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Friday, October 15, 2010

State Fair Food Classics: Houston's Peanuts

Posted By on Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 3:47 PM

If you’ve ever stepped foot in the Education Building at the State Fair, you’ve more than likely been offered a peanut by members of the Exchange Club of North Raleigh. “Everybody that comes by our booth gets a peanut,” says Charlie Campbell, one of the club’s original members who first came up with the idea to sell peanuts at the fair as a fundraiser in 1969. “We’ve been at the same location in the Education Building ever since,” Campbell says, adding that the club also began to advertise its products by shouting out its free sample in its very first...

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

State Fair Food Classics: N.C. State's Howling Cow Ice Cream

Posted By on Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 6:46 PM

This afternoon marked the beginning of the North Carolina State Fair, which means, among other things, the start of a lot of eating. I’ve got my appetite set for some of the fair’s newest foods. Take the Twinkie Log, for instance: a frozen Twinkie dipped in chocolate and rolled in coconut flakes (see related story). But more than likely, I’ll save most of my menu for some of the fair’s classic fare—the peanuts, ham biscuits, hot dogs, cotton candy, and ice cream that have been at the center of my attention every October in North Carolina for as far back...

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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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Monday, September 13, 2010

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, August 23, 2010

Wine Authorities co-owner to launch Bull City Burger and Brewery

Posted By on Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 12:18 PM

If you're a Wine Authorities regular, then you know co-owner Seth Gross, who is always glad to steer customers to bold, new potions or old favorites. Gross announced today another bold venture: He plans to open Bull City Burger and Brewery at 107 E. Parrish St., within the Rogers Alley project in downtown Durham. Opening date is scheduled for February 2011. The hamburgers and hotdogs will be made from North Carolina grass-fed beef, and the buns, mustard, ketchup and pickles will either be made from scratch or purchased locally. The beer will be brewed onsite at the restaurant's full-scale brewery;...

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Dame good chicken and waffles

Posted By on Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 5:16 PM

Chicken? Good. Waffles? Yes, please. Combine them with hazelnut syrup and chocolate shmear? Delicious. It’s what I imagine a five-year-old would make for dinner if given gourmet training. Photo by Joe SchwartzThe Longhorn Lefty at Dame's Chicken and WafflesI found my new favorite dish in town today at Dame’s Chicken and Waffles at 317 W. Main St., near Five Points in the old Blue Mountain catering space. They offer classic fried chicken and waffles with hot sauce and syrup along with fancier items, which include blueberry and sweet potato pancakes, shmears made with fresh fruit and grilled chicken. As Bull...

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

New Neptune's Parlour Cools It Down with Basil Gin Rickeys

Posted By on Sun, Jul 18, 2010 at 3:49 PM

Jane Hobson SnyderFresh basil, ready for muddling.One too many 98-degree days? Dive down deep—underground, that is—to Neptune’s Parlour, which just opened last week at 14 W. Martin St. in Raleigh, between Fayetteville and Salisbury streets. Just a few doors down from the new Capital Club 16, the subterranean Neptune’s is the first of three floors to open in what will be the long-awaited renaissance of Kings Royal Barcade. Last night’s drink specials included a masterful Basil Gin Rickey in a mason jar: Fresh basil muddled with simple syrup, then Tanqueray, topped off with soda water ($7). It tasted like that...

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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 10, 2010

A Visit to the Brand-New Scratch Artisan Bakery

Posted By on Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 3:39 PM

As one of pie wizard Phoebe Lawless' many acolytes, I've been hungrily awaiting the opening of her new shop, on Orange Street in downtown Durham. No more getting up early and driving to the Durham Farmer's Market on Saturday morning just to grab the last Shaker lemon pie! I found Lawless behind the counter at Scratch Artisan Bakery on Thursday afternoon, looking tired but happy as she cut a slice of the above-mentioned Shaker lemon pie. How's business, I asked? "It's been unpredictable, but I'm not complaining," Lawless said, adding that she's been doing a lot of sales in coffee...

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