Chefs Jeffrey Winer and Steve Sabo of On Market Catering in Copley have a new food truck, called the Orange Trük, serving food like pulled pork sandwiches and butter-poached lobster mac and cheese.
And yes, it is a big orange truck.
To find it, visit the Facebook page where the owners post locations, www.facebook.com/TheOrangeTruk, phone 330-671-0033, or follow them on Twitter @Chef29Brix.
Wedding cake tasting
Attention engaged couples: Reeves Cake Shop, 2770 Cory Ave., Akron, is holding its annual cake show and tasting this weekend, from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
There will be 20 different cake flavors to sample as well as more than 45 wedding cake styles on display.
Anyone who books a cake during the show with a $100 down payment will receive a free groom’s cake, and there will be a drawing for a free wedding cake, valued at $340.
For more information, call 330-848-1036.
It’s cherry pop, y’all
Transplanted Southerners and those who simply enjoy one of the South’s more popular beverages will be happy to learn that Old Carolina Barbecue locations will now be selling the soft drink Cheerwine in 12-packs.
Cheerwine, bottled in Salisbury, N.C., has been around since 1917.
Old Carolina was the first Ohio restaurant to serve Cheerwine as a fountain drink, and it has become so popular that co-owner Brian Bailey decided to arrange for a truckload of 12-packs to be delivered for the restaurant chain’s first ever Truckload Event.
The 12-packs will be available for sale to customers in all of their Northeast Ohio locations, where Cheerwine outsells Pepsi 2-to-1 in some Old Carolina locations.
Olive oil tasting at Fishers
Fishers Foods, 5215 Fulton Road, Jackson Township, will host Italian olive oil producer Lorenzo Caponetti from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday for an olive oil tasting. The oil will be tasted along with Italian wines, cheeses and meats from Tuscany.
Caponetti has 500 olive trees on a farm outside of Rome and produces certified organic oil that is cold pressed every November. Fishers stores are selling the oil.
Market vendors wanted
The Countryside Conservancy is now accepting applications for new vendors for its Countryside Farmers Markets at Howe Meadow in Cuyahoga Falls and Highland Square in Akron.
Each year, more than 40,000 customers visit the markets, which this year will be from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays at Howe Meadow, May 11 to Oct. 26, and Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m. at Highland Square from May 30 to Oct. 3.
This season, the conservancy especially is seeking vendors selling fermented products, fiber, artisan cheese, dried beans, eggs, and meat or poultry. To submit an application, or review market guidelines and fees, visit www.cvcountryside.org or phone Beth Knorr or Heather Roszczyk at 330-657-2542. Applications are being accepted through March 15, with selected vendors being notified by March 29.
Red and white wines delight
Jan. 31 is the date for the 16th Annual Red & White on Thursday Night event to benefit the local Arthritis Foundation.
More than 70 wineries and 20 restaurants will take part in this year’s benefit, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Quaker Station at the Quaker Square Inn, 135 S. Broadway, Akron.
The event includes live and silent auction items, a wine bottle raffle and a Las Vegas dice roll game.
Restaurants and food providers include Bricco, Crave, Hudson’s, The Lockview, Moe’s, Eclectic Edibles, Thorpe’s Market Avenue Grill, Bistro on Main, Saffron Patch of Akron, Vaccaro’s Trattoria, D’Agnese’s on White Pond, the University of Akron, The Tavern in Richfield, Cilantro Thai and Piatto NoVo.
Wines will be provided by Bowling Green Beverage, Glazer’s Distributors, RC Distributors, Gregory Graham Wines, Superior Beverage Group, Tramonte & Sons, Wine Trend and Traderman Distributors.
Tickets are $85 in advance, $95 at the door. VIP tickets, which include admission and a high-end wine tasting from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., are $125. Call 800-245-2275, ext. 6409.
Locals head to Taste of NFL
Chef Carl Falcone and general manager Jon Jacob of Bender’s Tavern in Canton are getting ready to leave for New Orleans, where Falcone will represent the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank at the Taste of the NFL.
As the winner of the local Taste of the NFL event, Falcone will compete at the annual national event held on the eve of the Super Bowl, Feb. 2.
Falcone beat 18 other chefs from restaurants and country clubs throughout the area to win the trip to the competition, where he will prepare his winning dish: pan seared Georges Bank sea scallops served with polenta and sun-dried tomato beurre blanc.
Each year, proceeds from the Taste of the NFL’s Super Bowl event go to Feeding America-affiliated food banks in each of the NFL cities.
Gluten-free at Guy’s
This will be welcome news to the growing number of folks who are avoiding gluten: Dan Vincent, owner of Guy’s Pizza, 2804 Whipple Ave. NW, Plain Township, is offering gluten-free pizza. For more information, contact 330-477-4300.
Winery tours available
Looking for something new to do?
The Winery at Wolf Creek is offering cellar tours on the first Saturday of each month through July to give customers a look into the inner workings of a winery.
The tours are $5 and include four samples of wines. Preregistration and prepayment is required. (No refunds are given.) The tours must have a minimum of 10 participants. They begin at 11 a.m.; the next date is Feb. 2.
Call the winery, 2637 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road, Norton, at 330-666-9285 for information or to register.