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24 November, 2014

Mac and Cheese Night #6: Paragon

Mac and Cheese Night #6: Paragon
Comments : 1 Posted in : Dining in San Francisco - CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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For my sixth Mac and Cheese Night, the husband and I went a little upscale, heading to Paragon right outside AT&T Park. That picture reminds me that I wish we’d sat outside, but I had suspected it would get chilly so outside seemed the less desirable option. But it never did get chilly, and inside,
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22 April, 2014

Sidebar

Sidebar
Posted in : Bourbon, Dining in Oakland - CA, Restaurants, Spirits on by : The Gourmez
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Sidebar is an upscale, Nouveau American joint along the Grand Avenue side of Lake Merritt. Its website boasts Mediterranean, seasonal, local, and comfort foods among its qualifications, so think dressed up French fries, with smoked paprika in Sidebar’s case, and quality meats served with fresh pickled veggies and relishes. I went at lunch. The menu
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24 December, 2012

Nonfiction Bragging: Guest Post for the LoMo Market

Posted in : Announcements, Beverage, Cocktail Recipes, Product Reviews, Writing on by : The Gourmez
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Nonfiction Bragging: Guest Post for the LoMo Market A few weeks back, I did some cocktail experimentation for the LoMo Market, and I didn’t have the chance until now to link you all to the post on it. It was a lot of fun, and I love when I get the chance to prove I’ve
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21 December, 2012

The Sustainable Classroom #4: Wine and Cheese

Posted in : Events, Travel, Travel Guide for Chapel Hill, NC, Wine on by : The Gourmez
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The Sustainable Classroom: Wine and Cheese The trio of organizers for my final session at the Sustainable Classroom, a day of intensive discussion and tasting of sustainable foods at TerraVITA 2012, knew their crowd. They knew we were seasoned foodies; the concept of pairing cheese and wine was not revolutionary to us, though it will
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16 November, 2012

TerraVITA 2012 Media Farm Tour: Final Stop, Coon Rock Farm

Posted in : Events, Travel, Travel Guide for Chapel Hill, NC on by : The Gourmez
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It was a whirlwind day on the media farm tour, but our last stop still arrived sooner than expected. I may have been lulled into laziness by the delicious food at Boxcarr, the previous stop. Coon Rock Farm was our final destination, and it’s owned by Richard Holcomb and Jamie DeMent. The farm is organic,
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10 January, 2011

The Old Ceremony @ Motorco

Comments : 1 Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Durham - NC, Bourbon on by : The Gourmez
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The Old Ceremony Motorco Central Park District, Durham $6 As you can see, I’m not talking the band here, which I happen to love, but the shooter named after them by Motorco. The first time I went to Motorco, I thought naming shots—there’s no cocktail list here, just fancy shots—after local bands was a fun
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20 August, 2010

White Satin @ Bahama Breeze

Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Raleigh - NC on by : The Gourmez
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White Satin Bahama Breeze, Raleigh Website This drink started out very, very well. It’s a delicious combination of coconut rum, Cointreau, coconut milk, and just a hint of ginger. Served in a large martini glass, the first half of the drink was a heavenly blend of those elements, with the orange and ginger flavors highlighting
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21 June, 2010

Eastern Shore @ Blu Seafood (Durham)

Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Durham - NC on by : The Gourmez
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Eastern Shore Blu Seafood and Bar Website My restaurant review Eastern Shore is made from Pimm’s, lemon juice, cucumber slices, ginger-lemongrass syrup, and a splash of ginger ale. All of those flavors come together to create a vibrant cocktail that’s worth your money. Interestingly, the cucumbers seemed to be only a garnish, but their flavor
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