- Tracked down the Chirba Chirba truck. So happy that people in the South know what soup dumplings are now! This is major progress. Also glad to see them hanging ’round these parts at the Carrboro Music Festival. Got to love a full day of free music and outdoor strolling. Harold’s local band recs to follow.
- Also tried KoKyu at long last. The duck fat tater tots were fairly delicious as promised, although I’m guessing not so much the healthiest (unless frying things in duck fat is the new “good cholesterol” treat for foodies). It’s hard to describe what they sell (short rib quesadilla with sesame sauce or a sweet potato tako, anyone?) but I did find their food to be unique and flavorful, if not 100% swoon worthy.
- Hope Boykin is one of my favorite performers of all time – just so darn joyful! I was really happy to see her up close and personal during a pre-performance talk about her newly choreographed piece for Phildanco. If you are a UNC student who doesn’t take advantage of the $10 tix to some pretty impressive events, you qualify as a cultural failure and we will subsequently shame you.
- Behind the scenes tour of the Nasher Museum reveals that….they store a lot of paintings and such in their basement. Also, it is hysterically funny to see tour guides contend with bold elderly people (Oh! No! We don’t touch the art!!!). Related: Has anyone gone to one of their Thursday night Scrabble events? Fun times, nerdily speaking?
- There are only 2 weeks until the State Fair! And we will see prize winning gourds and goats, and become horrified by fried things and exhilarated by pig races. And I will ride on only the safest looking attractions. (Emily, do you remember that ride we went on where you were slipping from under the safety bar and NO ONE would listen to our screams? Thanks, unconcerned parents and dumb 15 year old operating a death trap.)
- This Friday, Duke hosts one of their midnight musical movie sing alongs to Grease. Harold doesn’t know that he’s going to this yet, but I’m sure he’ll be excited.
- Upcoming local travel for the next few months includes OBX & Asheville. Whoot!
Happy fall, y’all!