Eating Healthy: Food Challenge

Story by Kaynan Goldberg. Kaynan is CaryCitizen’s 13-year-old columnist on all things frugal, crunchy, healthy and green. She also blogs at VeggiesGoCrunch.

Cary, NC – Wow, it’s been a while!  We’ve started school again.  It’s great, but there is a lot more work than last year. Read more

CNN/Money: Morrisville’s Muddy Dog Coffee a Winner

Story by Hal Goodtree. Photos courtesy of Muddy Dog. 

Morrisville, NC – Thanks to longtime reader Jackie Holcombe for pointing out that Muddy Dog Coffee in Morrisville was just named one of the top 17 small roasters in the U.S by CNN/Money. Read more

Expressions: Fine Food & Fine Art To Benefit Children

Story by Leslie Huffman. Photo by Georges Le Chevallier of Thomas Sayre’s sculpture at the NC Museum of Art.

Cary, NC – A one-of-a-kind benefit for The Lucy Daniels Center is taking place at The Umstead Hotel and Spa on Friday, September 23, at 6:30 p.m. Expressions. A Celebration of Food and Art., brings together fine cuisine and fine art. Read more

Food: Mellow Mushroom to Open September 26

Photo by Hal Goodtree via iPhone.

Cary, NC – The Mellow Mushroom, what many believe to be the best pizza restaurant in the Triangle, is set to open in Cary on September 26. Read more

Pig Pickin’ Palooza

Cary, N.C. – Enjoy an old-fashioned pig pickin’, live music, kids’ entertainment and raffle prizes at the Pig Pickin’ Palooza Fundraiser on Sat., Sept. 10, 11 am-2 pm, at the Western Wake Farmers’ Market. Read more

Eating Southern: The Sweet Potatoes Restaurant Cookbook

Story by Matt Young. Photo via Sweet Potatoes. Above, Chef Stephanie Tyson and co-owner Vivian Joiner.

Cary, NC – Is it the recent growth in the area that is inspiring all of the books on history, culture and food? A noble attempt to make sure  that we all celebrate and hang on to the traditions of the south? I think so. And I am glad.  Read more

Made From Scratch Mac & Cheese

Recipe by Lindsey Chester. Photo by MegaBeth.

Cary, NC – If you’re like me, the only macaroni and cheese you’ve ever made came from a box and involved an orange powder. But I was inspired this week to make it from scratch – I was surprised just how easy (and cheap!) this dish was to make. Read more

My Kinda Tasty

Hundreds of Craft Brews

Story by Matt Young.

Cary, NC – Sean Pratt of Cary, graduated from Cary High School in 2002 and then went to NCSU, graduating in 2007. While studying in Sweden he fell in love with craft and specialty beers.  He partnered up with  Johnny Belflower (Rocky Mount Senior High School and Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida).  Read more

More for the Southern-Latino Table: Chicken and Muscadines

Recipe by Sandra Gutierrez. Story edited by Matthew Young. Photo by James Lee.

Cary, NC –  Cary author and food legend Sandra Gutierrez shares another delicious recipe with CaryCitizen readers using our own indigenous Muscadine grape from her soon-to-be-released book. If you want , why not try this with a local Chardonnay? Read more

Recipe: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies


Story by Lindsey Chester.

Cary, NC – Summer is winding down, and the other day I was looking for something to do with my twelve year old daughter. We always enjoy baking, and making a mess in the kitchen together. Read more