November 6, 2011
Czarina Katrina … that’s what I call her. After all, Katrina Ryan, is ruler of all she surveys up yonder on Franklin Street. And her kingdom is Sugarland Bakery, home of the coolest, tastiest, most interesting cupcakes to sit in a ruffled paper cup. And then there’s Sugarland’s Gelato, which just catapults her into a whole ‘nother world of dessert nirvana.
October 28, 2011
Funny name. Serious Zest. It’s even written on his business card. Page Skelton is seriously funny AND funnily serious about everything Cackalacky, And he should be. It’s delicious and there’s pretty much no food immune to its addition. Maybe cake, but give him time. Everything else is fair game. Just ask Page and one of his new sidekicks, Greg Hirsh, the Cackalacky Kid.
October 23, 2011
Fullsteam Brewery’s Chief Entertainment Officer Sean Lilly Wilson loves his job! He gets to get up everyday with one mission … to craft a distinctly Southern beer style using local farmed goods, heirloom grains, and Southern botanicals.
October 14, 2011
Executive Chef Adam Rose considers Chef Isaiah Allen to be both his right and left hand. Between the two of them, Il Palio at the Siena Hotel and all their guests are in fine hands. These guys can almost finish each others sentences, so imagine what theycan do with a pomegranate vanilla gastrique, a balsamic brown butter vinaigrette, a port wine sauce or house-smoked bacon. I know, I’m drooling.
October 7, 2011
Jimmy Reale, Executive Chef at Carolina Crossroads at The Carolina Inn, is rolling out his fall menu and wait ‘til you taste what he’s got in store! His Southern-inspired creations make good use of local ingredients all with a tender nod toward his Lebanese heritage. He’s even put one of Marie’s (his mother) dishes on the menu. And his Shrimp and Grits recipe stands tall in a town where the dish is considered a staple.
October 2, 2011
The Meat House has everything you need for a meal. Wine, beer, sides, condiments, etc. Even ice cream. Maybe the nicest surprise of all were the local selections – Chapel Hill Creamery cheeses, Maple View Farms ice cream, Guglhupf bread, Kerala Curry – alongside their exotic meat selections of buffalo, venison, and ostrich. Join us and welcome Paul and Donna to the neighborhood!
September 25, 2011
Christophe Arnaud, Director of Dining Services at Carol Woods Retirement Community, serves 3 meals a day, 7 days a week … with the finesse only a Frenchman can offer, all while serving up a balance of healthy options and flavors. Here’s proof positive that retirement community dining does not have to be overcooked, mushy and boring.
September 18, 2011
The New Southern-Latino Table, due out this week, is a fusion of two cultures … and who to present them better than Sandra Gutierrez? Sandra, a SideDish favorite (and not just because she always brings food to sample), is as lively and authentic as herrecipes. Join us as we celebrate the launch of her first cookbook.
September 11, 2011
One fish, two fish … when Amanda Miller has a good idea, listen up! The Victus Populi blogger and her husband got tired of driving to the coast for fresh seafood, so decided to start bringing it in by the boatloads … Dock to Door was born. Go online every Tuesday morning, place your order and it’s ready for pick-up in Chapel Hill on Friday!
September 4, 2011
As Communications Director at the Chapel Hill Orange Country Visitors Bureau, Patty Griffin has her fingers in all the pies! Join us as we talk about the joys and challenges of promoting all that our community has to offer from festivals to great dining experiences. It’s more of what we live here for!