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28 August, 2014

WBC14: Bridlewood Estate Excursion

WBC14: Bridlewood Estate Excursion
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As I wrote in my thoughts on the 2014 Wine Bloggers Conference (WBC14), the overall value of the conference is one of the biggest reasons I’d consider going again in the future. And nothing can illustrate that better than the one additional excursion I attended the afternoon after WBC14 closed: the Bridlewood Estate Excursion. For
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22 May, 2013

State of the Blog

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I’m moving to California. There is no set “when” yet, but if all goes well after listing our house next week, it will be sometime in August.  There is no set “where” yet, but if all goes well with Ben’s employment options, it will be in the Bay Area, with LA as a second choice.
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7 December, 2012

The Sustainable Classroom: Practical Vs. Purist

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The Sustainable Classroom: Practical Vs. Purist  It’s been a while since I’ve had the chance to blog. That’s what a vacation in New Orleans will do for you. But I’m back, and I have a few more posts coming your way from the TerraVITA 2012 food and wine festival. This one is a summary of
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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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16 November, 2012

The Sustainable Classroom: Coffee & Chocolate

Posted in : Chocolatiers, Coffee Shops, Coffee Shops in Chapel Hill - NC, Coffee Shops in Raleigh - NC, Events, Grab and Go on by : The Gourmez
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The Sustainable Classroom: Coffee & Chocolate As part of my whirlwind weekend at TerraVITA 2012, I participated in the Sustainable Classroom on a free press pass. Each of the four sessions I attended was jam-packed with information and tasting experiences. There is no way I can share everything I learned with you, so instead, I’m
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28 September, 2012

Triangle Foodie Happenings: TerraVITA Coming Soon!

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One of the largest foodie events is the Triangle is coming up in Chapel Hill in a month, TerraVITA! It takes place over three days, November 1-3, 2012. TerraVITA features “some of the finest biodynamic and organically grown wines and microbrews in the world with some of the very best North Carolina chefs, known and
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18 September, 2012

Carolina Inn’s Welcome to Chef James Clark

Posted in : Dining in Chapel Hill - NC, Events, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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Last Thursday, I was invited along with a banquet hall’s worth of other food media and industry folks and Carolina Inn sponsors, to a complimentary event welcoming Chef James Clark to the Carolina Inn. Chef Clark took up the role of executive chef for the Carolina Crossroads restaurant in June. Per the press release, he’s
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12 April, 2011

Tribeca Tavern

Posted in : Dining in Cary - NC, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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Tribeca Tavern 500 Ledgestone Way Cary Website $9–$15 Tribeca Tavern, mainly a burger and sports venue, is an impressive view from the outside. It dominated the entry to this cute shopping center. There are two floors inside with lots of space and outdoor dining, too. Televisions are everywhere, including small ones in individual booths. The
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17 December, 2010

Market Restaurant *RELOCATED*

Posted in : Dining in Raleigh - NC, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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Market Restaurant *NOTE: RELOCATING as of 10/1/13* 938 North Blount Street Mordecai, Raleigh Website Lunch: $6—$11 Dinner: $6—$18 Market is a newer restaurant on the Raleigh food scene. They focus on using all natural products and on sustainability in all areas, from where they get their ingredients to how they run the restaurant. They’ve been
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20 October, 2010

TerraVITA: The First Biodynamic and Sustainable Food and Drink Fair of the Southeast

Posted in : Events, Restaurants, Travel, Travel Guide for Chapel Hill, NC on by : The Gourmez
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TerraVITA is the brainchild of Colleen Minton, who planned this big tent event to help promote better and more natural food and drink movements. The first was held this past Saturday at Southern Village in Chapel Hill and brought in regional restaurants with similar philosophies and wine and beer distributors from further afield. In line
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