Irish heritage extends to the kitchen, too

Although not necessarily known for its cuisine, Ireland does boast many delicious dishes that have withstood the test of time. Sampling some of these hearty and delicious dishes may not require a trip overseas, especially for people who live in communities with a heavy Irish influence. Many eateries and chefs are rediscovering Ireland’s culinary heritage. Here’s what you might find on the menu. · Irish stew: Irish stew is the ultimate in one-pot cooking. Traditionally made with mutton, Irish stew is stewed for hours until tender. Potatoes, onions and carrots…

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Explaining the Mythical Leprechaun

Celtic culture is ripe with legends and myths that help to entertain and explain the mysteries of life. Among such lore are leprechauns, which are mythological figures that continue to impart whimsy into St. Patrick’s Day celebrations even now. The word “leprechaun” is derived from the Irish lu chorpain, meaning “small body.” Various attributes have been used to describe leprechauns. While the origins and the history surrounding leprechauns differ, one common thread is that these creatures are surrounded in magic. Some believed leprechauns were descendents of the Goddess Danu and…

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Movie Night – Issue 74

BICYCLE THIEVES (LADRI DI BICICLETTE)- (1949) Perhaps one of the best films to come out of Italy and no doubt one of the most acclaimed . It was awarded a special Academy Award for “most outstanding foreign film” seven years before the category officially existed. Written by neorealist Cesare Zavattini and directed by Vittorio DeSica, Bicycle Thieves is a uncomplicated film that highlights the life of Antonio (played by Lamberto Maggiorani) and the circumstances around his bicycle which gets stolen on the first day of a new job. He employs…

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Movie Night

This month we feature a nice mix of movies from mainstream to classic and a few genres in between. If you are a history buff, you may be surprised by the story told in the film Benedict Arnold. If you are looking for something a little of the beaten path, When Elephants Were Young will do the trick. Be sure to visit www.asheboromagazine.com to view the trailers for each of these films and, most of all, enjoy! THE CALL – Staring Halle Berry and Abigail Breslin. When veteran 911 operator,…

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Welcome to My Home

Note from Editor:  This article originally appeared in issue 55 of Asheboro Magazine.  As a part of “Blasts from the Past”, we are going to be putting some of our favorite articles from the last 6 years here on our website.  If you read these stories before, we hope you you enjoy them as much the second time around.  It you haven’t read them, we hope you can see why they are our favorites.  Am I the only one that finds it incredibly awkward having someone new over? Getting to…

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Asheboro Based Record Label Nominated in 15th Annual IMAs

Asheboro, NC based Record Label, Mightier Than The Sword Records is among The Year’s Most Exceptional Artists & Releases Nominated In The 15th Annual Independent Music Awards Macy Gray, Lucy Wainwright Roche & Suzzy Roche, Jonah Smith, Air Traffic Controller, Ty Bru & Tenacious, Monica Pasqual & The Handsome Brunettes, Deep Dive Corp. + Ingrid Chavez, Hackensaw Boys, Milli Janatková, Cristina Morrison, Nive & the Deer Children, Mean Mary, Olivia Penalva, The Alternate Routes, Juliette Reilly, Ganda Boys, The Krickets, and All Hail The Yeti are Among The 15th IMA…

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FROM ECUADOR WITH LOVE

Asheboro Magazine has completed its 6th year “on the streets”. It is hard to believe that much time has passed – it seems like just yesterday that we moved from Charlotte to Asheboro. In the six years we’ve been publishing, many great things have happened to our city – in fact, so many great things have happened it is hard to remember or list them all. A common thread in all the major things that have happened is people are investing their time, money and resources in our city in…

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Luna’s Speakeasy Bar & Restaurant Live Music, Spirits, & Great Food

Although Halloween is over, Downtown Asheboro is about to get a treat…Luna’s Speakeasy Bar & Restaurant is opening soon on Sunset Avenue, a new full service bar and restaurant. Danny Green, owner of Blue Luna Tattoo & Piercing at the corner of Sunset Avenue and Church Street, has turned his expertise to renovating and decorating the Saloon building on Sunset Avenue. With his unique aesthetic, he has put together an array of beautiful antiques and creative décor that is sure to catch your eye, no matter where you look (hint:…

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