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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Some Like It Hot: Annual Pepper Festival Returns to Chapel Hill This Weekend

Posted By on Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 2:14 PM

Eleventh Annual Pepper Festival Sunday, Sept. 23, 3 to 6 p.m., $30-$35 Briar Chapel’s Great Meadow Park, Chapel Hill www.pepperfestnc.org “I’m obsessed with peppers. They’re considered a superfood,” says Tami Schwerin. “They give you antioxidants; they’re amazing and they’re nutritious.” Schwerin, the founder and executive director for Abundance NC—a nonprofit dedicated to cultivating and celebrating community resilience and sustainability—also goes by another name: the Pepper Queen. It’s an apt moniker for the self-described pepper obsessive, especially because Schwerin is responsible for creating Pepper Festival, a foodie event that's as much about celebrating the culinary applications of peppers as it is...

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Triangle Chefs and Restaurateurs Rally to Make Meals, Donate Food, and Raise Funds for Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts

Posted By on Wed, Sep 19, 2018 at 10:02 AM

In the wake of Hurricane Florence, Triangle chefs, restaurateurs, and hospitality industry workers are coming together to raise money and volunteer their time to help relief efforts. Support your local restaurants and attend these benefit dinners as you're able; more updates to follow as more dinners are publicized. Dozens of Triangle chefs and hospitality industry workers have volunteered their time in support of World Central Kitchen, chef José Andrés's nonprofit dedicated to disaster relief and fighting poverty and hunger. As of September 17, World Central Kitchen’s Chef Relief Team has served eighty thousand meals to evacuees and local emergency response...

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Behind the Scenes of the Fifth Annual Dinner in the Meadow Fundraiser

Posted By on Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 4:36 PM

Shortly after I take a right off a two-lane country road, I find myself driving onto and parking atop a freshly mowed green meadow. As I approach the big white tents, Martha Mobley greets me with a hug. Mobley owns and operates the one-thousand-acre farm we are standing on, where she hosts her annual Dinner in the Meadow fundraiser event. Mobley works full-time for Franklin County as an agricultural extension agent, providing scientific advances and livestock-management guidance to area farmers. She also finds time to serve on several farm association boards and sell her vegetables, flowers, and pasture-raised beef, pork,...

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Friday, September 7, 2018

Friday Night Bites: Raleigh Greek Festival, Fullsteam Turns Eight, Bites & Pints, and a Low-Country Boil

Posted By on Fri, Sep 7, 2018 at 3:33 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. Editor's Note: We're gearing up for our annual Finder and Fall Guide issues, so this week's round-up is just events. Stay tuned next week for more news, events, and our bite of the week. EVENTS Opa! Raleigh Greek Festival Returns This Weekend The thirty-seventh annual Raleigh Greek Festival returns this weekend, September 7-9, at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. Celebrate Greek culture with handmade Greek food prepared by the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church family using generations-old...

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Friday, August 31, 2018

Friday Night Bites: Transfer Co. Food Hall Unveils Vendors, Triangle Chefs Take Home NCRLA Showdown Wins, and Guglhupf Launches New Menu

Posted By on Fri, Aug 31, 2018 at 6:00 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. Editor's Note: We're gearing up for our annual Finder and Fall Guide issues, so this week's round-up is just news. Stay tuned next week for more news, events, and our bite of the week. NEWS Transfer Co. Food Hall Unveils Vendor Line-UpTransfer Co. Food Hall, which is expected to open in downtown Raleigh in early 2019, announced its vendor line-up this week. It includes household names such as Locals Seafood, which will open an oyster bar,...

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Friday, August 17, 2018

Friday Night Bites: Durham Food Hall Reveals Vendors, Slingshot Slings New Coffee Sodas, Tacopalooza Takes Over

Posted By on Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 3:55 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 Slingshot Coffee Co. Launches Coffee Sodas Raleigh's Slingshot Coffee Co. announced the opening of a new thirteen-thousand-square-foot production facility in downtown Raleigh's Anchorlight complex, and with it, the roll-out of its new line of coffee sodas. The black cherry cola and citrus vanilla cream flavors were inspired by co-owners Jenny and Jonathan Bonchak's favorite fountain drinks. Each is crafted using certified organic and Kosher, directly traded coffee, sweetened with fruit juice and natural cane sugar. Slingshot...

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Friday, August 10, 2018

Friday Night Bites: PopUp @ American Tobacco Campus, Hummingbird's Coleen Speaks Wins BevCon Contest, TerraVita Welcomes Chef Carla Hall, and More

Posted By on Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 11:41 AM

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 Coffee Roaster Caballo Rojo Kicks Off PopUp @ American Tobacco Campus Artisan coffee roaster Caballo Rojo is set to be the inaugural tenant of PopUp @ American Tobacco Campus, selling pour overs, cold brew, drip coffee, and bags of freshly roasted coffee from August 20 to 31. PopUp will feature a rotating showcase of new small businesses, aiming to help entrepreneurs get on their feet and fulfill Durham’s role as “The Startup Hub of the...

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Friday, July 27, 2018

Friday Night Bites: The Lakewood and Scratch are Suddenly Closing, Cucciolo Osteria Is Opening, Saltbox Lands on Taste of the South's Hot List, and More

Posted By on Fri, Jul 27, 2018 at 4:20 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 Today, chef Phoebe Lawless broke the news on Instagram that both The Lakewood restaurant and Scratch bakery will cease operation after this weekend. The surprise closure of the two establishments, which opened in the Lakewood area last year, follows the closure of the original Scratch downtown earlier this year, removing Lawless's significant thumbprint from the Triangle food scene entirely. "It's with great sadness that I let you know that this Sunday will be our last day...

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Friday, July 20, 2018

Friday Night Bites: TerraVita Food & Drink Festival, Hummingbird's Heirloom Tomato Dinner, Taste of Soul NC, and More

Posted By on Fri, Jul 20, 2018 at 4:06 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 Sean Umstead Advances to Bedlam Vodka Cocktail Competition Quarterfinals Sean Umstead—owner of craft cocktail bar Kingfisher, which is set to open this fall in downtown Durham—is a quarterfinalist in BAR FIGHT!, Bedlam Vodka's first ever cocktail competition. Umstead plans to use North Carolina-sourced produce as the core of Kingfisher's trademark cocktails, and he's applying the same practice to the BAR FIGHT! competition; his latest creation, "Under The Big Top," combines Bedlam Vodka with a simple...

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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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Thanks so much Ciranna! Martha is a superwoman... it was a pleasure having you at Dinner this year again!

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