Category Archives: Restaurants

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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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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It’s the Final Final Four: Get Your Tickets Now!

No, I’m not talking about hoops, but instead the just as exciting last two nights of The Got to Be NC Competition Series. Competing in tomorrow night’s battle are the Sedgefield Culinary Crushers, winner of the Greensboro teams, and Team … Continue reading

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Tickets to the Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series Battle of Champions Go On Sale 10/3/16 at 7:00pm!

  I am thrilled to announce that the 2016 Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series Battle of Champions returns to Raleigh in mid-November. The six chef teams, winners of their regional battles, will compete for bragging rights and a grand … Continue reading

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Mesa Latin Kitchen, Muy Bueno!

I was invited to provide media coverage for Mesa Latin Kitchen’s Día De Los Muertos Festival in Durham on November 1, a day to celebrate the loved ones that no longer with us. In Latin American cultures, the holiday includes … Continue reading

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Mesa Latin Kitchen’s First Annual Día De Los Muertos Festival is This Sunday, 11/1/15!

I am so excited to provide media coverage on Kel’s Café for Mesa Latin Kitchen’s Día De Los Muertos Festival in Durham this Sunday, Nov. 1, from noon to 8:00 pm, and I hope you will be able to check out this … Continue reading

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Chef Curt Shelvey Shines in Southern Pines

  As part of the Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series, Triangle 2015, I have had the pleasure to interview the talented chefs from the four Raleigh restaurants participating in the competition, as well as one of the finalists. … Continue reading

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Not Your Typical Bar Food, Thanks to Executive Chef Patrick Cowden, Tobacco Road Sports Café

  As part of the Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series, Triangle 2015, I had the pleasure to interview the talented chefs from the four Raleigh restaurants participating in the competition and learn more about their experience, why they … Continue reading

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Getting Healthy with Chef Ryan Conklin, Rex Healthcare

As part of the Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series, Triangle 2015, I had the pleasure to interview the talented chefs from the four Raleigh restaurants participating in the competition and learn more about their experience, why they think … Continue reading

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Don’t Let His Youthfulness Fool You. Chef Benjamin Harris Has What It Takes!

    As part of the Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series, Triangle 2015, I had the pleasure to interview the talented chefs from the four Raleigh restaurants participating in the competition and learn more about their experience, why … Continue reading

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