wine in the city

Cochon 555

February 6, 2013

Cochon 555, the swine and wine bacchanal so named for the involvement of five local chefs, five pigs, and five wineries is coming to Atlanta in less than two weeks, on Sunday the 17th. Created by Atlanta local Brady Lowe, Cochon 555 is an exposé of some very good chefs (and very good pork) and […]

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Griffin Market, Local 11 Ten, Distillery, Bonna Bella [Beaufort | Savannah]

December 8, 2012

Last night I returned from a trip to the low country, and realized I need to finish my post from my last trip down that way. A month ago I was working in Columbia, then made my way to Savannah to run the half marathon (1:49 with no training, I’ll take it). I made a […]

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Dirty & Rowdy Family Winery

September 7, 2012

Last week there was a big event in the wine world, the culmination of a very special story, at least to me – the wines of Dirty & Rowdy Family Wines were released upon the world. Though the grapes couldn’t have been grown further from the south, and the official launch was in a wine shop […]

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Gavage [Tampa, Chong Qing, Soundtable, etc]

July 27, 2012

Time for another gavage post. I take the photos. You view them. Or not. Visited Sound Table last week. It was actually our third choice for the night, but that’s not to say anything about them, I really like this place. We were trying to visit somewhere new to me, but attempts to hit Watershed […]

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Gu’s Bistro

July 5, 2012
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Hit up Gu’s Bistro with some friends/wine jerks a few weeks ago. We used to do this at Tasty China, but I like Gu’s. The people are very nice, and the food can be just as good, though it is different. I really liked the eggplant, and the cumin lamb, and the fried shrimp were […]

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Gavage – Varasano’s, Rousseau at Park75, ESS, The Pit [Raleigh], Cooking

June 1, 2012
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It was decided last month that when I have a glut of photos unrelated to a planned post, I’ll be calling it my “gavage” post. Suck it, California. Unlike our fatty geese friends, we humanoids do have a gag reflex, so apologies in advance for the force feeding you are about to endure.

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Sunday Sauce

April 30, 2012
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Quick post – My brother Thomas and I cooked up an Italian feast yesterday, probably the most excellent use of a Sunday possible. Sunday sauce (or gravy, if you lean that way) was the star – a huge, slow simmering pot of sauce, filled with meat treasures. This batch had the full monty – Italian […]

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Floataway Salad

March 19, 2012

I had a wine dinner with some friends at Floataway Cafe this past weekend. I was more than a touch embarrassed by the looks we received as we cut a wide swath through the center of the restaurant, toting in our own wine glasses and fifteen bottles of wine. More than a few sips of wine helped […]

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