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Breakfast (Mary’s) Of Course Cafe: TidBit of the Day

| August 9, 2012 | 3 Comments
Breakfast (Mary’s) Of Course Cafe: TidBit of the Day

Believe it or not, by the time of publishing this, Mary’s Of Course has closed…and transformed to Breakfast Of Course! Why? Because the lines out the door meant they needed more space! Of course! Get to Winston-Salem, NC early and need a good breakfast spot? Head over to Mary’s Of Course Cafe, this charming place […]

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Rickshaw Dumplings: TidBit of the Day

| August 7, 2012 | 2 Comments
Rickshaw Dumplings: TidBit of the Day

Dumplings, dumplings. You know we love dumplings here at Zomppa. Rick Shaw in New York offers eaters a choice to mix and match dumplings. From Chicken & Thai Basil to Peking Duck to Chicken Saag, Rickshaw tells you the source of their food, i.e. duck from the local Hudson Valley. They also have delicious baos […]

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Truck Farm Chicago: Class Act

| July 27, 2012 | 10 Comments
Truck Farm Chicago: Class Act

What? A farm on wheels? Sound familiar? Well, Chicago seems to also be picking up on the idea. Truck Farm Chicago has put a farm on the back of a pick-up and travels around the city helping to raise awareness of the connection between farms and healthy food. It certainly seems like the children of […]

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Baguettaboutit: TidBit of the Day

| July 19, 2012 | 2 Comments
Baguettaboutit: TidBit of the Day

You already know my love for food trucks. Well, here is another one that is worth waiting in line for: Baguettaboutit. Hand-made sausages from Greensboro NC from Giacomo’s Italian Market are stuffed into half a baguette paired with in-house sauces. These aren’t just normal sausages stuffed with who knows what – they are the real […]

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Xross Xulcture Xocolat

| July 12, 2012 | 5 Comments
Xross Xulcture Xocolat

Do you remember the first time you discovered chocolate?  No, not a Hershey bar, but real chocolate, dark, intense and with a billion notes tantalizing your tongue. Maybe not everyone experiences near euphoria when slowly letting a truffle dissolve in your mouth. Or absolutely gaping at the sweet sight of bricks of chocolate divided by […]

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Nussbaum & Wu: TidBit of the Day

| July 10, 2012 | 3 Comments
Nussbaum & Wu: TidBit of the Day

A mainstay on the Upper Westside in New York City is Nussbaum & Wu. Yes, there are sandwiches and such, but its truly hard to walk out of this place without grabbing one or a few of their famous Black & White cookies.

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Cape Cod: Oysters, Meet Wine

| June 29, 2012 | 3 Comments
Cape Cod: Oysters, Meet Wine

If heaven hasn’t got oysters and wine, count me out.  I’ll go to Cape Cod instead. Cape Cod is home to Wellfleet oysters, and a more luscious, firm but supple, textural and sweetly briny mollusc you could not want to find.  Add a lemon, et voila.  The particularly beautiful thing about enjoying these delicacies on […]

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5 Life Lessons from Food Trucks: Vegan Spring Rolls

| June 28, 2012 | 4 Comments
5 Life Lessons from Food Trucks: Vegan Spring Rolls

By now, most of you know my love and endless fascination for food trucks. From Durham’s Food Truck Rodeo to DC’s Truckeroo, I hardly turn down an opportunity to test out new ones and get some of my favorites. Which led to me to realize while I was last waiting in line for about 45 […]

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Nanataco: TidBit of the Day

| June 28, 2012 | 0 Comments
Nanataco: TidBit of the Day

Famous Nana’s in Durham has a child, Nanataco. And this child is special. These are not your ordinary tacos with pork belly and duck. Yet the ambiance is chill and the prices friendly. Not to mention their Mexican chocolate milkshake.

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Loaf: TidBit of the Day

| June 21, 2012 | 1 Comment
Loaf: TidBit of the Day

A lovely bakery, Loaf, had started off with a stand at the Durham Farmer’s Market, and now… Durham has one new serious bakery. With its oven fires burning for hours, beautiful loaves and pastries emerge, including this perfect gougere. So happy to know where to get perfect artisan loaves, including their amazing Rosemary Seeded and […]

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