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Announcing our June Chef’s Table at Full Kee Chinese Restaurant

Hi, foodies!

We are on a roll with these Chef’s Tables. I am just little Mrs. Foodie Planner.  We just came off an incredible and delicious, mind-blowing globally influenced Creole meal with Chef Jody Morphis at Blue Denim in Greensboro (aka Jeansboro).

Fortunately for our restaurants, but unfortunately for the blog reader, some of our events have sold out before I even get to announce it on my blog. Today, I’m ahead of the game to announce our June 19 Chef’s Table will be with the one and only Full Kee Gourmet Chinese Restaurant and it is going to be epic! It’s the best Chinese in the Triad and a favorite of so many people here.

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Here are the details!  Click here to get tickets if details don’t matter .

Folks….we’re going to High Point to share with you the BEST BEST Chinese in all the Triad. Full Kee has been renowned for its “gourmet” Chinese cuisine for over 10 years.  Nope,  this isn’t your typical takeout fare. It’s elegant dining and gourmet Chinese and I promise you, you do not want to miss it.

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As former owner, George Yu, has retired to the Sunshine State, new owner Sue Chen has helped Full Kee retain and exceeed its former glory. Chef Carlos Lopez learned everything he knows from George and has further refined and enhanced his culinary talents with Cantonese cuisine.  From the handmade dumpling wrappers to delicate stir fry bass and savory boneless duck, you’ll be impressed with this family-style event at Full Kee.

Here’s how it works:

Reserve with a ticket here and you’ll join us at our table on Wednesday, June 19 at 7:00pm. A reminder of our pricing: Your ticket price of $35 INCLUDES your multi-course dinner as well as tax and gratuity associated with the meal. Beverage (and gratuity for the purchase of beverages) are not included in the ticket price. Please take care of your server on any beverage service. A reminder that seating will be limited. We’ll see you on June 19! Come early for drinks and relax for a bit. Full Kee has a full bar and a great wine program.

** It’s super fun to attend Chef’s Tables with friends! We totally get it. However if you are unable to arrive early and all at once with your party, please let us know in advance that you’d like to be seated together and we’ll make every effort to accomodate your request. This is especially helpful if your tickets were not purchased under one name.

** Follow us on Facebook for the latest details and get in on the chatter by tagging @FullKeeRestaurant #triadfoodiesChefsTable on Facebook and Instagram. Please notify me at Kristi@triadfoodies.com if you have any food sensitivity or if the chef needs to be aware of any concerns

 

 

Join us for A Chef’s Table with Chef James Patterson

We’re going back….to Sedgefield Country Club…two years after Chef James Patterson nearly floored us with five courses of incredible cuisine. We hope you join us on Tuesday, May 28, at we visit the culinary home of one of the Triad’s rising stars on the food scene.  Well, if you ask us, Chef James has already risen to superstar status!

This Chef’s Table is very special. Why? Because not everybody gets to walk through the doors of Sedgefield Country Club and have an amazing meal. When Chef James hosted us in 2017, you almost had to roll us out of the dining room. Each dish was masterfully detailed, wonderfully delicious and expressed James’ and his cooking team’s incredible talents. And as always, Chef James Patterson will be dazzling us with a few surprises throughout the night. That’s how he rolls and that’s how we like it at our Chef’s Table. We let the chef surprise us!

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If you’re curious about the last Chef’s Table with Chef James, click here to read the recap.

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Here’s how it works:

Reserve with a ticket here and you’ll join us at our table on Tuesday, May 28 at 7:00pm. A reminder of our pricing: Your ticket price of $40 INCLUDES your multi-course dinner as well as tax and gratuity associated with the meal. Beverage (and gratuity for the purchase of beverages) are not included in the ticket price. Please take care of your server on any beverage service. A reminder that seating will be limited. We’ll see you on May 28! Come early for drinks and relax for a bit.
** It’s super fun to attend Chef’s Tables with friends! We totally get it. However if you are unable to arrive early and all at once with your party, please let us know in advance that you’d like to be seated together and we’ll make every effort to accommodate your request. This is especially helpful if your tickets were not purchased under one name.

** Follow us on Facebook for the latest details and get in on the chatter by tagging @Sedgefield and #triadfoodiesChefsTable on Facebook and Instagram. Please notify me at Kristi@triadfoodies.com if you have any food sensitivity or if the chef needs to be aware of any concerns.

foodie b’eat: Winston-Salem’s Getting an Open Market

If you have trouble like me getting to the farmer’s market on Saturday, then you might enjoy what’s coming to Winston-Salem…in what is the up and coming-est part of town.

Winston Junction Market, an open-concept indoor market, will be located at 901 North Trade Street behind Earl’s. 

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The market will feature food and beverage vendors, artisans and a handful of farmers.  David Dalholt, who also owns Sunnyside Millworks and Sunnyside Mercantile, says when the owner of the building showed him the converted warehouse space, we wanted to turn it into something special.  “It’s such a cool spot. It got my wheels turning.” Since it’s hard for some families to get out the door to a farmers market on Saturday mornings, he wanted to take advantage of the lunch crowd. “Folks can come in, grab lunch, grab a beer and get a little shopping done.”

Dalholt wanted to control the vibe and the look of the space so he and his team are providing tables and custom signage. Vendors won’t event have to bring tables or signs. Menu boards will also be very visible in the event that if you’re waiting in line, you can read the menu easily as you wait.  And just so you know, Dalholt has a way with aesthetic. His tables and woodworking are incredible, so this place is going to look great. 

Patrons are welcome to come and just hang out. Seating will be provided on the patio on top and rows of seating are provided throughout the length of the market indoors.  You’ll be able to shop for food,  order something from vendor like Wine Merchants and Vin 205 Bistro, Lavender and Honey Kitchen, Golden Rule Kombucha, buy plants from House of Plants. You’ll be able to find artisanal products and a few farmers will be there as well.

Wanna go? Grand opening is Saturday, March 30th 11:30am-2:30pm. It will be open each Saturday with hopeful plans to extend hours in the future. 

I’ll be stopping by there tomorrow to get a closer look so more information to come! Until then, follow Winston Junction Market on Facebook for updated vendor announcements and future dates. 

 

Vote in YES! Weekly’s Triad’s Best

Once again, YES! Weekly is giving readers an opportunity to vote for the absolute FAVES in the Triad. You know MY favorite category is food so please head over there and vote for your fave chef, restaurant, bar, etc.

But triadfoodies has been nominated for Best Blogger and I would love your support.  Here’s the link to take you straight to that category. 

Thanks to all of you for reading and following along and for supporting your local restaurants.

To catch the latest issue of YES! Weekly, check them out on newsstands and online. Here’s my recap of the latest Chef’s Table at Mission Pizza Napoletana.

foodie b’eat: A New Concept by Chef Tim Grandinetti

And let me add…it’s about time!

Check out this press release from Chef Tim Grandinetti and his Rhubarb and Honey Hospitality Group…

Rhubarb & Honey Hospitality Group announces another GRANDinetti project:
Dr. Brownstone’s BBQ, a North Carolina BBQ Concept, opening Spring 2019.

Chef Timothy Grandinetti, of Spring House Restaurant, Kitchen & Bar, announces today that he will open Dr. Brownstone’s BBQ, Take Out & Catering; his take on “old-school” North Carolina BBQ, in the Spring of 2019. 

The 48-seat BBQ restaurant will be located alongside the Lowe’s Foods of Bermuda Run in the Kinderton Place Shopping Center on Highway 801 North, Advance, NC.  Just 10 miles from Downtown Winston-Salem – a short 15 minute drive;  and 30 miles from Statesville – a super easy drive down Highway 40.  Convenient to the vibrant communities of Clemmons, Lewisville, Bermuda Run, Kinderton Village, Oak Valley & Mocksville.

“The family-friendly ambiance allows for warm, lighthearted and genuine Southern hospitality,” said Grandinetti.  “Step right up to the counter for top notch NC-inspired BBQ, signature sandwiches, traditional sides & Chef-crafted desserts – take a chair and sit a spell in our comfortable dining room.”  “Dr. Brownstone’s BBQ is committed to creating delicious foods while striving to make the world a more wonderful place!  With a strong commitment to sustainability; all foods and beverages will be served with eco-friendly, compostable service ware.”  “And, like any good BBQ joint – an efficient, take-away program that will feature “Curb Service” for fast, convenient pick up.” 

A classically trained Chef, Grandinetti has a true passion for the art of BBQ!  He was invited to compete on the Food Network’s Chopped: BBQ Grill Masters.  Food Network traveled to the Arizona desert for a special five-part themed Chopped: Grill Masters Cooking Extravaganza. Over five-weeks based outside at the nostalgic Old Tucson Studios, Chef Grandinetti and 15 Grill Masters from around the country participated in this captivating Wild West showdown. Chopped favorites Amanda Freitag, Marc Murphy and Aarón Sánchez presided at the judging table, with astonishing mystery ingredients and tremendously talented BBQ competitors. 

Chef Tim Grandinetti (1).jpgAs for the menu, expect an homage to authentic North Carolina BBQ and FLAVOR BOMBS that will be ingredient-driven, highly thoughtful, intensely flavorful and expertly prepared.  Specializing in Pork, Chicken and Signature Sandwiches; the menu will be anchored by Award-Winning Pork Spare Ribs, Slow-Cooked Chicken with Alabama-Style White BBQ Sauce, Smoked Pork Roast Au Jus and Classic Carolina Pulled Pork.  Grandinetti will be cooking with Southern BBQ influences: ingredients will be responsibly sourced and recipes will be steeped in North Carolina tradition, Grandinetti’s BBQ travels, and modern culinary techniques.