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Seven Ways to Eat and Drink Local
Eat and Drink Local. Over the years it’s become my mantra. With so many locally grown, raised, caught and made products across the Carolinas, its
What’s Up in Spartanburg SC ?
At just under an hour and 30 minutes away from Charlotte NC, leave this morning and your Spartanburg SC getaway could start today, or any
South Carolina Restaurants Update with Video and more
Wow! Just Wow! I am delighted at the response from my post on South Carolina Restaurants last week. The original article featuring a half dozen
August Restaurant Roundup: SC Hidden Gems
This week, I’m swinging down to South Carolina for my August Restaurant Roundup, to share what’s cooking across state lines. I’ve spent a lot of
NCRLA Culinary Competition Continues
Time for an update on the North Carolina Culinary Competition of the year – the 2019 NCRLA Chef Showdown! This month marks the next phase
Queens Feast Summer 2019
Its time to raise your glass and say Cheers to Queens Feast. Make plans now to celebrate summer at Charlotte’s largest dinner party. It all
South Carolina Roadtrip: BBQ and Music, too!
What do you get when you gather over 100 different BBQ teams with 20 blues musicians, arts exhibits & a ton of family fun? Sounds like a fabulous summer festival and the perfect excuse for a roadtrip to Greenwood, SC! #TellThemHeidiSentYou
Everything’s Peach -y
In a sister post to a duo of peachy recipes she shared last week, this week Heidi Billotto continues to eat local and drink local with a how to video and even more recipes featuring South Carolina peaches and peach products from Titan Farms. #TellThemHeidiSentYou
Cooking with South Carolina Peaches
I’m kicking things off this morning with a couple of tasty recipes you will love. Both feature South Carolina peaches from Titan Farms in Ridge
Eggs. The Sequel.
Heidi Billotto shares more on cooking with eggs, plus this post includes a fun video and a delicious recipe for Heidi’s Spinach Souffle!
The Egg. All You Need to Know
Nothing like fresh local eggs. The taste is divine so use them for every meal! Heidi Billotto shares all you need to know about cooking with local eggs.
A Time for Local Strawberries
Here is a wonderful way to eat local this late spring early summer season! Local strawberries across the Carolina’s are in their prime. So dig in and enjoy! Heidi Billotto shares two great strawberry recipes in this post – one sweet, the other savory.
Road Trip: Asheboro, NC
Time for a road trip to the Heart of North Carolina. Let Heidi Billotto take you on a tour of all there is to see and do ( and eat and drink) in and around Asheboro NC. #TellThemHeidiSentYou
Cocktails with a View
A round of cocktails in Charlotte’s Spring and Summer seasons beg for the invitation to be enjoyed al fresco. Join Charlotte Culinary Expert Heidi Billotto as she sips her way through a list of her favorite spots to enjoy a cocktail with a view.
Nibbles and Sips: March 27, 2019
Stay tuned for fun food-centric travel to The Heart of North Carolina This is my new friend Kelly. Kelly is a Cape Porcupine, the largest
Meatball Mania at Heidi’s On the Farm Cooking Classes
Everyone loves a meatball. Could be all beef, could be vegetarian, could be chicken or turkey. No matter the core ingredients, the mention of a meatball is always a crowd pleaser. Read more to see how meatball mania is a part of Heidi Billotto’s On the Farm classes this spring season!
Eat Local Cheese Update
Food Writer, Heidi Billotto says. “Smile and Say Cheese, Please” as she shares six local North Carolina dairies and creameries that should be on your eat local list.
Cooking With Yogurt
The Mediterranean Diet was ranked the 2019 Best Diet Overall by the US News and World Report. Eating yogurt as is, or using it in recipes, is a great way to bring the Mediterranean Diet to your table. Charlotte Food writer, shares several great ways to keep things healthy and cook with yogurt. #UndeniablyDairy
Charlotte Restaurant Week Update: Heidi’s Winter 2019 Eat Here Now
With 137 different participating restaurants in Queen’s Feast 2019, there are lots of choices to be made. Read as Food and Restaurant writer, Heidi Billotto shares a few of her favorites with photos, menu suggestions and a video, too!
Heidi’s Eat Here Now: Charlotte’s Winter Restaurant Week
And just like that we find ourselves in the middle of January 2019. Let Charlotte food writer, Heidi Billotto guide you as you hone your dining out plans for Charlotte Restaurant Week, Winter Queen’s Feast 2019.
Updated: On Your Restaurant Radar January Hidden Gems
Time to tune in and turn on your restaurant radar. How many times to you find yourself in search of something new? While there is always time to enjoy the “same old – same old”, its also fun to venture out of the box and try on a new and flavorful find. Take it from food writer Heidi Billotto, you are going to love these six special hidden gems.
Restaurant Round-Up: January Hidden Gems
How many times to you find yourself looking for a new restaurant? When you travel and want to stop for a non fast food bite,
Plate Presentation 101: Tips, Recipes and a Video
Even if you are not an industry pro, you can still score when it comes to the art of plate presentation. Use this post from Charlotte Culinary Expert, Heidi Billotto, as a guide for a few quick Holiday How-To’s that will take you through the season and keep your plating game strong throughout the year.
Plating Like A Pro: Heidi’s Holiday How-To
Even if you are not an industry pro, you can still score when it comes to presentation with a few quick Holiday How-To’s that will take you through the season and keep your plating game strong throughout the year.Even if you are not an industry pro, you can still score when it comes to presentation with a few of Heidi Billotto’s quick Holiday How-To’s that will take you through the season and keep your plating game strong throughout the year.
Drink Local: Holiday Cocktails
Its always time to Drink Local and this holiday season there are many local options with which to craft your holiday cocktails and mocktails. In this post Heidi Billotto shares six delicious options and will surprise you with a sweet treat at the end!
Salamis to Stock: Five Ways to Eat Local
Slice and serve Sun-Raised Foods Lamb Salami for your next Charcuterie Board One of the things I love about these Eat Local Drink Local features is
The Asheville What I Eight: Where To Stay & What To Do
Charlotte NC based Food and Travel writer and blogger, Heidi Billotto takes you on a tour of many of her favorite places to stay, things to do and places to eat when next you travel to Asheville, NC.
Watermelon: The Last Sweet Slice of Summer
Late August. Before its all over, lets enjoy one last sweet slice of summer: Local Watermelon. This time of year I am reminded of a
Eat Local, Drink Local: Springtime Edition Recap with Recipes & Video
Time for another edition of Heidi Billotto’s Drink Local, Eat Local series, this time featuring two delicious was to drink local, two savory ways to eat local and two eat local options to soothe our collective sweet tooth.