Category Archives: Area Events

The Saxapahaw Holiday Market – Shopping with Old-World Charm

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The Saxapahaw Holiday Market was held on Saturday, Dec 6th – between 9am to 8pm and Sunday, December 7th – from 12pm to 5pm. The two-day market included free performances by local musicians and great food. The Holiday Market was held at the Haw River Ballroom. Some of the venders attending included some of Saxapahaw’s renowned eateries; The Saxaphaw General Store, The Eddy Pub and Cup 22 Coffeehouse. This event was a dramatic departure from shopping malls and big-box retail outlets, providing ‘Old-World’ charm and personal attention.

The Holiday Market was located in a restored cotton mill, located at: Haw River Ballroom, 1711 Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Rd, Saxapahaw, NC, 27340 (see map below). The bottom floor had a stage displaying decorated Christmas trees. We discovered gift idea ranging from, wooden bowls and other items made from burl wood, handmade soaps, ceramics, cheese, cookies, custom place mats – to smoked duck, Canadian bacon, various pates and jellies, jewelry, wine, stuffed toys, scarfs, marinara sauce, bird houses, quilts, cards and much more. What a wonderful opportunity to shop with local venders and artisans who truly take pride in their craft!

We had been excited to attend this event for nearly a month. I got up early to make the 45-minute drive and got there early. Saxapahaw is located in a rural area, next to the Haw River. Saturday, when we attended, it was raining so we did not spend much time outdoors. The atmosphere was festive, the market was colorful and the crowd was in a mary_smshopping mood. The holiday market was a success despite the bad weather and the many other holiday events occurring in the area. – The Traveler

Sunday Pop-Up Market – Downtown Raleigh

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popupThe Belle and I have been excited about attending the Pop Up Sunday for a few weeks. November 23rd would be the last one until April. We hate attending events in the pouring rain, but when The Friends left the house it was not raining, however shortly after we left the rain grew stronger.

Fortunately we had umbrellas and the parking was close. Tracey Johnson, owner of Patina South Vintage, and Cynthia Deis, owner of Ornamentea, are the trailblazing organizers of POP-UP Sunday. This event books months in advance and consistently rotates vendors from all over the US, even as far as Austin, TX. Tents, umbrellas, and vintage camper styled shops line the edges of the fun with money being raised each month for a different local charity. This month the Pop Up Market partnered with Interact of Wake County and Bold Rock Hard Cider to raise money and awareness. InterAct is a private, non-profit, United Way agency that provides safety, support, and awareness to victims and survivors of domestic violence and rape/sexual assault.

I saw many interesting items; a plaid vintage coat, antique jewelry, refurbished jewelry, soaps, antique furniture, a poet creating poems on a typewriter, plants, ceramics, and food trucks to name a few. I purchased an antique pin that as a filigree patter, very delicate and appearing to be very old. The Belle found a beautiful pair of earrings and The Bad Boy found some nice aromatic soaps. Inside Ornamentea there were more treasures to find. We spotted the food and I purchased a Mexican brownie and Belle purchased four Irish Car Bombs cupcakes.

We also discovered Relay Foods. They had delicious samples of Pumpkin bread.   The Belle and I purchased the Kitchen Essential Kit which for $15.00 we received; Sausage Craft San Miniato Sausagr, Nello’s Southern-Crafted Premium Marinara Sauce, Farm Friend All-Natural 2% Homogenized Milk from Grass-Fed Cows, Runningbyrd Tea Company Montgomery Mint Tea, Mountain View Farm Local McClure Swiss Style Cheese, Nature’s Yoke Large Natural Cage-Free Brown Eggs, Bread Works Bakery Sunflower Wheat Bread, 22 oz. and Organic Yellow Onions.

Despite the rain, we were pleased with the market and plan to return on the 4th Sunday in April.

This Pop UP Sunday market include the following vendors:

Oak City Collective, My Vintage Gem, Good Graces Dog Treats, Patina South Vintage, Retro Modern Furnishes, Relay Foods, Typed Fresh, The Container Farmer, Leaf Love Soap, The Record Krate, HappyFoodwine, Anne Terry Handmade, Up a Cup a Tea, QuirkyGrrrl, TMT Wine Design, Cockamamie and From Lillian Vintage, A Junkin’ Ginger, Active Heart Creations, All Things Design by Katie Carroll.

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Much Ado About Cheese – Durham, NC

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Recently I was assigned to a new project at work and each Friday I have a conference call with the project director to review the status of the project. Since this is a Friday call we usually take a few minutes to talk about our week-end plans. This has grown into a sharing of events happening in the triangle area as well as discussing restaurants, food trucks, markets, etc. One of the things to come from our discussion was meeting face-to-face at a RTP 180 event. Both of us agreed it was an awesome event and will be attending more RTP 180 events in the future. It was during one of these calls that Much Ado about Cheese came up. My colleague had gone to the first Cheese Festival and thought it was fantastic. Knowing The Traveler enjoyed good cheese, I took this information to The Friends and we agreed to make plans to attend.

IMG_0873 American Meltdown’s second annual cheese festival “Much Ado about Cheese” was held in the Cotton Room in Durham. Last year’s festival at the Cookery had been such an overwhelming success this year’s event was moved to a larger venue. Much Ado about Cheese provided the attendees an opportunity to taste and explore what North Carolina has to offer in its awesome world of cheese. Free samples from some of the best cheese in the area highlight this celebration of fromage. Wine and beer were available for purchase. If you were still hungry after sampling all the cheeses the American Meltdown food truck was selling their tasty grilled cheese sandwiches. Porchetta and R Burger food trucks were also on hand.

We arrived early and the promoters graciously let us come in to take pictures and wait comfortably on the cushy sofas. While we were waiting, we met new friends Drew and Noelle and had a great discussion around food, food trucks and customer service. When the event opened, we all headed to the vendor’s tables to taste the cheesy delights offered. The Friends started out together tasting and talking about our favorites but as the crowd grew we became separated. We each plunged ahead to continue tasting. Coming from opposite directions The Traveler and I did meet up again at the same table and decided we would both purchase the Quatro Berry Chevre from Once Upon a Meadow. The Traveler continued her way and I mine to continue sampling and taking pictures.

At times the flow of participants was almost at a standstill due to the linear arrangement of the tables and the proximity of the bar to the line of tables. Maybe a different layout would lend itself to more mingling and a better flow. Eventually we all ended up in the entrance area and took a few minutes to compare our purchases. Bad Boy and I had Cheese Louise! a goat cheese and Tomme Sweet Tomme, a raw milk aged cheese from Paradox Farm and a Vermont Artisan Racletee from the cheese department of Weaver Street Markets in our bag. The Traveler had purchased a cheese Weaver Street Market was offering and a chimichurri blend by Piemonte Farm. Although we didn’t purchase something from each vendor here is a list for this year’s festival.

We agreed this was a great event spotlighting local farms and cheese makers. The Friends give Much Ado about Cheese 2 thumbs up (total of 6 thumbs up) and plan to attend next year’s Cheese Festival. – Belle

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The Handmade Market – Cobblestone Hall, Raleigh, NC

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Belle’s and Traveler’s plans for this past Saturday included breakfast at State Farmers Market Restaurant, heading Downtown Raleigh to the City Market for the Handmade Market and then to Waverly Place for the Foodie Fest. Bad Boy decided not to go on to the Handmade Market but said he would be ready for the Foodie Fest. Now, The Friends normally use Uber when going to a downtown event for the convenience of being dropped off right at the event and not having to worry with the hassle of parking, but not this time. I had gone online to Visit Raleigh and printed the Downtown Raleigh Map. Over breakfast Traveler and I discussed our route in and back and where we would park. After our hearty breakfast we headed downtown. I was driving and Traveler was navigating with “the map.” We found Person Street with little difficulty and headed toward the City Market and a parking garage. Although parking was shown on “the map” things didn’t seem to be in scale nor was every street shown on “the map” We ended up parking about 5 blocks away instead of the garage across from the City Market.

Market_fall2014We were excited about the Handmade Market at the Cobblestone Hall. This is an indoor designer craft fair and market showcasing hand crafted goods. The Handmade Market is a semiannual shopping event featuring more than 50 of the best and brightest artists, designers, and crafters. This event also includes a fundraiser to benefit a local charity: Read and Feed was this year’s charity. It is a local volunteer led charity focused on bridging the gap of reading deficiencies for low income elementary students in Wake County.

From 11 am to 5 pm admission was free, however Early Birds could enter for $5.00 cash from 10 am – 11 am. The Traveler and I had decided ahead of time to take advantage of the early bird opportunity. We were glad we did because this afforded us a less hectic scene with more elbow room to enjoy shopping. Adding to this experience Jason Elliot (drummer from Porch Light Apothecary) provided a nice mix of jazzy funky tunes that added to the fun and “groovy” atmosphere of the market. Since we were Early Birds we received a recycled shopping bag with swag, including a gorgeous 2015 calendar with designs from local artists.

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We took different paths as we strolled the aisles and admired the art, apparel, jewelry, accessories, house wares and more available. I found earrings at Zass Design, I just couldn’t leave, and handmade soap from Whispering Willow for Bad Boy. The traveler selected a bouquet of flowers from Fleur de Leelee and a necklace by Patina South. At times Traveler and I would end up at the same booth such as Zen Succulent where Traveler got a DIY “Air Plant Grab Bag” but I opted for the ready-made terrarium. This happened again at HappyFoodWine – a jar of blood orange curd for me and an awesome brownie for the Traveler. For a full list of artists please visit The Handmade Market’s Artisans Page.

We left the Handmade Market happy with our purchases and having enjoyed our experience of shopping local. We plan to go the next market in the spring and highly recommend this event to all.

As we headed to the parking garage, the Traveler and I looked at each other and said, “Next time Uber!” – Belle

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A Week-end of Entertainment for the Traveler

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B I N G O Spells Murder

bingoThe Stars Theater and Arts Center located at 123 East Vance Street in Fuquay Varina, North Carolina hosted the Murder Mystery Theater Dinner; B I N G O Spells Murder on November 7 and 8. The community theatre production was a joint effort between the town of Fuquay-Varina and the Stars Theater & Arts Center. The mission of Stars Theater and Arts Center is to encourage the development of self-confidence through the arts; specifically: music, art, dance, drama and technical skills through education and the art of theater. All youth classes, camps, and programs at Stars Theater and Arts Center build acting skills, speaking skills, leadership abilities, creative thinking, confidence, and self-esteem.

The evening began at 6 pm with appetizers consisting of shrimp, cheese and crackers. There was a cash bar serving soda, beer and mixed drinks. On vestibule walls, art work done by the students was displayed and available for sale. Promptly at 6:30 the doors opened to start our evening of mystery and bingo. We were assigned seats and had a nice dinner salad waiting for us at the table.   I was seated with parents of high school students; Meghan Chung and Charles Robeson starring in the play as Jennifer and Greg a young couple in love wanting to get married.

The play took place in Our Lady of Almost Lost Causes Orphanage that was raising money to pay off the mortgage. They needed nearly $4000 to pay it off. They were hosting a bingo game with the hopes of getting the money from the game. Sister Mary played by Cindy Swank was energetic and did an outstanding job as frenetic nun running the orphanage. Her sidekick was soon to be Sister Maria played by Abby Cotton in this humorous production.

Their loan was purchased by a Mafia Don from New Jersey and his representative played by Jon Bateman, was there to collect. Bateman was outstanding as Joey Verricione, with his great Jersey Mafioso accent. He has been instructed to get the money and the property. Bunny DeVaine played by Laura Baker and Claude Chandam, played by Steve Tucker, as a married couple in which Bunny ruled the roost over her spineless husband. She wanted the Orphanage to redecorate as their home. Baker and Tucker played their parts well. Judy Tresmont, the bookkeeper played by Tina Early, is murdered and the money is missing. Now it is up to the audience to figure out who murdered Judy.

Dinner consisting of chicken parmesan with a pasta primavera with garlic knots served by the cast and crew was actually quite good, followed by cookies as dessert. The show was good and provided a reasonably priced evening of entertainment. The Star Theatre and Arts center is a great addition to the community and the entire cast and crew are to be congratulated. The theatre has several more shows such as Miracle on 34th Street in December, Steel Magnolias in February and Arsenic and Old Lace in May. Check them out on http://www.starstheatreandart.com

Rufus Wainwright

badgeThe Best of Rufus Wainwright was performed to a full house at The Carolina Theatre in Durham, NC on Nov 8, 2014. Affectionately referred to by Elton John as “the greatest songwriter on the planet” and praised by the New York Times for his “genuine originality,” Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation.

He delighted the audience by performing such songs as: Hallelujah, Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk, Going to a Town, Oh What a World and Montauk. While you may not recognize the titles, if you listen to the songs on YouTube you will recognize the unique style of this talented artist; Rufus Wainwright. He performed at the Carolina Theatre 2-3 years ago and I will definitely get tickets to see him perform again. Do yourself a favor and purchase a CD or listen on YouTube.

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Downtown Cary Food and Flea Market

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signSunday, October 12th was the first Downtown Cary Food & Flea Market. This will become a monthly event – 2nd Sunday of each month from 12 – 4.   Downtown Cary Food and Flea is the creative collaboration of Michelle Smith of Gather NC, April Schlanger of Happyfoodwine & Jessica McCarthy of The Humble Pig. Their plan is for the Downtown Cary Food & Flea to be a Multi-cultural market that features local food, local beer, vintage, art, crafts, food goods, kid’s projects and more. It’s their goal is to bring together all the amazing art, food and fun that Cary and the surrounding areas have to offer.

Although it was damp and dreary, Belle and Bad Boy decided to head to downtown Cary for this “first. “ We arrived a little before noon and took a few minutes to do a walk around to take in all the Cary Food and Flea Market had to offer. In addition to the vendors with vintage items and artisans with their wares, there was Liv’s food truck, Boulted Bread and Fortnight Brewery on site. While we were there, we sampled delicious jams and chutneys from happyfoodwine, admired the jewelry from Tiffany Coley Designs, enjoyed the live music and were entertained by the Circus Family. We also had the pleasure of meeting April and Jessica, two of the ladies who are responsible for organizing the Cary Food and Flea Market. They excitedly told us that the next Cary Food and Flea Market would be bigger and better with more vendors. We left with hair bows from Lucy2’s and croissants from Boulted Bread. We will be returning to this market in the months to come.

We encourage you to attend the next Downtown Cary Food and Flea Market, Sunday, November 9th. The circus family, Fortnight Brewery, and live music will all be back. Olio & Aceto food truck will also be there. – Belle

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Trick-or-Eat Food Truck Rodeo – Garner, NC

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logoSince the inception of Triangle Street Eats, just this past spring, we have found ourselves busy covering many ‘first annual’ events involving food trucks and breweries, hosted by various communities in the Triangle Area. Food truck rodeos are fast becoming a sort of, ‘coming-out party’ for small communities in the Triangle. I can’t think of a better way for small towns to showcase their revitalization efforts, community pride, as well as economic development, to other surrounding communities.

Garner, North Carolina – a small, quaint town just south of downtown Raleigh, is poised for a dynamic revitalization. Established as the town of Garner in 1883, it was originally developed to give support to the railroad transportation industry. The downtown area, between Highway 70 and Main Street, offers visitors historic, as well as nostalgic glimpses, of Garner’s subtle beginnings. A backdrop of historic building that are the signature piece of many old world towns across North Carolina, provide a welcoming invitation so desired in a neighborhood when we are looking for a place to settle and call home. I am fortunate enough to have a job that requires me to travel throughout the Triangle Area, and discover much of the old world charm and historic presence the area has to offer even a casual observer like myself. I try to take time to appreciate the simple, yet sophisticated vibrancy that is just under the surface. Garner, North Carolina is no exception.

Sunday, October 26th was a beautiful autumn day. The temperature and humidity were agreeable. The trees were starting to show their seasonal foliage most brightly now. The backdrop of downtown Garner gave the swelling after-church crowd a vibrant feeling of a proud, modern community. Food trucks and craft brewery venders had been arranged along Main Street, between Montague Street and Rand Mill Road. Tables and chairs were set up near the middle section, providing a place for participants to eat and mingle.

The Belle and I sampled fare from Gussy’s Greek, a gyro and Sol Taco’s, fresh flounder tacos, two favorites we have both come to enjoy and appreciate. I also sampled a Double D’s Watermelon Lager from Deep River Brewing Company, which I found surprisingly refreshing, while Belle had ice cream from Jam Ice Cream. We also took home a bag of mini doughnuts from Dusty Donuts as well. The event was exceptionally well attended, and most venders had long lines. I would like to thank all the venders; TJ’s Kitchen, Habachi Xpress, Captain Poncos, American Melt Down, CJ’s Street Food, Baguettaboutit, Barone Meatball Company, The Humble Pig and Double Barley Brewing for making the Trick-or-Eat Food Truck Rodeo a success, and for the town of Gardner for hosting this event. Stay hungry my friends – Bad boy.

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Triangle Trick or Treats

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It had been a busy couple of weeks for Belle and Bad Boy and we had decided to take this past week-end “off” to recharge.   Then I started seeing lots of buzz on Twitter about all the Halloween events happening in the Triangle: Spooky Saturday at NC Museum of Life and Science, The Midtown Farmer’s Market Boos and Brews, Trick or Treating at City Market and Moore Square, Raleigh Zombie Walk 2014, Monster Dash, and Cary’s Great Pumpkin Carve, just to name a few.   After a little cajoling, I was able to convince Bad Boy we needed join the fun of one or two of the Spooky Saturday events. We decided on Boos and Brews and The Great Pumpkin Carve. Since Boos and Brews was happening at the Midtown Farmer’s Market we could get in the “spirit” of Halloween as well as replenish a few grocery needs from some of the vendors. At the Great Pumpkin Carve I was hoping to pick up new carving techniques for this year’s Jack-o-Lantern.

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It was the perfect autumn morning, cool and crisp, as we boos brewsheaded to the Midtown Farmer’s Market.   On arrival we strolled through the market. The Halloween theme of Boos and Brews brought in several local breweries in addition to the normal vendors and there several Halloween activities such as pumpkin bowling and scarecrow stuffing. We began our shopping at The Coon Rock Farm booth with some polish, chorizo and breakfast sausage. I plan to surprise Bad Boy with a new polish sausage dish (I will post it on our Facebook page http://tinyurl.com/okqzbtq ).   Bad Boy selected a pumpkin muffin and a pecan sticky bun from the Yellow Dog Bread Company and a bottle of hot pepper vinegar from The Pepper King. Other purchases of the day included sour dough bread from Got Thyme, fresh pasta from Melina’s Fresh Pasta, and a couple of bouquets of zinnias from Happy as a Coneflower Farm.

American Meltdown was at the market serving their gourmet breakfast melts and we decided to enjoy a couple of their melts. I went with the classic Bacon Egg and Cheese melt. Bad Boy couldn’t resist ordering the Scarborough Breakfast since he is a fan of Joe Scarborough of Morning Joe. Our breakfast melts were both hearty and delicious. After our breakfast melts Bad Boy decided to head to the craft brewery section to do a little tasting.   Brueprint Brewing, Lincoln Bottle Shop and Tap Room, Raleigh Brewing Co, White Street Brewing and Sourwood Brewing were the breweries in attendance. While Bad Boy was enjoying the samplings from the breweries, I did a little people watching and stopped to watch Maria of Maria’s Fancy Faces paint the faces of excited children dressed in their Halloween costumes. As we were leaving everyone was lining up for the costume parade.

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The Great Pumpkin Carve

pumpkin carveThe Town of Cary had several Halloween events scheduled for Saturday. We decided to go to The Great Pumpkin Carve at the Performance Green in Downtown Cary from 2 – 8 pm. The Great Pumpkin Carve was a family friendly event with a pumpkin patch, carving stations and Halloween theme movies. Participants could stop by the Pumpkin Patch to pick out the perfect pumpkin or bring their own pumpkin to carve. There were 3D Pumpkin Carving Instructional sessions at 2:30 and 4:30 where you could learn how to carve a 3D face on a pumpkin. After time for carving, the pumpkins were judged and then a pumpkin lighting.

We arrived a little after the event began to find the pumpkin patch almost empty. Many were already carving their choices. We did catch part of the 3D carving instructions and watched the older carvers try their hand at 3D carving. I realized this type of pumpkin carving was above my crafting skills, so I will be sticking to the traditional carved Jack-o-Lantern.   We took time to visit each of the carving stations and watched both young and old engaged in carving the perfect pumpkin. These were judge later and ribbons were awarded in the following categories: Scariest Pumpkin, Funniest Pumpkin, Most Artistic Pumpkin, and Most Original Pumpkin. Then there was the pumpkin lighting and after the pumpkin lighting, family friendly Halloween TV specials, including Its the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown were shown outdoors under the stars. S. Belle

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Western Wake Farmers Market

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mary_smThe Belle and I had been reading and hearing about the Western Wake Farmers’ Market, so we decided to go check it out, after eating brunch at Toast Cafe. We had an excellent meal, chatted with Dean Kessel and his wife Beth, the owners as well as Brian Burchill, founder of the Toast franchise from Charlotte. With our bellies filled we braved the NC State Fair traffic and were soon at the market.

The produce at the Western Wake Farmers’ Market is grown locally. For mid-October, there was a large selection of vegetables. There were various turnips, okra, peppers, cabbage, greens and eggplant to name a few. I purchased Japanese salad turnips. They were sweet and not bitter. I normally don’t turnip greens, but I did these. I plan to go back and purchase more.

There were venders selling various types of meats, ranging from beef, lamb, pork, chicken, turkeys, seafood and rabbits. Seeing rabbit meat available brought back memories from my childhood.

I grew up on a farm in northeastern Missouri and my father had decided to raise rabbits. They are a wonderful source of meat. My mother would make a rabbit sausage. It was a lot of work, but the results were worth it and we loved it. I could still remember the smell of it cooking and then eating it on warm homemade bread. I will be ordering rabbit from the Chatham Rabbit Farm in the near future.

Angelina’s Kitchen was there selling wonderful soups and other items. Annelore’s German Bakery had apple strudel, lemon bars and other fresh baked delights. Hillsborough Cheese offered samples of hand-crafted cheeses. Gertrude’s Garden Gems offered a select of home grown flowers and wild flower honey. The Great Harvest Bread Company offered freshly made whole grain breads. The Cilantro Mediterranean Grill had samples of Middle Eastern food, which was quite tasty. Fickle Creek Farm offered free-range eggs and pasture-raised meats. Local’s Seafood had offerings of fresh shrimp, sea scallops, crab meat, Little Neck clams and Chadwick Creek oysters. Fortnight Brewery and Pub was present with samples of their fine brews. The Fox Mushroom Patch supplied various mushrooms, Belle bought some lion head mushrooms to make mushroom soup. These were a few of the vendors present. I apologize for the vendors I failed to mention.

We finished our shopping and headed back to Belles to pick up the Badboy. We contacted Uber to get a ride to the North Carolina Theatre to see A Chorus Line. We ended our day of adventure by having an early dinner at Mura Sushi. The food was fantastic and the friends left feeling full and satisfied. We appreciated the personal attention from James Woods, Bar Manager. We Ubered back to Belle’s letting our driver deal with the fair traffic on 440 while watched the other frustrated drivers trying to get to their destinations.

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“Just-for-the-Fair” Food Truck

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Just-for-the-Fair Food Truck is one of the food trucks you’ll find at the NC State Fair this year. This food truck is the brain child of American Culinary Federation North Carolina Chapter (ACF of NC). The ACFofNC Just-for-the-Fair Food Truck is run by numerous chef volunteers and students during the fair and a significant amount of the proceeds will go towards a scholarship program to help inspiring chefs to succeed. They developed a menu just for the State Fair based on local favorites. Here is a sample of the Just-for-the-Fair Menu:

BBQ Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Hush Puppy, batter fried and served

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Cajun Seared Catfish PoBoy with Creamy Cole Slaw and Remoulade Sauce

Carolina Breaded Chicken Tenders with Sweet Potato Fries and Siracha Ranch Sauce

Sweet Potato Waffle Fries

Le Bleu Bottled Water

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edandcrewThe bright yellow Just-for-the-Fair food truck caught our eye when we came out of the Scott Building and we went over to check it out. We were greeted by two very enthusiastic chef volunteers, Chris and Jeff. They were happy to share the concept of the ACF of NC project. But first they wanted us to meet the other volunteers, Ed, Karl and LJ, working on the truck this night. To our surprise Ed was our friend, Ed Sautro, owner of Amigosan who was donating the use of the Amigosan truck for the fair. While Jeff was taking orders and Karl and LJ were busy cooking them, Chris and Ed gave us the details of the project from the menu selection to the scholarship program. We ended our night at the Fair with a great meal of the BBQ Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Hush Puppies and Cajun Seared Catfish PoBoy with some Sweet Potato fries.

The ACF of NC Just-for-the-Fair Food Truck is located between the Midway and the Scott Building, along the easternmost side of the Fair, near Gate 11. Please stop by and enjoy some locally inspired food. S. Belle.

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