PITTSBORO — Pittsboro’s Small Cafe B and B (formally The Small B&B Cafe) has new owners with ambitious plans to infuse the quaint, downtown eatery with flavors from around the world.

“We want to preserve the essence of the place,” Christoffel Verwoerdt, the restaurant’s one-third owner, told the News + Record. “But we’re definitely going to put our mark on it.”

Verwoerdt bought the property earlier this summer with his wife, Lisa, and her nephew, Chef R.L. Boyd. The restaurant — at 219 East Street, immediately east of the downtown traffic circle

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Restaurant Plénitude.Photo: By Alexandre Tabaste

Then, there’s the classic French bistro on the seventh floor, ​​Le Tout-Paris. Sit at the bar, in the dining room, on the terrace, or in the garden while enjoying everything from tomato pie, to frites, to a soufflé au chocolat. On Sundays there is dimanche à la folie, a festive French feast where the dish to order is the roast chicken. “Le Tout-Paris, with its beautiful gardens, balconies and fresh look, features the best of Parisian brasserie food,” explains Boyens.

For their fourth and final restaurant, Cheval Blanc called on a neighboring city: Milan.

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To celebrate 30 years of serving food with a view of La Jolla Cove, Brockton Villa awarded a local couple a gift basket with more than $2,000 worth of prizes.

Carmel Valley residents Kelsey Halvorsen and Michael Sinha walked away with the grand prize after having brunch Sept. 2. The summer-long contest that Brockton Villa sponsored was called “Toast to the Coast: Add Your History to Ours,” in which entrants were asked to submit their favorite memory of the restaurant to help commemorate its anniversary.

The basket contained certificates for two nights at La Jolla’s La Valencia Hotel, breakfast, lunch

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BLENDED AUSTIN Wine And Music Festival Announces Culinary And Wine Lineups

Blended Festival, the fast-growing music, wine, and food event presented by My Wine Society, announces the culinary lineup and wine lineup for their inaugural Blended Austin, to take place Friday, Sept. 10 and Saturday, Sept. 11 at Hartman Lawn at The Long Center for Performing Arts (701 W. Riverside Dr, Austin, Texas 78704).

The two-day wine-centric event also announces new safety regulations and guidelines in light of the current COVID-19 protocols in place in the City of Austin, which can be found below. For updates, follow @BlendedFest on Instagram and Facebook.

Blended Festival Celebrity Sommelier Matthew-Loren Lindsey

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When Ben Brown looks at Pacific Beach, he sees a number of restaurants that might be overshadowed by the vibrant nightlife.

With the creation of TastePro, his San Diego dining tour business, Brown hopes to shine a spotlight on those establishments through a shared culinary experience.

“What I want to do with TastePro is to introduce locals and travelers to hidden gems that only the locals know about,” he said.

Customers who visit the company’s website (gotastepro.com), book a tour in either Pacific Beach, North Park or the Gaslamp Quarter. With e-mail confirmation, they have a 12-hour window

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Have you ever wanted someone to just lead you from foodie haven to foodie haven without you having to do a thing but follow them?

Well, Fife’s food ambassador Christopher Trotter is promising just that with his bespoke culinary tours across Scotland.

Whether whisky is your thing or you’re more of a seafood connoisseur, or maybe you refuse to go through any day without the opportunity to eat chocolate, then Christopher says he will be able to make it happen on one of his tours, all you need to do is ask.

Running most of his tours in the Fife

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