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4 February, 2014

Tartine Bakery

Posted in : Dining in San Francisco, CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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It’s always refreshing to find a place that lives up to the hype, and Tartine Bakery qualifies. One of my North Carolina food-writing friends was visiting California (check Kristen out at GadaboutFood!), and she invited me along to try this small bakery in the Mission District that has made a million top ten lists for
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7 January, 2014

A Foodie Day Trip on Treasure Island

Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, Travel, Travel Guide for San Francisco, CA on by : The Gourmez
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On the last full weekend of every month, the Treasure Island flea market takes place. It is a great excuse to check out Treasure Island for foodies, because the flea market brings a lot of food trucks with it to what is otherwise a barren land for munchies. But it’s never a barren land for
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26 July, 2013

Poole’s Downtown Diner

Posted in : Bars in the Research Triangle of NC, Cocktails, Spirits, Bars, Dining in Raleigh, NC, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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Poole’s Downtown Diner 426 McDowell Street Downtown Raleigh Website Entrees: $19-22 This highly praised foodie haven from Raleigh celebrity chef Ashley Christiansen was Number #1 on my must list for places to try before leaving the Triangle. And I am super glad I did. It’s a foodie haven for a reason. But I was surprised
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8 July, 2013

Triangle Foodie Happenings

Posted in : Cocktails, Spirits, Bars, Coffee Shops, Events, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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It’s time for another Triangle Foodie Happening post, in large part because Dishcrawl is going crazy in the Bull City this week! What is Dishcrawl? It is a nationwide company that puts together one night events with the goal of focusing on a city or neighborhood’s cuisines. If you are thinking food tourism, you are
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19 June, 2013

Triangle Foodie Happenings

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The exciting events for Triangle-based foodies are piling up yet again! Honestly, I’m not sure they ever stop piling — we seem to support an awful lot of delishness for a relatively small metro area. I think that means all us eaters deserve a round of applause … or of digestives. Ouzo, anyone? I’ve cherry-picked
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6 May, 2013

Charlottesville Blogging: Dinner at Mas

Posted in : Bars in Charlottesville, VA, Cocktails, Spirits, Bars, Dining in Charlottesville, VA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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Last year, Ben and I spent a weekend in Charlottesville, VA, which I blogged about previously here, here, and here. We happened to pick the weekend a derecho hit the East Coast, which is only relevant to this blog because we got a free hotel stay from that natural disaster. Yay? I use the question
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29 April, 2013

Triangle Foodie Happenings

Posted in : Cocktails, Spirits, Bars, Events on by : The Gourmez
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Time for another installment of Triangle Foodie Happenings! These are events coming up in the next week that I wish I could make, but hopefully you can! We really do have a ridiculous amount of foodie fun options in this area. Spanish Wine Dinner with Laurence Vuelta at Jujube! 4/30, 7 pm, $47. Jujube’s wine
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22 February, 2013

Black Tie and Tail Ball Reminder!

Posted in : Events, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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Hey folks, just posting a reminder about the Black Tie & Tails Ball for those of you interested! I won’t be making it there, which is probably good because I need Saturday night to prepare for my annual Oscar party, but I wish I could join in for this great fundraiser. Here’s what I posted
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22 January, 2013

Triangle Foodie Happenings: 2013 Black Tie and Tails Ball

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About a year and a half ago, I visited the the Carolina Tiger Rescue in Pittsboro. They are an excellent nonprofit organization that provides homes for big cats that have been abandoned or abused, whether they are reclaimed from a zoo or given up by owners who can no longer care for the exotic creatures.
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27 April, 2012

Triangle Foodie Happenings

Comments : 1 Posted in : Events on by : The Gourmez
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It has been too long since I’ve posted on upcoming Triangle foodie happenings! Apologies galore to those of you who e-mailed me events over the past few months. I’ve been busy! Busy is a good thing, right? Anyhow, I’ve got a list of fun events to share with you all, in order of which is
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