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19 December, 2013

Food Writing Bragging: A Food Tour Through the South’s Tastiest Town at WRAL

Food Writing Bragging: A Food Tour Through the South’s Tastiest Town at WRAL
Posted in : Bakeries, Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Durham - NC, Dining in Durham - NC, Grab and Go, Restaurants, Tasting Rooms in Durham - NC, Travel Guide for Durham - NC, Writing on by : becca

Imagine my shock when I realized I never posted here on this article I wrote for WRAL’s Out and About back in May! I do try to make sure you all know when I have new writing out for your perusing eyes, but this one slipped through my fingers. It’s surprising because it’s actually one
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17 July, 2013

Counter Culture Coffee Cupping

Counter Culture Coffee Cupping
Posted in : Coffee Shops, Coffee Shops in Durham - NC, Events, Travel Guide for Durham - NC on by : becca

Counter Culture Coffee 4911 South Alston Avenue Research Triangle Park Website Free! Durham has several notable coffee roasters–Joe Van Gogh and Bean Traders make my list–but none have as large a profile and the nationwide distribution that Counter Culture does. The company is headquartered here and Durham hosts one of their several training facilities. Counter
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15 July, 2013

Dishcrawl Durham

Comments : 2 Posted in : Dining in Durham - NC, Events, Restaurants, Travel Guide for Durham - NC, Travel Sponsored Stays and Tours on by : becca

Dishcrawl, based in San Jose, has spread its food-tour wings throughout the US and Canada. Their expansion into the Triangle is new, with the first Dishcrawl being held in Raleigh last February. Durham’s Dishcrawl debuted last week over two separate evenings due to high demand.  I attended the first night on a press pass (which
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8 October, 2012

Fall Menu at the Fairview Dining Room (and a glimpse into the presidential suite!)

Posted in : Dining in Durham - NC, Events, Restaurants, Travel Guide for Durham - NC, Travel Sponsored Stays and Tours on by : becca

Fall Menu at the Fairview Dining Room (and a glimpse into the presidential suite!) Fairview Dining Room Washington Duke Inn 3001 Cameron Blvd. Duke Campus, Durham Entrees: $19—$30 Website As you may recall, I was invited to try the spring menu at the Fairview Dining Room last March. Last Thursday, I previewed the fall menu
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14 October, 2010

Corn Maze Adventure 2010!

Comments : 4 Posted in : Events, Travel Guide for Durham - NC on by : becca

This year’s Corn Maze Adventure came courtesy of Mckee’s Farm, in Rougement, NC, about forty minutes away from us. In addition to a few farm animals and Mapleview Farm ice cream, they’ve got the largest maze we’ve tried yet: 12 acres! The Welcome Sign Before we headed in, we spent some time taking pictures of
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27 May, 2009

At the Doughman Finish Line

At the Doughman Finish Line
Posted in : Travel Guide for Durham - NC on by : becca

Last Saturday morning, I actually managed to get myself out of bed by 8:00am and headed downtown to Durham’s Central Park to watch the first few teams finish The Doughman, a crazy, food and athletics filled event that is in its second year.  In their own words on http://www.doughman.org/: The DOUGHMAN is the world’s premier
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21 May, 2009

Eno River Hike

Eno River Hike
Comments : 1 Posted in : Travel Guide for Durham - NC on by : becca

My sister, who is not the outdoorsy type, actually suggested we take a hike while she was here a few weeks back.  After I got over my amazement, I decided to give the Eno River a shot as I’d never been there before and it’s only 15-20 minutes from home. We headed out to North
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