Another Green Borough

When I first started this blog, I knew it was going to be about food, but I wanted to post about the cool and fantastic things I sometimes get to do, too.

Back in January I posted about a hotel stay in Greensboro, NC: The Proximity Hotel. At the time, it was vying for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. Read about my luxurious stay here.

Well, today, it was awarded platinum LEED certification.

This calls for a celebration. Well, the celebration consists of me re-posting about this awesome hotel and it's even more phenomenal restaurant, Printworks Bistro. I love that place. If I ever have a visitor that wants to have a great meal in a stunning atmosphere, I'd take them there.
Read my restaurant review here.

Better yet, read about the Bistro's phenomenal executive chef. It'll bring a smile to your face. Click here.

From January 2008:
Printworks Bistro is a restaurant in the newly opened Proximity Hotel in Greensboro, NC. What drew me to the restaurant/hotel was an article in the News & Record about how Proximity is hoping for a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. This
hôtel particulier is
sustainable, using recycled materials for its building, solar panels to generate energy for heat, and other energy/earth saving ideals. I try to keep green whenever I can, and any establishment that I can find that is doing it's part to save the world from destruction is high on my list.

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Nikki Miller-Ka

Nikki Miller-Ka

Ms. Miller-Ka is a classically trained chef with a BA in English from East Carolina University and a Culinary Arts Associate Degree from Le Cordon Bleu-Miami.

Formerly, she’s worked as a researcher, an editorial assistant, reporter and guest blogger for various publications and outlets in the Southeast. She has also worked as a catering chef, a pastry chef, a butcher, a baker, and a biscuit-maker. Presently, she is a food editor, freelance food writer, and a tour guide for Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours.

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  1. Nice, you can always say something like, "Yup I was there BEFORE they made it big time". Haha I love that stuff.

  2. So good to see NC is getting on the USGBC bandwagon. It's a good bandwagon!

  3. Adam: Yup. I sure can. I can say I stayed there when the nightly rate was $119/night instead of $259.

    Heather: Well...Greensboro should be green. No excuse. It's built-in.

    Aggie: Thanks!

  4. Nikki, I just read your comments. Thank you so much for purchasing the cookbook. I really hope you enjoy it. I wish we lived closer so that I could sign it for you. Maybe we can do it by mail? You are so sweet. Thank you again. I'm also so glad you liked my little piggys. My daughter is a nut over pigs. The ones in the picture are just a couple of the ones she has in her room. I'm still waiting for her to outgrow them. I guess as long as she doesn't actually bring a live one home with her, I'm OK. Hugs and kisses, Nikki my friend.

  5. hello thank you! hahaha i made someone FULL with my words, yay!!! that's my goal!!!

    graham crackers are funny aren't they.

    i read in your profile youre an editor--so great! i want to be an editor, i want to work in publishing (writing personally too) you have quite the resume!


  6. I love that there are great hotels getting on the green bandwagon. We picked the builders of our new house in part because of their green building practices but it's not something I've looked into much when travelling. Now I need a reason to go to North Carolina, other than just to get BBQ ;)


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