Paul’s Diner

On our way home from Greensboro we decided to take a detour through Cherokee to check out Paul’s Diner. I’d seen a segment about it on PBS and then saw someone tweet about it. Located right near the main amphitheater the diner has regular diner fare but also a section with some house specialties. Even […]

North Carolina Eating

This weekend we were in Greensboro, North Carolina basically eating with a little family visiting on the side! Saturday we started the morning off with Chicken Biscuits from Biscuitville, a mostly North Carolina chain. It’s still family owned and according to their website: “On average, the company goes through 28,600 pounds of flour; 4,000 pounds […]

Gleaning/Urban Land Scouts

Katie Ries began Urban Land Scouts as her MFA thesis show in 2010. The project is an inspiring combination of art, food, and urban life. Katie is spending a year working at Beardsley Community Farm and continues the Urban Land Scout project. She will also be tending the Bonnaroo Victory Garden. If you are interesting […]


We’ll be mixing up Negroni’s at the Public House on Thursday. This is one of my all time favorite classics. Like most of the classics it is easier than pie but rarely is it executed properly. There are a number of twists and turns you can take with a Negroni, a few dashes of bitters, […]

Fresh Chutneys

The quickest way to serve something pretty awesome? Make a fresh chutney. There are loads of recipes out there. On Friday for our office open house I made the following. Adapted from Mangoes & Curry Leaves, one of my favorite go to books. Process the following in a food processor or blender (if using a […]

The Hemingway Daiquiri

This drink looks amazing. I’ve been craving grapefruit anything the past couple weeks…feels like summer but only in the winter! Come on down to The Public House and try it. We’ll all pretend we’re on a tropical isle together. Again, from  Speakeasy. 1 3/4 oz 10 Cane Rum 3/4 oz Luxardo maraschino liqueur 1 oz […]