justin burke samson, charlotte pastry chef

Justin Burke on how to be a restaurant lifer without restaurants

“I think these Brussels are still ok, but we should use them for dinner tonight before they turn,” I say as I rummage through the cooler during our regular morning menu discussion. Keeping notes on my flour encrusted iPhone, we have Santa Maria-style tri-tip, blackeyed peas en brodo, charred Brussels

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CurEat Featured in Charlotte Observer

Read Charlotte Observer’s write up of CurEat: Take that, Yelp: New restaurant app CurEat comes to Charlotte. CurEat lines up “CurEaters” in every city who are visible and add their own favorites. Most are chefs or owners of local businesses who are plugged in about the food world. Download CurEat on

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