Don’t Miss This Weekend at The Asheville Wine & Food Festival


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Restaurants on the South Carolina Coast

My new book fell through when the publisher decided to stop publishing due to the retirement of key personnel. I had already completed the research, visiting, and selecting process, though. I'm still looking for a new publisher, so if any readers have recommendations, send me a note.

Here is a list of places that I would have included:

Little River: Captain Juel's Hurricane (, The Brentwood (, The Parson's Table (

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Three Cheers for Culinarians Day

The folks at Asheville Wine and Food Festival have asked us to help spread the word about an unofficial holiday for chefs and cooks alike called Culinarians Day. This day, July 25, is a time for us to recognize and thank those that bring joy to us through their food. Why don’t you take some time this year to thank your favorite food maker? Here are a couple of ideas to help you along your way:

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Recommended Coastal Restaurants that Aren’t in the Book(s)

Four places in the Crystal Coast area (where my wife and I spend a lot of time) did not make it into print, for various reasons, but they are personal favorites just the same.

White Oak River Bistro (206 W Corbett Ave, Swansboro, NC 28584, (910) 326-1696, serves casual Italian food in a space characterized by wood floors and walls, with open porch dining overlooking an expanse of the White Oak River.

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The Asheville Wine & Food Festival … Presenting the 2017 Chef Highlight Series

Expansion of this year’s Asheville Wine & Food Festival brings with it the introduction of the Chef Highlight Series.  Formerly a competition, the Chef Highlight Series showcases the efforts of our very talented regional chefs.  Join us in experiencing delectable fare prepared by the best chefs in the area!

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The Asheville Wine & Food Festival … This Year, Savor the Mountains Like Never Before!

The Asheville Wine & Food Festival is a culinary weekend of food, drink, and fun. This year we will be outside in the sun at Pack Square Park, in the center of downtown Asheville just steps from all the vibrant shops, restaurants, and South Slope breweries.

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