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Purposeless, Jobs and Public Relations in North Carolina.

My zip code used to be a castle. I hit the submit button on the application for a job I don't really want. A horrible call-center in Greensboro not unlike the one I used to work at many years ago. Sylvestor Stallone's Rocky voice rolls through my head, "Did we ever really leave this place Adrian?". The thought of taking this job is enough to make me crawl into the bath-tub, pull the curtain closed, draw a warm bath and gently take a rusted razor-blade across my wrist.  Read more »

Desegregation of North Carolina, 60 Years Later

Back to The Future Brown Versus The Board of Education was handed down May 17, 1954, now, some sixty plus years in the future the remnants of the court case that ended separate schools for blacks and whites still remain.  Read more »

Love Valley, a North Carolina Ghost Town

After replacing the top on the Mustang from Kee Tops in Charlotte, we decided to take off to Love Valley, North Carolina. It's an old west themed town between Winston Salem and Statesville. Okay, you're thinking... this is the South, not Arizona. It's true, Love Valley immediately brought memories back of Oatman, a small gun slinging town on Route 66 with burros in the streets and tons of gift shops. Love Valley seems to be having trouble with their publicity model though.  Read more »

Is Burlington's Wrightsocks the Wrong Socks?

Can I please get a pair of these?Let's talk about socks. I know, I know... you're thinking I've lost my mind. No, no I haven't. Something that I didn't know until a few weeks ago was that Burlington is home to a well recognized performance sock manufacturer called Wrightsock. Cool ya? Of course, I figured I'd support our local businesses first by trying out a pair to see how they compare to my good old fashioned Wal Mart socks when put in a 17 KM (10 Mi.) day.  Read more »

Winston Salem, A Foodie Wasteland?

Wasteland or Wonderland? That's the question. Last week I have a test for a government job in Winston Salem. Signing a non-disclosure agreement made me feel like I had entered the ranks of some super secret government organization. The real secret was where to eat? My go-to favorite in Winston was always TJ's Deli and their Sicilian sandwich. One problem, I don't eat bread anymore. Cheeseburgers are always a safe comfort food for me as I can ditch the bun.  Read more »

A hidden, must try dessert from a spicy Greensboro cafe

Went for #Indian and this happened. Chocolate naan, I think I love you!A photo posted by Liv Jones (@liv_adara) on Jun 9, 2016 at 5:31pm PDT
Honestly, I went out for Indian food yesterday after an intense craving for some cheese naan and discovered something amazing. First thing is first, Café Mirchi (formerly Indian Palace) has a superb menu of traditional Indian and Pakistani cuisine. You can order it white person tasteless to Indian hot and the portions are generous.  Read more »

World's Best Cinnamon Roll in North Carolina?

Ren's grubbing on the breakfast of champions.Someone once told me that when you hit rock bottom that the only place you can go is up. Considering I hadn't had an American style biscuit in over a year, my diet reached a new level of fuck it a few days ago. Yes, I fell off the wagon.  Read more »

Best Damn Mexican Restaurant in North Carolina

A Regular Bull (shredded beef), smothered with sour cream and jalapenos +habanero salsa and I substituted the beans for rice.Chance turned 14 yesterday and with it we decided to take him out to dinner. "What would you like for your birthday dinner?", I asked after picking him up from school. "I don't know.", he responded. Getting confirmation of anything out of a teenager becomes an  extraction process similar to metaphorically waterboarding terrorists.  Read more »

North Carolina's Craziest Best Buffet: Ye Ole Country Kitchen

When you get within about ten miles of this place, shut the GPS off and just follow the deep-fryerexhaust till you reach Ye Ole Country Kitchen
While the kids were off in Mexico, we decided to get our grub on at a local buffet. What's more American than an all you can eat smorgasbord of deep fried foods slapped smack dab in a two-hundred year old village and outdoor theatre?  Read more »

The King of Kings, A Bull Durham Burger.

King's Sandwich Shop: Durham's Best Burger Stand.
Travel is an interesting thing. You can travel a mile or a thousand miles and still discover something new. There's no excuse to not get out there and discover, explore and find something new. A perfect example is King's in Durham. This might just seem like another restaurant, just another burger but you'd be entirely wrong. This place has some serious history.  Read more »

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