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Tri Area for New Year's - Please Help!

Apologies... my post seemed already too long, & I was really starving for turkey (& I didn't get *one* reply to my post , sob!).

For nice & delicious, I recommend Magnolia Grill in Durham, also Nana's in Durham. Both have creative takes on food, but not in an abstract or silly way... everything is still extremely yummy & satisfying.

La Residence in Chapel Hill is, imho, ridiculously overrated. Tempting menu, but both the food & the service were way sub-par.

I don't often go out in Raleigh, despite living there. Places in Durham & Chapel Hill seem to be more in touch with community, using more local & organic ingredients, etc. I really appreciate that! :)

Nov 29, 2008
MlleYeuxBleus in Southeast

Lemon Digestif

How many bottles should this recipe fill? Or put another way, what size bottle should I look for if I want to make this for gifts? "Small" is a bit subjective... I'm unsure what that really means, but am interested in trying this recipe. :)

Nov 28, 2008
MlleYeuxBleus in Recipes

Tri Area for New Year's - Please Help!

Forgive me for being presumptive, but I'm wondering if there may be a bit of geographical confusion? :)

Not sure which area you're referring to as "Tri", but in North Carolina, the Triangle area is Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill. That's a good 2.5 drive away from the Charlotte area.

The Triad area (also sometimes called the Piedmont Triad) is Greensboro-WinstonSalem-High Point. That's about 1.5 hours from the Triangle. Not sure how far it is from Charlotte, since I've never driven between the two, but I'd guess at least a couple of hours.

Charlotte isn't any sort of "tri"... it is called the Queen City.

The above is all very commonly confused among people who haven't lived in NC... took me a bit to get it all straight, too! :)

(edit... just re-read your post & see that you 'get' that the Triangle is not near Charlotte, sorry! But it is a bit confusing to hear the term "Tri" since there are 2 major areas in the central part of the state that both begin with those 3 letters... just a heads-up.) :)

Nov 28, 2008
MlleYeuxBleus in Southeast

Restaurants serving turkey in Raleigh/Durham/Ch. Hill area?

Not referring to any special Thanksgiving sorta thing, just places that have *real* roast turkey as part of their menu.

I don't want anything fancy, but it would just be lovely to satisfy that occasional craving for a plate of turkey, potatoes, gravy, etc. It seems that nobody really does this anymore... most places have something they *call* turkey, & servers will even doggedly assure you this is *real* turkey, when it is so obviously not (at least not from a whole bird).

Elmo's Diner has the closest thing I've found to what I'm looking for, but even theirs is more of an open-faced turkey sandwich sorta deal. :( Close, but no cigar.

How frustrating is this? One of the most basic, classic meals seems to be nearly extinct except for on Thanksgiving. I can't be the only one out there who still longs for food like I grew up with!

Please help! Thanks in advance!! :)

Nov 28, 2008
MlleYeuxBleus in General South Archive

Recipes You've Never Heard of Outside Your Family

My stepmom introduced me to one of her favorite sandwiches when I was a kid... cream cheese & maraschino cherry, usually on oatmeal bread. I was used to regular ol' pb&j, so cream cheese & cherry seemed fancy to me at the time!

Jan 27, 2008
MlleYeuxBleus in Home Cooking

Recipes You've Never Heard of Outside Your Family

My sister makes something similar, that she learned from an ex's mom... she calls it Banana Split Pie. Think it has bananas, pineapple, strawberry, nuts, whipped cream, some kind of sweetened cream cheese mixture, all in a graham cracker crust. It's pretty tasty stuff!

Jan 27, 2008
MlleYeuxBleus in Home Cooking