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First Take: Get a Slice of NYC at the Oakwood Pizza Box in Raleigh

Front of Oakwood Pizza Box in Raleigh – nctriangledining.com

When it comes to pizza in the Triangle, Raleigh has been left a bit behind. While new Neapolitan pizza joints have popped up in Durham and Cary, there haven’t been any really good spots for pizza in the Oak City which has been really disappointing for me, a self-confessed pizzaholic! But thankfully, that streak of bad luck has been broken with the opening of the Oakwood Pizza Box on Person Street. Brought to you by Anthony Guerra (formally from Bella Mia, Cary) we can now breath a bit more easily knowing we’ve got some great thin-crust za in Raleigh!

Interior of Oakwood Pizza Box in Raleigh - nctriangledining.com
Interior of Oakwood Pizza Box in Raleigh – nctriangledining.com

Head down to Person Street and a couple of storefronts down from the ever-popular Crawford and Sons, you’ll find the new Oakwood Pizza Box. It’s a cool little spot and has that hipster vibe that’s oh so common in Oakwood! Roll-up garage door up front, black and white tile flooring, exposed brick wall and a counter for single diners. I stopped in on opening day and a week after that to get a feel for what Oakwood Pizza Box is doing and I can tell you that it’s doing pizza right! And it’s already quite popular so you might be in for a wait.

Menu at Oakwood Pizza Box in Raleigh - nctriangledining.com
Menu at Oakwood Pizza Box in Raleigh – nctriangledining.com

Order up front at the iPad, you can do a whole pie or do it by the slice. Oakwood Pizza Box is doing 18″ pies, red and white with the usual veggies ($2) or meats ( sausage, meatball, pepperoni, bacon $4) as extras. They’ve also got some some soda, beer and wine available along with garlic knots and zeppole (fried dough) for dessert but given it’s opening week, they’re doing a limited menu. I’ve had the chance to try out some garlic knots and a couple of pies so far.

Sausage pizza at Oakwood Pizza Box in Raleigh - nctriangledining.com
Sausage pizza at Oakwood Pizza Box in Raleigh – nctriangledining.com
Cheese pizza at Oakwood Pizza Box in Raleigh - nctriangledining.com
Cheese pizza at Oakwood Pizza Box in Raleigh – nctriangledining.com

Given how busy it’s been during opening week, it’s about a 30 minutes plus wait for a pie but I suspect that wait times will drop a bit once they get things running smoothly and the crowds slow down. Both pies I’ve tried look great and featured excellent ingredients. Oakwood Pizza Box is doing mozzarella slices with fresh grated parmesan along with basil on their basic pie from what I can tell. The crust is baked just right in their large gas oven with a speckled char and good chewiness.  The tomato sauce displays a soft and mellow tang and it complements the cheese perfectly. It’s an excellent NY thin-crust with great balance, the basil is a nice touch and adds some green to the flavor profile. I have to admit that I was a little embarrassed to be eating a whole sausage pie as a solo diner on my 2nd visit but I was counting on delicious leftovers!

Kitchen at Oakwood Pizza Box in Raleigh - nctriangledining.com
Kitchen at Oakwood Pizza Box in Raleigh – nctriangledining.com

And while the 30+ minute wait can be a bit long, it’s worth it so far in my opinion! Just grab a beer, hang out and watch the locals roll in. Raleigh had been left out of the current pizza renaissance in the Triangle so I’m so happy to have Pizza Box here and in downtown Raleigh. It reminds me a lot of what Pie Pushers is to Durham. A casual neighborhood pizza joint that’s offering up a delicious slice for the discerning public. And that’s high praise indeed, given the competitive nature of the Triangle food scene. So rock on Oakwood Pizza Box! I’ll be back soon, maybe not for a whole pie but a couple of slices along with some zeppole for dessert, too!

 

Oakwood Pizza Box

610 N Person Street

Raleigh, NC 27604

919.594.1605

 

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First Take: The Inside Scoop, Two Roosters is Dishing Out Great Ice Cream in Raleigh!

Two Roosters Ice Cream in N. Raleigh - nctriangledining.com
Two Roosters Ice Cream in N. Raleigh – nctriangledining.com

If you’re a fan of creamy, sweet ice cream have I got a hidden gem for you: Two Roosters in N. Raleigh! Located in Greystone Village off of Lead Mine Road, Two Roosters was known for their brightly colored trailer and doling out delicious ice cream. Thankfully they were able to make the leap to bricks and mortar and to a permanent storefront so you don’t have to chase them around again! It’s a busy strip plaza and Two Roosters is hidden a bit in a corner, just look for the Bottle Rev 3 sign and to the right.

Inside Two Roosters Ice Cream in N. Raleigh - nctriangledining.com
Inside Two Roosters Ice Cream in N. Raleigh – nctriangledining.com

The small store-front opens up into a bright and light space with high ceilings! It’s a simple space with a handful of small marble-topped tables, refrigerated case and large black and white sign overhead with press-on letters (important, the menu!)  Two Roosters does 8 or so regular flavors and gets a little crazy and creative with seasonal flavors. I’ve seen everything from pizza to roasted black sesame to sriracha and fortune cookie, very cool! Scoops run from $4 to $7 (cup or cone) and they offer up a handful of extras like hot fudge, sprinkles, whipped cream and more.

Butterscotch haystack at Two Roosters Ice Cream in N. Raleigh - nctriangledining.com
Butterscotch haystack at Two Roosters Ice Cream in N. Raleigh – nctriangledining.com

For ice cream, I tend to stick to the basics. It’s a rare treat for me since I’m a bit lactose-intolerant but I squeeze in a cone every now and then. I’ve tried out both their butterscotch haystack and Sola cinnamon donut in cup and cone form. They do a really nice job with their ice cream and balancing flavors. The butterscotch haystack is speckled with crunchy bits which are nicely blended in. And the Sola cinnamon donut?! Wonderfully light with just the right amount of sugar and cinnamon to amp up your taste-buds.

Sola cinnamon donut cone at Two Roosters Ice Cream in N. Raleigh - nctriangledining.com
Sola cinnamon donut cone at Two Roosters Ice Cream in N. Raleigh – nctriangledining.com

Two Roosters is definitely scooping out some great ice cream on par with say, Parlour out in Durham. Portion size is about right and service is friendly so sample away! The space is basic compared to Parlour but who cares when the ice cream is so good? And while the seating is somewhat limited inside, there’s also plenty of plaza patio space outside. So glad you were able to open a storefront Two Roosters and I’ll make the longish trek out to N. Raleigh just to have more of your delicious cream, congrats!

 

Two Roosters Ice Cream

7713 Lead Mine Rd #49

Raleigh, NC 27615

919.803.9369

 

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Friday Fun Food Facts – September 15, 2017

Triangle Restaurant News

Triangle restaurant news…that not everyone knows. Impress your co-workers at the water cooler.

Featured Restaurant News

  • And then there were two. Al’s Burger Shack is opening a second burger shack in Chapel Hill’s Southern Village next Monday, September 18th. The new location will be serving up the same experience as the original Franklin Street shack, but with more seating, free parking and an expanded menu. Check out Al’s here.

Wake County Restaurant News

  • Owners Missy and Lionel Vatinet of La Farm Bakery announced this week that they will open a new venue inside a Whole Foods Market slated to open this fall at Alston Town Center in Cary. And if that is not enough, they also announced that they would expand their original location into the ABC store space next door in the Preston Corners shopping center in late September. Check out La Farm here.
  • The Person Street Partnership shared the exciting news that Oakwood Pizza Box is now open at 610 N. Person Street on the edge of downtown Raleigh. Congrats to Anthony Guerra, whose family owned Bella Mia. Here is Oakwood’s website.
  • Saw in the Beltline Buzz blog that Aladdin’s Eatery has opened at North Hills in the former Black Cat Cafe location at 4209 Lassiter Mill Road. They also have a location in Raleigh’s Brier Creek. Check them out here.
  • Saw in the ITB Insider update this week that work is now underway on a new restaurant calling itself Hearth Kitchen, which will soon open in the former home of Zydeco at City Market in downtown Raleigh. Permits were issued last week for the space at 208 Wolfe Street. We will keep an eye on this for you.
  • Also in the ITB Insider, they noted that CO Vietnamese, which offers a “modern take on traditional southeast Asian cuisine,” will be opening before year’s end at the AC Hotel in North Hills. The regional restaurant chain, which has locations in Savannah, Charleston, Atlanta, Myrtle Beach, and Charlotte, features a menu with a focus on Pho, Ramen, Dumplings, Banh Mi and Sushi. Check them out here.
  • Just got word from Michael DePersia from DePersia & Associates, that they just closed on a lease deal putting Johnny Pavlik from Johnny’s Pizza of Cary into a new store in Wake Forest in the Harris Crossing shopping center off of US1. He plans to open in the first quarter of next year. Check out Johnny’s here.
  • The News & Observer reported this week that the Brookside Market & Pizza location on the outskirts of downtown Raleigh at the corner of at Brookside Drive and Glascock Street is getting new life. Duane Williams is renovating the entire building and has lined up a coffee and cocktail bar from the owner of Brew, the coffee shop in nearby Seaboard Station, a Pilates studio and a retro barber shop. He also hopes to bring in a restaurant or other retail for the remaining storefront in the plaza. Williams hopes to open the market before the first of October, the pizza kitchen before the end of October, and have the other tenants in by the end of the year. Read the full article here.
  • In North Raleigh, Rebecca Calhoun notified us that Wayback Burgers will be opening a location at 6320 Capital Boulevard in the Plantation Square shopping center. No word on an exact timeline. They also have a location in Durham. Thanks Rebecca! Get familiar with Wayback here.
  • And finally, it appears as if the Wahlburgers is still coming to Raleigh. The News & Observer reported this week that they still plan on occupying the former Oxford space on Fayetteville Street and should open before year’s end. Will believe it when I see it. Check them out here.

Durham, Orange & Chatham Restaurant News

Closings

  • Chapel Hill’s Sandwich announced this week that they would close come mid-September. An exact date hasn’t been announced. That is the terrible news. The “good” news is there is someone coming into that space with a similar focus on “local” and most of the staff will remain. Thanks for the last 12 years Janet Elbetri! And thanks to Kitt Wolfenden for letting us know. Read the full announcement here.
  • Reader Wendy Henderson shared with us this week that the Hillsborough Street location of Pieology in Raleigh has closed.
  • Got word from Michael DePersia that Latin Quarters in the Celebration at Six Forks shopping center  in Raleigh has closed.

Food Trucks

  • Food Truck Friday returns Friday, October 13 from 4-8 p.m. at Prestonwood Country Club as part of the SAS Championship golf tournament (but free and open to the public). Participating food trucks include: Cousin’s Maine Lobster; Red Hot & Blue; Hanu Truck; Taco Grande’ Barone Meatball Company; and Ice Queen Ice Cream. Get all the details here.
  • Food Truck Thursdays is back in Knightdale. Every Thursday from September through November, Knightdale hosts a new truck at Knightdale Station Park for lunch and dinner. Just look for it from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm near the amphitheater (rain or shine – shelters are covered). Thanks to Mark Ginsburg for the heads up. Get all the details and a listing of the upcoming trucks here.
  • Art Sheppard notified me that Chapel Hill is bringing back the Rodeo on Rosemary. It will be held on November 5th from 12-4 (also same day as the Durham Rodeo…decisions, decisions). Get all the details on Facebook here.
  • And the food truck rodeos in Durham and Raleigh are winding down, with one in each city remaining for the year. Raleigh has their last rodeo October 8th and Durham’s last is November 5th. Get all the details for Durham here and for Raleigh here.

Events

  • Relish Craft Kichen & Bourbon Bar will host their 2nd Annual Mac & Cheese Throwdown for Hope this Sunday, September 17th from 6-9 p.m. at the event space at 214 Martin in downtown Raleigh. Benefiting the Hope Center at Pullen, the event features chefs from around the Triangle showing off their “mac and cheese” talent. They will have a bartender competition as well. Tickets in advance are $25. Get all the details here.
  • Mix 101.5 will host their Savor the Triangle event next Wednesday, September 20th to benefit the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle. It will be held from 6-9 p.m. at the Kerr Scott Building at the NC State Fairgrounds. Over 20 restaurants (so far) are participating. Get tickets and all the details here.
  • Celebrate all things pork at The Root Cellar’s 6th annual Porkapalooza on Friday, September 22nd at 6:30 p.m. From country-fried to country ham and everything in between, this evening will be sure to invigorate your taste buds. Tickets are $50-$55. Get details and tickets here.
  • Pittsboro’s annual PepperFest will be held on Sunday, September 24th this year at the Great Meadow in Briar Chapel. PepperFest is a celebration of  local food made by local chefs and food artisans featuring 40 different kinds of locally grown peppers prepared in hundreds of creative ways. Get all the details here.
  • The owners of Al’s Burger Shack, Mel’s Commissary & Luncheonette and Italian Pizzeria III are teaming up to host a special vegetarian Italian wine dinner on Wednesday, September 27th at 7 p.m. Dubbed Caffe Marrone, the six course meal will feature Italian favorites paired with wine for $50 (not including gratuity). The dinner will be at Mel’s at 109 West Main Street in Downtown Carrboro. For tickets and information, click here.
  • On October 8th, from 1-4pm TROSA will hold their BBQ & Friends fundraiser. Co-presented by Nana’s Scott Howell and Sysco Raleigh, this fun, family-friendly event will feature music, games, make-and-take crafts with The Scrap Exchange, and an amazing sampling of food from the Triangle’s most beloved chefs from Nana’s, Nanataco, Rise, Foster’s Market, The Original Q-Shack, Saltbox Seafood Joint, Mateo, Piedmont Restaurant, The Lakewood, Sage & Swift, Watt’s Grocery, J. Betski’s, Rue Cler, and more. Get all the details here.
  • And on October 12th, the local chapter of the March of Dimes will bring back their Signature Chefs Auction. The gathering of talented chefs from around the Triangle will be held at The Garden on Millbrook beginning at 6:30 p.m. A full list of chefs will be released soon. Get all the details on their website here.
  • Sip + Savor will take place on October 15th. At the event all three levels of the Durham Performing Arts Center will be filled with dishes by renowned chefs from across North Carolina, paired with world-famous wineries from across the globe. Sip+Savor is brought to you by the producers of Bull City Food & Beer Experience and TASTE events to benefit Keep Durham Beautiful. Get all the details and purchase tickets here.
  • Also on October 15th from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., TABLE, a nonprofit organization dedicated to feeding local hungry kids, will host their annual fundraising Empty Bowls dinner at Carrboro’s Weaver Street Market, featuring live music along with a hearty meal of soup, bread and dessert. Guests who purchase a $30 ticket will also take home a locally made pottery bowl. Tickets: $15-$50. Purchase tickets and get all the details here.
  • It is getting closer and now (before it is too late) is time to get your tickets for Terra Vita Food & Drink Festival held October 18-21. Celebrating their eighth year, TerraVita has grown into a multi-day celebration that brings together top chefs, food artisans, sommeliers, baristas, brewers, educators, distillers, cookbook authors and industry luminaries from across the Southeast to celebrate culinary excellence and sustainability in food and drink. Their truly is something for everyone – seven different events over four days. Check out the schedule and purchase tickets here.
  • Looking ahead to November, there are two events of note and both are on November 5th. First up is the 27th annual A Tasteful Affair at The Blue Zone at Kenan Stadium where 500 guests will enjoy delicious samples from more than two-dozen of the area’s best restaurants, catering companies, beverage purveyors and food trucks – all to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill. Details and tickets here.
  • November 5th also plays host to one of my favorite events of the year – the 5th annual Salt & Smoke Festival where chef Kevin Callaghan and his team from Acme capture a perfect autumn day in the South with bluegrass, whole hog barbecue, oysters on the half shell and local drinks – so many rich traditions rolled into one singular and spectacular celebration at Rock Quarry Farm. This is a “don’t miss” event. Get all the details here.

Food Bank Corner

  • Our friends at the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina will be holding a Students Against Hunger food drive from October through December for schools in the area. Participants in the Students Against Hunger campaign collect food and funds from October 2 through December 2. Competing schools must deliver their donations to their warehouse by noon on Saturday, December 2. There are lots of creative ways for your child’s school to participate. Register your school and get all the details here.
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The Best Neapolitan Pizza in Durham, Cary, Carrboro and Raleigh

Sneaking a peek at the speckled underside of pizza
Sneaking a peek at the speckled underside of Neapolitan pizza

Pizza comes in many forms and styles: NY thin-crust, Chicago deep-dish, Detroit-style pizza, thick Sicilian and more. But when it comes to REAL pizza in my mind, you have to go back to the motherland, Neapolitan pizza from Italy. Now there are strict rules for true Neapolitan pizza: 00 flour, San Marzano tomatoes, and mozzarella di bufala to get that tender delicious, thin crust, soft melty cheese and fresh tomato flavor. Neapolitan pizza is usually served as a single-serving pie and cooked in wood-fired ovens. But the reality is that when you find Neapolitan pizza in the US, it’s often more like Neapolitan-style and takes some liberties on the official guidelines. But in my opinion for pizza, Neapolitan is the only way to go to truly understand what great pizza is about. And thankfully, the NC Triangle is starting to sprout up more Neapolitan-style pizza places over the past five years! Here’s a quick tour of some of your best options for Neapolitan pizza!



Treforni, Durham – Probably the most authentic and affordable option in the area, with three wood-fired ovens you know they mean business. They do a very traditional and simple Neapolitan pie (1 or 2 toppings) at about $12. Casual with table service, Treforni hits all the high points for me when it comes to Neapolitan pizza. Great crust, nicely charred with quality ingredients is what Neapolitan is all about.



Pizzeria Toro, Durham – The first Neapolitan pizza spot in the area, Toro does some really good pies in a hipster setting. Expect to get a little fancier with their pies and the prices rise accordingly ($14 to $18). While they still do a good pie, I’ve also got some burnt ones here which is not cool if you’re paying a premium. But a good spot if you’re hanging out in downtown Durham and want some Neapolitan pizza.



Pizzeria Faulisi, Cary – A newer entry in the Neapolitan pizza craze, Faulisi does a very solid pie and crust (mix of 00 and Boulted Bread flour). Decor-wise it sits neatly between casual and hipster with a bright, light and white interior along with some counter service. Love their pies, it’s got a snappy crust and keeps things simple the way Neapolitan pies should be. And it sits conveniently right next to Bond Brothers beer so who can complain about great pizza and beer?



Pizzeria Mercato, Carrboro – A cool little pizzeria run by Gabe Barkley in a funky little corner of Carrboro. They are doing more Neapolitan style with a snappier (stiffer) crust but it still holds mostly true. They also offer some great appetizers and entrees, do NOT miss their arancini (serious noms). Pizzeria Mercato is more of an Italian restaurant to me, doing really good za. I just wish it was a bit closer to me!



Pompieri Pizza, Durham – Pompieri was one of the earlier entries into the Neapolitan pizza race in the Triangle and it’s still chugging along. The concept and space is quite different, located in an old firehouse, lined with aquariums and family-friendly. The pies are very thin crust and are served uncut with a pair of shears. While they definitely use quality ingredients here, it’s not quite traditional Neapolitan pizza here which is fine for most people.



Blaze Fast-Fired Pizza, Morrisville – Ok, feel free to laugh at me but I do think that this chain is doing an excellent job serving up Neapolitan style pizza! Given their unlimited toppings model, it’s definitely not traditional but the crust is pretty close! And for $8 you really can’t beat the price. I love my pizza but try not to be a pizza snob, and Blaze hits all the right notes. The casual but cool interior along with Chipotle style ordering makes Blaze super family-friendly, too.

Interior of the new Oakwood Pizza Box in Raleigh

And there’s more great pizza coming with the Oakwood Pizza Box opening on Person Street (Raleigh) and PooleSide Pies finally being opened up by Ashley Christensen in 2018! As a huge Neapolitan pizza fan it just makes me happy to see these options popping up. I’ve made the pilgrimage to great pizza places around the country like DiFara, Totonno’s, Motorino, Antico and more. It’s just wonderful to have some good local options here near home! So if you’re a budding pizza fan, give one of these spots a try and I’m sure you’ll be loving that thin-crust za, too.

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Friday Fun Food Facts – September 8, 2017

Triangle Restaurant News

Triangle restaurant news…that not everyone knows. Impress your co-workers at the water cooler.

Featured Restaurant News

  • It is getting closer and now (before it is too late) is the time to get your tickets for Terra Vita Food & Drink Festival held over four days October 18-21. Celebrating their eighth year, TerraVita has grown into a multi-day celebration that brings together top chefs, food artisans, sommeliers, baristas, brewers, educators, distillers, cookbook authors and industry luminaries from across the Southeast to celebrate culinary excellence and sustainability in food and drink. Their truly is something for everyone – seven different events over four days. Go. To something. To everything! Thank me later. Check out the schedule and purchase tickets here.

Wake County Restaurant News

  • Saw on the Food Cary blog that Kale Me Crazy has opened its first location outside of Georgia at Waverly Place in Cary. Congrats to owner Jeff Hutto. If you are not familiar with the concept, it is a superfood café offering juices, smoothies, salads and wraps in a sleek, upscale environment. Check them out on Facebook here.
  • Also on the Food Cary blog they noted that Lenny’s Grill and Subs, formerly known as Lenny’s Sub Shop, is opening its first stores in the Triangle with an expansion into Cary, Raleigh and other surrounding cities. They haven’t identified their Cary location yet, but they already have locations in Asheville and Charlotte. Check them out here.
  • A quick update on last week’s news down in Holly Springs where the former Ricci’s space became Springs Pizza & Wings, which closed to become Sunset Lake Bistro which never happened. Well, Derek Wilkins (of The Butcher’s Market) informed me that it will be Cristo’s Pizza, which has a location in Raleigh’s Quail Corners shopping center. No word on a timeline. But for now, check them out here.
  • In the ITB Insider Update this week they noted that work is now underway in North Raleigh’s Brennan Station on Creedmoor Road on a deep-dish pizza chain called Nancy’s Pizza (no relation, I don’t think, to Raleigh mayor Nancy McFarlane). We don’t have a firm opening date yet. Get familiar with Nancy’s here.

Durham, Orange & Chatham Restaurant News

  •  Good friend Aziz Carrell told me about a new sushi place in Durham called Rockin’ Rolls Sushi Express located just off 15-501 on Hillsborough Road (the shopping center with Chick-fil-A) that just opened. Basically it is an all-you-can-eat conveyor belt sushi experience featuring 50 different sushi offerings. If you see something you like, you can take it directly from the belt. The cost? $10.99 per person (less for children)!  In addition, they offer salad and dessert. Check them out here.

Closings

  • Got word from Mike DePersia of DePersia & Associates (National Restaurant Properties) that Blackfinn Ameripub in Morrisville’s Park West Village closed on September 3rd.

Food Trucks

  •  Food Truck Thursdays is back in Knightdale. Every Thursday from September through November, Knightdale hosts a new truck at Knightdale Station Park for lunch and dinner. Just look for it from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm near the amphitheater (rain or shine – shelters are covered). Thanks to Mark Ginsburg for the heads up. Get all the details and a listing of the upcoming trucks here.
  • Art Sheppard notified me that Chapel Hill is bringing back the Rodeo on Rosemary. It will be held on November 5th from 12-4 (also same day as the Durham Rodeo…decisions, decisions). Get all the details on Facebook here.
  • And the food truck rodeos in Durham and Raleigh are winding down, with one in each city remaining for the year. Raleigh has their last rodeo October 8th and Durham’s last is November 5th. Get all the details for Durham here and for Raleigh here.

Events

  • Also this weekend starting today (September 8th – 10th) the 36th Annual Greek Raleigh Festival is taking place at the Jim Graham Building at the NC State Fairgrounds featuring Greek dancing, music, cooking demos, kid’s crafts & activities and of course food, food, food! Want free admission? Click here.
  • This Sunday, Sept. 10th from 2-5pm Raleigh’s Mandolin Restaurant will hold their second annual BBQ Fundraiser to benefit the Interfaith Food Shuttle. It will be held across the street from Mandolin at the corner of Fairview and Oberlin Road. They will have live music and lots of great food and drink prepared by chef Sean Fowler which has been donated by Cheney Bros. food distributors, Topo distillery, Locals Seafood, Videri Chocolate, Neuse River Brewing, Lynnwood Brewing and Mandolin Sauces. Get tickets and all the details here.
  • Also this Sunday, September 10th, the Leonard-Mobley Small Farm Fund will host their 4th Annual Dinner in the Meadow benefit hosted by WUNC’s Frank Stasio and featuring dishes prepared by Triangle area and regional chefs. Held in Franklin County, the dinner is $100 per person. Visit their website to see the amazing list of chefs and menus. Get all the details and tickets here.
  • Join host chef Teddy Diggs of Il Palio at the Siena Hotel in Chapel Hill on Thursday, September 14th for Festa Italiana, a Friends of the James Beard Benefit Dinner. Cocktail hour begins at 6:00pm on the terrace with hors d’oeuvres, games of bocce and a silent auction. Dinner begins at 7:30pm in the Il Palio dining room and is followed by a live auction. Tickets are $185. Get your tickets and all the details here – including the stellar lineup of chefs.
  • The Underground Kitchen hosts its second pop up dinner in Raleigh on September 15th (new date) at 7 p.m. Attendees will experience the great outdoors and a deliciously rustic, multi-course dinner in a wilderness-within- the-city locale. Virginia-based celebrity chef J. Ponder will pull out all the stops with a flavorsome exploration of aged meats, time-tested techniques, and truffle wine pairings! Tickets can be purchased here.
  • Relish Craft Kichen & Bourbon Bar will host their 2nd Annual Mac & Cheese Throwdown for Hope on Sunday, September 17th from 6-9 p.m. at the event space at 214 Martin in downtown Raleigh. Benefiting the Hope Center at Pullen, the event features chefs from around the Triangle showing off their “mac and cheese” talent. They will have a bartender competition as well. Tickets in advance are $25. Get all the details here.
  • Mix 101.5 will host their Savor the Triangle event on Wednesday, September 20th to benefit the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle. It will be held from 6-9 p.m. at the Kerr Scott Building at the NC State Fairgrounds. Over 20 restaurants (so far) are participating. Get tickets and all the details here.
  • Celebrate all things pork at The Root Cellar’s 6th annual Porkapalooza on Friday, September 22nd at 6:30 p.m. From country-fried to country ham and everything in between, this evening will be sure to invigorate your taste buds. Tickets are $50-$55. Get details and tickets here.
  • Pittsboro’s annual PepperFest will be held on Sunday, September 24th this year at the Great Meadow in Briar Chapel. PepperFest is a celebration of  local food made by local chefs and food artisans featuring 40 different kinds of locally grown peppers prepared in hundreds of creative ways. Get all the details here.
  • The owners of Al’s Burger Shack, Mel’s Commissary & Luncheonette and Italian Pizzeria III are teaming up to host a special vegetarian Italian wine dinner on Wednesday, September 27th at 7 p.m. Dubbed Caffe Marrone, the six course meal will feature Italian favorites paired with wine for $50 (not including gratuity). The dinner will be at Mel’s at 109 West Main Street in Downtown Carrboro. For tickets and information, click here.
  • On October 8th, from 1-4pm TROSA will hold their BBQ & Friends fundraiser. Co-presented by Nana’s Scott Howell and Sysco Raleigh, this fun, family-friendly event will feature music, games, make-and-take crafts with The Scrap Exchange, and an amazing sampling of food from the Triangle’s most beloved chefs from Nana’s, Nanataco, Rise, Foster’s Market, The Original Q-Shack, Saltbox Seafood Joint, Mateo, Piedmont Restaurant, The Lakewood, Sage & Swift, Watt’s Grocery, J. Betski’s, Rue Cler, and more. Get all the details here.
  • And on October 12th, the local chapter of the March of Dimes will bring back their Signature Chefs Auction. The gathering of talented chefs from around the Triangle will be held at The Garden on Millbrook beginning at 6:30 p.m. A full list of chefs will be released soon. Get all the details on their website here.
  • Sip + Savor will take place on October 15th. At the event all three levels of the Durham Performing Arts Center will be filled with dishes by renowned chefs from across North Carolina, paired with world-famous wineries from across the globe. Sip+Savor is brought to you by the producers of Bull City Food & Beer Experience and TASTE events to benefit Keep Durham Beautiful. Get all the details and purchase tickets here.
  • Also on October 15th from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., TABLE, a nonprofit organization dedicated to feeding local hungry kids, will host their annual fundraising Empty Bowls dinner at Carrboro’s Weaver Street Market, featuring live music along with a hearty meal of soup, bread and dessert. Guests who purchase a $30 ticket will also take home a locally made pottery bowl. Tickets: $15-$50. Purchase tickets and get all the details here.
  • Looking ahead to November, there are two events of note and both are on November 5th. First up is the 27th annual A Tasteful Affair at The Blue Zone at Kenan Stadium where 500 guests will enjoy delicious samples from more than two-dozen of the area’s best restaurants, catering companies, beverage purveyors and food trucks – all to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill. Details and tickets here.
  • November 5th also plays host to one of my favorite events of the year – the 5th annual Salt & Smoke Festival where chef Kevin Callaghan and his team from Acme capture a perfect autumn day in the South with bluegrass, whole hog barbecue, oysters on the half shell and local drinks – so many rich traditions rolled into one singular and spectacular celebration at Rock Quarry Farm. This is a “don’t miss” event. Get all the details here.

Food Bank Corner

  • Our friends at the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina will be holding a Students Against Hunger food drive from October through December for schools in the area. Participants in the Students Against Hunger campaign collect food and funds from October 2 through December 2. Competing schools must deliver their donations to their warehouse by noon on Saturday, December 2. There are lots of creative ways for your child’s school to participate. Register your school and get all the details here.
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Travel: Kindred, Dishing out Fantastic Farm-to-Table Fare in Davidson, NC!

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Front of Kindred in Davidson, NC – nctriangledining.com

While the food scene in the Triangle has been booming, it’s always great to explore other culinary delights in this lovely state. One restaurant that had hit my radar screen was Kindred out in Davidson. Known for their farm to table fare, just north of Charlotte, Kindred opened up in February of 2015 and is helmed by Chef Joe Kindred. Luckily, a trip through Charlotte was on my schedule so I took a slight detour into Davidson to meet up with friends and see what all the fuss was about…

Beautiful bar at Kindred in Davidson, NC - nctriangledining.com
Beautiful bar at Kindred in Davidson, NC – nctriangledining.com

One of the great things about Kindred is its convenient location on Main Street in Davidson. Given nearby Davidson College, there’s an academic feel to the city and you can stroll up and down Main Street peering into quaint restaurants and storefronts. It’s got a quintessential Southern feel and charm to the area which is a lot of fun. And things don’t change much when you enter Kindred. Past its large pane glass windows lies a very chic and stylish space with minimalist aesthetics. The space here at Kindred is bright, light and well designed with a centerpiece bar to the left and bricked wall to the right. Tables are neatly lined up on the right-hand side and Kindred also has a patio for outdoors dining, good stuff!

Dining room at Kindred in Davidson, NC - nctriangledining.com
Dining room at Kindred in Davidson, NC – nctriangledining.com

We are led to a small 4-top across from the bar and seated with a very friendly wait-person who’s extremely knowledgeable about the menu. Kindred’s lunch menu is pretty tight with a handful of starters, sandwiches and a couple of entrees. We’re trying to tag-team this meal to make sure we try not only what we want but as much as possible so there’s some horse-trading going on at our table given the delicious-sounding menu! After all is said and done, we decide to share out the crispy oysters, frites and Grandfather’s pickles. And I decide to go with the classic skillet burger with potato salad, yum!

Crispy oyster app at Kindred in Davidson, NC - nctriangledining.com
Crispy oyster app at Kindred in Davidson, NC – nctriangledining.com
Frites w aioi at Kindred in Davidson, NC - nctriangledining.com
Frites w aioi at Kindred in Davidson, NC – nctriangledining.com

Looking around Kindred’s dining room, I can tell you that it draws a very affluent and Southern crowd. The crisp oysters come out first and it’s a visually beautiful dish! Crisp orange-brown bivalves sitting on top of a creamy yogurt sauce (tzatziki style) and peppery Calabrian chile oil. It’s a delicate plate despite its fried nature and the crispy crunchy seafood plays well with the creamy sauce. We then jump into the fries and pickles and they are awesome! Kindred’s fries are lightly battered with a bit of dill flecked underneath and paired with a fresh aioli. And the quick pickles with shards of white onion are a fresh and crunchy bite and acts as a good palate cleanser.

Skillet burger at Kindred in Davidson, NC - nctriangledining.com
Skillet burger at Kindred in Davidson, NC – nctriangledining.com

Our sandwiches arrive at the table and we’re looking at the shrimp roll, BLT and my burger, fantastico! And while I’ve eaten my share of burgers, Kindred’s rendition is a thing of beauty. Two small, seared patties with lovingly melted cheddar, bits of onion and aioli, wow. The burger is small (4 – 5″ across) but delivers a mouthful, given the stacked ingredients. Kindred uses a wonderful sesame seed bun that’s been buttered and browned on the grill. Taking a bite results in a wonderful mix of beef, cheese and tang, the burger patty has been salted a bit and seared perfectly. My tablemates’ shrimp roll and BLT looks awesome, Kindred really cares about presentation even with its simple lunch offerings.

BLT at Kindred in Davidson, NC - nctriangledining.com
BLT at Kindred in Davidson, NC – nctriangledining.com

As we dine, the dining room quickly fills up with hungry locals and sadly, we have not left enough room for dessert but I’m sure they’re excellent. Overall our visit to Kindred was totally worth the stop on my way to Atlanta. Chef Joe at Kindred shows a lot of love for his eats and all the little details are covered in terms of decor, service, ingredients, plating and preparation, kudos! I’m already negotiating a return visit for dinner here because I feel that lunch is just a small reminder of what they can probably do for dinner. So I’m hoping to get back to that area, stat, for dinner at Kindred or their upcoming project, Hello Sailor on Lake Norman in Cornelius. Their food is so good, it’s worth a 2+ hour drive down south from the Triangle, enjoy!

 

Kindred

131 N Main Street

Davidson, NC 28036

(980) 231-5000

 

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À Bas Prix Des Vélos De Route Pour Vos Besoins Quotidiens

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Un Agréable Match De Basket-Ball Adidas

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Avec une bonne attitude, vous pouvez certainement créer un bon jeu de golf. Si vous êtes un grand fan d’Adidas, alors quand vous êtes ravi par ce qu’ils ont à vous donner. Protège-têtes sont un autre impliquant l’équipement de sécurité porté par les athlètes.

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Acheter Des Chaussures En Ligne À Dubai À Prix Réduit

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Media: The Pie Hole Opens in Durham, Labor Day Weekend

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The Pie Hole in Durham – nctriangledining.com

There’s nothing like a good slice of pie from time to time and with the new Pie Hole in Durham, that’s exactly what you’re gonna get. Slices of pie and maybe a savory hand pie for good measure! The Pie Hole Durham is the first East coast location for this small chain of pie shops (SoCal and Japan) and it’s definitely something to get excited about. I had a chance to visit on a media preview and was pretty impressed. Here’s what to expect when you visit!

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Order counter at the Pie Hole in Durham – nctriangledining.com

In a newish building on Durham’s 9th Street, Pie Hole sits neatly on the corner along with some other cool restaurants: Jamba Juice (only one in the Triangle) and Zenfish (Poke). A large concrete patio sits next to the building so you’ll be able to enjoy your pie AND fresh air when the weather cools down. Inside, I meet up with Amber from Bites of Bull City and the owners of the Pie Hole (Young and Surelyn). Tonight we’ll be sampling pretty much anything we want off the menu, note that the Pie Hole also serves up coffee, wine and beer to enjoy with your pie.

John, Surelyn, Kathcy at the Pie Hole in Durham - nctriangledining.com
John, Surelyn, Kathcy at the Pie Hole in Durham – nctriangledining.com

The space at Pie Hole is modern and hipster cafe with a casual feel, Bull City Design is behind the custom wood bar top and tabletops (local reclaimed wood). On the menu, they’ve got five or so savory hand pies ($8.25), eight sweet pies by the slice ($5 to $7.50) along with some muffins and extras. A lit pastry case shows off the sweet pies to get you hungry and they’re be rotating flavors throughout the year based upon the season. They’ve also got some interesting, modern flavors like Earl Grey Tea and Cereal Killer cheesecake for curious pie-eaters. For my visit, I decide to go with the shepherd’s pie, salted caramel pecan and Mom’s double-crust blueberry. I’m given a number and out in the dining room meet up with John (Triangle Explorer) and Kathy from WRAL Out and About. The two of them are just finishing up their feast so we talk pie while I wait for my food!

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Dinner feast at the Pie Hole in Durham – nctriangledining.com

Soon enough my pies come out and it’s time to dig in and really see what the Pie Hole is about. The shepherd’s pie is solid, full of gravy, slices of beef and tangy carrot. There’s enough here for a decent meal and definitely enough when paired with a sweet pie. The salted caramel pecan is a brilliant idea, pulling together the richer, sweetness of the caramel along with the crunchy pecans, a big thumbs up here. But the killer pie for me was Mom’s double-crust blueberry! With a sugar-speckled top crust, the pie is stacked deep with pungent blueberries just about spilling out of the slice. The tender crust is barely able to hold the fruit in and it’s a great finishing dessert. I’d have to say if you had to choose, I’d go with the sweet pies and dessert but you can obviously double down with a savory pie at about $15 for your meal.

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Sweet corner location for the Pie Hole in Durham – nctriangledining.com

I had a chance to chat with one of the owners, Young and while he’s originally from NYC and GA, he’s now proud to call the Triangle his home. With a couple of other locations potentially on tap, the Pie Hole Durham has a large kitchen, ready to supply any additional Pie Holes in the area! He’s excited to bring this unique concept to the area and feed y’all out there! And given that we no longer have any dedicated pie-focused restaurants in the area (bye-bye, PieBird), it’s an easy choice. The Pie Hole Durham will be in soft open mode over the Labor Day weekend so stop on by and check it out! Just be aware that there’s some flex as to when they will exactly be open to the public so you might want to call ahead, enjoy!

 

The Pie Hole DurhamLocation on Google maps

810 9th Street, Suite

Durham, NC 27705

984.329.2900

 

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