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22 February, 2013

Black Tie and Tail Ball Reminder!

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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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28 December, 2012

The Carolina Table: East Meets West Dinner

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The Carolina Table: East Meets West Dinner We have finally made it, dear eaters. It’s the last of my posts on TerraVITA 2012, which you may find funny because I passed up the Grand Tasting on the Square, which is TerraVITA’s main event. It did not take place until the day after this meal, and
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28 September, 2012

Triangle Foodie Happenings: TerraVITA Coming Soon!

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One of the largest foodie events is the Triangle is coming up in Chapel Hill in a month, TerraVITA! It takes place over three days, November 1-3, 2012. TerraVITA features “some of the finest biodynamic and organically grown wines and microbrews in the world with some of the very best North Carolina chefs, known and
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19 April, 2011

Carolina Tiger Rescue

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Carolina Tiger Rescue 1940 Hanks Chapel Road Pittsboro Website When my sister was in town a few weeks ago, we decided, at long last, to check out the Carolina Tiger Rescue. Formerly called the Carnivore Preservation Trust, the Carolina Tiger Rescue takes in carnivores in need of a home, whether due to zoo closings or
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25 February, 2011

Starrlight Meadery

Comments : 8 Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, Mead, Travel, Travel Guide for Chapel Hill, NC, Travel Guide for Pittsboro, NC on by : The Gourmez
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Starrlight Meadery 480 Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro Website Hours: Thurs through Sat, 12 to 6; Sun 1 to 5. Tours offered every other hour on the weekends I had a great time checking out Starlight Meadery a couple of weekends ago in Pittsboro’s Chatham Mills shopping center. They are located in the white building hiding at
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22 February, 2011

S&T’s Soda Shoppe

Posted in : Restaurants, Travel, Travel Guide for Pittsboro, NC on by : The Gourmez
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S&T’s Soda Shoppe 85 Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro Website Eats: $3.99—$7.75 Old-fashioned sodas and floats: $ 1.65—$3.75 I first heard about S&T’s on the Girls with Guts’ blog a few months back. I must mention that their primary claim to fame is their ice cream dessert prowess, and Mr. Gourmez and I did not have the
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1 September, 2010

Triangle Foodie Tweetup at Posta Tuscan Grille 8.27.10

Posted in : Dining in Raleigh, NC, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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This is the second Triangle-area foodie tweetup that Andrea Weigl (@andreaweigl), food writer for the News and Observer, and Johanna Kramer of local foodie renown (@durhamfoodie and seriously, she’ everywhere!) have put together. This time, they opted for a more formal foodie setup, appealing to those of us that love a prix fixe meal with
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