Category Archives: Food

Mei Li Trapasso is an amazing chef

I was fortunate to be invited to dinner at Mei Li Trapasso’s home in Greenville, South Carolina last Saturday. Mei is friend of a friend, and we met to discuss her forthcoming cookbook. Turns out she may need some pictures. The Beijing native, who teaches Chinese cuisine at Furman University, prepared a totally awesome five […]

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This way to Hot Diggity Dogs

I headed to the camera store in Nashville with a singular purpose – to get out of the place for less than 200 bucks. And I was successful, so I decided to reward myself with a trip to this unusual looking restaurant just down the street. It’s called Hot Diggity Dogs. They serve the best […]

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Ready for some barbecue?

When I last posted a picture from the Lexington Barbecue, my son had just graduated from high school, and it was too hot to even think about taking a picture of an open fire pit. In North Carolina, elections and barbecue go together. There’s no better venue for glad handing and politicking than a good […]

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Pepper time

Strawberries are a distant memory. Sugar snap peas are long gone. Peaches are on their last leg, and tomatoes are past their prime. It’s pepper time. Sweet or hot is up to you. Apples are in the on deck circle. Wednesday is Farmers’ Market day in Hickory. See ya there. (Inserted late Wednesday… Peaches may […]

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Nothing says summer like fish tacos

After spending almost a week on the road with BlackHawk and The Outlaws, it was great to get home.  Food on the road can be quite good. Some of the backstage catering we had was great. But there’s nothing like home cooking. We’ve got a terrific seafood market in Hickory. Dockside Fish and Seafood Market […]

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Farmers’ Market

I love farmers’ markets, and had the opportunity to visit one of the best in the country a couple weeks ago in Carrboro, North Carolina. All the organic hipsters (vegans with MacBook Pros) hang out in Carrboro, which is adjacent to Chapel Hill. There was a dazzling array of fresh produce available, without a KFC […]

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