A group of friends wanted to celebrate our friend’s upcoming wedding, so we decided to go to the Oakleaf Restaurant, located in Chatham Mills in Pittsboro, North Carolina. The Oakleaf recently opened in this old textile mill, and touts itself as an upscale farm-to-table restaurant. The menu changes frequently, depending on what is available at the farmer’s market. Many of the ingredients, in fact, are purchased at the Chatham Mill Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings, which is just outside the [...]
Archive for June, 2012
Summertime is a great time to head to the beach. We decided to take a trip to Ocracoke Island recently. As soon as you get on the island, you slip into a more relaxed mood. The little village is very walkable, or you can rent a bike or a golf cart to get around most places. There were many great choices of restaurants to try, but we decided to check out the Flying Melon Cafe.
The Flying Melon has a pretty, [...]
Sometimes you just want to get away from it all and unwind a little bit, right? Well, have I found the place for you! About six miles south of Pittsboro, off a little side street (Center Grove Church Road) from 15-501, is a quaint new business called unWINEd. UnWINEd is a wine bar that features all of our local best vintners. If you go, make sure you program your GPS, or look close for this street because there is no [...]
I was roaming around one of the many food truck rodeos the other day, chatting with the proprietors and trying many goodies. One of the places that caught my eye was the The Parlour Ice Cream food truck. How can you not like ice cream? Our friends at BikeCOFFEE said that this truck is trending as one of the best restaurants on Yelp. That’s got to tell you something!
This ice cream really is “the bomb” too! They had so many [...]
Ken Dawson and Libby Outlaw are long-time farmers in the Triangle region. Ken started farming full-time in 1984, but has been growing organically since the 1970′s and was selling produce to Whole Foods (then called Wellspring) since 1981. They bought the 61-acres farm in Cedar Grove in 1990. At the time, it was a worn out tobacco farm. The soil was poor and neglected. There were thousands of aphids around with no predators to keep them in control. For the [...]