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.
Two days ago I used Sevin spray on my new tiny garden. I carefully sprayed the leaves and nothing more. The next day my three year old St. Bernard dog which weighs 105 lbs struggled to climb the stairs from her basement bedroom. She came upstairs and promptly layed down on the floor. She cried and slept all day. She continued to struggle for about 24 hours. Neither of us had a good night. Today she is better. I had no idea this could happen. Watching her struggle made me sick and sad. She quivered off and on. It looked like a small seizure. I hope these comments help.
Oh my gosh! Got distracted for a few minutes by StumbleUpon, found this and it made me laugh. Then I look down to see that it was drawn by Emily Wallace, a friend and amazing artist from college!! How fun, small, and random is the world? :) Those of you unfamiliar with her work, check it out! She's awesome.
Everyone who voted for Bruegger's "Bagels" probably also put down Pizza Hut as the best pizza they've ever had
Thanks for covering vegan ice creams in the Indy! I agree with Eleni about checking vegans on what options to try. I think the best options out there and my personal favorites are the coconut ice creams- but I certainly wouldn't put Coconut Bliss in that category! Trader Joe's has an amazing store brand and the Purely Decedent, and So Delicious.
Either way- I'm glad the non-dairy ice creams are getting some press b/c there are some great flavors!
The "Purely Decadent" brand from So Delicious is by far the best vegan ice cream I've ever had - the 'chocolate obessesion' flavor is to die for. So rich and delicious!
I also highly recommend So Delicious 'almond milk' ice cream in the cookies and cream flavor, again so so rich!
I agree with Eleni that the chocolate chip cookie dough and Peanut Butter Zig Zag from So Delicious are the best. For a soy-free, gluten-free alternative, the chocolate flavor from Tempt is amazing!
I was also going to suggest Trader Joe's Cherry Chocolate Chip soy cream! So creamy and delicious! Thanks for including vegan options in your issue. There are many delicious sweet treats out there that are plant-based and cruelty free! I'd be happy to join a future panel of taste testers!
I love the so delicious cookie dough. The combination if the rich coconut milk flavor oddly complements the cookie dough. Don't forget about ice cream sandwiches too! Rice dream makes an assortment of flavors. Their mint chocolate one is really decadent. For a lighter treat I love the tofutti cuties!
First of all, thanks to the Indy for including non-cow milk options as part of the ice cream edition! Very awesome, and great that you have included since there is quite a strong trend towards exploring non-traditional alternatives to milk made from animals. And you're kinda non-traditional.
Just a few comments:
Next time it might be helpful to check in with the vegans for top flavors, though I know everyone has a different palate. But green tea flavor and naked coconut aren't probably the best to choose from.
The "Purely Decadent" versions of the So Delicious brand are the best - including cookie dough and peanut butter zig-zag. The coconut based versions of this brand are great, such as cookies-n-cream.
Was also wondering about the sparseness of the photo with just a few slivers of ice cream ... kinda implying deprivation a wee bit -- instead of something like this (Durham entrepreneurs -- take note!): http://archives.quarrygirl.com/2010/02/03/… .
There is also one very central reason many people have chosen to find delicious dessert alternatives. This is an org I respect a lot: http://www.veganoutreach.org/dairy/
In any case, thanks again as always for including alternative options for this growing base of the population and yr readership.
What a good article...but it was missing THE BEST ICE CREAM in Wake County...LUMPY'S Ice Cream! What happened???
Nice to see some old familiar faces (Fiesta Grill!) in the crowd, but I'm flatly stumped by some of the winners. Kanki? Jersey Mike's? Bruegger's?? Don't get me wrong, none of these are BAD places, but the voting wasn't for "not bad", it was for BEST of the TRIANGLE.
More than anything though, I'm utterly mystified by the absence of Maple View Farms from the Frozen Dessert category. If the gods of Olympus were going out for ice cream, they'd go for Maple View.
And growing up in Raleigh during the 60s, if there's a better burger than Char Grill, I'll have to try it for myself.
I was introduced to Maple View Farms ice cream in the summer of 2010 and never looked back. And if you can't make it out as far as the Hillsborough location, you can find a somewhat smaller selection at their parlour on Weaver Street in Carrboro (directly across from Weaver Street Market). Expect the selection at this location to improve as the current renovations are completed. But wherever you get it, Maple View's ice cream is not something you want to miss out on!
I enjoyed the article. Definitely should try Trader Joe's vegan choices. My son has anaphylaxis to dairy and nuts so I try to get choices (sometimes) that all of us can enjoy together. I am pretty picky about ice cream and LOVE it... Don't like artificial tastes and I'm not a fan of soy milk, in general. The Cherry Choc Chip soy cream is pretty amazing (if you like cherries and dark chocolate) and the strawberry coconut "ice cream" is also yum...
what about web tv? raleighlifestyle.tv has more videos produced than anyone in the triangle showcasing restaurant commercials fashion shows nightlife. they have only been around for 2 years and have already been invited for 2 years to interview all celebrities at the jimmy v foundation golf tornament. maybe wed tv can be a new category for next year. considering all what they do for viewers to visualize what's going on through video content I think they deserve some recognition.
Can't believe you guys forgot about webtv. RaleighLifestyle.tv has more videos created in the past two years than any other production ever brought to Raleigh. Showcasing nightclubs, restaurant commercials, fashion shows etc. Maybe next year you will consider it.
I'm still wondering how for the love of all that's holy did Jersey Mike's win Best Steak and Cheese over Anvil's Cheesesteaks. A 500+ store chain based out of NJ beat out an honest-to-God Philadelphian slinging some of the best cheesesteaks this side of Schuylkill and offering up birch beer, Utz, and Yuengling along with it. I'm from the wrong side of PA but choosing Jersey effing Mike's? That's like voters giving KFC an award for Best Fried Chicken or McDonald's an award for Best Burgers. What a letdown, Indy. In a region that's beginning to embrace being the locavore hub of North Carolina we're rewarding chain restaurants over our own small businesses. What a disgrace. These jokers should have been jettisoned or ruled ineligible as they're not a true Triangle business - not unless you want the Triangle to become Anytown USA. I can't wait until next year when maybe Outback wins Best Steak or Olive Garden wins Best Italian! HOORAY!
Marc Berger - Nah, Dos Perros winning everything is your proof of ballot stuffing. In a city brimming with excellent Mexican options, Dos Perros is some of the blandest crap I've ever had. Their guacamole may be good but their entrees are disappointing - they're a restaurant getting by on great service but suffering due to inauthentic and downright bland food. It's as if the chef decided to try a new fusion - English cuisine and Mexican cuisine...take Mexican cuisine and make it as bland as stereotypical English cuisine. In a pork tamale, the flavor of the masa shouldn't drown out the flavor of the pork, for instance.
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