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Re: “What's the value of a sign?

It always baffles me, the people who get to make decisions are the ones so out of touch. I was so upset when Starbucks moved to Elizabeth Ave and painted over the pie mural. I'm so happy Nan and Bryon's left the Vinnie's sign on South Blvd. Parents just don't understand. Price's should not evolve. Whomever told them to get a new sign needs..... well, they will never get it.

Posted by Tonya Russ Price on 01/09/2014 at 1:03 PM

Re: “Not afraid of flavor at Spice South Indian Cuisine

Spice Cafe in University was absolutely horrible. The food was not good. In the place of basmati rice was plain, steamed rice. The vegetarian options were slim pickings. Poor excuse for a salad bar there as well. Tried to order from the menu since I could find nothing to eat on the bar and was told I couldn't. Manager was rude and loud. I love Indian food and was terribly let down at this establishment.

Posted by Julie on 01/06/2014 at 12:37 PM

Re: “Recipe: Spice Cake with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

check some more recipes at

Posted by CupcakeMaps CupcakeLocator on 01/04/2014 at 6:11 PM

Re: “Recipe: Spice Cake with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

omg...that looks SOO good!!!!

Posted by CupcakeMaps CupcakeLocator on 01/04/2014 at 6:11 PM

Re: “3 questions with chef Paul Verica of Heritage Food and Drink

Way to go cuz!

Posted by John Verica on 12/30/2013 at 3:49 PM

Re: “3 questions with chef Paul Verica of Heritage Food and Drink

Good Luck, Paul.I have spread the word with friends and family.
Your Cousin
Be Verica-Bonner

Posted by Be Verica-Bonner on 12/30/2013 at 8:24 AM

Re: “Anntony's Caribbean Cafe looking to win customers back

Excellent food.

Posted by James Day on 12/25/2013 at 12:31 PM

Re: “Why do the black shows on the Food Network suck ass?

I just saw my first episode of Big Daddy's House...I don't know exactly what you are looking for. Most cooks make foods in a certain cooking style. Jacques Pepin does french, Nigella does British, Giada (ugh) does it because of big money, meaning because she can. Big Daddy's House does American. Other than being unaccustomed to watching black men cook... I enjoyed what he cooked. He is or should I say was gutsy, innovative and the food is gorgeous in color, pop and sheer eat ability. I think your unhappiness with black people cooking IS because they are black. Not all blacks are gonna put on a dashiki and research "the richness" of black culture. Some folks just wanna cook something delicious and eat it. And I'm whitish (half Mexican) so you may decide to discount my opinion. Aren't we all just people from time to time without having to emphasize and point out our differences? Yes, I know you are proud of your heritage but surely you don't dwell on it 24/7?

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Posted by Phyllis Moore on 12/20/2013 at 10:20 AM

Re: “Recipe: Pumpkin Pie with Brown Butter Gingersnap Crust

What kind of God creature are you to use Gods name invein ? When sharing your great gift? I am a God fearing christian and i believe that to enjoy your hard work , you should clean not only your kitchen. But your Mouth. That is called REPENT.. and enjoy the good language God gave us not the foul that the devil taught you. May God have mercy on you.

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Posted by gowie on 12/12/2013 at 11:27 PM

Re: “What's the value of a sign?

Charlotte has never tried to preserve much of it's history. Uptown is a perfect example. There's no resemblance to uptown in the 1960's. All the old storefronts are long gone along with some beautiful architecture like the Masonic Temple on S. Tryon and the Oasis Shrine Temple right next door. The columns from the Masonic Temple stand alone on some road in Rock Hill now. Go figure. I was surprised to hear the old Carolina theater is up for renovation and I look forward to that happening, if it ever does.

Posted by Sabre70 on 12/08/2013 at 8:16 PM

Re: “Cajun spot popular with Saints fans

Heads up Who Dats, you can get french bread yes real french bread in Charlotte, first a bit of history here so the French taught the Vietnamese how to bake french bread, and you can find it at many asian markets, the one on North Tryon and Sugar Creek has a Banh Mi sandwiches.....a deli of sorts with Vietnamese sandwiches on French Bread and He sells the bread. 4520 N Tryon St
Charlotte, NC 28213
Phone number (704) 921-7498 BREAD IS IN THE Grocery store in the front but that is another book.

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Posted by NOLA on 12/08/2013 at 7:32 PM

Re: “Lickety-click

nice article. Wish there were more of it. I know Joe and Dani have a great story to tell.

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Posted by Dhijana Scott-harmony on 12/07/2013 at 9:52 PM

Re: “What's the value of a sign?

Updating happens, I get it... But I will say I understand where you are coming from. Charlotte, especially, seems to lack more history in architecture and what not. I like seeing old things around sometimes.... Maybe they kept it somewhere?? Who knows.... As long as the food hasnt changed though, I think the charm and nostalgia will still be there in other ways.

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Posted by MFarr322 on 12/05/2013 at 2:43 AM

Re: “What's the value of a sign?

As long as the chicken recipe hasn't changed I think I'm good with it.

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Posted by Robin Woodie Williams on 12/04/2013 at 11:21 PM

Re: “What's the value of a sign?

The new sign looks a lot like the old one when you consider how much worse it could have been.

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Posted by Jeff Hahne 1 on 12/04/2013 at 4:01 PM

Re: “What's the value of a sign?

I agree with everything you said, and as a designer am constantly dismayed at the dumbing-down of our visual landscape, but truthfully I didn't spend much time caring about this particular example. The old sign was done in the low-cost vernacular of the time. This new one is done in the low-cost vernacular of today, which just happens to be digital and clip-art-y. I'd prefer to have the old one, but I can't expect reverence for design and retro charm out of every business.

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Posted by rumbrave on 12/04/2013 at 11:15 AM

Re: “What's the value of a sign?

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Posted by Wyndham Manning on 12/04/2013 at 10:17 AM

Re: “What's the value of a sign?

The change is insignificant, and if you hadn't written this article I wouldn't have even noticed.

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Posted by DLP on 12/04/2013 at 7:29 AM

Re: “Sweet dreams at Baku

If bluefin tuna was truly endangered, would it be on the Baku menu? I'm confused.

Posted by Jeremy Robbins on 11/26/2013 at 11:46 AM

Re: “Recipe: Pumpkin Pie with Brown Butter Gingersnap Crust

I made this pie last night and it's f@#$ing delicious. Having to delete all your profanities to get to the recipe made for a good story at the table, the cinnamon whipped cream is insane, and my friends kept taking spoonfuls of pie and whipped cream until the whole thing was gone. (I thought one woman was going to rub it all over herself, for heaven's sake.) The only thing is: the filling was a little runny. The next time I make it, I'm going to use a whole can of pumpkin, reduce the amount of cream in the filling, and cut down on the sugar just a bit. Other than that, this is crazy good.

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Posted by Roberta on 11/25/2013 at 1:06 PM

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