August 3, 2015
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So Hot Right Now -  Millefeuille, the Butteriest, Flakiest French Pastry
@ Kader's French Bakery 

Millefeuille, the classic French pastry that consists of layers of razor-thin puff pastry and cream filling, is having a resurgence all across the country. You may have them sweet and savory, modern and traditional, and love them all. So we did our research to understand what exactly a millefeuille is, how on earth we're supposed to pronounce it, and where to eat it here in the Triangle. Here's what we learned:

What Is a Traditional Millefeuille? Translated to English, millefeuille (pronounced meel-foy) means one thousand sheets, layers, or leaves. It's an old-school French pastry that's airy, crispy, flaky, and decadent in all the right places. The flavors of a millefeuille are simple, but the textures are amazing.

The very first recipe for a millefeuille appeared in François Pierre La Varenne's cookbook in 1651. If we're being official about it, a gâteau millefeuille is constructed of three layers of puff pastry and stabilized pastry cream (mixed with a little gelatin for a tighter cream that's not too runny), decorated with fondant and garnished with a chocolate spider web design on top, detailed Pagano. It is not the same thing as a Napoleon, an Italian dessert where almond paste, similar to frangipane, is sandwiched between its many layers.

Where to Find in the Triangle - Located on a side street off Western Blvd. you'll find Kader's French Bakery, best known for their decadent millefeuille. Kader's prepares French cakes from original recipes, making this one of the finest French Bakery's in the Triangle. Owner and baker, Abdel Kader trained at a French culinary school, making him one of the few pastry chefs with this skill.

Walk in and explore the beautiful millefeuilles and just smell the wonderful aromas of all the freshly baked pastries. The temptation to buy one of everything will be hard to control. Rows of cakes, pastries, cookies and bread fill the pastry cases. Special desserts for any type of celebration can be ordered.  

Just as indulgent as Kader's collection of cakes and cookies are the custard filled croissants. Generously stuffed with a sweet custard giving the pastry even more decadence. And the Mediterranean desserts such as Baklava consisting of layers of filo filled with chopped nuts, held together with syrup is a favorite among customers.

Kader's French Bakery - 1007 Method Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606, Phone: (919) 302-4882. Hours Monday - Sunday 9am - 9pm. Website

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Bigger Than Ever! Big Ed's North Opens

We've just discovered bigger IS better!

Big Ed's is getting even bigger! Owners, Sam and Lynn Hobgood just opened Big Ed's North at 5009 Falls of Neuse Road in the Quail Corners Shopping Center in north Raleigh.

The rustic decor and menu is the same as the flagship City Market location. During its first month of operation, Big Ed's North will be open 7am to 2pm daily (just like the City Market Big Ed's) but will later transition to its permanent operating hours in late August or early September where Big Ed's North's hours will be 7am to 8pm Tuesday through Friday, and 7am to 2pm Saturday through Monday.

A little bit of History - Big Ed's was founded in 1958 by Big Ed Watkins, who claims some of the recipes were handed down from his great-grandfather, a Confederate mess sergeant. Southern cooking doesn't get much more traditional than this place; make sure to indulge in the biscuits. The restaurants at City Market and Quail Corners are filled with antique farm implements and political memorabilia, including snapshots of presidential candidates who have stopped by the City Market restaurant.

In 2006, the restaurant was bought by Sam and Lynn Hobgood now opening their second Big Ed's North that seats about 180 guests and have employed 60 more employees from our community. Positive guest interaction and feedback from their customers at the downtown location was their inspiration for opening a second restaurant.

Great NEW things are happening.... Breakfast will be served all day long! With their extended hours coming in late August, Big Ed's will be opened for dinner. And... there's free and accessible parking at Big Ed's North. Now that's something to smile about!

Big Ed's North - 5009 Falls of Neuse Road, Quail Corners Shopping Center Raleigh, NC 27609.
Big Ed's City Market - 220 Wolfe St. Raleigh, NC 27601 Website.  

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Nominate Your Hero! - Bailey's Fine Jewelry wants to recognize those who protect us day in and day out. Nominate your Hero First Responders - including Fire, Law Enforcement and Emergency Medical Personnel - who go above and beyond the call of duty. Click this link and tell Bailey's why your hero deserves to be recognized then vote for your hero from August 12th through the 22nd. Nominations must be submitted by August 12th.
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Save-the-date for Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week: August 17 thru August 23, 2015. This year, Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week has expanded to include lunch menus and an exciting new Do-It-Yourself Progressive Dinner option. This option will encourage patrons to visit a different restaurant for each course on a tantalizing tour of downtown dining. Participating dining establishments will offer three-course prix fixe dinners for either $20 or $30 per person, $5 or $10 lunch menus, and/or a special appetizer, entrée, or dessert for the Progressive Dinner option, depending on the venue (tax, tip, and beverages not included). Start planning for Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week. Website.


 Acquisitions, Ltd. at Atlantic Beach, NC - Christmas in July! Christmas is just 6 months away. Get a start on your holiday shopping with many North Carolina made items at Acquisition Ltd.'s beach store. The trees are 3-d and are made in Raleigh. Each one is laser cut in balsa wood. And papered with Italian and Japanese papers. The stockings are knitted by Grace, 84 year old lady from Asheville and can be personalized with names. The Santas and snowmen are made by a lady from Boone from recycled bed spreads and blankets. The wreaths are made in Raleigh from ornaments from last Christmas. Come by and see these great holiday items in person and start your shopping!
Acquisitions Ltd. at Atlantic Beach - 1010 West Fort Macon Rd. Open most days 11am to 5pm. Website


311 Gallery August Show: Flowers & Gardens Juried Show August 5-28; Reception First Friday August 7, 6-9 pm. The August juried show at 311 Gallery Flowers & Gardens runs from the whimsical to the sublime, with a variety of paintings, photographs, and collage/mixed media pieces to tickle your fancy. You do have a fancy, do you not?
311 Gallery - 311 West Martin St. Raleigh, 27601. Hours: Wed.-Sat. 11:30am-4:00pm. Website.


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