The Baker And The Bean: Pure Awesomeness

Mar 14th, 2014 | By
The Baker And The Bean

ShareTweetAnyone who knows me knows that I am a serious cake fanatic. I could work an entire vacation around cake pit stops, and I’ll happily forego proper food in place of cake. Imagine the happiness that I felt upon learning that the lady who made the cake for a friend’s wedding, the cake that I
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Crafted: The Art of the Taco

Feb 6th, 2013 | By
The messenger taco

ShareTweetWhen my friend Ben, a grumpy biochemist, came in from out of town and wanted to go to dinner someplace that “doesn’t have to be complicated” I was in crisis mode. This is someone who has teased me for using canned pasta sauce. Doesn’t have to be complicated, my ass. I decide that Crafted! The
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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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AFCC: Great Food Hidden In Plain Sight

Aug 23rd, 2012 | By
AFCC Entree

ShareTweetRecently something had been bothering me. I’ve just felt strangely and subtly uncomfortable. It always seemed to come on as I was walking down Greene to my cooking job on Elm. I just figured that I was sick of doing kitchen prep or wishing I had time to work for the Obama campaign. Wrong. Suddenly
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Zen Cat Bakery Moves To Glenwood

Jun 20th, 2012 | By
Zen Cat

ShareTweetThis is a guest post by local gluten-free fan Jeff SanGeorge, who will soon be interviewed here, so stay tuned. Zen Cat Gluten-Free bakery is growing into a new facility in the historic Glenwood neighborhood of Greensboro, North Carolina. Zen Cat is a three-year-old gluten free and vegan bakery that offers baked goods sold to
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The Great Escape Dinner and a Beer Extravaganza

Jun 6th, 2012 | By

ShareTweetChances are, if you’ve been on Facebook or Twitter in the past couple of weeks, you’ve caught wind of an awesome new catering project called The Great Escape. Last week on Avant on Air, we had the two chefs at The Great Escape come talk and tell us what they were all about. The Great
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Snack Bar: It’s edible.

Mar 22nd, 2012 | By
The fried pickles appetizer at Snack Bar

ShareTweetOne of the most disappointing first-tastes I’ve experienced among my Downtown foodie adventures has been at Snack Bar. Perhaps it was the combination of the Pacman ‘C’ in its outdoor signage and its late hours that gave me high hopes for a quirky, midnight-oil dining experience. I’m sorry to say that its thoroughly pedestrian fare
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Los Charritos #2

Mar 12th, 2012 | By
Mexican Tortas in Greensboro

ShareTweetby Jack Bonney Greensboro hosts a number of above average Mexican restaurants, but to me if you really want to talk “authentic” you have to check out some of the amazing Taqueria’s we have in the city. While I haven’t been to all of them my stomach is happy to say it has been to
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New York Pizza on Battleground

Feb 16th, 2012 | By

ShareTweetIf you’re at all familiar with the historic college district of UNC Greensboro, chances are you’re also familiar with New York Pizza (or ‘N.Y.P.’) and its bubbly, crunchy-crusted pizza pies. It’s a Greensboro institution, for better or for worse. In my opinion, it is for the better. Every town, regardless of its student population, deserves
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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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