The opening of Rooster’s Uptown was a source of great pride for me and my team; it has raised the bar for us in many ways. It also forced us to look at everything through a different lens. With two Roosters now, and hopes for more, we have to really narrow our focus onto what [...]
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April 30th, 2012 · No Comments
April 5th, 2012 · No Comments
It’s hard to believe April is here; it has been a great start to the year so far with both Rooster’s Uptown and The King’s Bakery opening successfully. April is looking like another great month bringing more warm weather. We also have the annual Charlotte Wine & Food Festival on April 19th at Rooster’s Southpark and [...]
March 14th, 2012 · No Comments
Boy, were we excited to finally open the doors of our second Rooster’s location in Uptown on Feb. 29th. After four years of searching for the right location and planning, this labor of love has come to life. We are especially thankful for our great partners who have made this a successful opening.
With the [...]
March 11th, 2012 · No Comments
Over 20 years ago, my wife, Karen, and I were introduced to John Williams, owner of Frog’s Leap Winery, through our relationship with Dan Duckhorn of Duckhorn Vineyards. We started going out to Napa Valley in 1986 and fell in love with their culture, and have developed a lasting relationship with them that we are [...]
March 11th, 2012 · No Comments
An event came up recently that brought me back to my childhood. It was a request to put together a sweet potato recipe of sorts. I recalled when my Granny Noble would make this pudding and we would eat it for dessert after a meal, then we would go back into the “icebox” and slice off tastes [...]
May 21st, 2010 · No Comments
Margaux, Chef Joe and I had an awesome time in Napa Valley this week with Dan Duckhorn of Duckhorn Vineyards, Larry & Maria Beasley and their annual Napa trip companions – Mary & David Whelan and Jeannie & Bob Wallace. We did the auction dinner from last years King’s Kitchen fundraising event. This was one [...]
February 16th, 2010 · No Comments
I am truly looking forward to going to one of my favorite true NC BBQ joints this week as we continue our journey on “The Pig Pen Trails” in North and South Carolina. See our My Hog Blog about Carolina BBQ and Carolina Road Cuisine as we prepare to open our own, true, Carolina, artisanal, [...]
January 31st, 2010 · No Comments
Some my favorite vegetables and sides right now are the pan fried green beans. These, along with the pan fried corn, are adaptations from Karen’s paternal grandma, Grandma Rosa, from Oxford. I love to take thoughts and tastes from our parents and grandparents and rework them for today.
I was working in the kitchen at the [...]
November 15th, 2009 · No Comments
On my last post I wrote about the changing season, cooler weather and its effect on all of our menus – in homes and restaurants. I talked about how the availability of seasonal foods and long awaited products would transpire our inspirations. Currently here are some of the preparations and items that are showing up on our menus:
At Rooster’s Wood-Fired Kitchen: Chef Joe Kindred [...]