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Morrisville, NC — The Grocery wars continue in the Triangle with the announcement that Earth Fare is coming to Park West Village in Morrisville. Read more
Cary NC- The last stop on the Cary dining tour is downtown. What was once a sleepy scene has grown to more than a dozen eateries. Read more
Cary, NC- For 20 years, Mary Lynn Fitzgerald has been urging her brother-in-law, a chef in New York City, to move to Cary and open a restaurant. Now, with the opening of Academy Street Bistro, her dream has come true.
Cary, NC- Stuart Arnold and his partners are passionate about beer, specifically about making good beer, and they will be opening the first Cary brewery, Fortnight Brewing Company, very soon on SW Maynard Road in Cary if all goes according to plan. Read more
Cary, NC – Whisk, a store focused on gourmet kitchenware and culinary instruction, opened its doors to customers today. If cooking’s your thing, you will like this store. Very much.
Whisk – Gourmet Kitchenware
Whisk, located in Waverly Place, is chock full of splendid and exotic kitchenware.
It’s a treat for the eyes and I spent a happy hour wandering the aisles.
In addition to Le Creuset and other other top brands you may recognize, Whisk had an extensive stock of items you won’t find in Macy’s or Williams Sonoma. Staub had some very sturdy looking cookware. And Emile Henry featured casseroles specifically designed to cook tajines and risotto.
Guys will enjoy Whisk, even if they’re not into cooking. The store has an eclectic collection of barware (like the Black & Tan turtle) plus a gourmet grilinbg section. There’s even a stovetop smoker, fellas!
Owners Dan and Diana Saklad were on hand. They’d been living the corporate life in St. Louis and decided to pursue their dream of entrepreneurship. “How did you find Cary?” I asked.
“We Googled ‘Best Towns to Live in America,'” Dan said.
“So you’ve read CaryCitizen,” I speculated. They both laughed and said they had. Ah, the power of search.
Classes at Whisk
Whisk also offers a full plate of culinary classes. In October, they have 13 classes on offer including Knife Skills, the Art of Jam and A Taste of Spain. See the schedule.
316 Colonades Way
Open 7 days a week. For more info, visit http://www.whiskcarolina.com.
Story and photos by Hal Goodtree.
Retail coverage on CaryCitizen is sponsored in part by Waverly Place in Cary.
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