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Re: “Angry McCrory Slams "Obama Courts" for Transgender Bathroom Ruling

It's baffling that McCrory is willing to relegate his legacy to the likes of bigots like George Wallace, Strom Thurmond and Jesse Helms.

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Posted by MahaaFoodie on 06/02/2016 at 12:53 AM

Re: “The Hibernian's Niall Hanley to Open Gigantic Food Court and Local Mall in Downtown Raleigh in 2017

Sounds similar in concept to Krog Street market in Atlanta, which is freaking awesome!

Posted by MahaaFoodie on 03/10/2016 at 3:54 PM

Re: “Durham's new craft distilleries should get a lift from shifting state liquor laws

Great, now can something also be done to get rid of the anachronistic blue law for alcohol purchases on Sundays?

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Posted by MahaaFoodie on 09/17/2015 at 4:12 PM

Re: “Cafe Symmetry: Health food hits Carrboro

Hooray, a David A. Ross review! Now, where's my dictionary...

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Posted by MahaaFoodie on 08/17/2015 at 4:38 PM

Re: “DISH: Tips on which peppers suit which dish

I think a couple of your photos are wrong. #4 is definitely not an Ancho, looks like an Arbol to me. In fact, photo #3 looks like an Ancho. The second red chili in photo #6 looks like a Fresno, especially in the photo with all the chilis side by side. Also, no mention of the ubiquitous Serrano chili? What about the Poblano, which is wonderful when roasted? The dried version of the Poblano is the Pasilla. Lastly, one generic category for chili powder doesn't cover all the bases. There are so many different chili powers with different levels of heat, color, and aroma. A couple of my favorite chili powders are Chipotle and Kashmiri.

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Posted by MahaaFoodie on 06/10/2015 at 3:02 PM

Re: “The nightmare of Carrboro without a Cradle

To answer your question teknobabble, Cat's Cradle has a the reputation to attract bands that no one else can touch in the Triangle, probably not in NC. Soon after moving to Carroboro in 1993, I was able to see Radiohead at Cat's Cradle who was touring to promote Pablo Honey-- for like $10! Another time, I happened to be returning a video to VisArt that used to be next to Cat's Cradle and heard a band playing that I really liked. So I just stood outside a listened for awhile. The band was Oasis. While it was before my time, I understand REM was a regular at Cat's before they blew up. What other venue can attracts acts like this?

If you are a fan of music, you should fight tooth and nail to make sure Cat's Cradle and Local 506 stay in Carrboro/Chapel Hill.

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Posted by MahaaFoodie on 02/12/2015 at 11:19 AM

Re: “Ed Mitchell's Que lives up to its hype

I think EMQ and A&S are on par with each other and above the rest in the Triangle-- although I'd put Johnson Family Barbecue right up there with them as well. No one makes cue as smoky as A&S-- if you like it smoky, which I do, A&S is the winner. But there are some detractions as well. A&S's cue tends to be quite fatty and thus a bit greasy. Also, the cue tends to be quite wet-- get it as a sandwich and the bun is bound to be soggy. Lastly, when A&S is open is often a crap shoot. I don't know how many times I've been by there when it was inexplicably closed.

I can't disagree that EMQ runs expensive, but in their defense, I imagine their overhead being next to the DBAP is a lot higher than other cue joints. Nonetheless, there are good values to be found on the menu. A generously sized chopped barbecue sandwich with choice of side for $7 is a bargain, as is a cup ($3) or bowl ($5) of their she crab soup. EMQ's rendition is far richer than versions I've had in Charleston. Their collards are far from perfunctory IMO, second only to Dame's Chicken & Waffles collards. Lastly, who says a cue joint must only serve cue? Tomato pie? Yes please! I like that they offer specials like the fried shrimp salad and doesn't just churn out the same old dishes every day.

Kirsten, if you want to know if they truly smoke their cue all you need to do is look up at the tv monitors that provide a live feed into the kitchen.

Posted by MahaaFoodie on 07/10/2014 at 4:07 PM

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