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11 July, 2017

Tasting My Way through Japanese Rice Exports: Grain, Snacks, and Sake

Tasting My Way through Japanese Rice Exports: Grain, Snacks, and Sake
Posted in : Dining in San Francisco - CA, Restaurants, Sake on by : The Gourmez
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Obligatory disclaimer: This post on Japanese rice exports to the Bay Area is based on my complimentary invitation from the JRE to the event. As I write this post, I am sipping on Ȯzeki’s Hana-Fuga Peach Sparkling Sake, one of the items in my take-home goodie bag from an informative event hosted by the Japan
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26 August, 2014

Mac & Cheese Night #3: The Tipsy Pig

Mac & Cheese Night #3: The Tipsy Pig
Posted in : Dining in San Francisco - CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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It’s only a few days until Mac & Cheese Night #4, and I’m just now getting the write-up done for Night #3—it’s been that sort of month, y’all. You’d think I’d be tiring of all that pasta, cheese, and sauce by now, but frankly, I want more comfort food bliss. Night #3 was our biggest
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28 January, 2013

Weathervane

Posted in : Dining in Chapel Hill - NC, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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Weathervane 201 S. Estes Drive University Mall, Chapel Hill Website $11–$38 Weathervane is the restaurant portion of Southern Season, and hearty southern dishes have a definite home here. Chef Ryan Payne has had a fantastic year, winning pretty much every local cooking contest he has entered. I had previously tried his food at Fire in
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15 July, 2011

A Taste of Tabla at [ONE] Restaurant

Posted in : Dining in Chapel Hill - NC, Events, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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A Taste of Tabla at [ONE] Restaurant 100 Meadowmont Village Circle Meadowmont Village, Chapel Hill Website $55 A few weeks ago, I attended my first prix fixe dinner at [ONE], a great restaurant that I loved last year when I tried it out shortly after its opening.  This dinner was thrown in honor of Floyd
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31 May, 2011

Taste Carolina Tours TriFoodie Tweetup

Posted in : Dining in Raleigh - NC, Events, Product Reviews, Restaurants, Sake, Travel, Wine on by : The Gourmez
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Last week, a group of about 40 other foodies and I took a Taste Carolina tour together as part of a TriFoodie Tweetup. If you aren’t aware of these tweetups and you are a lover of Triangle-area food, then start following @durhamfoodie and @andreaweigl on Twitter now, so you can get details on the next
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14 June, 2010

Blu Seafood and Bar (Durham)

Comments : 2 Posted in : Dining in Durham - NC on by : The Gourmez
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Blu Seafood and Bar 2002 Hillsborough Road Ninth Street District, Durham Website Entrees: $16.50–$22.50 This was not my first visit to Blu, an upscale but relaxed restaurant with plenty of blue splashes throughout the interior to remind you of their name. I found their cuisine okay that first time, a of a spot that I
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