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Lunch at Food Truck Boulevard

Oct 24th, 2012 | By
Great Escape Spicy Noodles

ShareTweet  On Monday, October 22, a team of Avant Greensboro writers & friends visited downtown Greensboro’s food trucks, which are allowed to operate four trucks at a time on Commerce Place. They’re taking part in a pilot program, a taste-test if you will, to collect data for the City Council’s reevaluation of its current ordinance,
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A Look Back With Matt Northrup As He Says ‘Wassup!’ To Summer and Charlottesville

Apr 27th, 2012 | By
Matt Northrup

ShareTweetThis week I had a correspondence with current WUAG music director and Full Spectrum Records artist Matt Northrup. He touched on a number of things from his bands (Casual Curious, Hidden Lake Park, Ruler, and Mutant League), solo work, and his upcoming move to Charlottesville. He also shared a wonderful retrospective of his time in
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WQFS brings DIY legend Calvin Johnson to Glenwood

Apr 5th, 2012 | By
The Hive Dwellers

ShareTweetTuesday night I arrived at Glenwood Coffee and Books to an open garage door with a few people drinking beers as the rains moved in. Most shows  don’t start on time, and this one appeared no different. The crowd was light and my anticipation only grew with the wait. I was standing only a few
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Kiosco Mexican Grill: Tradition Elevated

Feb 9th, 2012 | By
Tacos de carne asada

ShareTweetWho doesn’t love Mexican food? It’s cheap, sloppy, spicy, and delicious. As far back as I remember the ritual of eating chips and salsa and drinking oversized Mexican beers with friends has been a part of my life. Kiosco takes your everyday Mexican cuisine and kicks it up a few notches with the same traditions
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Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen: From Farm to Fork

Jan 12th, 2012 | By
Pulled Pork on Johnny Cakes

ShareTweetUsually when I think of a southern kitchen my memory takes me to a place in a small town where I once ate surrounded by senior citizens, flies, and greasy vinyl booths. Lucky 32 is a different kind of southern restaurant. I made my first visit to the gourmet southern dinning room for my 3-year
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The Corner Slice at Fisher Park

Dec 7th, 2011 | By
A Left Which creation

ShareTweetA good friend of mine often hits up The Corner Slice at Fisher Park to eat pizza, drink beer, and watch the Baltimore Ravens games on Sunday. After my visit a few weeks ago I see why it’s the perfect spot for this Sunday ritual. The Corner Slice inhabits an old Sinclair Oil filling station
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Don Ishiyaki & Ramen

Dec 1st, 2011 | By
Vegetable Don

ShareTweetI have been living in the College Hill neighborhood for over two years now and have eaten at almost every restaurant on Tate Street. Don Japanese Ishiyaki & Ramen was the one exception and the last establishment to mark off my list. The restaurant’s exterior is very modern and “expensive” to the eyes, but once
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Yoforia Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt

Nov 24th, 2011 | By
My cup of froyo

ShareTweetWith the unseasonably warm temperatures we’ve been seeing lately, frozen yogurt definitely isn’t out of the question — personally I think any weather is great for froyo. Yoforia is a regional chain with locations in North Carolina and Georgia that has been open in Greensboro since this past July. They also have an international location
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Cincy’s Downtown

Nov 17th, 2011 | By
The best 3-way in town

ShareTweetBeing somewhat of a chili fanatic, I was more than glad to grab lunch with Keith at one of downtown Greensboro’s veteran restaurants, Cincy’s Downtown. While Olivia has never been to Cincinnati — I have been once when my airplane had a connection flight that was stranded for 6 hours in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International
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Bánh mì Saigon Sandwiches & Bakery

Nov 2nd, 2011 | By
Delicious banh mi sandwich from Bánh mì Saigon Sandwiches & Bakery

ShareTweetBánh mì sandwiches were first introduced into my diet when I was visiting a friend in New York City. Low on cash my friend insisted I go try these curious little Vietnamese sandwiches. After returning to Greensboro I did much research to find my new favorite meal. All signs (reviews) pointed to High Point Road’s
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