Will they offer vegan eats besides the BBQ that seemed to be just for the opening? Thanks!
Having been a part of the initial brewing group I can honestly say... Deliscious in every way!!! Durham has lots to look forward to in Honey Girl Meadery. I can't wait to see what fabulous Queen Bee Diane Currier brings to our lucky community!
I rushed to the Indy Interweb after reading the Indy print article to see if this was who I thought it was - my most favoritest manager from my days at Guglhupf (that photo was from quite a distance to get in all the vats n stuff) SO thrilled to see I was right. YEE-ha! Go Diane!! I can hardly wait to taste what you're creating. Now rushing to tell all my friends....
Thanks for this article on a great new Durham biz. And thanks, Diane Currier, for bringing Honeygirl to life! It's places like Honeygirl that make our city the "tastiest town in the South."
I love it when IndyWeek tells us about a new, private business that is producing goods and services -- within our CAPITALIST system -- that we want and need. Yum!
I have a bunch of mushroom on our place we just bought. Could any one tell me if the are ok to eat? I have pics if any one would email me I would appreciate it.
I work in the same building so I've been here a number if times. I've seen all the pageantry around Ed and the food network, his apparent breakup with a "greedy businessman" re: the Pit...so I was cheering for this place, I love food and I LOVE bbq.
The service is awful, very aloof waitresses who don't seem to be listening....we even had a waitress creep over to us and ask if the service was slow(it was, but I declined to comment)...I couldn't tell if she was a manager or just a hater who was going to rat on her colleague! the price is high, but it doesn't need to be...why make this a mahogany bar with flatscreens and an extensive wine list? Copying the Pit much?
The BBQ was average at best. Not as good as the Pit, the pig, backyard BBQ, or a&s. Not even close.
Great place for a meal or just a scoop of Maple View Dairy ice cream. Everything from simple stuff like a egg salad sandwich right on up to full-sized, semi-fancy, southern-granny entrees. Dinner on the porch, and someone else cooks and cleans up. Can't beat it!
WE have had a "Methode Champinoise" version of the Moscow Mule simply called "The Mule" for a couple years now. People love it. Naturally sparkling in a bottle :) See it at middleridge.com
Bittersweet is doing an excellent job in all three of their chosen categories: coffee, cocktails and sweets. Well worth a spot on your regular rotation.
A bit snippy, certainly. But after those lead lines, I'd hardly call it unnecessary. With call outs such as "eminence as undisputed title holder" and "Why do I have to go to Durham for food?" I'd think a snippy retort is necessary and symmetric.
Both Durham and Raleigh have developing, vibrant food scenes and providers of a wide array of awesome offerings. And, yes, Durham has experienced an amazing growth spurt over the last few years. It's fantastic. I consider myself a resident of the Triangle, and take time to seek out and enjoy offerings all around the area. But I do take exception to the attitudes expressed about neighboring cities by those who seem uninformed. While I appreciate the enthusiasm for one's own home neighborhood, negative comparisons are more likely to demonstrate ignorance and poor manners than they are to show informed sophistication. So when I think I see this happening, I'm inclined to call it out. And if I'm a little sharp in doing so, maybe it will come to light that mine was not the original rudeness in this exchange. Perhaps my response does include the weight of other slights, and I should have shown more kindness in my expression.
As to my list of Raleigh businesses, the cited Durham bakeries also includes businesses that are primarily sandwich shops, donut shops, sweet shops and not specifically savory bread specialists. And the writer argues from the broad to the specific - "Durham for food" to "bakeries" to "craft bread bakeries", opening the category.
I couldn't be happier to see Boulted Bread arrive here in Raleigh. Bread of this character and quality /has/ been hard to find, and is a highly welcome addition. I'd just be glad to see a piece that celebrates their arrival without such an ugly lede.
Ron, I am often with you, but none of those places are consistent bread bakeries, except Yellow Dog (mentioned) and arguably Neomonde. Most of those only/mostly make desserts or pastries or pies of some sort, right? He is talkin' bread. Seems a bit unnecessarily snippy.
Bolted, Yellow Dog, Bittersweet, Crumb, Hereghty, Neomonde, Sugarland, Upper Crust, Pie Bird, etc.
Congratulations to Aaron Lake Smith for so effortlessly exposing your lack of awareness and research.
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