Category Archives: Reviews

Kel’s Café on Hiatus (plus eating and drinking our way through Europe)

Hello Dear Readers, I just wanted to let you know that Kel’s Café will be on hiatus until early 2020. I recently had shoulder surgery and need to take off a couple of months to fully heal before getting back … Continue reading

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These Chips Rule, No Joshing! Carolina Kettle Chips

Love chips? Specifically kettle chips? Well of course you do, who doesn’t? I am so thrilled to introduce you to Josh Monahan, founder and owner of Carolina Kettle Chips. Josh started his business a couple of years ago while still … Continue reading

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Seriously Sweet: Rebecca Burnett, Durham Toffee Company

  Let me start by saying this: Best. Peanut. Brittle. Ever. And I mean ever! The Brittled Nut Clusters from Durham Toffee Company are simply divine and after just one bite if you’re not addicted to them, then something is … Continue reading

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Raleigh’s Latest Treasure, The StateView Hotel

Nestled deep in N.C. State’s Centennial campus, the new StateView Hotel brings a touch of class to the university with beautiful accomodations in a striking setting. Recently opened on October 11, 2017, the StateView is a one-of-a-kind boutique hotel that … Continue reading

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Kel’s “Kind-of-Like-Bojangles” Dirty Rice

Tailgating in the South? If you don’t stop at Bojangles before heading to the stadium, somebody partying next to you surely has. Let’s face it — it’s a tasty Southern tradition. Crunchy Cajun fried chicken, fluffy to-die-for biscuits, excellent iced … Continue reading

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Love Flavored Popcorn? You Must Try This!

  Did you know that Americans eat an estimated 17 billion quarts of popcorn each year, and nearly 70% of it at home? It’s one of my favorite snacks, especially when I sit down to watch television or a movie. … Continue reading

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Seasons 52, Now Open In Raleigh!

When I was invited to review Seasons 52’s new Raleigh location in Crabtree Valley Mall, I jumped at the chance! I was already familiar with the restaurant’s concept of serving fresh and seasonal food, locally sourced when possible, having dined … Continue reading

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Meet Floury Apron’s Fabulous Fadia House at the 2017 Southern Women’s Show!

I recently had the great fortune of spending some time with Fadia House, the delightful owner of the Floury Apron, thanks to some of the folks at the upcoming Southern Women’s Show. The Southern Women’s Show (April 21-23) is the … Continue reading

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Craft Beer and Girl Scout Cookies, Part 2

As I mentioned in a recent post, Brixx Wood Fired Pizza at Parkside Town Commons and Bradford Shops in Cary offered a unique Beer & Girl Scout Cookie Tasting on Feb. 22, 2017. Guests received three drink samples specifically selected … Continue reading

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Girl Scout Cookies Paired with Beer? A Tasting Event You Must Attend

Brixx Wood Fired Pizza at Parkside Town Commons and Bradford Shops in Cary, N.C., will be offering a unique Beer & Girl Scout Cookie Tasting Wednesday, Feb. 22. The Beer & Girl Scout Cookie tasting menu will be available from 5 … Continue reading

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