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Greensboro Grub - News & Record

Published February 15 2009

Greensboro Grub - News & Record

News & Record takes an in depth look at the Greensboro Grub.  The detailed account takes a look at prep work, appetizers, the main course, desert, after-dinner entertainment, and more!


When they moved to Greensboro last year, they reinstated the monthly dinners. Except here, it’s called Greensboro Grub. And in addition to their friends, they invite local artists, writers, musicians and actors. It’s a way to meet other artists.
After dinner, guests share their talents. The Jones usually perform a skit. Some people play musical instruments or sing. Others may recite a poem or passage from a book they’re reading.
“It’s just been glorious.” Charlie Jones says.
Grubs are usually booked within 12 hours, once Charlie Jones posts the notice on his Web site.
He thinks of these gatherings as a mission a way of reaching out to others to spread goodwill and love. And to gather people from all walks of life and introduce them to each other.
They are Christians and non-Christians. Old and young. Black, white and Asian. Gay and straight.
At Greensboro Grub, it doesn’t matter who you are. All are welcome.

In less than two hours, the Joneses expect nearly 60 people for dinner.
If they’re at all stressed about this, it doesn’t show. Charlie Jones, wearing a blue apron and a smile, sips a Yuengling and pours creamy cornbread batter into a baking pan…