In the midst of Raleigh’s restaurant boom, we have noticed that the everyday dining experience is changing from a round-table gathering with 3 courses to quick bites in food bowls on picnic benches. Next time you’re lost looking for a place to eat on Yelp,...

In 1970 during the summer of my sophomore to junior year in college, a good friend Alan Nagel, and I decided to go to Europe for a summer vacation/work adventure. I had a distant cousin by marriage who owned a shoe factory in Verona, Italy....

Written by Evan Embree If you read my last installment, then it’s no secret that commercial livestock farming is threatening our staple food supply.  However, there is an even more pressing issue - the quality of the air we’re breathing. With the increasing popularity of meat-based...

Written by Jessica Knisley, Bar Manager Whether you've been offered it at a coffee shop, or here at the café with your unsweetened tea, most people are familiar with simple syrup: a liquidy sweet compliment to so many tasty beverages. The ratio to make it is 1...

Written by Evan Embree When switching to a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, it is easy to rely on pre prepared frozen meat “imposters” as a way of satisfying that protein craving.  From meatless hot dogs to frozen “chicken” nuggets, there are a plethora of options to...

With so many different food allergies and sensitivities in our diets today, one may become discouraged from eating out and enjoying wholesome, delicious food that doesn’t trigger any of these annoying sensitivities. This is especially true for lunch-time foodies who want to sit down and indulge in a...

  Written by Bar Manager, Jessica Knisley Beer can be a very refreshing end to a long day or it can be a complicated decision. As someone with a true aversion to an incredibly hoppy tasting beer I am incredibly grateful for the many other options I have....

The time has come to update our cocktail menu. I have recently spent time in the cocktail laboratory, experimenting and failing. After a little more failing, I finally succeeded. I will gladly admit this is a very intimidating job but I believe I rose to...

Just in time for the shorter days and cooler nights the Well Fed Garden has come out with a new selection of local teas. We have grown, dried and packaged all the herbal teas at the Well Fed Garden. They make the perfect evening cup...

Written by Jessica  Knisley, Bar Manager         If you are anything like me, your alcoholic beverage choice is seasonal. I like to pair my wine with the outside temperature; white wine in the steamy summer months and red wine in the fall and wintertime. I have only recently...