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17 December, 2014

Frosty’s Chocolate Orange Martini

Frosty’s Chocolate Orange Martini
Posted in : Bars in the Research Triangle of NC, Cocktail Recipes, Cocktails, Spirits, Bars on by : The Gourmez
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Last week, I stumbled across this old familiar Christmas friend at the Trader Joe’s checkout line. And it reminded me that I’d made a prize-winning cocktail inspired by the chocolate orange just two holiday seasons ago. That was me enjoying the spoils of my victory. Frankly, I’m sure anyone could have won with this as
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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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29 April, 2013

Triangle Foodie Happenings

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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!

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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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17 December, 2012

Nonfiction Bragging: My Winning Cocktail, the Frosty’s Chocolate Orange Martini at the Washington Duke Inn

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Frosty’s Chocolate Orange Martini at the Washington Duke Inn For the month of December, you can order a cocktail of my very own creation at the Washington Duke Inn’s Fairview Dining Room and Bull Durham Bar. I won first place in their Blog Nog cocktail competition for my riff on a Terry’s chocolate orange. It’s
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8 October, 2012

Fall Menu at the Fairview Dining Room (and a glimpse into the presidential suite!)

Posted in : Dining in Durham, NC, Events, Restaurants, Travel, Travel Guide for Durham, NC on by : The Gourmez
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Fall Menu at the Fairview Dining Room (and a glimpse into the presidential suite!) Fairview Dining Room Washington Duke Inn 3001 Cameron Blvd. Duke Campus, Durham Entrees: $19—$30 Website As you may recall, I was invited to try the spring menu at the Fairview Dining Room last March. Last Thursday, I previewed the fall menu
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