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Friday, July 13, 2018

Friday Night Bites: Al's Burger Shack Voted Best Burger in America, PickleFest 2018, the Whiskey Kitchen Supper Club, and More

Posted By on Fri, Jul 13, 2018 at 2:32 PM

Welcome to Friday Night Bites, your weekly roundup of local food and drink news and events. Have a tip for us? Email food@indyweek.com. NEWS Morgan Street Food Hall to Open This August A sprawling European-style food hall—basically, an upscale food court—is finally making its way to the Triangle. With more than twenty different restaurant and retail vendors, a full bar, and abundant indoor and outdoor seating, Morgan Street Food Hall will open in Raleigh in August. There will be fried seafood at Oak City Fish & Chips (calamari, scallops, mussels, shrimp, and more), indulgent stuffed strawberries at Fancy Berries...

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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

At Cocoa Cinnamon, Breaking Bread & Borders Pop-Up Brings New Meaning to Independence Day

Posted By on Wed, Jul 4, 2018 at 9:31 AM

Inspired by the injustices happening at our borders, local cook and writer Gabrielle Eitienne has teamed up with Black Joy PopUp and Alerta Migratoria NC for Breaking Bread & Borders, a pop-up dinner with a mission to cultivate a safe, healing space to share stories and find solutions. The event will be held from six to eight this evening at Cocoa Cinnamon's Chapel Hill Street location. All proceeds will benefit Alerta Migratoria NC, which helps reconnect displaced migrant families. Eitienne was inspired to create the pop-up after seeing an Instagram post by her friend, Victoria Bouloubasis, a local journalist,...

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Friday Night Bites: Scott Crawford’s Jolie, Christopher Prieto on the Food Network, and Other Food News You Need to Know This Week

Posted By on Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 2:44 PM

Welcome to Friday Night Bites, your weekly roundup of local food and drink news and events. Have a tip for us? Email food@indyweek.com. NEWS Chef Scott Crawford Announces Second RestaurantChef Scott Crawford announced plans to open his second restaurant, Jolie, a French bistro named after his daughter. The restaurant is slated to open this fall and will be located next door to his first restaurant, Crawford and Son, in Raleigh. Chef Teddy Diggs Announces His First Solo Restaurant Teddy Diggs, who served as the executive chef at Il Palio for five years, is striking out on his own with a...

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Friday, June 22, 2018

Friday Night Bites

Posted By on Fri, Jun 22, 2018 at 5:47 PM

Welcome to Friday Night Bites, your weekly round-up of  local food and drink news and events. Have a tip for us? Email food@indyweek.com. NEWS Il Palio Welcomes Back Executive Chef Adam Rose Adam Rose, who served as Il Palio's executive chef from 2007 to 2013, will once again lead dining operations at the Chapel Hill Italian restaurant beginning July 1. Current executive chef Teddy Diggs plans to open his own restaurant focusing on Roman pizza and fried snacks. Kaiju Bowl & Bao Will Open July 6 Kaiju Bowl & Bao announced on Instagram that they will open for lunch on...

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Lakewood Cocoa Cinnamon Hosts So Good Pupusas and Author Deborah Augustin to Raise Scholarship Funds

Posted By on Thu, Jun 21, 2018 at 8:44 AM

First Name Unknown: A Benefit Reading Thursday, Jun. 21, 7 p.m. Cocoa Cinnamon (Lakewood), Durham Now more than ever, we need to think about how we treat immigrants in this country. I think that starts by listening. We only fear what we don’t understand, and for me, the best way to understand anything is to listen to someone else’s story. At seven o'clock tonight, the Lakewood Cocoa Cinnamon will host Deborah Augustin, a Malaysian-born author who will read an excerpt from her lyrical essay, "First Name Unknown," which explores themes of immigration, identity, and labels. She will also sell...

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

This Summer’s Tour de Pork Celebrates the Whole Hog—and Ethical, Sustainable Sourcing

Posted By on Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 5:12 PM

Bull City Burger’s “bull nuts”—peanuts tossed in a sweet and salty glaze and studded with chewy bacon morsels, made with bacon from whole-animal distributor Firsthand Foods—are perhaps the perfect snack to munch on while learning about Firsthand Foods’ Tour de Pork, a summer food event taking place throughout Durham from June 4–July 29. Tour de Pork aims to celebrate pasture-raised pork by taking diners on a tour of pork-centric dishes at twenty participating Durham restaurants. By dining and sharing photos of featured dishes, diners earn points to cash in for prizes along the way and earn entries for a grand...

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Summer of Frosé: Acme's Rosé Soirée is Back for Round Two

Posted By on Fri, Jun 8, 2018 at 7:45 AM

Acme Food & Beverage Co. 110 East Main Street, Carrboro 919-929-2263 First, rosé earned its place in mainstream drinking with monikers like "summer water." Then came #roséallday and #yeswayrosé. Then came brosé, for dudes who embrace drinking pink, so naturally it was only a matter of time before frosé—frozen rosé—became a thing, too. At Carrboro’s Acme Food & Beverage Co., frosé debuted as rosé snow cones at its first Rosé Soirée in April. Frosé will make its return as rosé and blueberry popsicles, along with rosé sangria and a bevy of blush-hued beauties, on June 28, the second soirée...

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Sip for a Cause: The Triangle's Negroni Week Helps Fund a Cure for Cystic Fibrosis

Posted By on Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 12:17 PM

Surely you've encountered the Negroni by now. It's that moody, amber-hued beverage that turns heads, begging bar-goers to lean forward and ask, "What did they order?" It's the drink that's quietly taken over your Instagram feed in favor of frou frou cocktails, prompting you to Google the name. There's no better time to sate your curiosity—and your thirst—than now. The classic Italian aperitif, made with Campari—an Italian herbal liqueur—gin, and sweet vermouth, has a slightly bitter, citrus-tinged flavor profile that makes it perfect for summer sipping. The equal-parts cocktail also lends itself to endless interpretations, which are celebrated during...

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Where to Savor Our Favorites from the Got to Be NC Festival Year-Round

Posted By on Thu, May 24, 2018 at 10:31 AM

For one weekend each May, the N.C. State Fairgrounds becomes the happiest place on earth for fans of local food. From May 18-20, the fairgrounds were home to the annual Got to Be NC Festival, which celebrates the agricultural bounty that’s grown, caught, raised, and made in North Carolina and the imaginative, hard-working farmers, artisans, and others who create them. Ensconced in our sterile, wifi-enabled world, it’s sometimes hard to remember that North Carolina began as and continues to be one of the most agriculturally profitable and diverse states in the nation. According to N.C. State University's College of...

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Thrive NC Taps Top Culinary Talent to Drive Critical Food Conversations

Posted By on Tue, May 8, 2018 at 4:45 PM

On May 10 and 11, chefs, activists, and volunteers will gather at City Market in downtown Raleigh for the inaugural Thrive NC, a two-day event that will feature a summit, day of service, and a two-night culinary festival of tastings, chef demonstrations, and live music. The event is presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, which created it in the belief that communities thrive when they are healthy and active. “Blue Cross N.C.’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of our customers and communities. Simply stated, we want to see our state thrive,” says Patrick Conway,...

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Friday, April 27, 2018

Now in Its Seventh Year, Brewgaloo Celebrates Not Only N.C. Craft Beer, but the Rise of Women in the Industry

Posted By on Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 5:46 PM

When Brewgaloo launched in 2011, the craft beer festival was the new kid on the block. Craft beer was young then, too; you couldn’t find it on shelves and in restaurants and bars like you can now, and festivals were often one of the only marketing tools breweries had to promote themselves. The challenge the breweries faced, though, was that most festivals expected them to donate their beer. Jennifer Martin sought to change that. As the executive director of Shop Local Raleigh, Martin’s mission is to highlight local businesses and connect consumers to those places so that they think,...

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Making Sunday Funday Plans? A $20 Sunday Supper Durham Ticket Buys You Brunch and Bottomless Brews While Helping to End Food Insecurity

Posted By on Thu, Apr 26, 2018 at 4:18 PM

I might be new in town, but I don’t know of any restaurant where you can get a multi-course brunch and bottomless beer for $20. But at the first-ever Sunday Supper Durham, taking place this Sunday, April 29, from twelve p.m. to three p.m. at the American Tobacco Campus Amphitheater, it’s a delicious reality. Even better, 100 percent of the event’s proceeds will benefit two local organizations fighting food insecurity in Durham: Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh, which will soon open a food pantry in the Lakewood Shopping Center that aims to conquer the estimated one-million-pound annual food...

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Brewery Bhavana Celebrates Its One-Year Anniversary with Six Barrel-Aged Beer Releases and a Week-Long Bash

Posted By on Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 5:36 PM

It’s been quite a year for Brewery Bhavana, the Raleigh brewery, restaurant, flower shop, and bookstore that quickly captivated the taste buds of locals and gained national recognition as one of Forbes's top ten places to eat and Bon Appetit’s "Hot 10" restaurants. Starting tonight, the brewery is toasting its first birthday with a week of dinners, parties, and bottle-release and tap-takeover events. Actually, the party started last night with a sold-out beer-pairing dinner at Herons at The Umstead. But don't worry if you missed that—you’ll have plenty of chances to sample new bottles and oldie-but-goodie Bhavana beers on tap...

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Petey Pablo Teams Up with Neuse River Brewing Company for a New Beer

Posted By on Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 2:26 PM

When you think about Petey Pablo, the rapper behind "Freek-a-Leek" and the all-time North Carolina anthem "Raise Up," the thought of "personally branded craft beer" probably isn't one of your most immediate associations. But that might change this spring. In a few weeks, Raleigh's Neuse River Brewing Company is releasing Petey's Pale Ale, a guava-infused beverage that the brewery promises will be light and refreshing. The beer's label notes that it's "light bodied, full of flavor with a hint of tropical fruit." It also includes the phrase "Hate is ugly on everyone," which, while not a Petey Pablo lyric,...

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Friday, April 6, 2018

Kick Off Beer Month at Raleigh Beer Garden with a National Craft Brewing Legend

Posted By on Fri, Apr 6, 2018 at 3:17 PM

ICYMI, April is Beer Month, and all around the Triangle breweries are hosting tap takeovers and beer dinners, launching new brews and generally geeking out over all things craft beer. We’ve got a wealth of local talent (who we’ll be highlighting throughout the month), but first, one of the most legendary names in the craft beer scene is coming to Raleigh: Sam Calagione, who, along with his wife, Mariah, founded Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton, Delaware. Tonight, Friday, April 6, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, you can meet and chat with Sam and Mariah while sampling more than twenty...

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Farm to Fork Announces Annual Picnic Feast to Give Emerging Farmers a Boost

Posted By on Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 3:59 PM

Farm to Fork's annual picnic pairs many of the area's best farmers and chefs for unique, collaborative bite-size dishes. This year, it's set for June 3 on the grounds of Fearrington Village in Pittsboro. The celebration of local food, considered by Bon Appetit to be "the country's best all-you-can-eat feast," brings together dozens of chefs, artisans, farmers, and beverage-makers for initiatives that provide support to emerging local farmers. According to the USDA Census of Agriculture, North Carolina lost almost 2,600 farms from 2007 to 2012. At a time when North Carolina's agriculture industry continues to decline, Farm to Fork provides...

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

This Week, Erik Lars Myers and Sarah H. Ficke Bring a Second Edition of North Carolina Craft Beer & Breweries to Chapel Hill and Raleigh

Posted By on Tue, Jul 12, 2016 at 4:50 PM

In 2012, Erik Lars Myers and Sarah H. Ficke published North Carolina Craft Beer & Breweries, a loving portrait of the state’s then-emerging beer culture, its history, and profiles of its major players. Back then, the book included only 45 breweries. Since it was published, the number of breweries in the state has grown more than three-fold (including Myers’ own Mystery Brewing Company, which opened in Hillsborough in 2012).    Myers, the longtime president of the North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild, and his wife, Ficke, an assistant professor of literature at Marymount University, went back to the well for...

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Monday, July 11, 2016

On Tuesday, a Longtime Durhamite Celebrates Twenty Years at Ninth Street Bakery

Posted By on Mon, Jul 11, 2016 at 5:47 PM

If you frequent Ninth Street Bakery in downtown Durham for your morning coffee, you’ve likely been greeted as “darling” or “sweetheart” by Jacqueline Wilkins. Depending on how long you’ve been self-identifying as a Durhamite (as Wilkins does), this might have been your morning routine for two decades. “The people I see every day, I’ve seen for twenty years,” she says. “A lot of the workers downtown, I’ve known them since they got their jobs.” Tomorrow, Ninth Street Bakery recognizes Wilkins’s twenty-year tenure. Owner Ari Berenbaum began telling regulars last week to come in on Tuesday for special celebratory treats....

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Drink This Now (Well, Tomorrow): Crank Arm Brewing’s BMX, a Powerhouse Limited-Release Barleywine

Posted By on Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 4:40 PM

To my mind, there are few styles of beer more versatile than barleywine. The European-style versions are often sweet in that malt-heavy way and boozy, dark, and complex, almost approaching old ales. The American take on it, meanwhile, is traditionally more hop-centric and bitter (sort of like a better-balanced double IPA) and often paler, with subtle sweetness. See Dogfish Head’s excellent Olde School Barleywine, one of my favorites of the genre. It is decidedly into the latter category that BMX, a barrel-aged barleywine that will be released by Raleigh's Crank Arm tomorrow, falls. In fact, the beer is reminiscent of Sam Calagione’s...

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Street food festivals bring fellowship and funds to Iglesia Hispana Emanuel in Durham

Posted By on Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 1:22 PM

Victoria BouloubasisKaren Jimenez Rangel sneaks in a bite of pupusa before her little sister, Zuri, finds it. Maria Estrela's face, a rainbow of late afternoon light and shadows, focused with ease on a ball of dough in her hands. Nothing could have deterred her casual concentration in that church parking lot on that summer Saturday afternoon. Not the furtive scurrying of kids around a makeshift prep table, nor the bellowing calls from her sister, Vilma Nuñez, down an improvised short-order line. "Una revuelta y una con queso!" Nuñez shouted as she hustled behind a hot, flat-top grill, a spatula gripped...

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Deen debacle boosts awareness of effort to get 'into the heads and bellies' of enslaved persons

Posted By on Wed, Aug 14, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Michael Twitty has dedicated his life's work to the study of African slave foodways and how they spread from the Southeastern seaboard. That's where thousands of shackled, malnourished people emerged from hellish journeys to find odd comfort in growing conditions reasonably similar to their homelands. It was on these plantations and farms that displaced Africans longing for a taste of home developed a sort of fusion fare by blending their native traditions with available resources. Those lucky enough to be assigned work in hot kitchens understood that their job was to cover huge tables with elegantly presented foods and stay...

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Tonight: "A History of Prohibition Cocktails" with Scott Richie

Posted By on Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 12:43 PM

Jeremy M. LangeThe Corpse Reviver No. Twenty Six at Alley Twenty Six, which specializes in classic cocktails. In last week's DISH issue, we raised a toast to our thriving beer, wine and cocktail culture. We've reached an obsession of Dionysian proportions here in the Triangle, but let's not forget the time when imbibing a fancy beverage wasn't so easy. Tonight, master bartender Scott Richie will present "A History of Prohibition Cocktails" at the main branch of the Durham County Library. INDY readers voted Richie Best Bartender in Durham County in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Former co-owner of Whiskey, he currently...

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Monday, June 3, 2013

Chef Edward Lee to discuss Smoke & Pickles at Fearrington Village

Posted By on Mon, Jun 3, 2013 at 9:54 AM

Edward Lee’s new book Smoke & Pickles should come with a consumer warning label: Exercise caution when starting this book because YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PUT IT DOWN. Beautifully written and designed, the volume is part memoir of how a cocky Korean-Brooklyn kid finds his footing in a culturally diverse neighborhood and food scene, experiencing bittersweet success as a hipster New York City chef before finding his destiny at 610 Magnolia, a Louisville restaurant serving contemporary Southern fare. Fellow English majors who morphed into foodies will be nodding to the many literary references, as well as to...

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Saturday, March 2, 2013

In Durham, activist Maya Wiley connects food, racial equality

Posted By on Sat, Mar 2, 2013 at 10:26 AM

Raymond Goodman/CEFSMaya Wiley delivers the 2013 CEFS Annual Sustainable Agriculture Lecture at the Durham Armory on Feb. 27. Although we're well into the 21st century, people of color continue to experience discrimination in regards to food: access to healthy choices, the treatment of farmworkers and land ownership. “Race is a very dark place,” food activist and former civil rights attorney Maya Wiley said at a lecture Wednesday night in Durham. “We need to acknowledge how the food system is not working in ways that aren’t always visible to us. When we’re talking about race, we’re talking about all of us....

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

How will the farm bill affect you? Find out tonight at Irregardless Cafe.

Posted By on Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 12:10 PM

Jared Cates of the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association speaks tonight on the environmental, agricultural and nutritional implications of the federal farm bill. The 2008 Farm Bill expired last year; although Congress failed to renew it, lawmakers extended it until a new agreement can be reached. The event runs from 7—8 p.m. at Irregardless Cafe, 901 W. Morgan St., Raleigh. It is free....

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