“A Chef’s Life” Viewing Party

By Sarah Mausert On Sunday, September 10, at 3:30 PM, the Carolina Theater in downtown Durham will host a season 5 premiere party for the PBS docuseries, “A Chef’s Life.”   The show centers around Vivian Howard and her husband Ben Knight as they operate their restaurant, The Chef and the Farmer in Kinston.  Each episode highlights a different ingredient as Howard strives to create unique … Continue reading “A Chef’s Life” Viewing Party

La Farm Bakery Has a New Production Facility

By Sarah Mausert Are you a fan of La Farm Bakery?  If so, anticipate new and exciting things from the popular Cary bakery.  If you are not yet, I do not think it would take more than a few bites of some of their delicious breads and pastries to convert you.  The bakery has a new production facility on Chatham Street in downtown Cary that … Continue reading La Farm Bakery Has a New Production Facility

Check out Pour, Durham’s Newest Taproom

By Sarah Mausert Pour just opened in June ahead of the Unscripted Motel in downtown Durham and it looks like it is going to be a great downtown hangout spot.  This is the fourth Pour to open so far; the first opened in Asheville in 2014.  Several more of the independently owned taprooms are planned throughout the southeast and Texas and there is even one … Continue reading Check out Pour, Durham’s Newest Taproom

Fourth Annual Dinner in the Meadow

By Sarah Mausert This year’s Dinner in the Meadow is taking place at 5:30PM on Sunday, September 10 at Meadow Lane Farm in Franklin County.  The event, which is in its fourth year, benefits the Leonard-Mobley Small Farm Fund.  Tickets for the event can be purchased here; the event has sold out every year, so don’t wait to get your tickets. The dinner takes place … Continue reading Fourth Annual Dinner in the Meadow

41Hundred Grand Opening

By Sarah Mausert Check out the grand opening of the new restaurant, 41Hundred, inside the Renaissance Hotel at North Hills in Raleigh, on Tuesday, July 25 from 5 to 8 PM.  There will be complimentary bites from the restaurant menu as well as free samples from TOPO distillery, Bombshell Beer Company, and Aviator Brewing. I recently got a peek at the new restaurant and meeting … Continue reading 41Hundred Grand Opening

An Evening with the Blind Pig

By Sarah Mausert At the beginning of May, I went to the Eve of the Eighth dinner hosted by the Blind Pig Supper Club. It was a release party for the details about October’s upcoming Terra Vita Food and Drink Festival. In case you missed my previous posts about these events, it’s Terra Vita’s 8th anniversary this year so the theme of the Blind Pig … Continue reading An Evening with the Blind Pig

The Boiled Peanut Hour Comes to Durham

By Sarah Mausert Brothers Matt and Ted Lee are bringing their live show, The Boiled Peanut Hour: A Live Cooking Show About Southern Identities to the Reynolds Industries Theater on the Duke campus during the American Dance Festival on Sunday, July 9th at 7PM.  The show debuted in Louisville with chef Ed Lee; the local production will feature Durham’s own Andrea Reusing (The Durham Hotel … Continue reading The Boiled Peanut Hour Comes to Durham