North Carolina

The Asbury Launches New Tasting Menu

The Asbury Launches New Tasting Menu

The Asbury at The Dunhill Hotel in uptown Charlotte. The restaurant launched its NEW CHEF’S TASTING MENU this week. PIC and I were in Charlotte for a concert, but had business-related dinner plans outside of downtown. I’d had dinner at The Asbury before and loved it, so when our friends – also in town for the concert – asked for a recommendation,…More

The Lobster Trap celebrates 10th Anniversary

The Lobster Trap celebrates 10th Anniversary

The Lobster Trap celebrated it’s 10th Anniversary this week. As in previous years, they marked the date with a Thank You Lunch for Chamber of Commerce volunteers, Independent Restaurant Association staff, and others. Self-serve hors d’oeuvres; Gulf Oysters and Lobster Toast were set on the bar for easy sampling. Three served courses followed.        …More

What makes a Barista Happy?

What makes a Barista Happy?

A beautiful rosetta, for one. This Medea’s Espresso & Juice Bar Barista was so pleased with her creation, she stopped to take a picture of it before handing it over. I was so tickled at that, I took a picture (after asking first, of course) of her taking a picture. Medea’s Espresso & Juice Bar…More

South Carolina

A Culinary Adventure: 72 Hours in Charleston

A Culinary Adventure: 72 Hours in Charleston

Oscar Hines of Charleston Culinary Tours put together this wonderful 72 hour Charleston culinary itinerary and offered to share. There’s so much great information here, I couldn’t resist! Read and then plan your trip to Charleston. Thursday: Morning – Chefs’ Kitchen Tour – Start your trip off by visiting the kitchens and meeting the chefs…More

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