Lifestyles: Food

Jul. 28, 2015 @ 01:48 PM

A thirst-quenching, no sugar lemonade

            No surprise: it's almost August and it's hot.

            Everyone's thirsty and we all turn to a variety of thirst quenchers; some turn to a cold beer, some iced tea and others a cold soda.

Jul. 28, 2015 @ 08:53 AM

Restaurant inspections

Durham Restaurant Inspections

Week of July 12 - July 19


Jul. 28, 2015 @ 08:49 AM

Warts and all – and truffles

     When I was originally asked to write this weekly column, there were only two requirements.


     It had to be about food in some manner, and it had to be true.


Jul. 21, 2015 @ 08:58 AM

Hail to the chief’s wife

     If I’d gotten into a different checkout line, it wouldn’t have happened.

Jul. 21, 2015 @ 08:38 AM

Food Buzz: New location for Happy+Hale

Happy+Hale, a restaurant focusing on salads and cold-pressed juices, will be opening its second location at 703 Ninth St. in Durham.

Jul. 14, 2015 @ 10:17 AM

Food Buzz: Restaurant group offering 30 percent discount

Throughout the month of July, Eschelon Experiences restaurants will be running a promotion to encourage customers to keep their receipts and get a 30 percent discount at another of the group’s restaurants.

Jul. 14, 2015 @ 09:03 AM

Mother and child reunion

     Some people think it’s wrong and wicked.


     I don’t agree.  Although it may be kind of unusual, the combination works.  There is a natural affinity.


     I’m talking about eating chicken and eggs together.

Jul. 14, 2015 @ 08:51 AM

Feel free to fix

I'm sure you've heard this more than once: "If it ain't broken, don't fix it." That basic adage can be applied to many things, including recipes.

Jul. 07, 2015 @ 02:58 PM

Restaurant Inspections

Durham Restaurant Inspections

Week of June 22-26

Jul. 07, 2015 @ 10:25 AM

Food Buzz: Shandy month

Throughout the month of July, Fullsteam Brewery will be offering shandies in 23-ounce pours, along with several events with item giveaways.

Jul. 07, 2015 @ 08:30 AM

In the Dog House

  We went over to see The Kid’s new apartment.


     The take-out was on us so we chose a long-time favorite.  A place where the food is consistently delicious and we could get grub that was quick and easy to buy, but messy and time consuming to prepare at home.

Jul. 03, 2015 @ 04:54 PM

‘FIRST CLASS PARTY’: Festival for the Eno opens 2-day run

In a way, Trey Smith grew up at Durham’s West Point on the Eno park. Smith, 26, started helping his grandfather, Charlie Metts of Durham, set up his concession stand when he was 10. So the festival is almost like a second home to him. “I’ve been doing this since I could stand up and get splattered with grease,” Smith said Friday while setting up the Charlie’s Foods stand Friday. The Festival for the Eno begins its two-day run Saturday, July 4.

Jul. 01, 2015 @ 02:28 PM

A flavorful recipe for fresh shrimp

At a young age I didn't like shrimp very much. Fortunately my Mom didn't either, so I didn't hear the dreaded: "You can't leave the dinner table until you clean your plate."

Jun. 30, 2015 @ 06:43 PM

AI chefs lay some ‘sugar’ on The Rolling Stones

At around 9 Wednesday night, July 1, The Rolling Stones will take the stage at Carter-Finley Stadium following opening act The Avett Brothers, and the Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham’s Culinary School is more than ready to feed them.

Jun. 30, 2015 @ 02:43 PM

Food Buzz: Mesa Latin Kitchen to replace Gregoria’s

A new restaurant concept will replace Gregoria’s Cuban Steakhouse at 2701 Hillsborough Road.