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May. 11, 2014 @ 05:25 PM

Free Cone Day at Northgate: The Haagen-Dazs/Planet Smoothie location at Northgate Mall is offering a free single scoop of ice cream from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday for a Free Cone Day event.

There is no purchase necessary. Haagen Dazs/Planet Smoothie is in the food court at Northgate, which is at 1058 W. Club Blvd. in Durham.


Fire in the Triangle: At least one chef from Durham and one from Chapel Hill will be competing in an upcoming Iron Chef-style competition in the Triangle that’s one of the competitions held in different North Carolina regions to celebrate the state’s “culinary talent and agricultural bounty.”

The Fire in the Triangle competition battles will be held June 23 through Aug. 4 in Raleigh. They’re part of the “Got to Be NC” competition Dining Series.

The competition battles are held as interactive dinners. In each battle, two chefs face off to prepare three courses created around a “secret” or featured ingredient revealed that day.

Diners taste and grade the six courses without knowing which chef prepared each. Along with scores from professional judges, results are tallied and a winner is crowned, moving that chef on to the next round of competition. 

The participating chefs in the Triangle event are expected to be made public Thursday. For information, go to the website


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