Food, Drink and Dining

Pizza Quest; The Search For Raleigh’s Best Pizza

I asked my friends on Facebook a question - Where is Raleigh's best pizza? I received a number of passionate responses to my inquiry and based on that feedback, I composed a list and set out on a quest. A saucy, doughy, cheesy, delicious quest in search of Raleigh's best pizza. Here's what I found. NY-Style Pie Or By The Slice Raleigh has attracted plenty of northern transplants…
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La Farm Is a Taste of France in Cary, North Carolina

This event was sponsored by La Farm Bakery in collaboration with NC Blogger Network; all opinions are honest and my own. Une Boulangerie! Boulangerie is the French word for bakery.  However, La Farm is more than just a bakery. Owner Lionel Vatinet and his wife and partner Missy have created a modern day bakery utilizing time-honored baking traditions reminiscent of iconic bakeries found throughout France. Since 1999, La…
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10 Romantic Things to Do In Fayetteville, North Carolina

Although my visit was organized by the Fayetteville Convention and Visitors Bureau/Downtown Fayetteville and some activities were complimentary, all opinions are honest and my own. When You Think Fayetteville, Think Romance I know what you're thinking, "Fayetteville?   Romance?" Fayetteville's played a role in the nation's history with Revolutionary and Civil War events bringing notoriety. With slightly over 200,000 residents, it's a major military town with both Pope Air…
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Vidrio; Mediterranean Dining in Raleigh's Glenwood South PullOverandLetMeOut

Vidrio; Mediterranean Dining in Raleigh’s Glenwood South

A guest post by Pamela Brown. A Feast For All The Senses Marcus Apicius, perhaps the world's first foodie, is credited with the saying that a person eats with their eyes. In few places is this truer than at Vidrio in Raleigh's Glenwood South. With a combination of simply and beautifully prepared Mediterranean inspired food and architecture that can best be described as stunning, dining at Vidrio is…
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Washington Duke Inn and JB Duke Hotel

Washington Duke Inn and JB Duke Hotel; Two Hidden Gems at Duke University

The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club and JB Duke Hotels are two incredible hidden gems at Duke University. I’ve lived in the Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill) since the early 90s and had no idea Duke University, famous for academics, medicine, and sports, also offers stellar accommodations. Not just one, but two first-class uniquely-styled hotels sit tucked in the Duke Forest on the edge of this picturesque…
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R.M. Rose Company is Bringing ‘Fire’ to the North Georgia Mountains

Not Since Prohibition... In Dillard, Georgia, in the North Georgia mountains, there's a revival taking place at  R.M. Rose Company Distillers. In 1867, The R.M. Rose Company was established and began setting the standard for American whiskey. The whiskey became so popular, Rose Company was quickly producing their old-fashioned corn whiskey in multiple states and cities throughout the U.S. In 1904, R.M. Rose Company won the "Gold Medal"…
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