Yes, they were having a chuckle about me before I walked in the door.
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.“
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.
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 youRead More
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 makeRead More
This is a wicked easy appetizer or snack, and they’re packed with protein and flavor. I make a big batch (double or triple this recipe) and break it into single servings, ready to grab-and-go in a snap. Ingredients: 1 can organic chickpeas 1 T white balsamic vinegar 1 T soy sauce 1 t agave nectarRead More
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.“
Sweet potatoes are a nutritional all-star. They are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and fiber. These wedges make a great side dish or a perfect mid-afternoon snack. Dip them in ketchup, or curried plant-based mayonnaise, or barbecue sauce…all good! Ingredients: 2 large sweet potatoes scant 1/4 C extra virgin olive oil 2 T cinnamon/sugar mix 1/4Read More