June 12, 2013 09:25
The Fire in the Triad quarterfinals are now underway. If you thought the brackets were full of fire and a whetstone before, the intensity of the blaze has really reached impassioned levels at this stage. Fire in the Triad isn’t just hot. It’s a redhot, torrid love affair with local food and its best restaurants....
June 12, 2013 09:25
Sure enough, there’s a full barista menu at Granny’s Donuts, up on the wall among smoothies, frappes and pastries. But I quickly get the sense that this isn’t one of those hang-out-and-write coffee shops — just three small café tables along the window, all artwork supplied by product vendors....
June 5, 2013 09:26
The third time’s the charm for the third week of Competition Dining’s Fire in the Triad series. The last week of preliminary dinners between four more local chefs and their teams took it to the cow’s head in the Empire Room of Downtown Greensboro last week....
June 5, 2013 09:26
When going somewhere new, patrons should only have one rule: Order what the restaurant should be known for, not menu filler. When I went to Hops Burger Bar, a new restaurant on Spring Garden Street in Greensboro, I had no intention of ordering their pizza....
May 29, 2013 09:19
The theme for the second week of Fire in the Triad was Hot, Hotter and Hottest as six of the areas chefs battled it out in the Empire Room in Downtown Greensboro. Conceptualizing, expediting and plating up more than 300 dishes in three hour’s time takes a mighty band of brothers to pull it all together....
May 29, 2013 09:19
“Of course!” Granted, it wasn’t the worst idea I’d ever heard from Keene, not by a longshot. And that demented brain of his has come up with more than a few magnificent works....
May 22, 2013 09:17
Eighteen dishes, six chefs, four featured ingredients and three nights all add up to one incredible first week of Fire in the Triad. All of that is simply a recipe for local culinary drama complete with a live audience and a soundtrack of forks clanging against plates in enjoyment and fun....
May 22, 2013 09:17
And walking among the tables of wares at Grandma’s Cookie Contest at Independence Village in Winston-Salem — five of them, larded down with chocolate-chip goodness, roasted-nut crannies, shavedcoconut nests, stacked on doilies, placed in muffin......
May 15, 2013 08:53
We’ve been hesitant to write about the mercadito — hidden back from the road across from our other favorites Villa del Mar and Banh Mi Saigon — because the chance of getting a table is already a gamble. Lucky for you, I can’t keep secrets about food. If for some reason the chicken torta....
May 15, 2013 08:53
Barring an act of Congress, Valley Meat Company in Roswell, NM will soon become the first horse slaughterhouse in the US since 2007, when the nation’s last equine abattoir closed its doors. For the time being, the resulting meat will be exported....

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