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Comment Archives: stories: Food & Drink: Eat My Charlotte

Re: “Recipe: Rose Water Tea Cookies

You are hilarious!

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Posted by Sarah Flaim on 10/11/2015 at 1:23 PM

Re: “An epic list of places to do brunch in Charlotte

Lure oyster bars Sunday brunch is phenomenal! $17/person $10 bottomless mimosas and $4 build your own bloody Mary bar

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Posted by Rachel Nicole Pomerleau on 09/19/2015 at 8:42 AM

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

If you don't like black shows cooking or otherwise turn the dam channel and shut you racist ass up all the cooking shows cook different foods each day what the hell show were you watching
Damm racist azz people suck azz always got something negative to say about others , tell me what the hell have you accomplish lately? Do you have your own show of any kind? No because if you did you wouldn't have time to talk about someone else that has so shut you dam mouth.

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Posted by precious924 on 09/11/2015 at 12:45 AM

Re: “Eat With Your Dollars: Chocolate

My seven year old is requesting that I make him a chocolate and peanut butter smoothie. I have all of my ingredients accounted for except for the chocolate part. The recipes I've found use cocoa powder. Do you have a recommendation for this?

PS... your book is fantastic! I'm not even half way through, and I've learned so much already!

Posted by Jacey Geisinger Butler on 08/31/2015 at 7:38 PM

Re: “Local Discovery: For the love of chin-chin

Hello can i have te recipe. I really love this chin chin. And when you see this you dee know is right one

Posted by jop on 07/22/2015 at 6:31 AM

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

Tina: I'm black and grew up poor. There is a BIG difference between the wealth of food that comes from African-American culture and people ... and ramen noodles and hot dogs. Or BBQ spaghetti, whatever that is.

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Posted by The Don on 07/15/2015 at 2:48 PM

Re: “Recipe: Lemon Basil Smoothie

Very tasty! I think what made it even better was that I used lemon basil, not just regular basil.

Posted by Jody Siegel on 07/14/2015 at 9:57 AM

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

What the fuck does "ghetto ", meaning, do y'all know that's racist, people from the ghetto, projects are poor people, mostly good people, who didn't have all the advantages of life

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Posted by Tina on 07/10/2015 at 5:06 PM

Re: “Wake and bake: How to cook with cannabis

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Posted by john summer on 06/24/2015 at 4:23 PM

Re: “Checking in at Heist Brewery

I hope that CL wil send their food critic to Heist in the near future as they have hired a new executive chef. I'm looking forward to trying some of her takes on that classic Twisted menu.

Posted by Steve Epstein on 06/24/2015 at 12:57 PM

Re: “Paula Deen's Chicken and Rice Casserole

Could you use Ritz cracker in this recipe as the crunchy thing in said of water chestnuts

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Posted by Olivia Belawske on 05/25/2015 at 11:43 AM

Re: “Paula Deen's Chicken and Rice Casserole

Would this work using either cracker and the crunchy thing

Posted by Olivia Belawske on 05/25/2015 at 11:42 AM

Re: “S'more Cupcakes

You need to 3/4 cup of graham crackers with 3/4 cup self rising flour. Beat the egg whites ( which is missing in this recipe) and fold into batter then bake. This will fix the rise issue. I also recommend buttermilk to replace milk. This change to this recipe will produce lighter cupcakes that will still have the graham cracker you are looking for. Happy baking.

Posted by Patricia A. Fredrickson on 05/19/2015 at 6:17 PM

Re: “This petition against brewery law/distribution revisions is misleading

Why should I care if a distributor's portifolio is "gutted" over time? Distributors don't exist simply for the sake of existing, they need to provide value. If it were a legitimately good business model for a business to use distributors, then there would be no gutting portfolios. If they do not provide such a value, then they deserve to have their portfolios diminished.

We aren't arguing what may be bad or good for consumers. The argument is about fair business practice. As a consumer, I'd love a law which forces a brewery to give me free beer, but the implications of such a law would have a negative impact on the brewing industry. While hyperbole, the concept still applies: a healthy and successful business should be allowed to thrive in a legal and healthy way, without being forced to make bad business decisions.

If a distributor can add value to a brewery (and I believe they can), then it could be a wonderful relationship, perfectly solved in the free-market. Allowing the government to force a business into such a relationship without regard to the needs of that particular business, only serves to undermine the health of an otherwise thriving industry.

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Posted by beezneezy on 04/29/2015 at 2:23 PM

Re: “Craft brewers in the crosshairs of regional distributors

I've sent mine as well:

Dear Representatives,

I choose to send this from my personal email account, but can assure that I am a real person and would be happy to provide additional information to verify. I'm writing in regards to two bills (H278, H625) which are known to be "dead in the water" with no accountability or answer provided. Craft beer, and our breweries is an industry that we need to embrace. It is an enormous and rapidly job creator, gaining ground and momentum in many secondary markets, and will only continue to become more and more important to you and me as time goes by.

Choosing to work with a distributor is a business decision, and as such should be decided by free market conditions. If any business can successfully distribute their own product, then so be it, that's the American way. If a brewery cannot successfully self distribute, at that point they may decide to use a distributor who may help them achieve a level of success they may not previously have attained. This concept used time and time again, by millions of businesses across the country, and I see no reason why the government needs to step with with such arbitrary limitations...

Below is an email sent to your office by Jonathan Wells; whose sentiments I echo, and include it knowing you have already read it. I sincerely hope that at some point messages like these, make it past your clerks, and land on your desk.

Email from Jonathan -

Two bills are currently stuck in your committee (H278, H625) that are vital to the continued success and growth of the North Carolina craft beer industry. Lately, beer distributors launched a “grassroots” campaign of deceit, designed to appear in support of the very industry they’re actually working to stifle.

You can find a break-down of their fear-mongering campaign here: http://clclt.com/eatmycharlotte/archives/2015/04/22/this-petition-against-brewery-law-distribution-revisions-is-misleading

In recent years, North Carolina has done well by luring massive national craft brewers to our state, searching for a second location. Breweries like New Belgium, Oskar Blues, and Sierra Nevada will certainly invest capital and create North Carolina jobs. But the reason they’re opening a second facility here isn’t because NC’s such a great place to be; it’s because their home states have laws in place that allow them to flourish and expand.

Already, over 130 breweries call North Carolina home. They employ NC workers and pay NC taxes, but they need your help. Please support H278 and H625. It’s great to be a state that’s proud of landing large craft breweries eager to open a second location; it’s better still to help homegrown breweries emulate that success.

Posted by beezneezy on 04/29/2015 at 12:33 PM

Re: “This petition against brewery law/distribution revisions is misleading

Emory, if contracting with a distributor is as good of a deal for small breweries as you say it is, then why do you need laws to force them to do so?

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Posted by Josh Davis on 04/28/2015 at 9:50 PM

Re: “This petition against brewery law/distribution revisions is misleading

Emory, why should a brewery be FORCED to use a distributor at all? Why is there an arbitrary barrel amount, over which, a brewery HAS to use a distributor? This doesn't exist for any other market. Dairy farmers aren't forced to use a distributor once they start producing 100,000 gallons of milk. Nor are orange growers forced to use a distributor for their juice.

Why does this law exist at all?

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Posted by Robert Adams on 04/24/2015 at 3:59 PM

Re: “Craft brewers in the crosshairs of regional distributors

Email sent. Thanks for the letter. I sent a similar one.

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Posted by jmaysnc on 04/24/2015 at 2:35 PM

Re: “Craft brewers in the crosshairs of regional distributors

Representative James Boles is also a co-chair. Contact info here: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/Comm…

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Posted by Anthony Proctor on 04/24/2015 at 12:28 PM

Re: “This petition against brewery law/distribution revisions is misleading

Your article though informative may confusing to the reader who doesn't live on sarcasm.

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Posted by MikeR on 04/24/2015 at 7:28 AM

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