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Monday, July 10, 2017

The U.S. Open Beer Championship Taps Raleigh's Lynnwood Brewing Concern as the Country's Third Best Brewery

Posted By on Mon, Jul 10, 2017 at 4:45 PM

Raleigh's Lynnwood Brewing Concern won third place at the 2017 U.S. Open Beer Championship, placing it among the top ten best breweries in the world. For the ninth year in a row, the competition included breweries from the U.S. and abroad, pitting talented home-brewers against professional operations. Another North Carolina outfit also made the top ten list: Boone’s Appalachian Mountain Brewing came in seventh. Competing among 6,000 beers, Lynnwood won third by taking home three gold medals and one bronze. The golds went to Lynnwood's Hop Sauce IPA, Hop on Top Strong Pale Ale, and the Once You Go...

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Glass Jug to Transform into a "Beer Lab" by September

Posted By on Wed, Jun 7, 2017 at 5:05 PM

Change can be scary, so if you've become a fan of Durham's The Glass Jug don't panic at the news that the Durham bottle shop and hangout is changing. Actually, you're one of the reasons why. The Glass Jug—known for its carefully selected retail choices, excellent lineup of brews on tap, and a welcoming vibe—is growing because it has won so many fans since opening in late 2014. As a result of that success, the spot is relocating inside the shopping center it currently occupies with such businesses as Sarah's Empanadas and Beneti's Restaurant, to a larger room a few...

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Erstwhile Raleigh Landmark Finch’s to Reopen in Durham in July

Posted By on Wed, May 31, 2017 at 3:55 PM

The best place to eat breakfast in Raleigh (if you ask me, anyway) will reopen in this summer—in Durham. Owner Peggy Jin, who ran the landmark former drive-in that was razed to make way for the new Peace Street overpass on Capital Boulevard, told me Wednesday that the new Finch’s will open at 3211 Chapel Hill Boulevard, probably in July. “We’ll have breakfast all day long,” Jin says. “We’ll probably have some new dishes, but a lot similar.” Jin’s company pulled a renovation permit in March for the site near University Drive. Diners can look forward to chicken pot pie and...

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Monday, May 15, 2017

A Sneak Peek at MOFU Shoppe, Pho Nomenal Dumpling Truck's New Brick-And-Mortar

Posted By on Mon, May 15, 2017 at 10:36 AM

MOFU Shoppe 321 South Blount Street, Raleigh www.facebook.com/mofushoppe Pho Nomenal Dumplings has come a long way since Sunny Lin and Sophia Woo started it in 2014. Only one year into business, the lavender-hued food truck entered Season 6 of The Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race—and won, earning a $50,000 prize. Now the folks behind Pho Nomenal are working toward creating its first physical location, MOFU Shoppe, slated to open in June. On Friday night, Lin and Woo parked outside their new restaurant’s home in Raleigh and hosted a sneak-peek event, with DJ Rhymic (Ryan McGuire), free beer, a...

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Appalachian Food Is Having Its Moment. Celebrate Tonight With Sheri Castle and Southern Cultures in Chapel Hill.

Posted By on Thu, May 4, 2017 at 11:43 AM

Sheri Castle has happy memories of dinners in her childhood home in Watauga County, where nearly every meal included cabbage, potatoes, beans, or squash grown in mountain soil. “Or all of them,” says Castle, a prolific food and cookbook writer who has lived in Chapel Hill since 1978, when she came east to attend UNC. “I especially love cabbage and potatoes, though. I can talk about them until I cry.” Castle’s deep mountain roots have made her a de facto expert in the burgeoning field of Appalachian foodways, a topic celebrated in the new edition of Southern Cultures, the...

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

N.C. Brewery Wicked Weed Purchased by Anheuser-Busch InBev. Dammit.

Posted By on Wed, May 3, 2017 at 10:50 AM

Since its founding in 2012, the Asheville-based Wicked Weed Brewing has earned a reputation as one of the best and most innovative breweries in North Carolina, cranking out more than five hundred brews, everything from West Coast IPAs to a range of complex sours. (If you haven’t had the Oblivion, you haven’t lived.) Today, we learned that it’s being purchased by InBev. As in the company that owns Budweiser. Anheuser-Busch has dropped its latest news of acquisition, this time purchasing Asheville’s highly regarded Wicked Weed Brewing to join its craft line, The High End. […] In the press release that...

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Save Your Coins: Durham's Quarter Horse Arcade to Open by June 1

Posted By on Tue, May 2, 2017 at 12:42 PM

If you've heard the buzz about a new arcade and bar opening in downtown Durham and wondered what became of it, get your quarters ready. Quarter Horse Bar & Arcade will soon open its doors on the corner of Mangum and Main streets. Its owners say June 1 is the target date for the debut of the new space in the basement of the Kress building. Right now it's full of lumber, tools, and other construction materials, but Jon Williams, Brandon Mise, and Murphy Turner are working feverishly on transforming it into an eclectic hangout poised to appeal to...

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Fullsteam Ahead: Durham Brewery Finally Unrolls Food Menu This Weekend

Posted By on Sat, Apr 8, 2017 at 8:07 PM

On Friday night, Fullsteam started to unroll its latest undertaking: a food program. The almost seven-year-old brewery has always been a dynamic space in Durham, with board and arcade games, various events, from concerts to trivia night to yoga classes, and local food trucks, like Pie Pushers and American Meltdown. But as of this weekend, it will have its own menu for hungry customers. The trucks will stick around for now, but as Fullsteam’s food program matures, they’ll eventually have to relocate. “We always intended to have food at the brewery,” owner Sean Lilly Wilson wrote in an online...

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Friday, March 31, 2017

Looking to Indulge in NC Beer Month? We've Got You Covered.

Posted By on Fri, Mar 31, 2017 at 4:17 PM

We love our beer in North Carolina, with 203 craft breweries and counting. In April, we celebrate that love with North Carolina Beer Month, when breweries and bottle shops host special events across the state. We've digested some of the Triangle's best beery festivities in the coming weeks. For the impatient, Raleigh's BottleMixx on Creedmoor Road gets in the spirit early with an all-day kickoff event Friday (that's tonight, March 31), offering ten N.C. beers on tap. Two notable events Saturday get things kicking properly. The World Beer Festival at the NC State Fairgrounds ($45 - $90) does feature a cider...

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Sangha Teahouse Launches "Tea Trike" on Sunday

Posted By on Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 3:44 PM

Alisa Burns doesn’t seem like your average tea drinker. You know, someone mellow. She gives firm handshakes, talks fast, and moves quicker than the Roadrunner cartoon. She strikes me more as a coffee gulper than a tea sipper. At just over five feet tall, her bubbly energy could fit a person twice her size. Her secret? She drinks lots of matcha—the highly-caffeinated powdery green tea that’s almost as strong as a cup of coffee. She’s hooked and swears by the multitude of health benefits it provides, including a high level of antioxidants and vitamin C. Burns is the new...

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Triangle Restaurants to Close on “A Day Without Immigrants”

Posted By on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 9:14 AM

A Day Without Immigrants, referred to as “Un Día Sin Inmigrantes” on social media, is a grassroots campaign to stage a one-day work stoppage. The campaign aims to highlight immigrants’ contributions to the economy in response to rising anxiety over deportation threats. This stands to affect restaurants in particular. According to the Pew Research Center, 1.2 million restaurant workers in the U.S. are undocumented (among the estimated eight million total in the labor force). Along with being the largest employer of workers who represent minority groups—including immigrants—the restaurant industry is the second largest and the fastest growing market in...

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The Blind Barbour Celebrates First Anniversary With Free Tastings All Week

Posted By on Tue, Feb 7, 2017 at 12:22 PM

The Blind Barbour, an excellent neighborhood craft cocktail and bourbon bar in Raleigh, celebrates its first anniversary this week. Beginning tonight, the bar will offer complimentary tastings every evening. From 6 to 8 p.m. tonight, a tasting of Jim Beam’s small-batch bourbons will feature pours from Basil Hayden’s, Booker's, and Baker's. As an added attraction, Jordan Joseph, from Chapel Hill's The Crunkleton, is taking a guest turn behind the bar from 6 until 11. Wednesday offers two tastings. Copper & Kings American Brandy is highlighted from 6 to 8 p.m., followed at 9:30 by a Jack Daniel's tasting which lasts...

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

N.C. Fishers Face a Policy Battle Today That Will Affect Our Local Seafood Options

Posted By on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 12:05 PM

Few policy battles in the past decade have been as hotly debated as those involving changes to the state’s commercial fishing industry. The latest in the series could be the most heated yet. On Tuesday, five advisory committees to the state’s Marine Fisheries Commission meet in New Bern to hear from the public on a proposal that would place a sweeping array of new restrictions on shrimp trawling in North Carolina waters. The changes cover far more than the mechanics of trawling, which uses hundreds of feet of mesh net dragged behind trawl boats to capture swaths of shrimp. The...

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Monday, January 9, 2017

Forbes Magazine Selects MATI Energy Founder Tatiana Birgisson for Prestigious 30 Under 30 List

Posted By on Mon, Jan 9, 2017 at 5:10 PM

The last time I saw Tatiana Birgisson, founder and CEO of MATI Energy, she was cutting the yellow ribbon in her new production facility with an oversize pair of novelty scissors. The facility—the first of its kind in the United States—was chock-full of the sparkling, caffeinated tea for which the twenty-seven-year-old Duke grad has become known. It came in the form of bubbly MATI cocktails, a sheet cake decorated with the brand’s logo, and gift baskets galore. Even the modular furniture matched the bright primary colors of MATI’s aluminum bullet cans. Birgisson opened the thirty-thousand-square-foot facility in Clayton last...

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Raleigh Entrepreneur Launches CurEat App, Where Local Chefs and Other Influencers Curate Restaurant Listings

Posted By on Mon, Jan 9, 2017 at 9:52 AM

Steve Mangano has seen too many food industry colleagues burned by angry reviews on Yelp and other dining apps. "There are only so many meals you can have in your life and you want them to be good," says Mangano, who has been involved with Durham revitalization projects including Dos Perros restaurant, the former Revolution restaurant, and 21c Museum Hotel. "I don't think the review sites out there help you find them. I wanted something more helpful and positive." The Raleigh entrepreneur's answer is the new CurEat app. Drawing its name from curate, as in “to selectively gather,” the...

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Craving Korean Food? Hit Up Cary's New H Mart

Posted By on Tue, Dec 27, 2016 at 11:58 AM

Cary already has a strong slate of Asian grocery stores that includes Grand Asia Market, Patel Brothers, S Mart, and Toyo Shokuhin, but it now has another major player: H Mart. The major Korean grocery chain with almost sixty locations nationwide opened its first North Carolina store in Cary near the intersection of Davis Drive and High House Road last week. The store's grand opening Thursday morning was grand indeed, with hundreds of people crowded outside waiting for the doors to open at ten o'clock sharp. In addition to standard grocery offerings, H Mart has a massive selection of everything...

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Monday, December 19, 2016

A Mexican Christmas Tradition Benefits Local Immigrants on Tuesday at Cocoa Cinnamon

Posted By on Mon, Dec 19, 2016 at 5:13 PM

In Mexico and Central America, Christmas season means celebrating and sharing tamales and champurrado, a hot chocolate atole, or pre-Columbian drink based in masa and cacao. These treats can be found during nightly neighborhood posadas, a Christmas ritual that re-enacts Mary and Joseph's search for lodging in Bethlehem. To symbolize this journey, members of the Durham immigrant community are hosting a posada in support of refugee and immigrant families on Tuesday evening at Cocoa Cinnamon (Hillsborough Road location). The money raised will benefit Alerta Migratoria NC, a community hotline and platform created as a result of the raids conducted by Immigration and...

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Raleigh Fixture Helios Closes, Spot to Reopen Next Year Via the Folks at Jose and Sons

Posted By on Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 10:42 AM

Helios officially closed its doors yesterday after fourteen years in business. Today, the keys were handed over to trio behind Jose and Sons, brothers Hector and Charlie Ibarra, and chef Oscar Diaz. The once beloved downtown coffee shop opened in 2002, abruptly closing in 2014 before it was purchased and reworked by the Tuscany Construction Group in late 2015 under the same name. Its most recent iteration had become a mishmash of mediocre cafe sandwiches and subpar lattes as locals lamented the loss of their cozy neighborhood cafe. The local real estate group still owns the building, but...

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Despite Enhanced Federal Nutrition Standards, Local Parents Are Unhappy With Public School Meal Programs

Posted By on Wed, Nov 2, 2016 at 4:37 PM

In the last decade, school nutrition has become a political battleground and a huge part of the presidential administration’s health initiatives. But as evident at a Durham event last week, parents, nutritionists, and school management are frustrated with current standards. Powe Nutrition Working Group held a panel discussion last Wednesday that was open to the public. The group of parents from Durham’s E.K. Powe Elementary coalesced around shared frustrations over the nutritional value and quality of food served to their children at school. One major quip: donuts for breakfast. “We were finding ourselves frustrated when we were dropping them off...

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Food Youth Initiative Hosts Closing Reception at the Carrack on Friday

Posted By on Fri, Oct 21, 2016 at 11:18 AM

Reframing Food Youth Presentations Friday, October 21, 7-9 p.m. The Carrack Modern Art 947 East Main Street, Durham With chef-driven narratives dominating food dialogue, it is refreshing to hear another perspective, especially one coming from the next generation of foodies. At the Carrack tonight, the Reframing Food photography exhibit closes with a reception featuring a talk from young artists and activists. But as we highlighted in our Fall Guide, the members of North Carolina Food Youth Initiative are not your average foodies. The photos hanging on the Carrack's freshly painted white walls show personal, difficult, and celebratory moments in our hidden...

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I Went to the State Fair and Ate Fried Jell-O So You Don't Have To

Posted By on Fri, Oct 21, 2016 at 8:04 AM

When I say I love the North Carolina State Fair more than most people, I don’t mean “more than most people do,” though that’s certainly true. I like the State Fair more than I like most people. I would happily live as a hermit the rest of the year in exchange for those few noisy, dusty, greasy days of mid-October. I also really, really love junk food. My physique indicates as much. The more ill-advised a snack sounds, the more likely I am to consume it. The State Fair is rife with creative treat opportunities, and I gleefully accept its...

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Monday, October 3, 2016

Two Food Trucks Earn Sustainable Certification by Community Group Don't Waste Durham

Posted By on Mon, Oct 3, 2016 at 5:11 PM

As Durham’s restaurant scene continues to flourish, so do its food trucks. But with that comes buckets and buckets of waste. The mobility of food trucks encourages the use of disposable materials—plates, napkins, plastic cutlery—that often end up in landfills. Don’t Waste Durham, a community organization focused on reducing consumer waste, is working to combat this problem with a new program. Yesterday, DWD launched a Sustainable Sunday series at Fullsteam Brewery and unveiled its Sustainable Food Truck certification program. The organization certified two food trucks, Caffé Bellezza and Chez Moi Bakery. Both trucks met the DWD’s requirements: 100% compostable...

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Friday, September 30, 2016

A CNN Hero Talks Solutions to Food Access at the First-Annual Carolina Food Summit

Posted By on Fri, Sep 30, 2016 at 6:24 PM

On Wednesday and Thursday, the first-annual Carolina Food Summit in Chapel Hill gathered together a group of at least one hundred community leaders, writers, professors, business owners, chefs, and others to talk about the state of food in North Carolina. Among the forty speakers invited to share their solutions for a broken food system was 2015 CNN Hero Reverend Richard Joyner. At the Conetoe Missionary Baptist Church in Edgecombe County, Joyner channels support for and from his congregation and local community through food. “About ninety-seven percent of the things that challenge us could be answered through food,” Joyner insists. Reverend Joyner was...

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Korean Fried Chicken and More at Durham's M Kokko by Chef Michael Lee

Posted By on Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 4:34 PM

M Kokko 311 Holland Street, Durham Chef Michael Lee wants you to feel cozy in M Kokko. His new Korean fried chicken concept opened yesterday. The space shares a backdoor with M Sushi, Lee's basement restaurant that opened to high praise just earlier this year. Offering a mere twenty seats and five menu items, M Kokko is no wider than a shopping aisle at Target, and half its length. Slate-colored walls and exposed wooden ceiling beams give a clean backdrop to one piece of functional decor: a colorful chalkboard menu that includes a chicken sandwich, ramen, a rice bowl, "KFC"...

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Pie Pushers Finally Opens a Pizzeria in Downtown Durham

Posted By on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 4:35 PM

A city isn’t a real city until the smell of pizza bubbling in an oven overwhelms even the messiest fumes from downtown construction sites. Well, we’ve hit the big time, Durham. Pie Pushers officially opened a pizzeria downtown at 11 a.m. today, where you can finally get a single slice for lunch and much more. Anticipating crazy lines, I raced over there by 11:02 with INDY Week colleague Allison Hussey. She caught a whiff of our lunch before I did. But once the smell of melting mozzarella hit my nose (a Greek one, with olfactory senses trained in Jersey), I...

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