There are only a few bakeries in the area that I'm a die-hard fan of, and Annelore's German Bakery is one of them. You can find their stand at the State Farmers Market in Raleigh, NC. (See address details below). They are the vendor at the very end of the line of vendors (across from the State Farmers Market Restaurant).
Eventually, they will have a storefront in downtown Cary, NC, but that is still in the works. Come to think of it, I have read about the "coming soon" Cary store, what seems like ages ago, but apparently it'...
Lunch at Bida Manada was delicious! You really need not read any further... maybe just scroll through the photos but rest assured, the dining experience will be on point if you decide to go.
Bida Manda is a little Laotian restaurant, started by a brother and sister duo, Vansana and Vanvisa Nolintha. They wanted to bring their beloved family cuisine to downtown Raleigh in a welcoming space. Sure glad they did... Raleigh was lacking in this arena but not any longer.
Art in Bloom is back and bigger than last year. It starts TODAY! 56 floral interpretations are on display this year.
This annual event is only in its 3rd year, and it has been going strong since the 1st year. I like to call it the event that appeals to all, as most people like flowers and here is a chance to view flowers that have been creatively manipluated to interpret pieces of art work from the museum's permanant collection. Get ready to see some unusual flowers as well as vastly creative interpretations.
Recently I attanded a mystery dinner at more. kitchen & bar in downtown Raleigh. The restaurant was introducing a new concept in dining where participating guests get surprised with a mystery menu and wine pairing. But not just an ordinary surprise. A few days prior to our dinner, each guest in our party of 4 filled out a brief online survey, indicating our food preferences and no-no's, then sent it off to the chef. Based on this, Executive Chef Scott Phillips, developed a special 4-course menu to please & surprise everyone....
Beasley's Chicken + Honey is one of those places that is always a safe bet. That's not to say it's ordinary. It's definitly not ordinary.
The eats are always fresh and delicious.
Their focus is fried chicken with plenty of Southern sides that are seasonal. One thing you should know when visiting Beasley's is that the menu is on boards on the wall straight in front of you when you walk in.
To the left is another board above the bar which features all the drink options as well as the 3 or so dessert options available at any given time....
Recently I took a cheese-making class at Second Act Artisan Cheese. Specifically, I took the Cheese Express Class, which is 3 hours long and you make 2 quick cheeses: Ricotta and Fromage Facile. It was so much fun! Plus end-result was delicious!
I highly recommend this to anyone that loves cheese.
After a brief introduction about the process of cheese-making, we got right down to it and started making our own cheeses. OK, so it was under the supervision and guidance of Rich Nathan. He is the owner and i...
ANSEL ADAMS: MASTERWORKS, is a new photography exhibition at North Carolina Museum of Art. American photographer & environmentalist, Ansel Adams is best know for his beautiful black and white images of majestic landscapes of America's west. He was born in 1902 in San Francisco, California, and died in 1984.
He was known to say "You don't take a photograph, you make it".
He deemed every aspect of a photo to be important. When photographing vast landscapes, he liked to make the closest and furthest pa...
Just a few short months ago I attended the TEDxRaleigh event downtown, where I heard about a dozen speakers give inspiring talks. Theme was Wonderlust. All the speakers had something of value to contribute, but 2 speakers who stood out to me were Jason Goldberg and Doug Stewart.
Jason's talk was about imagination, enthusiasm and fascination. Doug's talk was about the importance of mentorship and about taking responsibility of our own lives.
Fast-forward a few months to today, and the 2 have joined forces to offer the best of their...