It is the end of the summer season and peppers, sweet and spicy, are in abundance. What better way to celebrate the diversity of the pepper then with a Pepper Festival at Briar Chapel? Best of all, the proceeds benefit Abundance NC, a nonprofit committed to sustainable fuels and local agriculture. What is Pepper Fest? “Abundance North Carolina presents The Ninth Annual Amazing Pepper Festival, Sunday, … Continue reading Get Inspired by Peppers at the 9th Annual Pepper Festival
This month on My Carolina Today I had the awesome opportunity to chat about some of my favorite cookbooks. Written by local food writers and authors, not to mention friends of mine, these are great holiday gifts for your friends and family. To watch the “Great Gifts for the Chef in Your Life” clip, go here I’d like to thank the authors and UNC Press … Continue reading Cookbooks to Drool Over, and a giveaway too!!
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club to host its second annual A DAY AT THE DERBY Saturday, May 3 from 11am until 7pm with a variety of offerings Join in the fun and excitement of Derby Day at Durham’s Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club. Savor Triple Crown cocktails and trophy-winning fare in a Derby-worthy atmosphere for the pre- race, the “Run for the Roses,” … Continue reading A Day at the Derby at Washington Duke
“Fire on the Rock” brings the area’s culinary stars out to prove their skills. It is part of the annual “Got To Be NC” Competition Dining Series. Eight local chefs face the challenge of using local foods to create dishes that will convince the judges they are the best. And those judges are you. The Fire on the Rock preliminaries continued through Thursday night at … Continue reading “Fire on the Rock” Battle Triggerfish Recap, Chef Miner vs Chef Brian
It’s hard to believe this week has gone by so quickly, but atlas, tonight is the final battle in the preliminaries of the “Got to be NC” Competition Dining Series, “Fire on the Rock,” Asheville. To purchase tickets to next weeks semi-finals go here. “The “Got To Be NC” Competition Dining Series is unlike any other dinner experience in the country! Taste course-by-course during a … Continue reading Meet Your “Fire on the Rock” Chefs, Battle 4
I’m now going into night three of “Got to be NC” Competition Dining and the fun, I have no doubt, is going to continue. Last nights “Battle Pork Butt” was an exciting evening for both team Red Stag Grill and team Hobnob. The fans were in the crowd and when each team was announced my Host Jimmy Crippen at the beginning of the evening, they … Continue reading Battle Pork Butt Recap
Finally, after months of hard work and many more months of waiting, I’m so excited to announce that Food Lovers’ Guide to Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill is available! Trying to fit all the goodness of the Triangle’s many restaurants, food trucks and more into one book is a daunting but delicious task! The book is full of great information for visitors looking to enjoy … Continue reading Food Lovers’ Guide to Raleigh, Durham, & Chapel Hill is out!