The Queen's Quill

The Queen's Quill, 04.05.15.: IN LIKE A LION!!!

I missed the blog last week, and I’m a day late this week.  But I swear it…I have an excuse: IT’S Y’ALL’S FAULT!!!  And I mean that in the best possible way.  

Spring 2015: Sheer, shrieking, TERROR.

Spring 2015: Sheer, shrieking, TERROR.

You see, each and every one of our amazing seasonal retailers have swung their doors open for the 2015 season over the past 2 weeks, and you beautiful people responded incredibly!  That’s right, Providence Produce Market’s 4 locations (Ballantyne, Mint Hill, Stallings and Waxhaw) and Josh’s Farmers Market (Mooresville) all came out of the gate swinging, and y’all responded by buying up every ounce of the Queen’s Cheese we could get in stock.  It’s been an exhausting, wacky, exhilarating time period, and I just can’t thank y’all enough.  

We’ve really hit our stride over the past few weeks, and we owe it all to you guys.  Thank you.  Simply amazing. 

Now we transition from terrifying jungle cats to deliciously domesticated dogs.  After weeks of teasing, our collaboration(s) (that’s right…there are 2 of ‘em!) with J.J.’s Red Hots are officially LIVE!  First off, we have the “Royale with Cheese” which features a house smoked andouille sausage, caramelized onions, whole grain Dijon mustard, and our "Black and Bleu Blood" Blue Cheese Pimento Cheese, all atop a toasted bun. Yep. Serious, serious business. Put it all together and you get J.J.'s first "Barn to Bun" dog, in which local ingredients (in addition to our presence, the pork comes from NC's own Windy Hill Farm!) combine to form a truly "local" creation.  So. Much. PERFECTION.

The Royale with Cheese.

The Royale with Cheese.

For dog #2, J.J.’s has teamed us up with Triple C Brewing Company for their latest “‎Brew Dog” offering, in which local craft breweries match their wares with J.J.’s killer links. The "You Got Smoked" dog combines a ‎Triple C Smoked Amber-marinated smokehouse hot dog, Triple C Smoked Amber and Guajillo Chile BBQ sauce, fried jalapeños, and a healthy dollop of the Queen's "Baconham Palace" smoked cheddar and bacon Pimento Cheese to create the most decadent dog this side of Louis XIV's poodle. It's available starting TODAY (05.06), and it runs throughout the week. Y'all best come early and come often; when they're gone, they're gone!!!

You Got Smoked.

You Got Smoked.

We’ve covered ferocious lions, demon dogs…it’s only right that we finish things off by grabbing the bull by the horns and talking about Creative Loafing's Moo and Brew Festival!!!  That’s right: M&B is mere days away, and if you haven’t snagged your tickets, I’m telling y’all…you just gotta.  VIP tix are sold out, but a limited amount of General Admission spots are still available, so hustle!  In addition to helping sponsor the event, we’re also teaming up with Mattie’s Diner to compete for the title of “Charlotte’s Best Burger”, so we need all of y’all out there throwing your weight behind us!

Hope to see each and every one of your smiling faces there.  Until next time, everybody!!!