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Il Palio Italian Wine Dinner

Italian – Family Style at Il Palio

It's taken me longer to write about the Il Palio Italian Olive Oil & Wine Dinner than planned, but I remember every course and...

Have you been to Piedmont (restaurant) lately?

It began innocently enough: dinner had been arranged for myself and Jennifer Noble Kelly at Durham's Piedmont restaurant after the TASTE Opening Cocktail & Hors D’Oeuvres Reception...
Fairview Dining Room

After all, this IS the South

As I sat at a table just inside Fairview Dining Room's patio door (good lighting for pics), trying to look inconspicuous, I had plenty...
Tim Ferris, Defiant Distilling

N.C. Distillery has deep NYC connection

N.C. DISTILLERY HAS DEEP NYC CONNECTION From Hurricane Sandy to NYC Fashion Week, Defiant Whisky has come full circle in New York Epicurean Note: I'm so...

Guglhupf’s Stollen makes a Sweet Holiday Treat

It’s an annual tradition at Guglhupf, Durham’s German artisan bakery: Their master bakers are busy making the season’s most anticipated holiday treat – Dresden-style...

Camino Bakery, Coffeehouse, Wine Bar

Camino is one of those fun to tell success stories, as well as a great place to hang while writing that story. Like many other...
Sweet Summer LuvLuv Festival

Spring House Hosts Chefs Ted Reader & Olaf Mertens

The walk from from my parked car to Spring House's front door led right through their patio-side organic garden. There I spied one of...
City Beverage Food Truck Festival

Burke Street Food Truck Festival

PIC and I happened to be in Winston-Salem for City Beverage's August Food Truck Festival and Tasting. Previously, food trucks had set up along Burke...
Cobblestone Farmers Market

Walking Old Salem Cobblestone Farmers Market

Thinking about Old Salem Cobblestone Farmers Market, two women come to mind - mother and daughter, Margaret Norfleet Neff and Salem Norfleet Neff. These two...
Local Foods and Farm Tour

Coop Extension Local Foods Breakfast and Farm Tour

Hot coffee, Liver Mush (pass), eggs, sausage, biscuits & gravy and lovely breads and jams, all made with local ingredients, were on my plate...


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