Daily Archives: August 20, 2012

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Fire in the Triad

This might just be heaven for us Foodies.  What an opportunity to see some of the Triad’s great chefs go at it in the kitchen for BIG time bragging rights.  Perhaps you’ve heard of Fire on the Rock, which has been happening in the NC High Country featuring great chefs from the Boone and Blowing Rock area.  This year, founder Jimmy Crippen, of Crippen’s Country Inn in Blowing Rock brought the idea across the state.  Now the Triangle, the Beach and Triad get to take part in this exciting series.  How does it work?  Each chef is given a secret ingredient as they prepare 3 courses of a 6 course meal that will be judged and weighted.  The winner of each head-to-head competition will then meet the winner of the following competition. Here are the results to date:

Lucky 32 v Bistro B               Winner: Bistro B

Josephines v Noble’s Grille     Winner: Josephine’s

Southern Lights v. Meridian     Winner: Southern Lights

The winner of the Southern Light’s competition will meet the winner of August 20th’s battle:

UPDATE!!! 1618 West v. Spring House    Winner: 1618 WestSeafood Grille

And here are the remaining match-ups:

Green Valley Grille v. Emerywood UPDATE: Winner: GVG

Undercurrent v. Mozelle’s

The Bistro (at Adams Farm) v. B.Christopher’s

For more information or for tickets visit http://www.competitiondining.com

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1618 Wine Lounge

1618 Wine Lounge, a sister restaurant of super awesomely delicious 1618 West Seafood Grille (ahhh…that is for another post), is a hip and happening little place with just the right small bites to go with an endless variety of wines, beers and cocktails.  You may think, “Small bites?? But I’m HUNGRY!”  No worries.  My husband and I love to eat and we were just fine with sharing 3 small plates.  Just be sure to ask your server for suggestions on platesgood for sharing. You won’t walk away hungry.  And because we felt so good about our choices, we even “splurged” on this rare occasion and ordered dessert and ended up with the “bite size pick 3.”  And know before you go, they don’t call it a wine “lounge” for nothing. Prepare to lounge a bit. This is not a place where it’s all about getting you in and out in an hour.  It can happen, but it doesn’t need to. Cheers !


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