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9th Wonder Presents: Jamla is the Squad at King’s Barcade

Last week I took the short trip down route 70 into Raleigh with two main objectives, listen to good music and continue to practice taking pictures at live indoor music events. The music was provided by former North Carolina Central alumni and Durham regular 9th Wonder, who was promoting his record label’s new compilation album […]

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Washington Duke Oregon Pinot Noir Dinner with Raptor Ridge Winery

Washington Duke is holding another wine dinner at the end of February. Click here to see a past dinner I covered to find out what you can expect.

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The Sights of Black History Month / MLK Parade at NC Central University

To view more pictures from the parade click here Visit the LBV Facebook page to share and tag yourself in pictures here

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Rooted Dinner with American Meltdown, Parlour and Fullsteam: Carrot Chestnut Soup Recipe

I do not normally seek out meals that consist of only vegetables, but  when I found out one of my favorite food trucks was teaming with my favorite ice cream shop to hold a pop-up dinner and serving my favorite local beer, I knew I had to get onboard and embrace my inner vegetarian. The Parlour is normally […]

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Sledding, Music and Food – Durham Central Park Food Truck Rodeo

On Sunday afternoon we made it down to the massive food truck rodeo at Durham Central Park. I got there about 45 minutes before the start time because I was strapping a GoPro to Director of Deliciousness of the truck American Meltdown Paul Inserra and wanted to get it set before the action started. Once […]

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Beer, Food Trucks, Live Music and Sledding…You Had Me at Beer

I am not gonna lie, as much as I love food trucks I normally stay away from massive weekend food truck rodeos. It only took standing in a 30-45 minute line in the dead of the Carolina summer once to cast them off. The whole thing brought back bad memories of withering away in lines […]

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Learn the Fine Art of Charcuturie at Yellow Wolf Farm

Last year around this time I attended a whole hog butchery class at Yellow Wolf Farm. The class gave regulars folks a chance to be a butcher for a day on Stacy Martin’s working farm in Walkerstown, North Carolina. The class was run by Rose’s Meat and Sweet Shop creators Justin and Katie Meddis with […]

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Porkcentric NC BBQ Dinner at Cookery

Toro Dreams of Billy:  Billy Cotter thinks of barbecue and puts his thoughts onto the plate Benefiting Meals on Wheels of Durham Monday, January 13th at The Cookery 2 seatings: 6:00pm and 8:30pm Tickets are $35 Please bring non-perishable food donations along with your ticket (see below for details)! If you are a vegetarian, you may […]

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Rooted in Durham

First: Amuse Bouche Course One: Carrot chestnut Soup with cumin creme fraiche Course Two: Turnip gratin, mixed greens, citrus vinaigrette Course Three: Roasted root Vegetables and polenta Course Four: Deconstructed carrot cake: brown sugar spice cake, cream cheese mousse, honey-roasted carrot ice cream, candied pecans, pineapple coulis **Please note there are no substitutions. Thank you in advance […]

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Superfine Ampworks Christmas Party at The Casbah

With just a few weeks left until the fat man comes down the chimney, holiday office parties are in full swing. Sure I enjoy a socially awkward gathering with people you would not normally hang out with after work hours like the next guy, but since my wife is a full-time baby wrangler and my […]

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