Mouthful Blog

  • Juju now open in Durham

    Posted by Greg Cox on December 17, 2014

    Juju, a new Asian tapas restaurant, is now open in Durham.

    Charlie Deal, owner of Dos Perros in Durham and Jujube in Chapel Hill, has opened Juju in the old George’s Garage space in Durham. For his latest venture, Deal has teamed up with Julian Benfey, who previously worked at Jujube and Mateo. The partners have hired chef Aaron Zarczynski (who also happens to be a certified cicerone, beer lovers will be happy to know), to run the kitchen on a day-to-day basis.

    Billed as Asian tapas, the menu covers an ambitiously varied spectrum from wild boar banh mi to coriander-smoked white fish mousse, with frequent detours off-continent for the likes of Hawaiian ahi poke and braised pork bolognese over rice noodles. Whole Peking duck is available with one day’s advance notice.

    A limited number of dishes will be offered from a dim sum cart making the rounds of the dining room. The offering will expand in the coming weeks, and will eventually include a cocktail cart offering drinks made tableside.

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  • Raleigh’s first all-organic restaurant opening soon in Poyner Place

    Posted by Greg Cox on December 16, 2014

    The outside of the new all-organic restaurant in Raleigh, Organic Festival.

    First-time restaurateur Bilal Parviz hopes to open Organic Festival Friday near Triangle Town Center mall.

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  • Chicken poop bingo happening Saturday in Durham

    Posted by Andrea Weigl on December 15, 2014

    Durham Farmers’ Market is hosting a chicken poop bingo fundraiser on Saturday in downtown Durham.

    The Durham Farmers' Market is hosting a chicken poop bingo event from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday as a fundraiser for its Double Bucks program.

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  • Win the new cookbook from N.C. Museum of History

    Posted by Andrea Weigl on December 15, 2014

    The N.C. Museum of History Associates has a new cookbook, “North Carolina: An Appetizing State,” which goes on sale Saturday.

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  • Andrea Weigl will be signing books at Whole Foods

    Posted by Andrea Weigl on December 13, 2014

    Food writer Andrea Weigl will be signing books at a local foods holiday fair at the Whole Foods store on Raleigh’s Wade Avenue from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday.

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  • Feast of the Seven Fishes at Raleigh’s Vivace

    Posted by Andrea Weigl on December 13, 2014

    The Feast of the Seven Fishes, an Italian tradition, is Dec. 22-24 at Vivace in Raleigh.

    Raleigh’s Vivace restaurant serves the traditional Italian Christmas Eve feast for $45 per person.

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