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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Meet-and-Three: Hillsborough's Riverside Restaurant

Posted By on Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 1:24 PM

Dorothy and Leon Lea, owners of Hillsborough's Riverside Restaurant. It’s easy to miss the Riverside. Hillsborough’s one-story meat-and-three-style restaurant sits on the edge of Exchange Park Lane, a curvy road that slims to one lane, making it difficult to accommodate traffic or walk-in business. Other than Quintina’s, a hair salon that shares one side of the building with the eatery , the area is void of commercial spaces, packed instead with trees that lead to the Eno River. That wasn’t always the case. When the Riverside opened in the 1940s, Exchange Park Lane was one of the major thoroughfares to...

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Monday, July 25, 2011

Recipes With Refugees launches Thursday with Iraqi cooking class

Posted By on Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 5:41 PM

In a food scene peppered with ethnic cuisine, Church World Service now offers people an opportunity to learn how to cook directly from natives, while giving refugee cooks a chance to share their culture in Durham. Recipe with Refugees launches Thursday with an Iraqi cooking class led by Donia Khalas, a wife and mother of two who fled Baghdad less than two years ago. The class is hosted by Church World Service, a nonprofit aiding immigrants and refugees, and Durham Spirits Co., a food and beverage company that regularly hosts cooking classes. Khalas will make biryani (a traditional Iraqi dish...

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How did Ashley Christensen fare on Iron Chef America?

Posted By on Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 7:56 AM

When challenger Ashley Christensen, the culinary wunderkind behind Poole's Diner in Raleigh, selected Iron Chef Bobby Flay as her foil in Iron Chef America Sunday night, the Twittersphere immediately responded with the hashtag #slayflay. When the secret ingredient, chum salmon, was unveiled lying in state among ice sculptures of—dancing? leaping? swimming?—fish, #filetflay never caught on, but Christensen and her sous chefs set to work with a zen-like focus to concoct five courses made from a less fatty—and thus trickier to cook—variety of the popular fish. No drama, just methodical cooking. Meanwhile, the swaggering Flay, who I've disliked since he exuberantly...

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Raleigh gets cold feet, punts on food trucks decision

Posted By on Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 4:42 PM

Klausie’s pizza operator Mike Stenke feels like the Raleigh City Council left him at the altar today. Stenke, a leading figure in food truck vendors’s fight for inclusion in the City of Oaks, was expecting the city to finally approve new rules to allow him to operate there, but instead the council sent them back to the Law and Safety Committee. “I really heard a lot of fears and I didn’t hear a lot of courage. I wasn’t expecting that. I thought all the fears had been addressed,” he said. “It’s like the last minute just before you get married....

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Crop Mob raids 66 cities nationwide

Posted By on Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 11:27 AM

In 2008, a few friends with an ambitious idea launched the very first Crop Mob, in which young, landless farmers "raided" a North Carolina farm that October, harvesting 1,600 pounds of sweet potatoes in just a few hours. The raid shaved weeks of labor from the farm's workload. The event attracted media attention, including this Indy story, and the group continued its work for the sake of their mission, not fame. National press followed, including write-ups in The New York Times and Los Angeles Times. Photo with permission by Trace Ramsey.The Crop Mob raids Durham. The project spurred a nationwide...

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Meet-and-Three: Garner's Toot-N-Tell restaurant

Posted By on Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 4:42 PM

Perhaps you know what day your favorite local restaurant features lima beans on the menu as the vegetable special, or when the chocolate layer cake is destined to make an appearance. If not, here’s your chance to find out, or to broaden your horizon beyond the lunch shop on your block. Today marks the start of Meet-and-Three, a biweekly series on Big Bite that will present, over the course of the next few months, people and stories behind some of the Triangle’s meat-and-three style restaurants. Defined as a place with a plate lunch or dinner that offers a choice...

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