Monthly Archives: March 2011

Chef’s Palette Restaurant and Bar Review

Chef's Palette Restaurant and Bar in Cary, NC

I love exploring new restaurants – personally and with my women’s social/travel group. So going to a restaurant I’d been to before was out of the question. I wanted something new with the right ambience and where the boys could eat well but I – a vegetarian – wouldn’t starve.

Fortunately a quick visit to solved my problem. Chef’s Palette Restaurant and Bar in Cary, NC is an unexpected neighborhood gem. The restaurant is beautifully designed. Art by local artists fills the walls and is for sale. The decor is gorgeous and conducive to a relaxing meal with friends and family. Our server, Jo, was phenomenal. She was proactive and attentive. She made excellent recommendations.

This gorgeous little neighborhood restaurant offers an amazing menu. Here’s a small sampling of what the menu (backlit to add to the charm and ambiance) had to offer…

Click here to read the rest of the review on Skirt!

Black Stax Interview on All Things Girl

Black StaxThe Black Stax are well-known on the Seattle hip-hop scene. These purveyors of avante garde hip-hop make music that appeals to hip-hop fans who also happen to be grown folks. The Black Stax evoke memories of the best of 70s soul. Their sound is bluesy and soulful – punctuated by trumpet and drums. Their raw, meaningful lyrics are laid over a tight beat enhanced by rich, lush vocals. The result is a winning combination that is music to our ears. Meet the Black Stax.

Introduce us to Black Stax. Tell us a little about each of your backgrounds.

BS: BlackStax is a group of three distinct voices that come together to build on the tradition of Black Music. In honor of the Stax record label in Memphis, Tennessee and the artists who recorded with the label we found our sound similar in the essence of raw meaningful soul music. In using the word Black, we identify with the positive nature of the word, we are black people with an understanding of our ancestral contributions to the world and our own communal contribution to art, families, youth, friends, and our culture.

Click here to read the rest of the interview on All Things Girl.