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foodie b’eat: Triad Local First’s 5th Annual Community Table via CHOW in YES! Weekly

Old Mill at Guilford

Community Table is an event that is near and dear to my heart as are most of the folks involved with Triad Local First. All local, all the time. The Community Table is a fundraiser for TLF’s Buy Local Campaign which launches every holiday season to help promote members’ businesses.

It’s a great cause, but I’m telling you, it’s a GREAT dinner prepared by a local chef who’s using locally sourced ingredients that have been donated by TLF members. Even the flatware and dinnerware are on loan. This year, the event will take place at the Old Mill of Guilford.

Read more here about this event in my latest column in CHOW at Yes Weekly. Here we talk about how TLF is crossing the county line and reaching out to chefs in Winston-Salem. Awesome!

Rest assured triadfoodies will be there to share with you all the amazingness. But it’d be even better if you were there!

You can get your tickets here! 

foodie b’eat–Sneak Peek! Quanto Basta: Italian Eatery and Wine Bar

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After months of waiting and anticipation, downtown Winston-Salem’s newest restaurant was unveiled last night in a private event and even 8 inches of snow (give or take a few) couldn’t keep the foodies away. Quanto Basta: Italian Eatery & Wine Bar (corner of 4th and Spring Street) is a new restaurant by the partners of Spring House Restaurant, Kitchen & Bar, one of #WSNC’s most acclaimed establishments. Chef Tim Grandinetti and business partners, Lynn and Lynnette Matthews-Murphy have worked tirelessly turning Lynn’s old office building into a gorgeous and inviting restaurant with a center bar and open kitchen with a wood-burning oven.We were informed that the preliminary tasting for press, family and friends would take place snow or shine. It was a great crowd.

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mr. foodie, Mark Maier and Tim Beeman, from Tart and Tangy Triad and The Less Desirables Podcast

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Owner/Chef Tim Grandinetti and local writer, Carroll Leggett

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Chef Jeff Bacon (Triad Community Kitchen), Grandinetti and Yelp Triad Manager Holly Bertoncini

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TTT Podcast hosts Stephanie Beeman, Tim Beeman & Chef and Niksnacks blogger, Nikki Miller-Ka

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WS Journal’s Justin Gomez and Radio Personality Bob Campbell

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In the middle is local WS Journal Food Editor, Michael Hastings

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In addition to seating of all sizes, a couple of community tables and even some high seating are scattered throughout as well as a small separate seating area that I’m sure can be used by private groups. If there’s one thing the Matthews’ and Grandinetti can do, it’s make a very cozy environment in which to dine. There are great little touches that make it comfortable and fun, from the casual seating, rustic bar to the half-century old sign that once adorned Grandinetti’s grandparents’ pizza restaurant in Hudson, New York. He says he’s been holding onto it for years, waiting to find its perfect home. And it’s found itself right near a beautiful pizza oven, where Chef Christopher Fulk (formerly of Christopher’s Global Cuisine and Pintxo’s Pour House) leads the kitchen and last night, was tossing flat bread dough…

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Chef Christopher Fulk

So in just one week, you’ll get to see it all for yourself and taste what we got to taste last night!  Pizza, antipasti, salad, sliders, sandwiches and traditional Italian specialties that remind Grandinetti of his childhood. Below is just a sampling of the tastes we got to try last night…each delicious and fresh…the anitpasti…oh my!  And for the first time in his life, mr. foodie loved and I mean LOVED Eggplant Parmesan. We were served family and buffet style for this tasting. The menu has appetizers, pizza, antipasti, pasta and specialities all at a terrific price point and nothing over $17, something Grandinetti says is much needed in Winston-Salem. Quanto Basta means “as much as you need” in Italian. Sounds like an Italian Grandma, doesn’t it? We think you’ll get your fill more than once here. 🙂

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Chef Tim and Heidi Grandinetti

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The menu…can you read it?

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Coffee and wine bar

Opening day is Thursday, March 5. Quanto Basta will be open Monday through Saturday 3pm-until late. Beginning in summer, you can enjoy Supper at ‘Nonna’s. Family-style Italian goodness.

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To stay on top of QB happenings, follow them on Facebook.

So!  More choices downtown, foodies. When you get a chance to check them out, let us know what you think. Until then, eat local!

foodie b’eat: 3rd Annual Community Table

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Have you ever walked up to a place and knew you were at the culmination of a dream? That’s certainly what Shooting Star Horse Farm in Greensboro looked like as the setting of Sunday’s 3rd Annual Community Table, a yearly celebration of all things local by Triad Local First. The following photos don’t really do the beauty and charm of this brand new horse farm justice, which was unveiled for the first time just for this event. What’s more, this celebration also featured local lovers and local goodness from all over the Triad and North Carolina. Zeto Wine was showcasing Raffaldini and RayLen Vineyards & Winery; There was Red Oak BeerThe Fresh Market was there with a pre-dinner selection of crackers, fruit, cheeses and meats. Biscuitville had their party trays of miniature biscuits and sausage rolls and the 1618 Concepts “On Location” food truck and chefs churned out a 3-course meal of local ingredients for over 120 people. Everything was delicious. The NC wine…awesome accompaniment. This was a sold-out with a waiting list event. And that just means that more people are loving local and I just LOVE that! This event was top-notch, peaceful, with incredible music and great company. Definitely a must do in 2014.

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There are even more photos on my Facebook page. Next year is sure to be another hit at another gorgeous farm, so stay tuned and I hope I see you at the next Community Table!

foodie b’eat: 3rd Annual Community Table at Shooting Star Farms

3rd Annual Community Table at Shooting Star Horse Farm, Triad Local First, Triadfoodies

If you want to get in on the local food movement, or at least learn a bit more about it, look no further than Triad Local First’s 3rd Annual Community Table at Shoot Star Farm. It takes place this Sunday, October 6, from 4:00-8:00pm. This premiere event, which acts as a fundraiser for Triad Local First, will showcase the talents of Chef George Neal of 1618 Seafood Grille as he prepares a seasonal feast using locally grown ingredients.

It all takes place at one communal table, under the stars. You can dress casual…wear your cowboy boots! Shooting Star Horse Farm in Pleasant Garden is the awesome location for this event and you’ll enjoy the scenery as well as all the new things happening at the farm.

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triadfoodies will be there to share all the awesome pictures and hopefully some great information about the local goodness right here in the surrounding area of Greensboro.

I hope I see you!