Lifestyles: Food

Feb. 17, 2015 @ 11:39 AM

New Zealand-inspired gastro pub coming to Ninth Street

Burger Bach, a restaurant focused on burgers and seafood, will open at the Shops at Erwin Mill on Ninth Street in early March.

Feb. 17, 2015 @ 08:53 AM

Warm, gooey banana bread

So last week Petey and I had a couple of errands to run.  It was one of those really cold, windy, raw days.  The kind of day where you’d happily stay bundled up in bed sipping hot chocolate if you could.  But of course you can’t (or at least I can’t).

Feb. 10, 2015 @ 11:22 AM

Food buzz

Grocers on Wheels has been awarded $25,000 from Whole Foods Market to extend food deliveries to Durham County residents experiencing food insecurity.


Feb. 10, 2015 @ 09:11 AM

A recipe for a pizza non-party

A potato salad party.  A pork chop party.  A buttermilk biscuit party.


     I would be much happier to attend any of those parties instead of a pizza party.  What is it about pizza that automatically makes it into a party?  Even ice cream only rates “social” status.  Sometimes I feel like I’m the only person on the planet who doesn’t adore pizza.

Feb. 10, 2015 @ 08:47 AM

Vitt’s organic way to good health

Carrie Vitt has quite a story to tell and the ending turns out to be, well, good and delicious.

     But it didn't start out that way.

Feb. 04, 2015 @ 04:17 PM

Gonza Tacos y Tequila opens

Latin American restaurant Gonza Tacos y Tequila opened its first Durham location on Feb. 3 at 604 Fernway Ave.


Feb. 03, 2015 @ 10:43 AM

A not fancy Valentine’s dinner

     I’ve written before about how Petey is the perfect spouse for me.


     But on the fancy/romance scale, he lands well above Blackbeard, but somewhere below Pepe Le Pew.  His heart’s in the right place, but he eschews elaborate trappings—he is absolutely and completely unpretentious.

Jan. 28, 2015 @ 09:54 AM

A sugar-free, homemade candy bar

It's been six months since I showed sugars and refined carbohydrates (even whole grain wheat) the door.

Jan. 27, 2015 @ 10:30 AM

Smallcakes opens in Woodcroft

Cupcake shop Smallcakes opened last week at 4711 Hope Valley Road in the Woodcroft Shopping Center.

Jan. 28, 2015 @ 09:53 AM

The unjustly maligned lemon

It’s a bum rap.

Calling a faulty piece of machinery a lemon — it’s wrong and unfair.  It’s just blatant anti-lemon propaganda.


Jan. 20, 2015 @ 10:26 AM

Food Buzz: Triangle Restaurant Week

The first of two Triangle Restaurant Weeks will take place in 2015 from Jan. 26 to Feb. 1.

Jan. 20, 2015 @ 08:56 AM

Open letter to me at age 25

Hey Debbie,


     So! How’s 1989 going?  I know that you think there’s nothing left to learn, but I’m writing to you from 2015 to stop you from making the same mistakes that this Debbie made.

Jan. 13, 2015 @ 10:45 AM

Food buzz

Kevin Slater, former assistant brewer at Fullsteam, plans to open his new bar The Atomic Fern on Thursday, Jan. 15.

Jan. 13, 2015 @ 10:20 AM

Bending recipes to fit your diet

If you know how, you can bend recipes around to fit whatever diet plan you're on.

     "Sure Don," you murmur, "it's easy for you, a guy who has been writing about diets and creating recipes for more than two decades."

Jan. 13, 2015 @ 10:08 AM

Stroganoff as Aunt Eliza cooked it

  My very favorite line from the original Star Trek series is, “I’m a doctor, not an escalator!”

     Hilarious, yes, but I kind of know from where Bones was coming.