Category Archives: Cabernet

“Our State Fair is a Great State Fair”

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This past week has been crazy if you’re driving down Blue Ridge. Cars lined up as far as the eye can see. It can only mean one thing: State Fair!!!!!!!!!Tony and I love the N.C. state fair; there’s local culture*fried food*, the arts*more fried food*, and agriculture *did I mention fried food?* Oh yeah, and then there’s the food. I love fairs and carnivals because it’s such a great excuse to indulge and the fair always finds new ways to push the fried envelope.
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Restaurant Week: The Duck and Dumpling

The Duck and DumplingYEA! It’s finally here. Restaurant Week could not have come at a better time, I’ve been sick and down in the dumps, so a chance to have a three-course meal downtown is hard to resist. Tony and I studied all of the menus available, if I could have eaten everything on those menus, I would! Unfortunately, for our budget (and waistlines), we had to pick one and The Duck and Dumpling (222 S Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27601) could not be missed. Continue reading

Sunday Blues Wine Pairing #2

2 Buck Chuck and I Love You Man

2 Buck Chuck and I Love You Man


To cheer us up tonight we have a simple 2-buck Chuck Cabernet Sauvignon that we got the when we went to Trader Joe’s in Chapel Hill on Saturday.  We can’t wait till they open the Raleigh Trader Joe’s on Wake Forest Rd in October!  Together with our Cab, we have Paul Rudd and Jason Segal in I love You Man.  We both are big fans of Jason Segal in such things as Freaks and Geeks, Forgetting  Sarah Marshall, and How I Met Your Mother.  Paul Rudd is especially funny in this one and I do believe that Julia has a little crush on him.  We loved this movie in the theater and hopefully it will help cheer us up in this day of mourning the end of the weekend.  Later, Julia is going to make risotto, and I think she is going to post pictures!