Food news: Feb. 10



Piedmont Distillers, the only legal distillery in North Carolina, had its Catdaddy Carolina Moonshine included in the gift bag given to presenters and performers at the 51st Annual GRAMMY® Awards.

During the 190 gleaning events held in 2008 by the Charlotte Area chapter of the Society of St. Andrew, 275,302 pounds of fresh produce was salvaged by volunteers, trucked from fields to neighborhoods and then distributed to kitchens in need that same day. Want to help this year? Go to

Ratcliffe on the Green has converted from a fine-dining restaurant to a brasserie.

Sonoma Modern American, 100 North Tryon, will be continuing the $30 Queens Feast menu, which includes the entire menu, every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.