the Chef and the Farmer, a center point for a revitalized downtown Kinston with interesting galleries, stores, and pubs to visit.

Join the NCModernist crew as we travel to Kinston on our air-conditioned, wifi-equipped luxury bus! You'll experience great food and the fun company of fellow Modernist travelers interested in art, architecture, and a wonderful dinner at the famed Chef and the Farmer.


Once we arrive in Kinston, we'll drop you right outside the Mother Earth Lodge, the beginning of your exploration of the newly created Kinston Arts District.


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Explore downtown Kinston for two hours as you walk from the Mother Earth Motor Lodge (3 blocks) to the Chef and the Farmer restaurant for dinner. Attractions include: Boiler Room * The O'Neill * Social House Vodka * CSS Neuse II * Caswell #1 Firestation Museum * H. Stadiem Clothiers * Art 105 * Ginger 108 * Sugar Hill Pizza * Queen Street Deli * The Red Room * Chamber * Farmer's Market * Harmony Hall

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You might call ahead and book an optional tour and Whiskey Tasting at Mother Earth Brewery!

At Chef and the Farmer, you'll get one of a three-course gourmet experience plated dinner with house wine and beer, sodas, and coffee. We'll leave Kinston about 8pm and return to the Sheraton about 930pm.

Proceeds benefit NCModernist's ongoing documentation, preservation, and promotion projects. We are a North Carolina 501C3 nonprofit.

The Fine Print:

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Arrive at the Sheraton Imperial, 4700 Emperor Blvd, Durham NC, no later than 145pm for registration. We meet near the tennis courts, photo above, to the left of the hotel near the Gym. If you're not on the bus by 215pm sharp, we will leave without you!

Once payment is made, there are no refunds for any reason except for trip cancellation. However, you can transfer your place to another person with four weeks written notice to NCModernist.

The itinerary and order of events are subject to change without notice or refund.

As the dinner has optional alcohol, you must be 21 to register. ID's will be checked at registration.

No smoking or alcohol on the bus.

Participants must sign a liability release before departing, as is standard with all NCModernist trips.