eats in the thrill: 411 west

A Chapel Hill classic, I hadn’t been here in years and Trav had never been before we took his folks there this past weekend. Their whole menu is great – the antipasto tray was spectacular – but I do love their pizettes. This one was sourced from all NC farms.

eats in the thrill: buns

Ordered hamburgers from Buns the other night, and they were A+. Brie, bacon, honey mustard. Would eat again.

carrboro farmer’s market

My buddy Jesse and his wife Hannah own a small no-till organic farm in Central Kentucky – Rough Draft Farmstead, check ’em out if you’re in their CSA area! – and last week or the week before, he mentioned that they’d recently traded produce for farm and family photos. While I’ve traded photos for a…

life list: vegetable related

51.Grow my own grape tomatoes, snap peas, and strawberries. 56. Make my own dill pickles from local cucumbers. Check, check, check. The peas aren’t going to give me much this year, but by God, I grew ONE.

eats: the big bowl of cheese

Our State Magazine — which you may know from my attempt to eat my way across North Carolina — published a great piece this week, by Adam Lucas, about a restaurant in Pittsboro that has re-created a dish that is probably only sentimentally edible to a certain population who frequented Chapel Hill sometime before 2007….

february snow

I’m done with winter. North Carolina, however, does not appear to be. Thursday’s snow was at least beautiful.

basketball: boston college @ unc

Our second of five games, this one the UNC ladies hung on to win. It was a pretty fun game — BC has some good long range shooters, Carolina’s Stephanie Muvinga dominated inside, and the lead swung back and forth a bunch of times. I love the ladies’ team a lot, and I’m really glad…