Food: Cuban Oasis in Downtown Cary

Story and photos by Lindsey Chester. Above, Havana Grill owner Robert Cardoso.

Cary, NC – A tropical oasis is exactly what Havana Grill owner Robert Cardoso set about to create when he opened his restaurant in 2007. Read more

Great Harvest Raises $4400 for YOTA

Story by Lindsey Chester, photos by Casey Toth

Cary, NC- Sunday, our friends at Great Harvest Bread Company raised money for the YOTA swim team’s scholarship fund in a unique way. They had team members come in and bake and sell that day’s bread. Read more

Panthers Beat: OHHH – lind – OHHH!

Story by Matt Young and photo by Tom Mousseau for CaryCitizen.

Cary-lina, NC – The Panthers let this one slip away from them.

Sunday’s contest was taken down to the final seconds only to have Olindo Mare miss a “sure thing” 31 yard field goal that would have sent the game into overtime with 29 ticks left.

The Panthers came up just short (again!) 24-21 to the Vikes. Read more

Food Friday Locavore: Fall Produce

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. Photo by Hal Goodtree, CaryCitizen’s Chief Cook and Bottlewasher. He also takes pictures over on FotoHal.

Cary, NC – It’s October.  I’m so excited for autumn – it’s my favorite season, hands-down.

I like the piles of crunchy leaves, the cozy sweaters I can bring out from my closet, the warm, rich food… hey, I’m a food blogger, right?  I’m always thinking about what I can eat, and in fall, there is a cornucopia of choices – and I’m not just talking about Thanksgiving dinner. Read more

Food Friday: Pumpkin Pie Martini

Cary, NC – In part two of our first ever Food Friday, we have this recipe for a Pumpkin Pie Martini.

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Food Friday: French Press

Cary, NC – The weekend is here, the weather is fine and there’s no better time to talk about food. Today, we offer 3 stories under the heading Food Friday. The first is about coffee. Read more

Morrisville Community Garden Autumn Food Cook-Off

Story by Matt Young. Photo by Downing Street.

Morrisville, NC – Morrisville Community Garden on Church Street in Morrisville is going to be hosting its first cook-off, with a seasonal theme.

If your cooking inspiration arrives with the cooler weather this contest may be for you! Read more

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