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13 March, 2015

The Indie Coffee Passport – East Bay

The Indie Coffee Passport – East Bay
Comments : 4 Posted in : Announcements, Coffee Shops on by : becca
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Last week, Marc Callado, who launched Shift Local in 2012 with his fiancée Mari, swung by my About Me page to let me know about an amazing opportunity for lovers of coffee on this side of the Bay.  When I say this is a bargain, folks, I say it as someone who knows just how
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22 April, 2014

Sidebar

Sidebar
Posted in : Bourbon, Dining in Oakland - CA, Restaurants, Spirits on by : becca
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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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26 June, 2013

Bloggers’ Night at TOPO Distillery

Comments : 6 Posted in : Distillery, Events, Gin, Travel Sponsored Stays and Tours, Vodka, Whiskey / Whisky on by : becca
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Back in the fall, I spent a few days at TOPO Distillery’s facilities as part of the Terra VITA Sustainable Classroom. It was a strange sort of torture being so close to their organic, 99.6% local (more on that later) array of spirits that includes white whiskey, vodka, and gin. So I asked Esteban McMahan,
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29 May, 2013

Bring Me That Restaurant Delivery Service

Comments : 24 Posted in : Food, Product Reviews on by : becca
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Warning! Please make sure to read the comment thread below, as many customers have reported having problems with this service in the past four years since I wrote this post. Use caution-the Gourmez, 5/23/2017 Bring Me That, a Web-based service for ordering food, is a startup with the Triangle Startup Factory in Durham. This is of
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2 April, 2013

Triangle Foodie Happenings

Posted in : Events on by : becca
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Here’s a trio of interesting going-ons in the Triangle foodie world. Two to perhaps attend, and one to be aware of, if you’re intrigued by our food-friendly community. Sola’s First Anniversary, 4/5 & 4/6, all day. Sola Coffee Cafe is having an exciting anniversary celebration with chances to win donuts for a year! Who could
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7 December, 2012

The Sustainable Classroom: Practical Vs. Purist

Comments : 1 Posted in : Events, Travel Sponsored Stays and Tours on by : becca
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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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18 September, 2012

Carolina Inn’s Welcome to Chef James Clark

Comments : 1 Posted in : Dining in Chapel Hill - NC, Events, Restaurants on by : becca
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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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24 February, 2012

Boxcarr Farms Food Truck

Comments : 2 Posted in : Dining in Durham - NC, Food Trucks, Stands, and Carts, Grab and Go, Restaurants on by : becca
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Boxcarr Farms Food Truck Touring Durham and Chapel Hill Website Dinner Tapas: $6 per item The Boxcarr Farms food truck can be found at Fullsteam most Thursday nights, which is where we found it a few weeks ago. They offer food made from Boxcarr Farms wares and those from other local farms, and let me
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22 August, 2011

Buns

Posted in : Dining in Chapel Hill - NC, Restaurants on by : becca
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Buns 107 N. Columbia Street Downtown Chapel Hill Website Burgers: $5.00–$7.00 Before trying out this downtown Chapel Hill burger joint, I didn’t realize it was so similar to Bull City Burger and Brew, which I recently reviewed. Both locations grind their meat daily and take a green-forward approach to managing their restaurants, though BCBB is
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22 July, 2011

Bull City Burger and Brewery

Comments : 6 Posted in : Dining in Durham - NC, Restaurants, Wine on by : becca
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Bull City Burger and Brewery 107 E. Parrish Street Downtown Durham Website Burgers start at $6 Hotdogs start at $5 This order-at-the-counter joint is a great setting for an after work meal and drink with friends. The long picnic tables are very appealing for a large group, and the atmosphere is nicely relaxed and neighborly.
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