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Saucehouse Update; Hugh Acheson Book Signing Sunday

Food roundup below:

Saucehouse Barbeque may not have broken ground yet on the spot that used to house Peaches and is now a dirt pit, but it should in the very near future, with hopes to open in August. In the meantime, the dudes who own it are focusing on catering, with a mobile smoker that can be brought to your event, should you want bbq, and a new business (Elegantly Southern Catering) that does more high-end events.

Hugh Acheson has a new book out. No, it’s not the promised CSA-based cookbook that’s still in the works (referred to informally as “what the heck do I do with kohlrabi?” and formally titled Eat Well) but a cute little packet of recipe cards titled Pick a Pickle. The man of style will be signing it at Five & Ten on Sunday from 2:30–4 p.m. His flagship restaurant also has a brand-new bar menu, with a burger, confit chicken wings, cookies and more.

Mark your calendars for a Terrapin/New Belgium beer dinner at Catch 22 on Apr. 16 ($65), with guest chef Josh Aaron of the Savory Spoon. Call or go by the restaurant to make a reservation. Speaking of Aaron’s restaurant, it just got permission from the city of Jefferson to sell growlers.

Changes are coming to the Foundry Park Inn and Spa, recently sold to a new owner, as it embarks on a major renovation. The Hoyt House, currently in operation as a restaurant, will shift to a three-bedroom rental house, although there will still be food available on the property.

Heirloom Cafe has a brand-new bar manager to go along with its full liquor license and a list of house-crafted cocktails made with fresh-squeezed juices, etc.