This will only benefit Chapel Hill. I am glad they got with the times. The food scene in Chapel Hill is so tired. You have run down crappy pub fare for the college kids. Or uninspired bougie food for all the old money in town. But Durham still has Fullsteam which means its worth the drive for the beer + food trucks, unless Chapel Hill gets a brewery in the future.
Hi Lisa, Go to Monuts. The bagels are awesome. I've only had a breakfast sandwich on them...too many breakfast sandwiches.
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Terry, that's interesting that Fullers appear to have trademarked ESB in The UK. There are several breweries over here marketing an ESB and I've heard of no cease and decist's - yet!
ESP though, you and Ashley may have something there ;)
Am I also correct in saying that Big Lamp are now the only North East Brewery that's brewing a Brown ale?
Hello there, Kate's Dad here (one of the founding members of the Big Lamp Brewery, the first Micro-Brewery in the North East of England). Here's an interesting little fact : ESB = Extra Special Bitter. In the 1980's we called one of our beers Big Lamp ESB and we had to rename it, because the London brewer Fullers - a very old brewery which was started at the time of Oliver Cromwell - had already named one of their beers ESB, ( a very nice beer which still exists today), and did not like the fact there was another ESB on the market. So ours was renamed Big Lamp Premium. I rather like ESP for the Extra Sensory Perception you get after a few pints! Nice write-up for the Fortnight Brewery though, sure it will be a great success. Cheers! Terry Hanson
Thanks for the write up Ashley. We'll be serving an ESB, my English accent may have sounded like ESP to you :)
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Lem Butler, also of Counter Culture Coffee, took First Place in the overall Barista Competition and he and I will be competing on the national level at this year US Barista Championships and Brewers Cup, representing the Southeast region and Counter Culture Coffee!!
Temple Grandin is the bomb! I've been reading her books for a decade and she really shed light on the animal handling side of gourmet vs compassion-conscious eating for me. I am passionate about this subject, and I would have loved it if this article had been significantly longer.
Eric Bowen is absolutely correct. Surrounding counties are part of the Durham food-shed and that should not be over looked. A local food system should not be so myopically envisioned. Think 100 mile radius. To limited a city-county food shed to its arbitrarily drawn borders is to construct a less resilient system. Our current mass-agro-industrial system is too complex and fragile making it vulnerable to crisis. A local system should be large enough to provide diversity, flexibility, and sufficient surplus to feed the people. Limiting the local food-shed to the county borders reinforces the idea that local/organic is a niche and elite luxury rather than our right.
I hope the planning board and officials broaden their vision.
Thanks for covering this, Victoria!
I'm glad for the tentative support from the planning department and the elected officials, but like you said, progress seems slow.
Among things that seem odd is restricting sales to farmers within the county. I live in Orange county, but have a Durham address. Also there are rural counties, particularly to the north that would love better market access. Shutting them out of the markets doesn't necessarily help producers within the county.
As far as I know, the Eno Hospitality Group did not open Piedmont five years ago. Instead, they bought the restaurant from its owner and founder, Andy Magowan, in 2010. I know this is a blog and everything, but fact checking is still important.
It is encouraging there are good hearted people in the media open to a wider range of views. Thank you Victoria for your interest and for letting people know about our Soccer League . . . B
Only would of worked if they sold alcohol and cigarettes. With the selling of fruit and veggies at the Green flea market that just made things more difficult. Hate to see them go.
The track record the US has around rape is simply deplorable. Women and girls in general suffer further when reporting rapes and abysmally few rapists are jailed even when convicted. It is a method of keeping people in despair and trusting no one. Rape is part of entertainment, music, movies and male bonding to such a degree that it ensures a sick society. Then add in the horrid mistreatment overall of the migrant workers and it is a living hellish nightmare. Nowhere to turn. Slavery has never been abolished only morphed into another slightly paid form. The shameful training of US military that also promotes rape furthers this sickness that continues once many damaged soldiers return to civilian life. The infrastructure of dominance, greed and abuse is solidly in place. No wonder so many youth are hopeless. What kind of pathetic excuse for a society is this? For shame.
FYI...Will & Pop's will NOT run in Chapel Hill. We do NOT want to support a town that terrorizes non-violent "offenders" with semi-automatic weapons. Period.
The fees are also RIDICULOUS. Why does the Town need to add employees to do the job the county does? We are inspected randomly wherever we are. We have been inspected in Orange, Durham and Wake Counties and have been in business for 14 months.
To the doubters: Taxes, yep, we pay them. Investment in the community, again...we do one to two events where we give a percentage of sales to non-profits every month. AND we use LOCAL ingredients to make our sandwiches...you'll never see a Sysco truck delivering to us.
And finally, this low cost of doing business if a complete farce. We have to pay a commissary, we have to pay for licenses wherever we are doing business, we have to pay our insurances...including auto, and when your kitchen moves, you have to fix things. And...when you buy local, it costs a little more, but that's how we support our community.
These are chickens, they are putting all suggested restrictions upon, not wild boars? Unsupervised roaming prohibited, don't make me laugh!.
I have to disagree with the comment comparing stollen to fruitcake. The two are nothing alike. Stollen is closer to babka and Pannetone than fruit cake.
Your piecrust recipe is one I grew up with and is delicious. I read your article in the Independent and you mention the fact that your daughter should not eat wheat. The first ingredient in your piecrust is "all purpose flour" which is WHEAT. People who are gluten intolerant cannot eat wheat. You will see many products in food stores which are labeled GLUTEN FREE. Also, you will find many recipes on the internet for substitutions for wheat.
Thank you for writing this article. You did a good job of summarizing the discussion. My take away from the discussion was how important the commitment to buying local is for the restauranteur. The chefs and farmers on the panel were adamant that a trusting relationship is key between the farmer and the restaurant.
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