Author Michael Pollan sets the tone for his illustrated edition of Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual (Amazon Affiliate Link) with his dedication, “For my mother, who always knew butter is better for you than margarine.” And, there you go. He has a slightly irreverent way of telling us what he learned and, this is what made [...]
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Wife, mother, homeschool teacher, aspiring photographer, and social media maven, Melissa is the co-founder of PeeDeeFoodie.com™. She is native of the Bayou State, and proudly claims her Cajun ancestry. She writes from a personal perspective and has a style all her own. Learn more about Mrs. Pee Dee Foodie through her Contributor page under the About tab.
Held on November 2, 2012, The Hope Harvest – A Community Affair was a fundraising event to benefit hungry families in the Pee Dee Region. This exciting social occasion brought live music, delicious hors d’oeuvres and more to beautiful Historic Downtown in Florence; all the while offering the chance to help Pee Dee residents in their true time of need. Attendees [...]
Like last year, we’ve heard from readers asking for information about restaurants that will be open on Thanksgiving Day in Florence, South Carolina. To answer that question, we’ve called over 35 area restaurants from Applebee’s to Western Sizzlin’ to determine their plans for Turkey Day. We reached the vast majority, missed a few, but put [...]
For Kevin’s birthday this year, we went to Charleston with our special friends Ann & Jerry Klein and Nicole & Les Echols. The plan was to go on a culinary tour of Charleston, have dinner at O-Ku, and brunch Sunday morning at the Hominy Grill to meet some more friends, Amy & Clay Lundy. Surprisingly, [...]
Join your friends on August 25, 2012 at a community-wide tailgating party to fight illiteracy by supporting the Florence Area Literacy Council. Enter the “Battle of the Wings Contest” for bragging rights and more! Details here.
This year we were delighted to actively participate with HopeHealth, Inc. in their Health & Harmony Festival held on Saturday, August 11, 2012. There was abundant sunshine and a sweet breeze as vendors were setting up under the tents provided by HopeHealth and, while others were running in the Move It! Family Fun Run. Some [...]
The annual Lighthouse Ministries barbeque fundraiser will be Wednesday, March 7, 2012. It will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church at 252 S. Dargan Street. Catered by Schoolhouse BBQ of Scranton, the plates will consist of barbeque, rice and red gravy, sweet potatoes, coleslaw and bread. Plates can be purchased for a donation of [...]
Today, February 8, 2012, would have been my MaMaw Templet’s 100th birthday. I’m not sure what brought this thought into my mind. However, Sunday morning before mass at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, I leaned over to my daughter and whispered that my MaMaw would have been 100 on February 8th. She inquired which one. Logical [...]
Margaret Hobson contributed this review. She is a Facebook friend and offered to write this review of 1720 Burger Bar. We sincerely appreciate Margaret for contributing her first review to PeeDeeFoodie.com™. If you have an interest in writing for the blog, simply contact us. _____________________________ I had the Mr. Belvedere Breakfast Burger (normally $9.25 [...]
In mid-December 2011, Christina Lawson with the Florence Area Literacy Council emailed Kevin to ask if we could help her in any way with A Novel Event on PeeDeeFoodie.com™. Our dear friend Tammy Dickerson wrote a terrific article about A Novel Event that was posted here. We had been hearing from Tammy about how much [...]