Chapel Hill food festival TerraVita will be held in October, the ninth year for the Triangle festival focusing on sustainability. The lineup traditionally has included well-known chefs like Vivian Howard and Ashley Christensen.
IHOP, the International House of Pancakes, changed its name Monday to the International House of Burgers in a spectacular marketing ploy. Instead of brunch, breakfast or biscuits, IHOB is rolling out a new line of burgers.
A salmonella outbreak traced to pre-cut watermelon, honeydew and cantaloupe sold at Walmart, Whole Foods/Amazon, Kroger, Costco, Walgreens, Trader Joe's and other grocers has infected 60 people in five states and hospitalized 31.
Bourdain achieved celebrity status after the publication in 2000 of his best-selling book "Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly." Bourdain went on to achieve widespread fame thanks to his CNN series "Parts Unknown."
For 26 years, Durham chef Scott Howell lived his dream of owning and running a restaurant, the acclaimed fine dining Nana's. At the end of the month, Howell, an eight-time James Beard Award semifinalist, says he will close his flagship restaurant.