Food Trucks Roll In at Highlands Food and Wine Festival

Truckin Highlands Food and Wine Festival

The 2017 Highlands Food and Wine Festival presented some of the best food trucks Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina has to offer. Appropriately coined, Truckin’, the four-hour event allowed patrons to sample a wide variety of flavorful dishes, prepared by some of the most talented restaurants on wheels.   To complement the savory samples, wereRead more

7 Important Kitchen Design Tips

7 Kitchen Design Tips

From personal experience of designing my own kitchen, here are 7 Design Tips anyone renovating their existing kitchen or building their dream kitchen, should consider. 1. Do Your Research Before you start the project, make a list of all the things you want in your kitchen. List the types of cabinets you like. Measure theRead more

Welcome to my dream kitchen

dream kitchen

I am finally returning from a month hiatus because my husband and I were moving into our new house, including my strategically designed kitchen. Things were just too crazy for the week leading up to the big move. However, I wanted to share with my fellow foodies how EXCITED I am over my new foodieRead more

Shucks Oyster Bar Shines Like A Pearl

Shucks Oyster Bar

I don’t have to explain the difficulty in finding a great oyster bar when you do not live anywhere near coastal waters; but, Mr. Pitmaster and I discovered a pearl in the Upstate culinary scene. Shucks Oyster Bar is a husband and wife owned eatery just 30 minutes southwest of Greenville, South Carolina. Not onlyRead more

Perfect Birthday Gift for a Foodie

Birthday gift for a foodie JoAnn's Food Bites

Another birthday has rolled around and although my husband did not inquire as to what I might like to do, I decided to create my own birthday celebration. Food adventures are what I love to do whenever we go on vacation or visit a new city. The culinary adventure I planned when we were inRead more

A Freelancer Taking a Java Journey

Coffee Underground freelancer

Working from home each day can be difficult. Nagging household chores are begging you for attention. The television is only one click away from a huge distraction, especially if you have writers block. When I decided (actually my husband encouraged it) to launch my freelance writing career, I created my own planner and set outRead more

Comfort and Flavor at Terrace Restaurant in Greenville

Terrace Restaurant Greenville, South Carolina

Founder and CEO, Stewart Penick has brought his flavorful, comfortable dining experience to Greenville.  With two successful locations in North Carolina, Terrace offers traditional southern cuisine prepared in a more modern upscale style.   Signature Style of Southern Comfort Food Stewart Penick, with persuasion from his nephew Jacob, opened their first Terrace location in 2009.Read more