Motor oil and local veal shanks

December 19, 2009 at 3:43 pm 1 comment

More good press for the Saxapahaw General Store.  From a Dec. 16 feature by Andrea Weigl in the News and Observer:

“Along a dark country road in Alamance county, the red and gold stripes of a Shell sign glow in the distance, beckoning drivers.

The gas station is at the Saxapahaw General Store, where inside you can get the usual: domestic beer, cigarettes, a package of Carolina Pride hot dogs.

Or you can sit down to a dinner of veal shanks over mashed potatoes and spinach for $18 or crab cakes with duck-fat fries, wax beans and lemon aioli for $15. Most of it is from local farms such as Cane Creek and Chapel Hill Creamery.

This local foods-focused convenience store is the work of Jeff Barney and Cameron Ratliff, the duo who left Chatham Marketplace, a cooperative grocery in Pittsboro, to open this store and cafe in June 2008.”

Read the rest of the story here.

Read Jeff and Cameron’s Excellent Culinary Adventure here.

Entry filed under: Sustainable Food, Uncategorized, Whole Food/ Locavore Eateries. Tags: , .

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  • 1. The case of the leaky cooler « sustainable grub  |  December 31, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    […] [Editor's Note:  In honor of New Year's, here's one of my favorite essays of  2009, posted in June on the Saxapahaw General Store blog and reprinted here with permission. Cameron and Jeff Barney cook elegant locavore cuisine in their gas station-convenience store-natural foods grocery-and-cafe overlooking the Haw River in Alamance County. See Motor Oil and Veal Shanks. –Dee] […]


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