Mouthful Blog

  • Sushi Blues owner opening new Vietnamese restaurant on Glenwood South

    Posted by Greg Cox on February 25, 2015

    Sushi Blues Cafe owner Quy Duong is targeting the weekend of March 6 for the opening of Pho Pho Pho Noodle Kitchen + Bar following a week of trial runs. That date is subject to the weather, which has been especially fickle of late.

    Sushi Blues Cafe owner Quy Duong is targeting the weekend of March 6 for the opening of Pho Pho Pho Noodle Kitchen + Bar following a week of trial runs. That date is subject to the weather, which has been especially fickle of late.

    The dining room certainly looks ready for prime time. Duong has given the space, which has previously been home to an eclectic string of restaurants (most recently Oryx) over the past 10 years, a complete makeover. Walls covered in intricate chalkboard art and photos of cultural icons ranging from Mark Twain to Bruce Lee (some accompanied by witty quotations) add up to a casual look that might be described as hipster-Asian.

    The menu, for the most part, sticks with the traditional dishes of Duong's native Vietnam, from banh mi to the restaurant's namesake beef noodle soup. Chef Thuan Phan, who comes to Raleigh from St. Louis, occasionally ventures across the borders for the likes of Japanese ramen noodles and a contemporary Asian riff on U-10 scallops with a spicy aioli.

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  • Film screenings Wednesday evening at Lantern in Chapel Hill

    Posted by Andrea Weigl on February 23, 2015

    The Triangle-based Vittles Films is screening two short documentary films at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Lantern Restaurant in Chapel Hill. One of the films is “Un Buen Carnicero,” which tells the story of Cliff’s Meat Market in Carrboro

    The Triangle-based Vittles Films is screening two short documentary films at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Lantern Restaurant in Chapel Hill.

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  • Rx Wine Lab opens pop-up wine bar this weekend

    Posted by Andrea Weigl on February 23, 2015

    Fred Dexheimer is a master sommelier and owner of Rx Wine Lab in Durham.

    Master sommelier Fred Dexheimer may no longer be a partner at Straw Valley Food + Drink but he's sticking around the Triangle to create Rx Wine Lab.

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  • A chance to win 'What to Bake and How to Bake It'

    Posted by Andrea Weigl on February 23, 2015

    We're giving away a copy of Jane Hornby's "What to Bake and How to Bake It," to readers who follow our new The Recipe archive site on Instagram.

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  • CCCC offering edible and medicinal plants class

    Posted by Andrea Weigl on February 23, 2015

    Herbalist Kim Calhoun is teaching a eight-week course on edible and medicinal plants at Central Carolina Community College starting March 10.

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  • Nine North Carolina chefs, bakers among James Beard semifinalists

    Posted by Andrea Weigl on February 18, 2015

    Lionel Vatinet of La Farm Bakery in Cary is a master baker, born and trained in France.

    Six of the nine people named James Beard Foundation semifinalists are Triangle chefs and bakers, including Lionel Vatinet of La Farm Bakery in Cary and Phoebe Lawless of Scratch Baking in Durham for the outstanding baker award.

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