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The South Rises Again

Why is Southern cuisine so up in our grill all of a sudden?

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 15, 2014
There seems to be a whole new infiltration of Southern restaurants and barbecue joints into the Queen City, but somehow it feels different — fresher and lighter.
  

OTR’s Asian Food Fest Connects Cultures

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Nothing bridges cultural gaps better than sharing a meal together. Food does far more than nourish the body — it tells the story of who we are, where we’ve been, our trials and tribulations and, most importantly, does so in a most delightful way.  

Event: Asian Food Fest

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2014
More than a dozen vendors will provide unique dishes from their countries of origin for Asian Food Fest in Washington Park.  

Easy Etiquette

Advice from the Front of House for enjoying a dignified dining experience

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 26, 2014
It makes total sense. You spend your hard-earned money on a meal out, so everything should be your way or the highway, right? Well, not so fast, hot shot. While it’s true that you should expect the   

Food Trends from NYC’s Fancy Food Show

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Imagine being a wholesale buyer faced with more than 760,000-square-feet of merchandise shown at last month’s 60th annual Specialty Food Association’s Fancy Food Show (June 29-July 1), and you might start to feel a bit more inspired.  

Pick a Picnic

Six local parks and nearby places to fill your basket

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 15, 2014
As the sultry, sticky summer days settle in with a vengeance, it might seem all too easy to meet your hunger and entertainment needs by hanging out on the couch in the air-conditioned comfort of your home and ordering pizza — nobody wants to be chained to a hot stove in this weather.   
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Maribelle’s eat+drink to Host Fourth 'Food Fight'

The eatery's popular cook-against-cook comp returns

{CommentsCant} · Friday, July 11, 2014
The fourth round of Food Fight at Maribelle’s eat+drink is coming up at 6 p.m. on July 14. 
This live, Chopped-style competition was started by Maribelle’s chef/owner Mike Florea to create and maintain camaraderie between restaurant professionals and the public alike. Anyone is welcome to participate. If you would like the opportunity to compete, simply inform the door attendant...  

Happy Chicks Bakery (Feature)

Happy Chicks vegan bakery opens a brick-and-mortar shop in Northside

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Happy Chicks Bakery owners Jessica Bechtel and Jana Douglass met in 2001 while working together as exhibit designers at a local landmark. It was not a pleasant work environment; the pair was referred to as, “The Painter Chicks,” and it wasn’t a term of endearment.   

Kids in the Kitchen

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 17, 2014
By now, the staggeringly high childhood obesity rates in this country should come as a surprise to no one, and neither should the health issues that go hand-in-hand with what’s become the most common chronic childhood disease, affecting more than 30 percent of children in the U.S.   

Bluegrass for Babies' Midsummer Harvest (Feature)

Bluegrass for Babies’ Midsummer Harvest supports children’s environmental health research

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 11, 2014
On their day off, most chefs would prefer relaxing at home as opposed to slaving over a piping hot grill on a steamy summer day.