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Food Notes: Oct. 16, 2016

KPCC annual Dent Dinner

Kanawha Pastoral Counseling Center will host its 23rd annual Dent Dinner fundraiser Oct. 23 at the Embassy Suites in Charleston.

The event will bring a little bit of Las Vegas magic to Charleston, featuring the “The Mac King Comedy Magic Hour.”

The comedy show, which is currently showing at Harrah’s Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas, has been regarded as one of the top five shows in Las Vegas for the last 10 years.

King has been named Magician of the Year by the Magic Castle in Hollywood.

The event begins at 6 p.m. with a social hour, dinner will be served at 7 p.m. and the comedy show is set to kick off at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $85 per person. Proceeds from the dinner will go toward the counseling center’s client assistance program. KPCC serves more than 1,000 clients each year — many of whom do not have health insurance.

For tickets and more information, visit

‘101 Unique Places to Dine’

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia is currently accepting nominations for the newest edition of its dining guide, “101 Unique Places to Dine in West Virginia.”

To nominate a dining option, visit The nomination period will close Oct. 31, and individuals can nominate as many restaurants as they would like. Following the nomination period, members of the public will be able to vote for their favorite establishments to be featured in the guide.

To be eligible for the guide, restaurants must be located within the state. National chains are not eligible unless the chains first location is in West Virginia, in which case only the original location will be eligible.

Mountain Roots Market meeting

Mountain Roots Market, a local fresh market in Weston, is hosting a stakeholder meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at Lambert’s Winery in Weston.

Local farmers, gardeners, artisans, local food enthusiasts and investors are invited to attend the event to learn more about the market and the opportunities it presents for collaboration and partnership for you and your community.

The event will include a meal with pasta, salad, bread and homemade desserts on the menu. Coffee, tea and a cash wine bar will also be available. Special guests Ken Leonhardt and Walt Helmick will speak at the event.

There is a suggested $15 donation. To RSVP, call 304-269-8619. The winery is located at 190 Vineyard Drive in Weston.

Oktoberfest cooking class

Uncork & Create in Charleston will host an Oktoberfest cooking class Saturday with chef Gary Needham.

Learn how to make your own German-inspired menu, featuring dishes like Kartoffelkloesse (potato dumplings), brathendl (Bavarian roast chicken stuffed with sausage and apples with paprika gravy), cabbage strudel cheese and pear kuchen. No experience is necessary, and all necessary supplies and ingredients are provided.

Tickets are $65 per person, and space is limited. The class begins at 6:30 p.m. at Uncork & Create, which is located at 901 Quarrier St. in Charleston.

Other upcoming classes at Uncork & Create include a kid’s pasta-making class on Oct. 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. Kids, ages 7 and older, are invited to come and learn how to make homemade pasta and marinara sauce. The class is $45 per person. To reserve a seat or learn more about classes at Uncork & Create, visit

Holiday wine tasting

The Wine Shop at the Capitol Market will host a wine tasting today at 2 p.m.

Guests will taste through a lineup of “go-to wines” to consider for the upcoming holidays. The event is $15 per person. Call 304-343-9463 for more information.

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