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Chef's Academy serves dinner to benefit the Food Bank of Eastern & Central North Carolina

The Chef’s Academy, a culinary school in Morrisville, is hosting a dining event to raise money for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina.

From 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 3, students will be serving up pizza, pastas and pot stickers, as well as 14 different desserts. The public can dine for a $5 donation per person or a donation of five nonperishable food items.

Proceeds and food will be donated to the food bank, which provides food for people at risk of hunger in 34 North Carolina counties.

The school is located at 2001 Carrington Mill Blvd., Morrisville. Info: thechefsacademy.com
 

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Updated again: Harris Teeter Triples freebies and good deals list, Sept. 11-17


Updated again at noon Thursday with new deals.
Updated again at 4 p.m. Tuesday with unadvertised specials!
Updated again at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Updated again at 3:20 p.m. Monday.
Updated at 2:20 p.m. Monday.
This list includes freebies and good deals on:
*regular-priced items posted on the Express Lane online shopping tool.
*current sale-priced items that continue through Triples, based on two walk-throughs of the Apex store, which I did Monday morning and again Monday evening.
*new sales, with a big thanks to Hot Coupon World for posting the ad early.

Here's a nice long list of freebies and good deals for this week's triple-coupon event at Harris Teeter stores. The coupon promotion starts at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, and runs through midnight Tuesday, Sept. 17.

This event is a great opportunity to stock your pantry for pennies on the dollar -- literally. We haven't seen a lot of these deals in a long time.

Indian restaurant Swad now open in North Raleigh

This is a post by N&O restaurant critic Greg Cox:

Nawinder Singh, the chef behind Dawat in Morrisville, has teamed up with Jasbir Singh Bola to open a second Indian restaurant in North Raleigh. Singh will remain in Morrisville, where his solid execution has quickly made the restaurant one of the area’s most popular.

Meanwhile, Bola has taken charge of the kitchen at Swad Indian Cuisine (9650-145 Strickland Road; 919-847-1984; swadindiannc.com), which opened on Monday next to Neomonde in Harvest Oaks shopping center. Taking its cue from Dawat, the menu at Swad (whose name translates to “taste”) will focus on northern Indian fare.

But the new restaurant is hardly a clone of the old one (if you can call an establishment that has only been in business a little over a year “old”). Chef Bola has a few specialties of his own, including his signature tandoori-roasted whole leg of lamb. Other dishes you’d be hard-pressed to find elsewhere include Boat Man’s Fish Stew (the chef’s take on Kerala coconut fish curry); lamb Cochin, a fiery dish in a gravy punctuated with whole red chiles and curry leaves; and a popular street food melange of crisp wafers, potatoes, chickpeas, onions and spices called dahi aloo papri.

A lunch buffet offers a sampling of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Swad is open daily from noon to 9 p.m.

Send restaurant news to Greg at ggcox@bellsouth.net. Be sure to tune in to Greg's radio show at 11 a.m. Saturdays on WPTF.

Multiple updates: Lowes Foods Super Doubles freebies and good deals list


Updated 8:05 p.m. Tuesday with non-coupon deals.
Updated 4:10 p.m. Tuesday with unadvertised deals.
Updated 2 p.m. Tuesday with deals from the ad, with thanks to AFullCup.com for posting it early.
Updated 11:30 p.m. Monday.
Watch for additional updates through Tuesday evening.

Here's a long list of freebies and good deals that will be available at Lowes Foods, starting Wednesday, during its weeklong Super Double coupon promotion.

It's shaping up to be a great event with lots of freebies and nice deals, especially when stacking manufacturer coupons with the store coupons Lowes Foods released two weeks ago.

The coupon booklet was delivered in the Wednesday newspaper that week. If you don't have a booklet, it would definitely be worthwhile to swing by a Lowes Foods and request one from customer service.

For those of you who can't find a booklet, I've added the PLU#s. Have your cashier plug in the number and you'll receive the discount.

For tips on how to make the most of a Lowes Foods Super Double coupon event, check the bottom of this post.

Coupon match-ups:

Updated again: Harris Teeter Super Doubles freebies and good deals list, Aug. 14-20


Updated again at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Updated again at 6:50 p.m. with more unadvertised deals.
Updated at 4 p.m. with unadvertised sales with more to come by early evening.
Updated 2:50 p.m. with new sales, with thanks to HotCouponWorld.com for posting the ad early.
Updated 11:50 p.m. Monday with continuing sales.
Watch for additional updates through Tuesday evening.

Here's an updated list of freebies and good deals for the latest round of Super Doubles at Harris Teeter stores. The coupon promotion starts at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, and runs through midnight Tuesday, Aug. 20.

There are dozens of freebies and good deals, making it one of the most worthwhile couponing events that Triangle shoppers have seen in awhile.

If you're new to couponing or need a refresher, scroll to the bottom of this post for Harris Teeter's coupon policy during Super Doubles and tips on making your Super Doubles trip more successful.

Coupon match-ups:

Tis the season for back-to-school consignment sales

Note: If you have information on additional sales, let me know in the comments section, and I'll add them to the list. If possible, please include a web address.

Once again, it's time consignment sale season in the Triangle -- the perfect chance to outfit the kids for fall and winter for pennies on the retail dollar.

In addition to clothing, many sales also offer toys, books, games, bicycles and baby equipment. Clothing sizes range from newborn to juniors. Some sales also offer maternity clothes.

Most sales offer early shopping days for volunteers and sellers, and many offer discounts in the final days of their sales.

Here's the start of a list of Triangle sales:

Cucina di Milano slated for mid-August opening in Morrisville

This is a post by N&O restaurant critic Greg Cox:

Vincent Barresi, owner of Vincent’s in North Raleigh, is opening another restaurant - this time with the backing of a New York-based investment group. Cucina di Milano (1106 Grace Park Drive), which Barresi hopes to open by mid-August, will incorporate some ingredients of the recipe that has made Vincent’s a success for more than 20 years.

The menu will, not surprisingly, include the New York style pizzas, pastas and other Italian-American favorites that have become a Vincent’s trademark. But the new restaurant will by no means be a clone of the old one.

Cucina di Milano’s more extensive offering will include an ambitious selection of traditional and contemporary Italian fare, with a generous number of healthy options. Pasta Calabrese, say, which serves up fresh cauliflower, green olives and almonds over linguine. And organic chicken with roasted red peppers and asparagus, served with whole wheat penne.

Vegetarian, gluten-free and organic dishes are clearly marked, in keeping with a growing (and welcome) trend among restaurant menus.

The dining room follows suit with a fresh, breezy Mediterranean feel in pastel shades of sea-green and sky blue. Naturally, this being Morrisville, the restaurant will - like Vincent’s - be family-friendly.

Send restaurant news to Greg at ggcox@bellsouth.net. Be sure to tune in to Greg's radio show at 11 a.m. Saturdays on WPTF.

New bakeries, ice cream shops popping up all over the Triangle

This is a post by N&O restaurant critic Greg Cox:

You can take that headline literally in the case of Pop Up Ice Cream Parlour (facebook.com/popupicecreamparlour) in downtown Raleigh. The shop’s original location on Wilmington Street is slated to close when the lease expires at the end of August. Happily for those who have gotten hooked on Pop Up’s house-churned frozen confections (with a rotating selection of flavors that might include anything from banana pudding to Escazu chocolate stout), a second - and possibly permanent - location has opened next door to Pie Bird at 616 N. Person Street.

Meanwhile in North Raleigh, newcomer Artylicious Cakes (7440-10 Six Forks Road; 919-649-0780; (artyliciouscakes.com) is living up to its name with eyecatching creations ranging from whimsically decorated birthday cakes to stunning wedding cakes.

In Morrisville, GoodyBox Cupcakes (9573 Chapel Hill Road; goodyboxcupcakes.com) offers a wide range of variations on its namesake specialty, from Banoffee to Cookie Monster, plus daily features such as Thursday’s Lemon Meringue Pie, Gotta Have S’more, and Birthday Cake.

Further afield, The Phoenix Bakery in Pittsboro (84 Hillsboro St.; 919-542-4452; facebook.com/ThePhoenixBakery) has opened just off Courthouse Circle. Offering a wide variety of tempations (classic pound cake, triple chocolate chip brownies, Boston cream-filled donuts and cinnamon buns, to name a few), it’s a good bet that this quaint little shop will be luring folks from all over the Triangle a sweet tooth fix.

Send restaurant news to Greg at ggcox@bellsouth.net. Be sure to tune in to Greg's radio show at 11 a.m. Saturdays on WPTF.

Updated: Harris Teeter Super Doubles freebies and good deals list, July 10-16


Updated: 9:50 p.m. Tuesday with sales from the new circular with thanks to the AFullCup.com forums for posting the ad early.
Updated again: 10:15 p.m. Tuesday with continuing sales.
Updated again: 11:20 p.m. Tuesday with unadvertised deals.
Updated again: 11:30 p.m. with non-coupon deals.

Here's a list of freebies and good deals for the latest round of Super Doubles at Triangle-area Harris Teeter stores. The coupon promotion starts at 7 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, and runs through midnight Tuesday, July 16.

There are more than a dozen freebies.

On top of that, there are great prices this week on milk ($2.97 per gallon), eggs (99 cents) and cherries ($2.49 per pound)!

If you're new to couponing or need a refresher, scroll to the bottom of this post for Harris Teeter's coupon policy during Super Doubles and tips on making your Super Doubles trip more successful.

Coupon match-ups:

Chocolate Boutique opens TODAY in Morrisville

This is a post by N&O restaurant critic Greg Cox:

A second location for Chocolate Boutique (3308 Village Market Place; 919-332-0960; mychocolateboutique.com) will open today, with Grand Opening festivities from 4-8 p.m. The original shop is in North Raleigh’s Lafayette Village.

Offering a wide assortment of truffles and other house-made confections, Chocolate Boutique hosts chocolate parties and caters weddings and special events.

The shop is is the newest entry in a lineup of restaurants and food shops clustered around the new cinema complex in Park West Village.

Which Wich and Lime Fresh Mexican Grill are already serving the before- and after-the-movie crowd. Scheduled to open in coming months are Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar, Firebirds Wood-Fired Grill and WG Kitchen and Bar - an Ohio-based chain offering wine shop, wine bar and bistro under one roof.

Send restaurant news to Greg at ggcox@bellsouth.net. Be sure to tune in to Greg's radio show at 11 a.m. Saturdays on WPTF.

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