another half-assed "best of"
Got to agree that Lilly's is a big omission here -- their crust and toppings are as good as any place I've been in the Triangle, and their specialty pies are amazing.
how'd they miss the giant pizza oven at Broad Street? IMHO the best pizza in Durham.
It's a real shame that one of Durham's standards for the last four years, The Broad Street Cafe, wasn't included in this "hunt". Somebody certainly didn't look too hard for good pizza in Durham if they missed this gem of a place.
Some of the best wood-fired pizza i've had anywhere in all of my travels. AND they have a VEGAN option.
I tried to read this article, but i brickwalled at this line: "Zealots of the New York crust—which amounts in most cases to a steamrolled bagel . . . "
Come on. If you're going to write about pizza, you should have eaten a good pie at least once in your life.
Mellow mushroom uses frozen dough shipped in from out of state along with frozen vegetables??? Truly Vegan???
Where in the world is Lilly's? The biggest pizza chain in town uses frozen doughs and frozen veggies. Lilly's stands out from all of these listed with fresh, locally sourced, organic pies which are "Damn Good". Surely, in the conscience of these so-called pizza professionals, someone has failed to realize the best pies in the area. No other pizzeria listed does it like Lilly's!
Wow, I have heard of most of these places. I will definitely be checking some of these out fairly soon! Some of my favorites not on the list:
Restaurant: Mellow mushroom!!
RE: The Hobbit: The first of three parts - WTF? Warner Bros must really be wanting to cash in. Hmm, lets see - each volume of the Lord of the Rings had a single film. The Hobbit - a smaller book and a simpler story than any of the others, needs three installments to tell? Greed abounds.
Now why on earth would I waste my time trying to educate you when you already managed to get the proof that you asked for deleted and have the other account deleted?
Censorship -- The last bastion of any completely proved-false and failed religion -- like TNR.
See? I STILL win! Thanks for proving everything I said is 100% true. Censorship is ALL you have left to your failed goals in life.
Sounds like somebody's didn't read the disclaimer. "Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release."
I challenge the previous poster to provide any verifiable instances of their so-called feral cat 'hoarding' in Wake County - or even in the entirety of North Carolina. Something they fail to mention is that when cats are spayed/neutered, they are also tattooed as well as clipped - so it is fairly easy to tell if a captured animal has been fixed.
As for the rest of their claims - the burden of proof is on the person making the outrageous allegations.
Great stories all, but my favorite of the bunch has to be Baxter's. I read it the first time last night while waiting for a table at Fiesta Grill and my girlfriend and I laughed about it for the rest of the night. It sounded EXACTLY like something Tonka (my almost-10-year-old black Lab mix) would do in similar circumstances. What a howl!
The TNR CON-GAME
FACT: Trap & Kill failed because cats cannot be trapped faster than they exponentially breed out of control.
FACT: Trap & Sterilize (TNR) is an even bigger abject failure because these man-made ecological disasters cannot be trapped faster than they exponentially breed out of control, and they also continue the cruelly annihilate all native wildlife (from the smallest of prey up to the top predators that are starved to death), and the cats continue to spread many deadly diseases that they carry today -- FOR WHICH THERE ARE NO VACCINES AGAINST THEM. Many of which are even listed as bioterrorism agents. (Such as Tularemia and The Plague -- Yes, people have already died from cat-transmitted plague in the USA. No fleas nor rats even required. The cats themselves carry and transmit the plague all on their own.)
FACT: THERE IS ABSOLUTELY _NOTHING_ HUMANE ABOUT TNR. Nearly every last TNR'ed cat dies an inhumane death by road-kill, from cat and animal attacks, environmental poisons, starvation, dehydration, freezing to death, infections, parasites, etc. And if very very lucky humanely shot to death or re-trapped and drowned (the two most common methods employed on all farms and ranches to protect their gestating livestock's offspring and valuable native wildlife dying from cats' Toxoplasmosis parasites). This doesn't begin to count the thousands of defenseless native animals that cats skin alive and disembowel alive for their daily and hourly play-toys. The only difference in destroying cats immediately and humanely instead of trapping, sterilizing, then releasing them to an inhumane death; is that money isn't going into an HSUS or SPCA board-member's pocket, veterinarian's pocket, cat-food company CEO's pocket, or a drug-company CEO's pocket. And that's the ONLY difference!
FACT: Cats are a man-made (through selective breeding) invasive species. And as such, are no less of a man-made environmental disaster than any other caused by man. Cats are even worse than an oil-spill of continent-sized proportions. They not only kill off rare and endangered marine-mammals along all coastlines from run-off carrying cats' Toxoplasma gondii parasites, they destroy the complete food-chain in every ecosystem where cats are found. From smallest of prey gutted and skinned alive for cats' tortured play-toys, up to the top predators that are starved to death from cats destroying their ONLY food sources. (Precisely what cats caused on my own land not long ago.)
FACT: Hunted To Extinction (or in this case, extirpation of all outdoor cats) is the ONLY method that is faster than a species like cats can exponentially out-breed and out-adapt to. Especially a man-made invasive species like these cats that can breed 2-4X's faster than any naturally occurring cat-species.
FACT: Alley Cat ALL-LIES of NYC have reduced feral cats in their own city by 0.08% to 0.024% (as the months go on that percentage becomes more insignificant), allowing more than 99.92% to 99.976% to exponentially breed out of control. Here's how Alley-Cat-ALL-LIES' deceptive math works: If you TNR 4 cats and 3 get flattened by cars this translates to 75% fewer feral-cats everywhere. Alley Cat ALL-LIES can't even reduce cats in their own city, yet they promote it as a worldwide solution. Then even bigger fools fall for it and promote it.
FACT: When researching over 100 of the most "successful" TNR programs worldwide, JUST ONE trapped more than 0.4%. Oregon's 50,000 TNR'ed cats (the highest rate I found) is 4.9% of all ferals in their state. Yet, by applying population growth calculus on the unsterilized 95.1% they will have trapped only 0.35% of all cats in their state sometime this year. <0.4% is a far cry from the required 80%-90% to be the least bit effective.
FACT: Their mythical "vacuum effect" is a 100% LIE. A study done by the Texas A&M University proved that any perceived "vacuum" is just the simple case that CATS ATTRACT CATS. Get rid of them all and there's no cats there to attract more. I proved this myself by shooting and burying hundreds of them on my own land. ZERO cats replaced them FOR OVER 2 YEARS NOW. If you want more cats, keep even one of them around, more will find you. That university study also found that sterilized cats very poorly defend any territory. Non-sterilized cats, being more aggressive, take over the sterilized cats' resources (shelter & food if any). If there is any kind of "vacuum effect" at all, it is that sterilizing cats cause non-sterilized cats to restore the reproductive void.
FACT: During all this investigation I have discovered something that is unfaltering without fail. Something that you can bet your very life on and win every last time. That being -- IF A TNR CAT-HOARDER IS TALKING THEN THEY ARE LYING. 100% guaranteed!
The Bull's Head Bookshop (also in Chapel Hill) is indie in spirit and selection -though a University and State institution (since 1925!) without the sweet parking of a true Indie. Flyleaf is wonderful but is one of three Independents in Chapel Hill.
She's amazing!. Everything she does exudes love and good work. She is a great woman and I applaud the article. She deserves it, this and much more! congratulations from Spain!!
Love the photo in this article. Pam Gutlon is as unique, creative, and fun loving as her gallery.
Brandon, thanks for speaking up on behalf of the Internationalist, which is indeed an institution of long standing in Chapel Hill. In fact, we recognized the Internationalist Bookstore with a Citizen Award in 2000, back when it was nearing its third decade in business.
In recognizing indie bookstores in this year's edition of the Indies Arts Awards, we were looking for independently owned stores that sell new, general interest books.
It's our continuing good fortune here in the Triangle that there are, in fact, many other places to buy, borrow and sell books.
You mention FlyLeaf like it is the only independent bookstore in Chapel Hill ("Readers in Chapel Hill are glad that they have an indie bookstore again.") What about Internationalist Books? It's been around since 1981 and yet gets ignored. I-Books has the most diverse selection of books and regularly holds free community events.
Indy Week • 302 E. Pettigrew St., Suite 300, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
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