Love Run Carb Load: Live Opera and Spaghetti at Whole Foods South Street

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This may just win the award for the most creative event I’ve seen in a long time. Next Friday, March 28th, from 7 to 9 p.m., you can score a three-course Italian meal with a serenade from live opera singers—right inside Whole Foods Market South Street.




Although the dinner is open to anyone, the folks at the Love Run are couching it as a pre-race carb load opportunity, so if you're running the half marathon the following Sunday, take note. But it's limited to just 20 seats, so sign up ASAP if you're interested.

The menu will include the classics: Caesar salad and Italian bread, spaghetti and meatballs (with a vegan option available, if that's your jam), and tiramisu for dessert. The store's dietician, Lindsey Kane, who also puts on those fun supper clubs I told you about last month, will be working with the chefs to trim a few calories and sugar where they can, but note: This isn't an inherently "light" dinner. (Because, duh, runners need energy!)

My favorite part? The opera singers are actually WFM employees, who sing as a hobby on the side. "They've been practicing," Kane told me. "They're doing musical pairings for each course. It's going to be so fun."

The dinner is $15 a person; you'll pay at Whole Foods once you get there. Proceeds benefit Whole Foods's Whole Planet Foundation. RSVP to save your spot here.

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