Archive | March, 2009

Chef Bobby Flay Takes on Pitmaster Ed Mitchell at Haywood Hall

13 Mar

Today was a big day at Haywood Hall as we hosted a showdown between our local Pitmaster Ed Mitchell and Food Network’s Chef Bobby Flay.  No one knew we were involved in a filming of Throwdown with Bobby Flay until Bobby arrived to challenge Ed.  Of course we can’t tell you who won (The episode will air in May.), but we can say that all of our guests were treated to some incredible ribs.

Ed and Bobby were both gracious and more than willing to pose for photographs.

Bobby Flay & Ed Mitchell


Here Bobby and Ed pose with Greg Hatem, Ed’s partner in The Pit Restaurant

Greg  Hatem, Bobby Flay, & Ed Mitchell


Local bluegrass band Old Habits provided musical entertainment. 

Old Habits


More Snow

2 Mar

Yes, we’ve had another snow day here in Raleigh.  Just as we’re beginning to get the gardens spruced up for our spring events, we awake to find snow on the ground.  It wasn’t quite the blanket of snow we had in January, but it certainly did make Haywood Hall look pretty.

Haywood Hall in March Snow


Gardens in March Snow


Snowy Quince