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Re: “Foraging for wild edible mushrooms in North Carolina

Hi, I'm new to Pamlico County. I was wondering if we could get a group together to learn more about the edibles or if anyone may know of one already...

Posted by NewToHunt on 09/17/2014 at 6:52 AM

Re: “Foraging for wild edible mushrooms in North Carolina

Hello. I am new to the wake forest nc area and would love to find a club or person to kinda show me the ropes of mushroom hunting. I have seen many different types near my home but I know nothing about what are good/ bad and want to learn. If anyone has so info to share would be great. My email is usahawk1@msn.com thank you and hope to hear from some folks. Steve H

Posted by hawk on 09/04/2014 at 11:02 AM

Re: “Wild Cook's Indian Grill surpasses its predecessor

Thanks for the write-up. Will have to go check them out.

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Posted by Fuzzsonic on 09/03/2014 at 2:08 PM

Re: “Radius Pizzeria: An exciting menu that falls short on execution

I'm going to have to disagree with all the comments regarding the technical aspects of this article.

#1 The restaurant opened in late March, this article is dated May 1st...given the details of this article the author likely visited the restaurant on April 25th. More then enough time for the wait staff and the chefs/cooks to get their act together.

#2 I appreciate that the author took her kids to the restaurant. I have kids and they like pizza! If you have children you want to know what the family experience is going to be. I can tell you, to this day the wait staff is extremely nonchalant.

#3 A new restaurant has to operate at its very best in the first few weeks of opening. Forget working out kinks, be prepared! In a small town like hillsborough, word gets around quick...the space for errors is tiny. Not to mention all the great places to eat within a 1 mile radius of Radius. Last Fridays are an excellent opportunity for the restaurants to show case their food. Plus I want to know how they operate when they are busy.

This was a great review that touched on many things an average customer would want to know when dining out. I found the review about the food and service to be spot on from my many experiences eating there (I work and live around the corner). I get the same thing every time, it is the best item on the menu, the Old Reliable S&P pizza. The salads are also good, but way over priced for what you get. I do prefer Radius' Pizza over Vinny's and Anna's.

Overall it is a decent restaurant, but it could be much better. There are just tooooo many great places to eat in hillsborough for them to be decent.

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Posted by Pascal Moore II on 09/03/2014 at 12:59 PM

Re: “A warm, tasty evening at Durham's Oval Park Grille

The entire 3rd paragraph ("This dessert capped...") may be the best summary I've seen of the current restaurant scene in Durham. Great writing!

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Posted by J.P. McPickleshitter on 08/27/2014 at 10:23 AM

Re: “Cheers at Dain Phelan's place

And their burgers are pretty good, too.

Posted by ProudlyUnaffiliated on 08/24/2014 at 8:29 PM

Re: “Slingshot opens a morning hangout

Will they offer vegan eats besides the BBQ that seemed to be just for the opening? Thanks!

Posted by cmmm on 08/15/2014 at 12:52 PM

Re: “Honeygirl Meadery set to arrive right on time

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!

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Posted by martha dyer on 08/15/2014 at 12:19 PM

Re: “Honeygirl Meadery set to arrive right on time

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....

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Posted by Peachmcd on 08/14/2014 at 4:24 PM

Re: “Honeygirl Meadery set to arrive right on time

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."

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Posted by LF on 08/13/2014 at 8:51 PM

Re: “Oak Scratch Kitchen and Bourbon Bar has what you're seeking

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!

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Posted by ProudlyUnaffiliated on 08/06/2014 at 7:49 PM

Re: “Foraging for wild edible mushrooms in North Carolina

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.

bhicks18@msn.com

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Posted by Elizabeth Hicks Fultz on 08/04/2014 at 5:32 PM

Re: “Ed Mitchell's Que lives up to its hype

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.

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Posted by njordan81 on 07/31/2014 at 9:27 PM

Re: “Quality Grocery: Part store, part grill, all good

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!

Posted by Fuzzsonic on 07/30/2014 at 3:37 PM

Re: “The secret to the perfect summer drink is the copper cup

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

Posted by Chris Johnston on 07/27/2014 at 1:10 AM

Re: “Cocktails meet dessert at Bittersweet in Raleigh

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.

Posted by Fuzzsonic on 07/22/2014 at 4:46 PM

Re: “Trio has Raleigh's Boulted Bakery on steady path

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.

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Posted by Fuzzsonic on 07/22/2014 at 10:44 AM

Re: “Trio has Raleigh's Boulted Bakery on steady path

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.

Posted by Grayson Currin, INDY Music Editor on 07/22/2014 at 8:51 AM

Re: “Trio has Raleigh's Boulted Bakery on steady path

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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Posted by Fuzzsonic on 07/21/2014 at 6:07 PM

Re: “After fire, beloved Pizzeria Toro to re-open next week

Just heard the news while on a work trip in France. Brought a tear to my eye. See you next week!

Posted by 3ZKL on 07/18/2014 at 8:33 AM

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