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.

100 foods in 100 counties: davidson & cabarrus counties

13. Cabarrus County – Concord – Cabarrus Creamery: Moon Pie Ice Cream 29. Davidson County – Lexington – Barbeque Center: Banana Split and Q Soup Checked two places off the 100 foods list this weekend. The Q Soup at the Barbeque Center is a fabulous hearty vegetable soup with a solid portion of their excellent…

eats: al’s burger shack

As I work my way through this list, it’s just a real pleasure to hit some of my favorite Chapel Hill spots, and to get to some that weren’t around when I was a frequent eater on Franklin St. We intended to hit Al’s Burger Shack – the location on Franklin – last Thursday, but…

eats: neopoliltan pizza at italian pizza iii

IP3 is such a Chapel Hill institution to me that it didn’t occur to me until last week that I hadn’t actually ever taken Trav there. We’ve eaten IP3, but it’s been me picking it up and bringing it home, mostly. Last week we were on a quest for a dinner out and ended up…

hot dogs everywhere: national hot dog day

Where: at ‘Sup Dogs Chapel Hill What: the Ranchero: homemade ranch, sup dog sauce, Monterey Jack and cheddar, chili. With whom: Trav Why: it was National Hot Dog Day! Grade: A. Man, I love ‘Sup Dogs. Their special sauce, the combinations of flavors. ‘Sup Dogs is the best.

eats: a week of food

Hello, food! Lo these many years ago when I turned 30 and freaked out, I made a life list, and it was full of items that involved eating. Here, as I approach 40 and feel pretty good about it, I am still into eating, and I’ve been making my happy fat way through some of…

100 foods in 100 counties: guilford county

Guilford County – Greensboro – Jerusalem Market: the Armenian Wrap We finished our trip to Greensboro by checking off Our State Magazine’s food for Guilford County, the Armenian Wrap at Jerusalem Market, which has recently opened a second location S Elm Street. The wrap is listed as “Basterma (air dried beef tenderloin, covered in garlic…

hot dogs everywhere: the varsity (atlanta, ga)

Where: the Varsity, in Atlanta, GA. What: a chili cheese dog, because they’re the gold standard of hot dogs. With whom: Trav. On Valentine’s Day. Because we’re romantic like that. Why: the Varsity is famous as all get out and there wasn’t a better place to eat my Georgia hot dog. Grade: B on the…

life list: thanksgiving dinner

48. Cook a full Thanksgiving dinner for friends and family (including a turkey in the oven). I had forgotten that this was on my life list until a few weeks ago, but damn if Trav and shep. and Clea and Erin and I didn’t cross it off like a boss yesterday. Recipes I made: Tangy…