The Hurricanes Homegrown Series returns for the 2017-18 season, and it begins on Saturday, Nov. 11 when the Carolina Hurricanes host the Chicago Blackhawks.
Expanded in its second season, the Hurricanes Homegrown Series features seven games that showcase some of the best our local community has to offer in t-shirts, food, beer & spirits, art and music.
Here's an in-depth look at each Homegrown aspect for Saturday night at PNC Arena.
Porch Fly Supply Co. designed and produced this "Game of Thrones"-inspired t-shirt. When doors open at 6 p.m., 200 of these shirts will be available at the north end location of The Eye team store (section 112). Each shirt is marked by a unique printed tag that denotes the game and shirt series, and there is a limit of two shirts per person per purchase.
The featured in-house, signature entrée is shrimp and grits, featuring savory, buttery grits topped with sautéed shrimp, bacon, mushrooms and green onions. You can get this dish at the section 109 concessions stand (where all Homegrown entrées will be available this season) for $13.
New for the 2017-18 Hurricanes Homegrown Series is an in-house, signature dessert. First up is the Cheerwine float: Breyer's vanilla ice cream topped off with NC's own Cheerwine. This creation is available at the newly-created Homegrown Series dessert cart at section 111 for $7.
Beer & Spirits
Flights, featuring four six-ounce pours, of Foothills Brewing's beer will be available at section 110. You can select any combinations of the brews they offer, and the flights are priced at $12.
New for the 2017-18 Hurricanes Homegrown Series is TOPO Organic Sprits' special Hurricane rum mixed drink, which is discounted to $12 at section 129.
This poster, designed by local artist Skillet Gilmore, will be available free to the first 1,000 fans. Swing by section 108 to pick one up and chat with the artist, as well.
The Love Language (a band scheduled to perform last season only to be impacted by inclement winter weather) kicks off the musical aspect of the 2017-18 Hurricanes Homegrown Series, now featuring extended live performances during the first and second intermissions.