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Charlotte Convention Center Hall A
Charlotte, NC

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See What Happened at the 2016 Southern Women's Show!

Tempt Your Tastebuds

It's a fun, interactive tasting bar experience! Grapes & Olives on tap specializes in Naturally Infused Balsamic Vinegars and Olive Oils. Their high quality, imported Olive Oils and perfectly oak-aged, Italian Balsamic Vinegars are infused with herbs, citrus, berries, chocolate, mushrooms and fruits. A visit to their Tasting Bar offers you delicious tastes of always fresh, no preservatives, healthy Extra Virgin Olive Oils.

And since it’s made from beautiful Italian grapes, Balsamic Vinegar has the same healthy attributes as red wine! Balsamics are a great way to add lots of flavor to any food in a low-calorie, healthy way!

You’ll also find great ideas for simple cooking of quick meals using the intense flavor of these naturally delicious products.

Grapes & Olives on tap Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars are a wonderful gift for yourself and make beautiful gifts for others. Visit their Tasting Bar for some “sips and tips” on tastier meals for healthier lives. Pour.Savor.Enjoy!

Taste The Milo's Difference

After returning from WWII, Milo Carlton, with his wife Bea, brewed Milo’s Famous Tea at their Birmingham, Alabama restaurant. They perfected their delicious recipes by listening to customers. Today, the focus remains the same. New Milo’s Café Style is fresh brewed with premium USDA certified organic tea, is sweetened with certified organic sugar and/or stevia and contains no preservatives. Stop by Milo’s Exhibit Space to try Milo’s Café Style and their Famous Teas, and Taste the Milo’s Difference!

Queen Charlotte's Pimento Cheese Royale

After a decade or so of perfecting his recipe, Queen Charlotte's Pimento Cheese Royale™ was founded by Native Charlottean and artist/musician/elementary art teacher John Morgan in early 2014.  It had always been something of a pipe dream of Morgan's to do something with his locally-famous pimento cheese, and once he found the time (he was heavily involved with the successful efforts to reclaim the Charlotte Hornets), and the resources (he started the company using money he earned after an appearance on Jeopardy!), it became apparent that the planets had aligned.  Starting in March of 2014, Morgan and his girlfriend went to work.
 
Each batch of Queen Charlotte's Pimento Cheese Royale is handcrafted at the Carolina Commercial Kitchen, Charlotte, NC.  After starting with a cream cheese base (and less mayonnaise than the average pimento cheese), we grate, blend, and package each and every tub by hand.  In Her Majesty's Royal Opinion, this most delectable of concoctions is the finest pimento cheese man has ever conjured.  As we grow, more and more folk seem to be sharing this opinion (see where you can make your purchases here; we're adding locations weekly, and shipping options are coming soon!).

In addition to the pride we take in our product, we here at Queen Charlotte's see our brand as the perfect opportunity to celebrate the community that we call home.  A careful investigation of any of our packaging or merchandise reveals a entire hidden world of Charlotte-themed treasures.  From our "Hornet's Nest"-centered crest to the Queen herself, when it comes to Charlotte, we're as local as local gets (and then some).

All of our products are gluten-free, and feature no added preservatives.

Family Owned and Community Served

Follow the aroma of the 100% Arabica coffee beans over to the Community Coffee exhibit to try a sample. What makes this coffee so special? Family owned for four generations and named in appreciation of the community of family and friends of it’s founder, Community Coffee serves up great-tasting blends for coffee lovers everywhere. Taste the roasting pride of Baton Rouge, LA; learn about their generous Cash for Schools and Military Match programs; plus pick up a coupon at their exhibit space – just look for the trolley!

Check out this delicious recipe made with Community Coffee.
 
Coffee Crusted Cedar Planked Salmon Salad
Ingredients:
Spice Rub:
¼ cups                                                Brown sugar, dark
¼ cup                                                  Community® Coffee Dark roast, ground finely
1 tablespoon                                       Old Bay Seasoning
1 tablespoon                                       Chili powder
2 teaspoons                                        Coriander, ground
2 teaspoons                                        Black pepper, course ground
1 teaspoon                                          sea salt
1 teaspoon                                          garlic, powder
9 pounds                                             Salmon, boneless, skinless, portioned into 24 (6 oz.) filets
12 (4” rectangle boards)                     Cedar grilling planks, soaked in cold water for 3 hours
 
Directions:
  1. In a large bowl, combine, brown sugar, Community® Coffee, Old Bay, coriander, black pepper, salt and garlic salts
  2. Place the salmon filets on the cedar planks
  3. Coat the salmon pieces completely with the spice rub.
  4. Over a high heat wood grill, place the salmon on the grill. Cover and cook until the spice rub has melted, about seven to ten minutes. Medium rare is a nice choice.
  5. Remove the planks from the grill and loosely cover with foil. Allow them to rest for 10 minutes so that they continue.
Salad:
Ingredients:
16 cups, mixed field greens
12 Roma tomatoes, diced
4 medium cucumber, peeled and sliced thinly
4 cup Balsamic vinaigrette
Directions:
  1. Toss with salad dressing.
  2. Plate portions and top with grilled salmon
Balsamic Vinaigrette:
4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 cup Balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
Directions:
  1. Place vinegars and all dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl
  2. Slowly whisk in the extra virgin olive oil in a steady stream, whisking steadily until an emulsion is formed and the oil is not separated from the vinegar.
  3. Taste and adjust seasoning to taste.
Serve immediately.

HoneyBaked Ham

HoneyBaked Ham, takes pride in knowing that their hams are the centerpiece for your most treasured occasions. You can also enjoy that one-of-kind taste at the office, too. Whether it’s Boxed Lunches for a business meeting or a bountiful Signature Meat Platter for the yearly holiday office party, HoneyBaked Ham has a wide array of products that are perfect for all of your catering needs. When you cater with HoneyBaked Ham, you know you’ll be serving the best without all of the stress!

And, it is never too early to start thinking about holiday gifts for your hard-working clients, staff and team. Giving a gift from HoneyBaked Ham lets them know how much you appreciate them.

Be sure to stop by their exhibit space and sample some of the delicious products that HoneyBaked Ham has to offer. Enter a chance to win a $100 HoneyBaked Gift Card! While you’re there, don’t forget to ask about their holiday Gold Standard Gift Plan for all of your clients, staff and team.

Parla from Tried-and-True Pasta Experts

Parla may be new to your grocery store, but the people behind it are tried and true pasta experts. The Drake family has been crafting small-batch pasta since 1985 for restaurants and specialty stores that stake their reputation on quality Italian food. In fact, you may have already tried our pasta in your favorite restaurant. Now, that same pasta is available right in your kitchen. Parla is made and filled with all-natural ingredients you can recognize. See them at the show for your sample of deliciousness.

Zoes Kitchen

The Southern Women’s Show is pleased to partner with Zoës Kitchen. Zoës Kitchen is a high growth, fast casual restaurant concept serving a distinct menu of Mediterranean-inspired dishes served with warm, Southern hospitality. Their goal is to deliver goodness to their guests by inspiring them to live a balanced lifestyle, both by staying positive and active, but also by eating nutritious, high quality, made from scratch menu items that make them feel good from the inside out. Their menu is comprised of fresh produce and lean proteins that are predominantly preservative and additive free.

Discount Tickets Available at Walgreens

Starting July 25th purchase your advance discount ticket at your local Walgreens store. Click here to find your local Walgreens. If you are outside the area listed you can still get tickets at your local Walgreens. Please call the 800-290-2090 number when you are at the store and Walgreens can make it happen. This customer service 800 number is available 24/7.
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