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Monday, March 10, 2014

Bull City Food and Beer Experience a marriage of craft beer and fine food

Posted By on Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 2:43 PM

The second annual Bull City Food and Beer Experience expressed its name admirably on Sunday as hundreds of patrons enjoyed the experience of thoughtful food and craft beer pairings that put the flavors of food first. During a panel discussion on the state of craft beer in North Carolina, Sean Lily Wilson of Durham’s Fullsteam brewery said that’s exactly how it ought to be. “The point is not to make a wacky beer that takes like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich,” says Wilson, who admittedly makes a seasonal fruitcake beer, “but to make a great beer that takes a back...

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Andrea Weigl's Pickles & Preserves gives food its staying power

Posted By on Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 11:03 AM

As surely as the college basketball’s Final Four leads to the return of Major League Baseball, the reappearance of farmers markets is about to spark the season of canning. Those seduced by the magical transformation of fruit and sugar, or vegetables and pickling salt, know that early spring is a time of joy in North Carolina. Canning jars emptied over winter stand ready to be filled with long awaited rhubarb and strawberries, followed by peaches and berries and, of course, the cornucopia of all things pickleable. A wonderful new resource is available for home canners, Pickles & Preserves,...

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It's 3211 Old Chapel Hill Rd.

by Allen Kennedy on Erstwhile Raleigh Landmark Finch’s to Reopen in Durham in July (Food)

I think the issue here is why this is happening. Why is an international company buying up mid-sized craft breweries? …

by Tim Harper on N.C. Brewery Wicked Weed Purchased by Anheuser-Busch InBev. Dammit. (Food)

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