Recipes

Little Shop of Cocktails

In 1982, Alan Menken and Howard Ashman open a little shop off-Broadway... a Little Shop of Horrors! Based on a 60's black-comedy of the same name, later spawning a movie musical with a cult following. https://youtu.be/EOdqriSeY7k Following Seymour, a small town florist who encounters a "Mean, Green, Motha from Outer Space" the musical is filled… Continue reading Little Shop of Cocktails

On The Road

Eat a Peach!

Wrestling, Speedway Race and more!  This week, we head to Gaffney, SC.  Since 1977, at the peak of Peach season, Gaffney hosts the South Carolina Peach Festival! For a couple of weeks in July people flock to take part in the festivities. Events such as the infamous Mug Bog, Road Race, Pageant, BBQ Cook-off and Downtown events attract… Continue reading Eat a Peach!

Recipes

It Was A Little More Than 20 Years Ago Today…

This day in 1978, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band made its NYC premier. No, not the album, but a movie starring Peter Frampton and the Bee Gees. Whilst generally panned by critics and Beatles alike, the movie does have somewhat of a cult following. IMDb describes it as "A small town band hits it… Continue reading It Was A Little More Than 20 Years Ago Today…

Recipes

Go ahead, Drink the Live Aid

The 80's, man. Bright colors, big hair, and even bigger shoulder pads. It truly was a decade to be remembered. However, in the humble opinion of us folks at Carolina Cuisines, the true legacy of the 80's lies within  the music. Hop in your time machine and journey back 32 years to 1985.  Live Aid… Continue reading Go ahead, Drink the Live Aid

On The Road

Blackberry Festival

Beer! Recipe contest! Singer-song writer contest! Pageant! Food trucks! Live music! Where can ya find all of that??  Lenoir, NC!  Throw the kids in the ole family truckster and head out this weekend.  The festivities begin Friday at 5:00.  Watch the pageant, check out the recipe & singer/song writer contest, then top it all off… Continue reading Blackberry Festival

Recipes

What a wonderful world

Born in New Orleans, mentored in Chicago, a citizen of the world.  In 1971, Louis Armstrong departed this world leaving an long, clear musical note on our hearts. In honor of ole Louis, throw on some jazz and mix up one of his favorite drink, the Southside.  We like our cocktails with a little bit… Continue reading What a wonderful world

On The Road

Goin down to Da Bayou

Time for a  shout out to a little place in Wilson NC.  We had the pleasure to end up in this establishement after a brief tour of the whirly gigs that frequent the area. Its a nice large establishment that seems to be part of the revitilization of downtown Wilson, and after eating there we… Continue reading Goin down to Da Bayou