NC Pork is Porktastic!

(Disclosure: I am honored to partner with the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the “Got To Be NC” Pork Promotion to bring you this blog post and recipes using NC Pork from Bull City Farm) This month I had another opportunity to work with the farmer’s at Durham Roots Farmer’s Market in conjunction with the NC Dept. of Ag. Specifically to cook and talk … Continue reading NC Pork is Porktastic!

Little City Brewing + Provisions Presents Blocktober Fest

By Sarah Mausert Little City Brewing + Provisions is celebrating its one year anniversary with a block party on Saturday, October 7, from 12 to 10 PM.  Blocktober Fest will take over North Street in Raleigh between West and Harrington Streets.  Proceeds from corporate sponsors, attendee donations, and beer sales will be donated to Blocktober Fest’s charity partner, Dynamic Water. Little City Brewing + Provisions … Continue reading Little City Brewing + Provisions Presents Blocktober Fest

The Fifth Annual Salt & Smoke Festival

By Sarah Mausert It’s time to celebrate fall so Chef Kevin Callaghan and his team at Acme Food & Beverage Co. are ready to party at the fifth annual Salt & Smoke Festival on Saturday, November 4th.  The event takes place at Rock Quarry Farm in Orange County from 3 to 8PM. The first Salt & Smoke, in 2013, at John Soehner’s Eco Farm, started … Continue reading The Fifth Annual Salt & Smoke Festival

Tenth Annual Pepper Festival

By Sarah Mausert Sunday, September 24 marks the date for Abundance NC’s 10th Annual Pepper Festival held in Briar Chapel, Chapel Hill, from 3 to 6PM.  Admission is $30 for adults, $35 at the door, kids up to seven are free, and $5 for kids up to 14 years old.  You can purchase tickets here or by calling 919-533-5181. As part of the festivities, about … Continue reading Tenth Annual Pepper Festival

The Pie Hole is Poised to Open on 9th St.

By Sarah Mausert This is not a drill!  This is what we have been preparing for! Durham is about to have an all pie, all the time restaurant.  The Pie Hole will be opening soon at 810 Ninth Street, suite 130-on the southeast corner of 9th and Green.  You can expect to hear about the grand opening later this month. Owners Young and Surelyne Lee … Continue reading The Pie Hole is Poised to Open on 9th St.

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

Social House Vodka is Opening a North Carolina Distillery

By Sarah Mausert If you’ve not yet heard of Social House Vodka, you soon will.  Three Stacks Distilling Company is opening in Kinston this summer and its vodka will be available across the state in late-July.  Three friends, Cary Joshi, Mark Mullins, and G Patel, all with experience in the restaurant, hospitality, and spirits industries, joined forces to create a farm-to-flask vodka in North Carolina. … Continue reading Social House Vodka is Opening a North Carolina Distillery