Ode to Pimiento Cheese

Jul 02

Ode to Pimiento Cheese

You never know where life will lead you. Five years ago, I was a single gal living in Florida. I would bemoan to anyone who would listen about the trials and tribulations of the dating world. My brother Rhett always said I should have blogged about that nonsense; he dubbed it “HugAndRun.com”, as that was my signature move. Lucky’s Burger & Brew...

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Arrowsmith

Jun 29

Arrowsmith

My never-ending quest to read all of the Pulitzer Prize winners for fiction has taken me to some exotic places. Arrowsmith took me right to my own home. This novel by Sinclair Lewis (who refused the Pulitzer but later accepted a Nobel Prize, stick to your guns, guy) is perhaps the greatest example of the perfect book at the perfect time in my life. Dr. Martin...

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A Coach’s Life

Jun 26

A Coach’s Life

I have been a North Carolina Tar Heel fan since the early 1990s. I fell in love with the purity and excitement of college hoops; what better team to follow than Michael Jordan’s alma mater. (My best friend Amy and I were some huge Jordan-era Bulls fans.) When I started cheering for the Heels, I had no idea that I was also lucky enough to be watching a coaching...

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Sushi & Sake – Vinoy Renaissance – St. Petersburg

May 30

Sushi & Sake – Vinoy Renaissance – St. Petersburg

The Vinoy Renaissance is a gorgeous hotel located in beautiful downtown St. Petersburg. I had previously always associated Marchand’s with fancy pants, good wine, and lovely décor. But The Vinoy has a secret. They also offer a gloriously innovative sushi and sake menu. I am always on the lookout for fresh and creative rolls; Chef Alon and his team have the...

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