October 5, 2015
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Outside In - Kamado Grille on Spring Forest

We've been inundated with rain, cloudy skies and mist for 12 days straight. All the more reason we're craving a juicy grilled burger, steak or ribs  straight from the backyard barbecue. But before you don your waders to head out to a soggy backyard, we've got a better suggestion.

Kamado Grille on Spring Forest serves all food cooked from Kamado Joe grills; an egg shaped ceramic grill that quickly generates and holds heat, allowing foods to sear quickly and retain moisture. Considered by many aficionados to be the Rolls-Royce of grills, the kamado's highly efficient design yields extraordinarily fine temperature control, from a low-and-slow smoke to a blazing-hot sear.

Where do you typically eat grilled food? Outside. And while Kamado Joe Grills are designed for outdoor use, the newly opened (in May) Kamado Grille restaurant in North Raleigh has a dozen of the cherry red grills inside the kitchen, where the intoxicating smoke is captured by a massive exhaust and fire-suppression system designed by CaptiveAire.

Kamado Grille was founded by two great friends turned business partners, Tom Allen and Joe Dunn, and was founded on one simple principle: Significance. Tom and Joe believed that turning a backyard kamado grill cookout with the best of friends and family deserved to be brought indoors and shared with more people to make a significant impact in their lives.

What makes Kamado Grille significant?
    - Kamado Grille is the first restaurant in the world to exclusively cook on kamado style grills. They've found the best dishes and flavors from around the world and made them all grill centric. Click Here for Menu.
    - Bringing "the outdoors in" with the building resembling what you would see at a backyard cookout. There are live trees, water, stone, natural wood, fire and much more throughout the building.
    - They've incorporated technology seemingly everywhere in the restaurant including iPad ordering from the tables. So you're able to order exactly what you want and when you want it.
    - The restaurant has two large screens that switch from live kitchen feeds to videos that can be found on YouTube. The live feed of the kitchen ensures the patrons that the kitchen is clean and it is fascinating to watch the grills at work.

The owners have done an impressive job of giving the long-vacant Lucky 32 building a complete makeover. The new look, a large, airy dining room with high ceilings and mostly glass walls, patio tables with wicker chairs, white china plates that look like paper plates, even a live black olive tree under a skylight nails the backyard patio look.

Kamado Grille will serve lunch and dinner every day but Sunday. The restaurant will also sell Kamado Joe brand grills and grilling accessories and offers free cooking classes (with tastings) on Saturday mornings at 10am.

Kamado Grille - 832 Springfield Commons Dr, Raleigh, 27609. Phone: (919) 803-3662,
Hours: Mon-Fri 11:00am - 3:00pm, 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sat 11:00am -11:00pm. Closed Sun. Website. Menu

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Muffin Stuffins' - Muffin Meals Cook Book

And you thought they were just for muffins! Still using your muffin tin pan to make, well, only muffins? If so, you're seriously missing out on hundreds of super tasty (and super cute) possibilities for appetizers, full dinners, and easy on-the-go lunches.

Two Morehead City moms are making waves nationally with their cook book that promotes healthy portion control using a muffin tin.
Julia Vradelis and Allison Arnoult Worrell, authors of Muffin Meals admit they are not exactly chefs. "We don't even really like cooking," said Vradelis. 

So the duo came up with a solution. Because they are busy and on the run they started taking some of their recipes and converting them in to muffins. That way they're able to grab and run with their kids. 
"However, you have to cook. You can't just eat out all the time."

Just like that, Muffin Meals was born and published. It's a cook book full of recipes you wouldn't ordinarily think to put in a muffin tin. It was created with busy moms and active women and men in mind. In the cookbook, you'll find innovative, easy-to-make meals that can be prepared quickly and easily in your muffin pans. You'll find recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts, and even holidays. You can mix and match many of the recipes to suit anyone's taste. There are even creative instructions in wrapping the muffins for gifts. 

Muffins are not just for breakfast anymore. Try the delicious Shepard's Pie or chicken & rice recipes; two  favorites of the authors.

In addition to the cookbook, Muffin Meals recently developed their own line of muffin pans. So many people wanted to buy the book and pair it with a muffin pan to give as a gift. So they decided to create their own line. Their entrees are all made in the jumbo size pan, desserts in the regular size, and appetizers in the mini. So they offer all three sizes each in a fun, vibrant color. The pans are non-stick and dishwasher safe.  

Their latest addition, to their line is potholders which they call "Haute Mitts". They've changed up the design of the traditional potholder and made them with fun vibrant patterns and colors and are excited that they are made right here in NC.

Nofo @the Pig will host a "greet and meet" the authors this week. Stop by and taste some muffins and purchase a cookbook and bakeware. 

The authors chose to donate a portion of the proceeds to Hospice which is very near and dear to their hearts. Both Allison and Julia lost their mothers to cancer. They were all in Hospice Care at the end. The book is dedicated in their memory. 

A new book, Muffin Meals & Memories is due out in early 2016. For More Information about the book signing at NoFo at the Pig, 214 Fairview Rd., Raleigh, please call  919-821-1240.

Muffin Meals can be purchased at Nofo @ the Pig and at Amazon.

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Celebrate 1975 Anniversary Bash - The North Carolina Museum of History Associates continue to celebrate the 40th anniversary with a throwback-to-the-'70s fall fund-raiser on Friday, October 30. Join them for a night of groovy dance tunes by Black and Blue, timely arcade games, their own Studio 54 disco lounge, a psychedelic photo booth, cosmic cocktails, and some retro hors d'oeuvres. Retro Reunion festivities begin at 7pm, Members: $75/ person. Must be an Associate member to host and attend, $100/person, includes membership, Young Associates' after-party will begin at 9 pm,Members: $40/person. Must be an Associate member to host and attend $60/person, includes membership. Click here to purchase tickets or here to share Facebook event page.

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311 Gallery Exhibit - Artists are sharing their favorite pieces with you in an exhibit called "Artist's Choice". The artists will be available to answer your questions and talk about their work with you. Come and enjoy the gallery. You just might find something that you love!
311 Gallery - 311 W. Martin St. Raleigh 27601. Website

Certain Things in Cameron Village - Beija Flor fall jeans just arrived! And they are spot on good looking! Come in and get fitted and you will fall in love and look great!
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