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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Big Food Truck Harvest at Big Boss Brewery

Posted By on Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 4:45 PM

Thursday evening provides a big night for brews and food in the Triangle. From 5:30 p.m. until midnight, catch five food trucks at Big Boss Brewing's brewery (1249 Wicker Drive, Raleigh, www.bigbossbrewing.com, 919-834-0045) for the Big Food Truck Harvest. Participating trucks will include Klausie's Pizza, Only Burger, Valentino's Italian, Mom's Delicious Dishes, and Indian Food on Wheels. For drinks, in addition to Big Boss' 14 draft beers, the brewery will feature two special cask ales: Harvest Time Spiced Pumpkin and Sack Time Amber Rye. And for tunes, Big Boss will also host five bands, beginning with music from Steadham at...

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Southern Foodways Alliance Community Cookbook Release Events

Posted By on Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 10:10 AM

Two of our own community cooks—April McGreger and Sheri Castle, both of Chapel Hill—are shedding light on some of the larger southern community’s best recipes and stories. McGreger and Castle are among five writers who helped cull and test entries for the recently released Southern Foodways Alliance Community Cookbook. The Southern Foodways Alliance is a member organization of cooks, academics, documentarians, and eaters that studies and celebrates the South’s many foods and traditions. Join McGreger and Castle at two local events to taste samplings from their book and to pick up a copy. At 7 p.m. on Friday, Foster’s Market...

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Triangle Brewing Company's Can Release Party

Posted By on Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 2:26 PM

There are two things you can do on Saturday to celebrate Triangle Brewing Company’s release of canned beers: throw one back and throw one at the band. For their Can Release Party, which will start at 6:30 p.m. behind the brewery (918 Pearl Street, Durham, www.trianglebrewery.com, 919-683-2337), the folks at Triangle will sell their White Ale and Belgian Golden Ale for $3 a can and $4 a pint. In addition, with their loading dock as a stage, they’ll host Pipe, a band known for its can-throwing crowds. With this in mind, co-owner and brewer Rick Tufts says he “couldn’t think...

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

An Unexpected Loss for Durham's Only Burger

Posted By on Sun, Sep 19, 2010 at 10:59 AM

Saturday morning I looked in vain for Only Burger’s food truck at its normal spot near the Durham Farmers’ Market. The truck had relocated due to the festivities and packed streets surrounding CenterFest. Last night, however, there was no doubt about Only Burger’s whereabouts—not that there ever is if you have access to Twitter (http://twitter.com/onlyburger). Recently the mere mention of a food truck in the Triangle led to a conversation about the eatery’s spot as a contestant for America’s best-loved mobile kitchen in conjunction with the Food Network’s series, "The Great Food Truck Race," which concluded last night and announced...

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Farmers' Markets Face Off for Triangle Farmer Foodshare Challenge

Posted By on Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 4:08 PM

Four area farmers’ markets will go head-to-head between 8 a.m. and noon on Saturday, Sept. 25, for the Triangle Farmer Foodshare Challenge. The markets—Carrboro, Durham, South Estes in Chapel Hill and Western Wake in Cary—will each try to collect a minimum of 1,000 pounds of fresh food to donate to local folks in need. Though each market gathers food throughout the year for such outreach, Michelle McKinley, communications and marketing director at Western Wake, says the markets are ready to up their game with “some friendly competition” in order to support “folks who need food on their table” and local...

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Maker's Mark Sip-osium at The Crunkleton

Posted By on Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 3:00 PM

According to Gary Crunkleton, owner of The Crunkleton (320 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, www.thecrunkleton.com, 919-969-1125), the high mark set by Maker’s Mark bourbon back in 1958 just got squashed, or something like that. The Kentucky distillery, which has used the same formula for more than 50 years, just released its second recipe under the label Maker’s Mark 46 Bourbon Whiskey. And according to Crunkleton, it’s superior to the first. “I think it’s better than the original because it has a more aged barrel taste,” he explains. You be the judge. Join Crunkleton along with Nikki Smith, the Southeastern...

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After Chef Hamid Mojaher's death, events raise funds for medical bills

Posted By on Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 2:52 PM

Support for Hamid Mojaher, (pictured at left with his wife, Holly) chef and co-owner of Mo’s Diner who passed away late last month, continues to pour in from the Triangle. Mojaher was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer earlier this year and quickly reached the cap on his insurance policy. In August, the Indy covered a number of events scheduled to raise funds to help with Mojaher’s medical bills. Since his passing on August 28, many of these events have continued to honor Mojaher, whose career included stints at Darryl's Parizade, Maximillians, Karen's and Angus Barn, and help his...

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Monday, June 28, 2010

The Rockford Reopens

Posted By on Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 3:18 PM

Jason Howard, owner of Raleigh’s Brooklyn Heights Bar (605 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, www.brooklynheightsbar.com) had no official connection to the nearby bar and restaurant, The Rockford (320 ½ Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh). A loyal patron, Howard ate lunch at The Rockford at least once a week and was among the masses who mourned the 15-year-old establishment’s closing in early April. Unlike those who called out for The Rockford’s reopening on venues like Facebook with a “Save the Rockford” group, Howard hollered in a different way. Two days after the restaurant’s close, he learned the name of former Rockford owner, Michael D’Amelio, parked...

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sunday: Bull City Food Vendor Roundup v.2

Posted By on Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 6:35 PM

Jeremy M. LangeMom Thao Beck entices with her delicious dishes, like the Avocado BLT Have you checked out this week's Indy, which includes our quarterly DISH section, yet? Did our roundup of the Triangle's food truck scene leave you craving Mom's Delicious Dishes meatloaf or a Daisy Cake? Head to Music in the Park this Sunday, June 27 at Durham Central Park for the second Bull City Food Vendor Round-up (or fiesta, rodeo, redux... everyone's so excited it seems no one can agree on the name.) Because the first roundup on June 6 packed the parking lot at Sam's, this...

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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Food Truck Festival Hits Sam's on Sunday

Posted By on Thu, Jun 3, 2010 at 5:23 PM

Expect a traffic jam this Sunday on Erwin Road in Durham as six of the Triangle's food trucks hit the Sam's Quik Shop parking lot for a festival of mobile food delights, dubbed the Bull City Food Truck Fiesta. Brightly colored trucks with food-obsessed owners from Durham, Carrboro and Raleigh will park from 11:30 a.m to 3 p.m, serving up a smattering of international and local fare. Bring friends to get the best out of all the samples. For breakfast, try a savory crepe stuffed with a fried egg from Parlez-Vous Crepe out of Carrboro and a few homemade, mini-doughnuts...

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Saturday, May 15, 2010

More from Henside the Beltline

Posted By on Sat, May 15, 2010 at 1:51 PM

Amber NimocksOn Ridge Road, a chicken eyeballs the visitors.Lots and lots of people on the tour checking out the coops. As the day grows hotter, I notice how many of the back yard keepers ensure that their chickens stay cool by placing their coops in the shadiest part of the yard. Heat, it seems, is more troublesome for chickens in North Carolina than cold. Here are some more images from the tour:...

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On the Henside the Beltline Chicken Coop Tour

Posted By on Sat, May 15, 2010 at 11:21 AM

Amber NimocksLeah Perry's 5-year-old tells visitors about his chickens.I'm seeing a lot of fellow chicken fans on the Henside the Beltline Tour d'Coop this morning. The chicken keepers we've met so far have been fonts of information on how to keep the birds healthy and happy. Here's where we've been so far: At 411 Calvin I met Leah Perry. She told us about losing a couple of chickens to hawks before deciding to let her brood of Rhode Island Reds and Lace Winedots make friends with the family's two big dogs. It took a little getting-to-know-you time, but the dogs...

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