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Yes, October will be Outstanding Indeed

Ah, October. I can see you from the precipice of September and you look outstanding. How outstanding do you look? Let me count the ways. |UPDATE | Sooo the first weekend of October was kind of a wash out because of all that rain, resulting in cancellations. But there's still half a month remaining and… Continue reading Yes, October will be Outstanding Indeed

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What Would a Localista Do in Cary this Weekend? All This.

Sure, it’s a question you ask yourself each week around this time, what to do with your weekend. I ask myself that very same question and here’s how I’d answer myself if I was planning to spend this weekend, May 29 – 31, in Cary. Yes, Cary. A late Spring Friday evening is best enjoyed… Continue reading What Would a Localista Do in Cary this Weekend? All This.

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What Would a Localista Do in Carrboro This Weekend?

Sure, it's a question you ask yourself each week around this time, what to do with your weekend. I ask myself that very same question and here's how I'd answer myself if I was planning to spend this weekend, May 15 - 17, in Carrboro. Friday night I'd leave work promptly and head directly to… Continue reading What Would a Localista Do in Carrboro This Weekend?

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Have a Slice of Strawberry Grand Marnier Pie

It is a coincidence that Mother's Day and graduation celebrations fall during the peak of strawberry season? Nope. Spring's first fruit is a natural addition to any brunch menu, cocktail or dessert. This simple pie prominently features strawberries and is spiked with a Grand Marnier to add a little something extra special to the party.… Continue reading Have a Slice of Strawberry Grand Marnier Pie

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Why April is the Best Month

Full disclosure: I love April. I love Spring. The return of verdant green landscapes dotted with patches of blossoming trees and brilliant blooms elevates my mood and reignites my desire to explore all corners of the Triangle.  For me this month lacks nothing, except perhaps ample time to enjoy all of the eat ~ play… Continue reading Why April is the Best Month

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The Inevitable Spring at Local Farmers Markets

I hope I'm not jinxing anything, but the week's weather forecast includes no hint of winter weather, not even a temperature below freezing, and we've now sprung forward in time so it feels almost safe to start thinking of Spring produce and activities at our local farmers markets. As we anticipate those first spears of… Continue reading The Inevitable Spring at Local Farmers Markets

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An Omnivore and a Vegetarian Dine at Bull City Burger and Brewery

What happens when a vegetarian attempts to find common dining ground with her omnivore friends in the Triangle? Follow my new blog series to find out. By the way, I play the role of the vegetarian. Dining out can be tricky when you're a vegetarian, especially when your dining companions are omnivores and they have… Continue reading An Omnivore and a Vegetarian Dine at Bull City Burger and Brewery

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15 Things to Love about 2015 in the Triangle

The new year has just started and there's already quite a bit to look forward to in our region of the Old North State, including new ways to eat, play and shop locally right here at home. Number one on my watch list is the first quarter planned opening of the long awaited, greatly anticipated,… Continue reading 15 Things to Love about 2015 in the Triangle

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Got to be NC Competition Dining Series – Fire in the Triangle Chef Profile – Beth LittleJohn

The preliminary rounds of the Got to be NC Competition Dining Series Fire in the Triangle are underway. When ticket sales opened, the first preliminary battle to sell out was the match between Chef Regan Stachler of Little Hen in Holly Springs and Chef Beth LittleJohn of Raleigh's Coquette Brasserie. This is Chef LittleJohn's first year competing… Continue reading Got to be NC Competition Dining Series – Fire in the Triangle Chef Profile – Beth LittleJohn