Your Neighborhood Chinese Delivery – Peking House

Sometimes I feel like we get so wrapped up in the new, the unique, and the expensive that we forget about our friendly neighborhood restaurants.  We forget that they are there as well, and looking to serve us delicious food with friendly service.  A few months ago, my love and I received a menu on…

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Carolina Jubilee – A Music Festival for the farm lover in all of us

When someone speaks about putting money in the dirt, I immediately think about finding a shovel.  However, when Carolina Jubilee founder, Zack Wyatt, speaks about putting money in the dirt, he isn’t burying money for me to dig up.  What he’s doing is giving back to our local farms to assist them in purchasing day…

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LaRue – My Cheers

In this day and age, I’m rarely amazed by people remembering faces and names.  I find that we spend so much time looking down into our smart technology that we forget to look up and meet people.  Also, in the world of Google, why bother to remember anything anymore.  You can just ask your phone…

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Did someone say Brunch?

I’ve been many places for Brunch.  In fact, it’s one of my favorite meals, if not the favorite when someone asks me what my favorite meal is. I’ve been expensive places, inexpensive places, and just right places, and they’ve been all over the board as far as quality. This morning at Europa probably beat them…

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Keeping it local with The Blend & Co.

When it comes to supporting local businesses, I’m one of the first to stand up and show my support.  Recently, a  little coffee shop opened up in our historic downtown area of Burlington, NC.  I had been trying to get there since they opened, but hadn’t been able to until this morning.  Lucky for me,…

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Happy Mother’s Day and Weathervane in Chapel Hill

I know that you all know how much I truly love my mother.  The things she and I have been through the last two years have made us stronger than ever.  She is indeed my best friend, confidant, and amazing beyond words.  She is my rock and the reason I go out everyday and try…

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LaRue – A great addition to Greensboro dining

Sitting here on a cloudy afternoon, bored and with no one to talk to but my cat, I can’t help but think about last night’s meal. Another blogger friend and I were invited to a special preview of the new LaRue restaurant opening in downtown Greensboro on Monday, March 23. It’s a small French restaurant…

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Dates Make a Difference: Eat for a Cause event

One of the most wonderful things that I’ve enjoyed since beginning my blog is the connection that I’ve formed with so many in the food world.  I’ve met entirely too many people to sit here and name that have impacted my life in many ways.  I love them all, and I especially love them for…

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Am I allowed to call myself a Published Food Critic now?

I’m published! I’m published! I’m published! If you’ve been following The Onyx Plate on Facebook and Twitter, you might already know this little bit of information…and you very well might be tired of hearing about it. My apologies if so. Otherwise, I’m super excited and extremely proud of myself. Did I just say that? I…

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My New Project! Fresh. Local. Good. food group Blog!

I know it’s been a while since I have posted, and please forgive me. Between introducing a new kitten to a well established older cat in our home, long days of work and exercise, and now a dabble of a cold, it has surely been busy. But that’s all the ho-hum of what’s been going…

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Homeland Creamery: A smile in a cup…or cone.

I got more than I beckoned for on Wednesday during a hunt for amazing Ice Cream… 1. I didn’t expect for Homeland Creamery to be decently close to us. I knew it was a beautiful ride through the Country, but never realized that it isn’t too far away for a regular visit. 2. I didn’t…

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