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

Get Inspired by Peppers at the 9th Annual Pepper Festival

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

Cookbooks to Drool Over, and a giveaway too!!

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!!

A Day at the Derby at Washington Duke

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” Battle Triggerfish Recap, Chef Miner vs Chef Brian

“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

Meet Your “Fire on the Rock” Chefs, Battle 4

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