North Carolina

PieBird first Raleigh restaurant to accept Bitcoin!

PieBird first Raleigh restaurant to accept Bitcoin!

Earlier this week PieBird, a familiar pie shop and restaurant in downtown Raleigh (read about my PieBird visit here), published a page on their website that allowed users to purchase their food with BitCoin. This makes PieBird the first business in the Raleigh area to accept the fast growing cryptocurrency as a form of payment.…

The Avett Brothers Support This Local Farm: Here’s Why

The Avett Brothers Support This Local Farm: Here’s Why

Here’s a worthy upcoming southern-based project from sustainable food and agriculture crowdfunding site Barnraiser. This exciting campaign supports North Carolina’s Lomax Farm, which is being advocated for by musician Scott Avett of the Avett Brothers. The Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm is a certified organic incubator farm in Concord, NC, where beginning farms can gain access…

Introducing the 2014 Christmas at Biltmore Wine

Introducing the 2014 Christmas at Biltmore Wine

Biltmore announces the release of its annual Christmas at Biltmore Wine featuring label artwork designed by Swannanoa resident Terry Owensby, winner of Biltmore’s wine label design contest. This year’s Christmas at Biltmore Wines are limited release white and rose blends. Both wines are aromatic, refreshing and slightly sweet so they can be sipped on their…

Caskers launches High End Concierge Service

Caskers launches High End Concierge Service

If you are dreaming of sipping The Dalmore Selene 58 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, but find your glass empty, Caskers is about to change the way you drink. On November 10, 2014, a sleek new site with expanded inventory will provide keys to access the finest spirits from the best distilleries around the…

South Carolina

High Cotton Fall Harvest Wine Dinner ReCap

High Cotton Fall Harvest Wine Dinner ReCap

Guest Review by Sam Ritter and Rebecca Snider ~ It may be winter weather here, but the Fall Harvest Wine Dinner at High Cotton in Greenville warmed the hearts of the sell-out crowd!! Chef Adrian Carpenter, well-known to all from previous posts by this reviewer as well as from the overwhelming kudos he has garnered over the past…

Restaurant 17 Turns One Year Old

Restaurant 17 Turns One Year Old

Guest Review by: Sam Ritter “Time passes very quickly when you’re having a good time” (anonymous)..’especially when you are eating spectacular cuisine in a most beautiful setting’ (S.Ritter addendum!!) Yes, it has been one year exactly since Restaurant 17, under Master Chef Adam Cooke, opened its doors to diners at Rich and George Hincapie’s spectacular Hotel…