Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Meet The Chefs: The Oxford Vs. Chapel Hill Country Club

Johanna Kramer does Q&A with the chefs for tonight's June 26 battle between Chef Christopher Hill and Chef Jimmy Reale. Check it out: http://johannakramer.com/2012/06/27/meet-your-fire-in-the-triangle-chefs-for-battle-8-the-oxford-vs-chapel-hill-country-club/

TBJ Flash Says Battle Noodles Was About Dessert

Dathan Kazsuk, blogger for the Wilmington Business Journal, says Battle Noodles featured everything from lobster dumplings to a Wonton Pistachio Crusted Blackberry Cake from Chef Wendel. In his opinion, that dish tipped the scales. Read more: http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/news/2012/06/26/tbj-flash-noodle-cuisine-reigns-supreme.html

Monday, June 25, 2012

Southern Sustenance- Competition Dining: Fire in the Triangle

Southern Sustenance talks Fire in the Triangle. Follow the link below to the blog. http://southernsustenance.blogspot.com/2012/06/competition-dining-fire-in-triangle.html?m=1

Thursday, June 21, 2012

WRAL's OUT AND ABOUT blog Recaps Battles Noodle, Turkey and Cantaloupe

Kathy Hanrahan shared this update on the battle with noodles as the secret ingredient Monday night. This post just went up. http://www.wral.com/entertainment/out_and_about/blogpost/11250077/

Kathy shared this recap on last week's EXTREMELY close battle between Mia Francesca Trattoria and 518 West Italian Cafe: http://www.wral.com/entertainment/out_and_about/blogpost/11233911/

Don't miss Kathy's take on Battle Turkey between Chef Owner Chad McIntyre from Market in Raleigh and Herons' Chef John Childers from Cary. It was Battle Turkey: http://www.wral.com/entertainment/out_and_about/blogpost/11230137/

Wanna see photos? Go to www.facebook.com/competitiondining and click on "Photos" to see albums from all the events. You might recognize some of the guests.

The Gourmez Critiques Last Night's Battle Cantaloupe

Becca Gomez Farrell was one of our culinary pro judges on June 20 at Battle Cantaloupe. Competing chefs were from Mia Francesca Trattoria and 518 West Italian Cafe. Take a look at Becca's take on the food, the event, the courses. http://blog.thegourmez.com/2012/06/fire-in-the-triangle-round-6/

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Meet the Chefs: Mia Francesca Trattoria vs. 518 West Italian Cafe

Johanna Kramer's interviews with the June 20 competing chefs indicates that tonight's food may have an international flair as both chefs come from international backgrounds. Take a look. If you can't dine with us, follow us on Twitter with the hashtag: #compdiningnc or on our Competition Dining Facebook page. Posts usually start around 7 pm.  Don't miss the interviews:  http://johannakramer.com/2012/06/21/meet-your-chefs-for-fire-in-the-triangle-battle-6-mia-francesca-trattoria-vs-518-west-italian-cafe/

Our bloggers chime in: Herons Vs. Market Battle Turkey

Durham Foodie's Johanna Kramer was on site in person last night and penned this post: http://johannakramer.com/2012/06/21/fire-in-the-triangle-night-5-market-restaurant-vs-herons-at-the-umstead/

Triangle Business Journal's Dathan Kazsuk reports both the crowd and the chefs had "mixed emotions" about the secret ingredients. Be sure to check out his slide show to the right of the story: http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/news/2012/06/20/tbj-flash-a-secret-ingredient-thats.html

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WRAL Out and About Blog Gives Great Overviews

If you're familiar with the OUT AND ABOUT blog at WRAL.com, you'll know these guys are everywhere. Fire In the Triangle is no exception. Check out their latest blog post here: http://www.wral.com/entertainment/out_and_about/blogpost/11204045/  You will see that they have the rundown on several dining events just to the left of this post. Stay tuned for more.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Tonight's Battle: Midtown Grille Versus Ashten's

Johanna Kramer has the inside scoop on tonight's chefs! Read her blog at http://johannakramer.com/2012/06/18/meet-your-fire-in-the-triangle-chefs-for-battle-4-the-midtown-grille-vs-ashtens-restaurant-pub/ for the Q&A on Chef Scot James from Midtown Grille in Raleigh and his competitor, Chef Matthew Hannon from Ashten's in Southern Pines, NC. At Fire in the Triangle, it's grill or be grilled!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Opening Night Blogs and Articles Around The Triangle

Follow all of the links below to see all of the articles and blogs from Fire in the Triangle opening night:

Triangle BizBlog- "Fire in the Triangle cooking competition kicks off," June 12, 2012 

Cary Magazine- "Chef Showdown," June 12, 2012

Durham Foodie- "Fire in the Triangle, Night 1 – Foursquare v. Twisted Fork," June 12, 2012

What's on Tap- "Fire in the Triangle: Foursquare v. Twisted Fork Recap," June 12, 2012

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Fire In The Triangle Kicks Off This Week

This Wednesday Chef Ryan Payne of Chapel Hill's Weathervane takes on Fork and Barrel's Chef Chris Harris of Raleigh. REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR SMART DEVICE FOR VOTING.