Dining – Chatham Journal Newspaper http://chathamjournal.com Experience the World of Chatham County, NC Tue, 23 Jan 2018 02:59:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://i1.wp.com/chathamjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/10888465-four-newspaper-pile-isolated-on-white-background-Stock-Vector-newspaper-icon-headline-5580d7a0v1_site_icon.png?fit=32%2C32 Dining – Chatham Journal Newspaper http://chathamjournal.com 32 32 Experience the World of Chatham County, NC Dining – Chatham Journal Newspaper Experience the World of Chatham County, NC Dining – Chatham Journal Newspaper http://chathamjournal.com/wp-content/plugins/powerpress/rss_default.jpg http://chathamjournal.com/category/arts-entertainment/dining/ TV-G 63016882 Fearrington’s Cooks & Books event to feature Myron Mixon & Kelly Alexander http://chathamjournal.com/2016/08/16/fearringtons-cooks-books-event-feature-myron-mixon-kelly-alexander/ Tue, 16 Aug 2016 16:24:42 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=6831 Chatham County, NC – McIntyre’s Books will kick off their first fall Cooks & Books event with Myron Mixon and Kelly Alexander. Myron is bringing his cooker and is smoking up some ribs for the crowd. Tickets are $75 and include a…

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Chatham County, NC – McIntyre’s Books will kick off their first fall Cooks & Books event with Myron Mixon and Kelly Alexander. Myron is bringing his cooker and is smoking up some ribs for the crowd. Tickets are $75 and include a signed copy of BBQ Rules, dinner, a beer, service fee and tax. Click here or call McIntyre’s Books at 919.542.3030 to reserve.

BBQ RulesIn his latest book, Myron Mixon’s BBQ Rules: The Old School Guide to Smoking Meat, the New York Times bestselling author and star of Destination America’s BBQ Pitmasters goes back to the basics of backyard pit barbecuing, offering readers essential old-school barbecue techniques and 50 classic recipes.

In barbecue, “old-school” means cooking on a homemade coal-fired masonry pit, where the first step is burning wood to make your own coals, followed by shoveling those coals beneath the meat and smoking that meat until it acquires the distinct flavor only true pit-smoking can infuse. With easy-to-follow, straightforward instruction, America’s pitmaster shows you how and also demonstrates methods for cooking on traditional gas and charcoal grills common in most backyards. The book is divided into four parts — “Meat Helpers,” “The Hog,” “Birds,” “The Cow” — and features recipes and methods, including, Pit Smoked Pulled Pork, North Carolina Yella Mustard-Based Barbecue Sauce, Prize-winning Brisket, Smoked Baby Back Ribs, Thick and Smoky T-Bone Steaks.

Presenting step-by-step illustrations on building a pit, managing a fire, selecting meats for the pit and the best wood to burn in it, and more, Mixon offers all of the fundamental lessons to becoming a champion backyard pitmaster.

Filled with Mixon’s southern charm, personal stories, and never-before-shared methods, BBQ Rules is a down-home, accessible return to old-school pit smoked barbecue.

Myron Mixon has won more than 200 grand BBQ championships. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Smokin’ with Myron Mixon and Everyday Barbecue and the star of Destination America’s BBQ RulesBBQ Pitmasters, and BBQ Pit Wars. He lives in Unadilla, Georgia.

Kelly Alexander is a former Saveur senior editor and the winner of a James Beard Journalism Award. She lives in Durham, North Carolina, and teaches food writing at Duke University.

MENU

St. Louis Ribs
Peach Baked Beans
Mac & Cheese
Coleslaw

About Cooks & Books
This series was founded with a premise that there’s no better way to explore a new cookbook than by talking with the author, and sampling and delving into those dishes with seriously fun and delicious discussion.  It is a collaboration between Fearrington’s Executive Chef Colin Bedford and Keebe Fitch of McIntyre’s Books, one of the South’s most celebrated independent bookstores, with an amazing cookbook selection. Learn more about the series here.

Questions? Call the bookstore at 919.542.3030.

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Chatham County restaurant named one of ‘101 Best Restaurants in America’ http://chathamjournal.com/2016/04/04/chatham-county-restaurant-named-one-101-best-restaurants-america/ Mon, 04 Apr 2016 16:30:09 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=6080 Pittsboro, NC – The Fearrington House Restaurant in Chatham County, N.C. has landed on the Daily Meal’s 2016 list of the “101 Best Restaurants in America.” The food and dining website sent a list of 638 restaurants to experts around…

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Pittsboro, NC – The Fearrington House Restaurant in Chatham County, N.C. has landed on the Daily Meal’s 2016 list of the “101 Best Restaurants in America.”

fearrington house foodThe food and dining website sent a list of 638 restaurants to experts around the U.S., and their voting determined the rankings. The Fearrington House, associated with The Fearrington House Inn and located in Pittsboro, is No. 85 and the only N.C. restaurant on the list.

The Daily Meal’s review of the Fearrington House Restaurant reads:

Fearrington Village, not far from Raleigh-Durham, is a residential compound, a cluster of shops, a farm, a spa, a wedding venue, and an elegant Relais & Châteaux inn with a first-rate restaurant. The kitchen is the preserve of British-born chef Colin Bedford, who joined the property in 2005 and has been executive chef since 2008. His cooking is fairly elaborate and his plates are, shall we say, artistic, but he works with local seasonal ingredients and the accents are sometimes as much Southern as they are French. There’s something both homey and refined about his white bean and smoked bacon soup with melted onions and rosemary (and Parmigiano, apple, honey, and Brussels sprouts — see what we mean about elaborate?); he likes sweetness with his savory creations, like parsnips braised in golden syrup and buttermilk and served with ginger cake, pearl barley, prunes, and grapes, or brown-sugar-cured monkfish with parsnips and currants; his maple-glazed duck breast with sunchokes and blood orange goes earthy with hazelnuts, mushrooms, and collard greens. This is showy stuff, but somehow it all comes together very nicely. The handsome, opulently set dining rooms, the attentive service, and the serious wine list are all part of the recipe.

Fearrington House Restaurant

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Grab a vintage cocktail at the Oakleaf restaurant on “Throwback Thursday” http://chathamjournal.com/2016/01/25/grab-a-vintage-cocktail-at-the-oakleaf-restaurant-on-throwback-thursday/ Mon, 25 Jan 2016 19:00:00 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=5700 by *protected email* Pittsboro, NC – In case you weren’t aware, the Oakleaf restaurant’s cocktail chef Justin Peregoy has started “Throwback Thursday“. Every Thursday the cocktail menu will feature vintage and forgotten cocktails, such as The Aviation, The Last Word…

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Pittsboro, NC – In case you weren’t aware, the Oakleaf restaurant’s cocktail chef Justin Peregoy has started “Throwback Thursday“.

Aviation CocktailEvery Thursday the cocktail menu will feature vintage and forgotten cocktails, such as The Aviation, The Last Word and the Lucien Gauden. In addition, instead of the usual $12 price, you can get them for $8.

While it is always a great place to eat, feel free to stop by the bar and sample one. I blog about forgotten cocktails here and you can read about many of the ones he has on his menu. You’ll most likely find me on the stool closest to the door between 5:30pm and 6pm every Thursday.

It’s worth checking out, and we’re lucky to have such a local resource.

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Moon Asian Bistro is a new place to meet and eat http://chathamjournal.com/2016/01/20/moon-asian-bistro-is-a-new-place-to-meet-and-eat/ Wed, 20 Jan 2016 22:42:05 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=5677 by *protected email* Pittsboro, NC – My husband and I had lunch on Monday at the Moon Asian Bistro, which is located just north of Fearrington Village at 111 Knox Way, Suite 100, between the Chatham Ridge continuing care facility…

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Pittsboro, NC – My husband and I had lunch on Monday at the Moon Asian Bistro, which is located just north of Fearrington Village at 111 Knox Way, Suite 100, between the Chatham Ridge continuing care facility and the North Chatham Pediatrics and Internal Medicine clinic just off 15-501.

Moon Asian BistroThe restaurant is holding its grand opening now, and it promises to be an excellent addition to North Chatham County.  It features Asian fusion cuisine, with a menu of curries and classic dishes from Japan, Thailand and China (Mandarine, Hunan and Szechuan). There is an extensive sushi bar. We had the “lunch special,” which includes white or brown rice (except for noodle dishes) and a soup or salad.

We both had hot-and-sour soup, which was both when it arrived quickly at our table, and a deliciously perfect choice for such a cold, windy day.  We shared an order of spring rolls, and they were cooked to perfection: delicately crisp on the outside, hot and tasty on the inside.  He had the shrimp with basil. The shrimp were actual, identifiable, plump, tender shrimp. I chose the pad thai with chicken.  I have enjoyed pad thai all over the world, including Thailand, and this was world class pad thai.  The chicken was tender not rubbery as is sometimes the case.  The blend of noodles, green onions, mushrooms and sauce was flavorful and delicate.  All the dishes arrived at our table quickly fresh and hot.

The decor is tasteful Asian modern, dark floors and woodwork, a mixture of crystal chandeliers and Chinese lanterns, and, oddly it seemed, a giant flat-screen TV. Unfortunately, the surfaces throughout the restaurant are hard and sure to bounce sound all over the place when the place is crowded, so it’s sure to be noisy. There is an impressive-looking bar, although its liquor license has not yet been issued. (Apparently North Carolina law requires that a restaurant be open for several weeks before it can be trusted to serve both both food and adult beverages.) Prices are reasonable, and the restaurant offers an extensive take-out menu.

The Asian Moon Bistro fills a niche that has been empty far too long:  between fast food/sandwich shop and pricey-but-tasty upscale.

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Best of Chatham County survey returns http://chathamjournal.com/2015/10/12/best-of-chatham-county-survey-returns/ Mon, 12 Oct 2015 05:19:44 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=5258 by Gene Galin Pittsboro, NC – The popular Best of Chatham County has returned. You can access the survey immediately at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2015bestofchatham Folks are welcome to share the survey URL and encourage their family, friends and neighbors to vote for…

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Pittsboro, NC – The popular Best of Chatham County has returned.

You can access the survey immediately at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2015bestofchatham

Best of Chatham CountyFolks are welcome to share the survey URL and encourage their family, friends and neighbors to vote for their Best of Chatham.

The survey runs through November 10, 2015.

There’s about 80 categories. You do NOT have to make a choice in each category. Please go through and chose those that you are knowledgeable about. You will be able to go back and forth within the survey before submitting your choices.

This year the results of the Chatham Chatlist Best of Chatham County survey will appear online on the Chatham Journal newspaper web site at http://www.chathamjournal.com. We’ll also appear in print issue of the Chatham Magazine.

The purpose of the Best of Chatham County has always been to help promote local commerce inside Chatham County. Because of that only Chatham County based selections will be included in the final tabulations.

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Extend your July 4th weekend at the Pittsboro 1st Sunday Artisan Fair http://chathamjournal.com/2015/07/01/extend-your-july-4th-weekend-at-the-pittsboro-1st-sunday-artisan-fair/ Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:00:25 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=4416 by Ira Planer Pittsboro, NC – You are invited to extend your July 4th weekend and come join us this Sunday, July 5 at the Pittsboro 1st Sunday Artisan Fair and Market. It promises to be one fine day of…

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Pittsboro, NC – You are invited to extend your July 4th weekend and come join us this Sunday, July 5 at the Pittsboro 1st Sunday Artisan Fair and Market. It promises to be one fine day of music, art, food, shopping and good people. Check out the details below.

Pittsboro 1st SundayNEW:
1)TEEN MUSIC SERIES on outside stage from 3pm-4pm (Music from our area’s performing teens),
2) KIDS PLAY AREA now in Pittsboro Roadhouse Parking Lot
3) PONY RIDES in Pittsboro Roadhouse Parking Lot

A fun day of food trucks, in-store events, live music, micro beer, wine tastings, art vendors, kid activities and play area held in historic downtown Pittsboro!

PITTSBORO FIRST SUNDAY ARTISANS FAIR
JULY 5th 12PM – 5PM
(Hosted by the PBO Business Association)

Vendors

Food trucks, beverage, craft and retail vendor tables will be located along Hillsboro Street.

Food and Drink

Music

  • 12 – 2 p.m. Gregory Blaine at Pittsboro Roadhouse
  • 1 – 3 p.m. The Holland Brothers on the outside stage
  • 2 – 4 p.m. Andy Coats at Liquidambar Gallery and Gifts
  • 3 – 4 p.m. Justin Fouts (Wakefield High School) on the outside stage
  • 3 – 5 p.m. Breadfoot at City Tap Bar

Artist Openings

Children’s Activities

The kids’ play area, sponsored by Pittsboro United Methodist Church, is located in the Pittsboro Roadhouse parking lot.

Sidewalk chalk provided by Pittsboro Toys. Pony rides from Moore Equine Events.

As always, kids may have a free table to sell their art creations.

Other Activities

Also Open

 

Be sure and bring down your family and friends, there will plenty for adults and children to enjoy.

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