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18 March, 2014

Pappo

Pappo
Posted in : Dining in Alameda - CA, Restaurants on by : becca
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Being a relatively young foodie, my taste buds have grown up on Farm to Fork/Farm to Table/Nouveau American/New Californian/Californian or just plain upscale cuisine that uses products from local vendors and a blend of different styles that highlight the ingredients’ natural flavors. As expected, the Bay Area is swimming in options for that particular brand
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8 April, 2013

Fairview Dining Room Spring 2013 Media Lunch

Comments : 2 Posted in : Dining in Durham - NC, Restaurants on by : becca
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Fairview Dining Room Spring 2013 Media Lunch Another spring, another media lunch preview of the new menus at the Washington Duke Inn! This was the third time I’d been invited, and getting these views into Chef Jason Cunningham’s dishes is always quite fun and delicious. In addition to a free lunch, we were gifted with
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18 January, 2013

Elements

Posted in : Dining in Chapel Hill - NC, Gin, Restaurants, Spirits on by : becca
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elements 2110 Environ Way East Highway 54 Chapel Hill Website Entrees: $18 — $26 Opened in the fall of 2012, elements is a farm-to-table focused venture of Chef Michael Chuong’s. He opened ăn in Cary in 2006. I have never made it to ăn, but it’s always been high on my must-dine list, so I
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23 January, 2012

Nanotaco

Posted in : Dining in Durham - NC, Restaurants on by : becca
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Nanotaco 2512 University Drive Rockwood, Durham Website Meals: $5–$8 Nanotaco has been reviewed by multitudes of other bloggers—I’m always behind the curve in trying out new places. However, this sometimes gives me the chance to weigh in on differences of opinions on a newer spot, and the quality of Nanotaco’s margaritas is one of those
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24 June, 2011

The Meat House (Chapel Hill) *CLOSED*

Comments : 2 Posted in : Butchers, Food, Grab and Go, Product Reviews on by : becca
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The Meat House 1508 E. Franklin Street Chapel Hill Website Donna Coon, who owns the recently opened Meat House in Chapel Hill with her husband, Paul, took me on a tour of the facility a couple of weeks ago. I was excited to try out this chain butchery because they’ve opened three shops in the
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31 May, 2011

Taste Carolina Tours TriFoodie Tweetup

Posted in : Dining in Raleigh - NC, Events, Product Reviews, Restaurants, Sake, Travel Sponsored Stays and Tours, Wine on by : becca
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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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15 December, 2010

Jujube’s Bubbly Recession Wine Dinner

Comments : 1 Posted in : Cava, Cava Rose, Dining in Chapel Hill - NC, Events, Moscato d’Asti, Prosecco, Restaurants, Rose Wine, Sparkling Wine on by : becca
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Jujube, Chapel Hill $40 per plate Last Tuesday, I had the pleasure of attending another Jujube wine dinner—it had been a while! These dinners are kept affordable by profiling wines in the $10 to $20 range from the Hope Valley Bottle Shop crew, of which Drew did the sommelier honors this evening. Alas, I was
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16 July, 2010

Dos Perros (Downtown Durham)

Posted in : Dining in Durham - NC, Restaurants on by : becca
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Dos Perros 200 N. Magnum Downtown Durham Website Entrees: $12-22 Dos Perros is an upscale, yet relaxed, Mexican restaurant that’s been open for about a year now. It is owned by the fabulous Charlie Deal, whom I call fabulous because I’m in love with his Chapel Hill restaurant, Jujube. Dos Perros focuses strongly on using
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