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You Scream, I Scream…

We all scream at/for Cicada Ice Cream!




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Axis of Cool

Raleigh featured in The Scene section of The New York Times’ T Magazine. Did I downgrade by moving to D.C.?

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Raleigh’s own Char-Grill was featured on Serious Eats! According to the article, “The soft, airy bun holds the smoky double stack perfectly, the viscous cheese and snappy slaw adding the perfect amounts of creaminess and crunch.” I don’t know about that, but I do know that you will find a lot more yuppies in line at Char-Grill thanks to this article.

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Will This Work?

What if your favorite restaurant stopped listing prices on the menu? Instead customers pay the price they deem appropriate. Panera, of all places, has adopted this as their community outreach strategy.

Panera, according to a recent NY Times article,  “…began refusing payments from customers…and politely asked them instead to ‘take what you need, leave your fair share’ in wood-and-plexiglass lockboxes.” This is a part of a program to provide affordable (or even free) food to those in need. The hope is that those who can afford the food will put in a surplus.

The article is interesting because it highlights similar programs that have either worked or simply fed the already well fed. Personally, I can’t see a franchise like Panera keeping this up for very long.

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Dan graduated with his Ph.D. last weekend! We had a blast celebrating the end of 8 years of higher education with family and friends. Photos of the festivities are on the Flickr page. Cooking adventures to resume next weekend.

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Durham: No Longer Scruffy

The NY Times recognized Durham, NC in today’s Dining & Wine section! I’m embarrased to say that I haven’t visited any of the restaurants mentioned in the article. Regardless, it is a testament to how much that area has changed over the past 10 years.

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Chipotle tastes fantastic after a triathlon…

I just finished my second sprint triathlon, which was followed by a satisfying meal of Chipotle and ice cream. More photos are on my Flickr page.

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