National Blog Posting Month

Ok, so I've signed up for NaBloPoMo which is says that November is National Blog Posting Month. I plan on posting something every day each month. This is good for you...bad for me. That means I'll have to hustle a little harder and do a little more dancing to create content for you.
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I can't promise everything will be about food, but I promise I'll try!

A Southern girl in a multi-cultural world, I grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. I live here now. My world was full of trips to museums, musical and dramatic performances, art classes, soccer games, tours of Nabisco/ RJR offices, NASCAR stock car racing, science exhibitions, Girl Scouts, ballet and tap lessons. I never knew that my city sucked. Until someone else told me.

Have you seen the movie Barbarians At The Gate? (It was a book, first) Well, that's my city. Do you know the joy that is a Krispy Creme Doughnut? Well, that's my city too. Celebrated and world-renowned poet Maya Angelou? Wake Forest University? They're all a part of my city, too.
Not until I spent holidays and summer vacations in my birthplace, Philadelphia, Pa, did I know what I was truly missing in a metropolitian city. Everything is open 24/7. Pizza can be delivered? There's a train that goes underground? Is that a statue of Rocky? Betsy Ross lived here? George Washington slept here? This is the oldest residential street in America? Every time I think about the city of Brotherly Love, I get goosepimples.

Downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina is like I've never seen her before. She's effervescent, full of life, vivacious, and full of neon-lit places to go eat, drink, and be merry.

College students and young professionals alike seem to complain that Winston has nothing to do. Nothing to see.

The bars suck.

Saying that the nightlife leaves "much to be desired" is a gross understatement. So gross that it should be regarded as vulgarity in the mouths of babes.

All of this is changing.

Stay tuned for more...

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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. You think you got it bad? I live in S.W. Mo. When you talk about tolerance here, they think your talking about alcohol. I'm tired of these closed-minded folk.

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  3. Good luck with Nablopomo. I did it two years ago & its quite a challenge but you feel great that you made it.

  4. WTF does Glen M's comment have to with your post. Is this how desparate hate mongering Republicans have become, attacking blog posts.
    I think each toew has there specialness. And just look at lack of somethign for oppurtunity. A dessert bar nightclub per se?

  5. Hi Nik,
    I think it might be time to introduce comment moderation to your blog, if only for the day...

    Good luck with your NaBloPoMo. Foodbuzz had a thing for a couple of weeks in August like that. The funny thing is there have been plenty of times when I did post everyday, but the minute I HAD to, it was harder somehow.

    Good luck doing it through the Thanksgiving holidays. Some would call you nuts, I would just say crazy great.

  6. Good luck with the NabloPoMo. I did it in August with Foodbuzz but it's easier during August when I didn't have much to do anyway.

  7. complaint mgr: sheesh. it's really not that bad. Well, now. There is a group for everyone here. That's why I think I'm gonna stay for a little while longer.

    kat: I'm scared lol But I know I can do it. Blogger is gonna make this easy (ok, maybe not easy, but easier...).

    Courtney: I don't know, but that's OK. He's been deleted. I would've kept it if it hadn't been s dang LONG.

    There are no cupcake shops here. Bakeries galore, but no cake shops. And I like cake. The Downtown Business Assoc. used to give out loans & grants for business owners to open restaurants downtown, but stopped the program 3 years later because some of the establishments either closed or were late on their payments. If I could get a backer...I'd totally do it. There's money in this town, it's just not anywhere I can get to it.

    Sue: blog doesn't get that much traffic & I hate typing in those weird letters. I don't want anyone else to have to do it either.

    I did the Foodbuzz challenge, too. That wasn't so bad. This? I'm not so sure. It'll force me to get inspired about fall food, that's for sure.

  8. Hey Nik,
    I am so with you about the word verification. I HATE THAT. I've gotten some weirdo stuff, so I started moderating the comments...just looking at them before I published them. It's cool.

    Good luck with the everyday blogging,

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