Go HERE to read the story about Durham.
Southern Living magazine is running a contest to let readers decide the "Tastiest Town in the South." Right now, Durham is in the lead with Memphis right beside. For much of the voting, it was between Durham and Asheville.
That dead heat convinced chef Justin Rakes to organize a dinner featuring chefs from both North Carolina towns. At 7 p.m. Sunday at Durham's Four Square Restaurant, diners can enjoy a six-course meal prepared by these chefs:
- Jacob Sessoms of Table in Asheville.
- Brian Canipelli of Cucina 24 in Asheville.
- Justin Rakes and Scott Martin of soon to open Salted Pig (Rakes is the former chef de cuisine at Four Square. Rakes is being tight-lipped at the moment about his next venture, the Salted Pig, but I will share details as I learn them.)
- Matt Kelly of Mateo in Durham.
- Shane Ingram of Four Square in Durham.
Tickets cost $75 per person. Wine pairings will be made available by Four Square
Sommelier Brandon Carr. Reservations can be made online at opentable.comor by phone 919-401-9877.
Be sure to cast your vote for your favorite Southern town. Voting ends Feb. 28. To vote, go HERE.
Southern Living magazine is giving a lot of love to the Triangle in its February issue.
Durham is one of 10 Southern cities in the running to be named "Tastiest Towns in the South. Asheville is the only other North Carolina town on the list.
Here's what the story says about Durham: "North Carolina's Triangle has long been fertile ground for enjoying the region's rich bounty. From Scratch Bakery to Watts Grocery, where much of the meny is raised, caught, smoked, pickled or cured within a two-hour radius, Durham is brimming with spots that passionately support local businesses."
The public can vote daily between now and Feb. 28. (Each vote is a chance for the voter to win $1,500 toward a trip the winning city.) The "Tastiest Town" will be revealed in the magazine's May issue. To vote, go to goo.gl/LXa4V.
Enter to win a copy of the latest tome from the folks at Southern Living: "Home Cooking Basics."
You know the drill. Leave a comment below this post before noon, Friday, Sept. 14. I'll chose a winner at random. Good luck!