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The 10 Best Restaurants (right now) in Blowing Rock, North Carolina

Have you ever dreamed about visiting one of those picturesque towns featured in a Hallmark movie? A place where you can walk up and down Main Street—lined with eclectic boutiques and local restaurants—and there’s not a fast food joint or chain store in sight. Townspeople are friendly and greet you as you walk by or enter their shops. Blowing Rock, North Carolina is just that kind of town.

2020-11-17T18:40:58+00:00November 17th, 2020|Categories: Featured, Regions, Southeast, Trends & Trails, Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Netflix Chef Launches New Company to Fight Pandemic

Nick Liberato is a man of many talents: He’s a celebrated chef, restaurateur, and also host of the Netflix series “Restaurants on the Edge.” The series focuses on helping restaurants in distress by performing consulting, restructuring and turnaround services in a holistic manner.

2020-11-11T16:31:09+00:00November 11th, 2020|Categories: Featured, Producers & Purveyors, Regions, West Coast|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Turkey Talk

Thanksgiving may look different this year at most homes, but the real VIP at your holiday table can continue tradition: the Thanksgiving turkey. Each November an estimated 46 million turkeys are consumed around Thanksgiving, according to the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association. To learn more about turkeys, we headed straight to farmers who raise heritage breeds and are serving up insights along with some recipes here.

Zingerman’s

What’s become an institution in Ann Arbor, Michigan was launched by two college buddies: Zingerman’s. Ari Weinzweig and Paul Saginaw met while working at Maude’s Restaurant and attending the University of Michigan. Bemoaning the lack of a ‘good Jewish deli’ in Ann Arbor, the pair decided to rectify the situation.

2020-10-28T21:17:06+00:00October 29th, 2020|Categories: Featured, Midwest, Producers & Purveyors, Regions|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Entrée Architecture

If real estate is all about location, location, location, then dining out is all about presentation, presentation, presentation. You eat with your eyes first. We’ve all been in a restaurant when a server walks by with a plate of food and said to ourselves, “That looks good!” These five restaurants create visually-appealing food that not only entertains, but exceeds expectations and feeds the soul.

2020-10-23T17:07:16+00:00October 20th, 2020|Categories: Featured, Mid-Atlantic, Regions, South, Southeast, Trends & Trails, West Coast|Tags: |0 Comments

9 Best Restaurants (right now) in Brevard, North Carolina

Whether you’re hungry for outdoor adventure or Southern cuisine, the beautiful community of Brevard, North Carolina has you covered. Brevard is an outdoor paradise. Hit the trails on a mountain bike or your own two feet and explore forests peppered with waterfalls, rivers and streams, stunning vistas, and abundant fresh air. Go fly fishing. Saddle up for horseback riding. Try your luck at gem mining. Enjoy bird watching. Paddle the French Broad River. Play golf. And so much more!

2020-10-14T18:28:27+00:00October 15th, 2020|Categories: Featured, Producers & Purveyors, Regions, Southeast|Tags: |1 Comment

Festing in Place

Leave it to New Orleans, Louisiana to figure out how to party during a pandemic. The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival draws upwards of 475,000 music lovers to the city the each year from the last weekend in April through the first weekend in May for seven days of music, art and food. The festival, which draws obsessed fans from all corners of the globe, took place every year for 50 years. Until 2020, which would have been its 51st.

Make Your Own Butter

In my home kitchen I aim to make as much as possible from scratch, but coronavirus has expanded my definition of the word “possible.” With more time at home, I’ve had time to experiment with even basic ingredients that I previously bought at the grocery store. I recently received a copy of Welcome to Buttermilk Kitchen, the new cookbook by Chef Suzanne Vizethann, whose Buttermilk Kitchen brunch and lunch restaurant is wildly popular in Atlanta, Georgia. Thumbing through the cookbook, I was impressed. It presents easy-to-follow recipes and delves deep into upscale basics of Southern cuisine, including mayonnaise, pickles, infused salts, biscuits, fried chicken, and other Southern favorites.

2020-09-24T18:57:22+00:00September 24th, 2020|Categories: Basics, Featured, Recipes, Regions, Southeast|Tags: , |0 Comments

North Carolina Crabs

In a little corner restaurant in a strip mall on the ocean side of Kitty Hawk—a small town on North Carolina’s Outer Banks made famous by the Wright Brothers’ first flight—a third-generation crabber turns decades of hard work into a popular Outer Banks seafood spot. Step through the doors of I Got Your Crabs (IGYC) for high-quality, fresh, local seafood.

2020-09-17T13:48:40+00:00September 17th, 2020|Categories: Cuisines, Featured, Regions, Seafood, Southeast|Tags: , |0 Comments
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