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A Beacon for Casual Dining: Liberty Family Restaurant

I wondered about the statue in front of Liberty Family Restaurant. Was it a clever marketing idea or could there more to it? I found my answers in a story written by Lisa O’Donnell. Konstantinos “Gus” Stogias emigrated from Greece to America in 1972 and remembered seeing the Statue of Liberty as his plane descended…

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The Science of Hops: Geeks-N-Taps

Imagine if Bill Nye the Science Guy invaded a brewery. Mingle with home brewers, craft beer lovers, and science trivia fans while conducting fun, laid-back experiments at a Geeks-N-Taps event (no metric conversion required). Jerry and I had an e=mc2 Yahoo Serious moment then headed to Foothills Brewing for the Geeks-N-Taps Science of Hops. Tickets…

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The Bird Is The Word: Ted’s Famous Kickin’ Chicken

“I don’t want anything for Valentine’s Day. What do you want?” I asked. “Nothing. Our usual for dinner?” Jerry replied. I answered without any hesitation, “Absolutely!” Hot wings are our Valentine’s Day tradition. Jerry smiled and said the magic word that would melt my heart, “Ted’s?” Ted’s Famous Kickin’ Chicken in Pfafftown is one of…

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Eco-Friendly Flavorful Fare: Small Potatoes Mobile Kitchen

One team, one mission. Elizabeth Gibbs, Steve Scott, and John Jones of Small Potatoes Mobile Kitchen create quality cuisine while excelling in their efforts of sustainability. Their goal of having the greenest food truck in North Carolina is accomplished through several means. The most important of which is readily apparent in every aspect of their…

Fullsteam Brewery’s Working Man's Lunch

Be My Valentine: NC Chocolate Beer Floats

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching but don’t hit the panic button. Your local bottle shop and retail supplier of Homeland Creamery ice cream have everything you need to create a decadent chocolate extravaganza. We took the NC Beer Guys chocolate craft beer suggestions a step further and decided to celebrate the holiday by concocting Chocolate…

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The Captain’s Choice: Mayflower Seafood Restaurant

Fried seafood was Dad’s pick for his birthday dinner, and the Mayflower Seafood Restaurant on Peters Creek Parkway was our family’s destination. The restaurant rebuilt and reopened in 2009 after closing in 2006 due to a kitchen fire. This flagship (there are 20+ other Mayflower locations) seats 250 customers in comfortable booths and tables. If…

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Got What It Cakes: WitsEnd Bakery

Julia Child once said, “A party without cake is just a meeting.” I think WitsEnd Bakery’s purpose is to ensure more of our days are filled with parties. This artisan bakery has undergone all health and department of agriculture inspections and been approved to prepare baked goods for wholesale and private sale. If you’ve never…

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Tuesday Treats: Food and Brew Review Best Eats

In May, Jerry and I reviewed Wright Up Ur Galley at the Brewer’s Kettle in Kernersville <MAY REVIEW>. The food truck features gourmet paninis, Mediterranean pitas, classic subs, and salads. With only the two of us, we couldn’t try everything on the menu. We enjoyed all that we sampled and were looking forward to the…