Category Archives: Restaurants

Beans and bread

 Includes: Lantern, Chapel Hill, N.C. and Watts Grocery, Durham, N.C. I am, once again, woefully behind in my blogging. My keyboard just can’t keep up with my mouth! First, a cherries confession Well, guess what? The liquored-up cherries I made … Continue reading

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Mountain magic

Ahhhhh … Asheville, my favorite North Carolina spot. My soul’s at home in the mountains, and Asheville’s a growing, funky, eclectic town with a nice food scene. And my daughter has relocated there, so I have plenty of excuses now … Continue reading

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Farewell, Magnolia Grill

Why oh why did I never get around to eating at Durham’s venerable Magnolia Grill until its very last month in operation? I don’t really need to ask — I know my rationale all too well. I’ve found that many … Continue reading

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In praise of Raleigh

Includes: American Meltdown food truck; Sugarland, Market and Cupcake Mayhem, all in Raleigh, NC Well, once again I find myself playing catch-up in this space. I can offer no substantial excuse for being so sluggish with blogging — just having … Continue reading

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Forgive me?

Includes: Battistella’s, Cafe Helios and Mura, in Raleigh, NC; and JJJ Food Truck in Granville County If I promise, promise, promise to start blogging with some regularity again, will you forgive me for my recent slackness? I seem to be … Continue reading

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Yet another hodgepodge

Includes: blueMANGO, Market, Chucks, Batistellas in Raleigh, NC, and a recipe for granola Yet again I find my writing way behind my eating — or more accurately, the time allotted for writing is inadequate compared to the time devoted eating … Continue reading

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Lent is over …

… for me, anyway. In many peoples’ minds, lent has a strong association with sacrifice. When I was a practicing Catholic, every year for the 40 days leading up to Easter lots of us would give up something we enjoyed, … Continue reading

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