HERE TO SERVE: Flavor of NC returns for sixth year with Southern grub

“Pulled pork, shrimp and grits, butter bean succotash, smoked gouda mac and cheese, smoked turkey, collard greens.” Jane Birnbach, senior development director at Good Shepherd Center, lists the menu for this year’s decadent fundraiser. The sixth annual Flavor of NC is Saturday, November 9, at Carolina Yacht Club. Aside from soulful Southern fare, Coastal Beverage has donated NC craft beers and wines, plus a silent … Continue reading HERE TO SERVE: Flavor of NC returns for sixth year with Southern grub

Be The Change

Published in encore magazine, May 17, 2017 Robert Randolph and the Family Band just released their fifth studio album, “Got Soul,” in February 2017. During a recent phone interview with encore, Randolph admitted the record was just as fun to make as it is to listen to. When it comes to recording, he has it down to a simple science: “When everybody starts smiling and … Continue reading Be The Change

Vision and Passion

Published in Devour ILM Magazine, June 17, 2016 Whether opening up a new restaurant or taking over an established eatery in town, owning a business in the food industry is an exciting if not terrifying adventure into the unknown. What our restaurateurs in this issue of Devour have in common is their commitment to making their eateries truly their own. Their passions, tastes, values and … Continue reading Vision and Passion


Published in Focus on the Coast Magazine, April/May 2015 photos by BJ Berg Many folks turning an eye toward Kinston, North Carolina, specifically have dinner at Chef & The Farmer in mind–and why wouldn’t you? Chef Vivian Howard’s popular PBS show, “A Chef’s Life,” doesn’t mislead viewers when it comes to this “progressive eatery’s” take on Southern food and hospitality. But what many may not … Continue reading THE KINSTON [K]RAWL