Casey Barber

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Biscuit Head Lives Up to Its Name in Asheville

Casey Barberby Casey Barber June 23, 2014

“The line constantly forming at the walk-up counter is equally a product of the restaurant’s popularity and the crippling indecisiveness that hits when you’re forced to decide whether you want sweet potato coconut gravy, jalapeño pimento cheese, mimosa fried chicken, sriracha slaw, or smoked chèvre grits with your biscuit. Or maybe all of the above.

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Ramping Up A Recipe for Classic French Onion Dip

Casey Barberby Casey Barber June 10, 2014

“It’s a more mellow variation on the pungent party starter we all know and love, and in keeping with this slightly tweaked version of the American classic, I’ve given the dip a more worldly chip pairing as well.”

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The New Jersey Sloppy Joe: A Different Kind of Deli Sandwich

Casey Barberby Casey Barber May 29, 2014

“In South Orange, the Town Hall Deli is the originator and pre-eminent purveyor of a sandwich that on first glance, is akin to a cold Reuben sandwich. Composed of two deli meats and cheese with coleslaw (the original combination being ham, tongue, and Swiss, its version of a Sloppy Joe is layered Club-style between three soft, wafer-thin slices of rye bread that have been slathered with thick Russian dressing, so thick it’s more of a spread than a loose, pourable dip).”

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Hospitality Tip: Don’t Forget the Koozie Bowl!

Casey Barberby Casey Barber May 22, 2014

“I realize this might be old hat to some of you, but for this Yankee, it’s a tradition that I’m more than happy to appropriate from the South. It’s so nice to be able to hold a cold beer pulled straight from its icy slurry in your hand and not suffer the drippy, messy effects.”

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The Bar Cart: Smoky Mint Ginger-Ade

Casey Barberby Casey Barber May 20, 2014

“Certain combinations—ginger and smokiness, lemon and ginger, mint and lemon—are irresistible to me, and it’s hard to throw them together in one drink and not get a spectacular result.”

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A is for Absinthe: A Children’s ABC Book with a Twist

Casey Barberby Casey Barber May 12, 2014

A is for Absinthe takes a loving but tongue-in-cheek look at the spirits industry, providing a colorful education on many of the tools and ingredients used in the trade with a child-friendly twist. Lara’s witty rhymes were tailor made for whimsical cartoons and illustrations, and it was a joy to draw a fantastic world of absinthe-sipping fairies, pirates who love tiki drinks, medieval monks making floral and fruit elixirs, and more.”

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