The sixth game of the Hurricanes Homegrown Series is Saturday, as the Carolina Hurricanes host the Toronto Maple Leafs.
New this season, the Hurricanes Homegrown Series features eight games that showcase some of the best that our local community has to offer in clothing, beer, food, art and music.
If you plan to spend your Saturday night with the Canes at PNC Arena, here's an in-depth look at each Homegrown aspect.
House of Swank designed and produced this t-shirt, which features a fusion of Blackbeard and Canes hockey. When doors open at 6 p.m., 144 of these shirts will be available at The Eye's main location (south end of PNC Arena adjacent to the box office) for $30. Each shirt is marked by a unique printed tag that denotes the game, the shirt series and the overall quantity printed, and there is a limit of two shirts per person per purchase.
Flights, featuring four six-ounce pours, of Foothills Brewing's beer will be available at section 124. You can select any combinations of the brews they offer, and the flights are priced at $11.
The featured in-house, signature food item: mini country ham biscuits (four) paired with Foothills Pale Ale beer cheese dip. This was one of my favorite food items we sampled at the Homegrown media event at the start of the season. As you can imagine, the biscuits and Pale Ale beer cheese dip, available for $8 at the section 109 concessions stand, are a tasty compliment to flights of Foothills beer.
I have it on good authority (I've seen them) that the final three Homegrown Series posters are incredibly dope, beginning with the above poster designed by local artist Mike Inscho. These posters will be available free to the first 1,000 fans, and you can swing by section 108 to pick one up and chat with Inscho, as well.
Kooley High, a hip hop collective formed in Raleigh, will perform live during the first and second intermissions.