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Jeffrey Porter | The Dixie Grill

Five Minutes with Chef Jeffrey Porter, The Dixie Grill, and owner of Port City Pop-ups:

There’s a foodie culture here that’s really pushing good food, it’s coming. I think people know what’s going on in other markets, like Atlanta. Everyone in the industry here is really getting into this local thing and it’s hot.

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Hayley Jensen & Stephen Durley | Beer Barrio

Five Minutes with Hayley Jensen, Beer Sommelier, and Chef Stephen Durley, owners of Beer Barrio:

Stephen and Hayley mesh their wheelhouses at the restaurant, with Hayley managing more than 30 beer offerings on tap and Stephen in the kitchen creating a Mexi-Southern fusion for diners.

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Baked Camembert with Tomato and Garlic

Cheese is always a winner. This simple version of baked Camembert is from my Mah Jongg buddy, Jean. Our weekly game night has turned into a minor gourmet feast. Anything cheese is always a winner, and if it’s warm, and savory, all the better. Bake the Camembert in a small oven proof dish that you

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hummus roasted grape tomato flatbread

Hummus and Roasted Grape Tomato Flatbread

Hummus roasted grape tomato flatbread is a simple appetizer that makes a colorful and lively presentation on an hors d’oeuvres buffet. Using hummus as a base for a “pizza” type offering is more elegant than serving hummus dip in a bowl with chips, and with the addition of a few simple ingredients, you can make

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Chuck Pennington | The Verandas

Five Minutes with Chuck Pennington, Proprietor of The Verandas Bed and Breakfast Inn: For over 20 years, I’ve served… 20 x 365 breakfasts. Fresh coffee. Soft music. Seventy degree air conditioning. What more could you want to start your day?

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Steviemack | SMIFCO Food Truck

Five Minutes with Steviemack, Owner/Chef at Steviemack’s International Food Co.:

It’s a trial. You know, it’s hot in the summer, it’s cold in the winter. But I love it. It’s all the joys of running a restaurant and owning a small business and having a big junky car.

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