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New Bar? Table Service? South in Your Mouth? Yes!

You know that immense feeling of joy you feel when pulling into the Iron Hen parking lot? What about when the soles of your shoes hit that black pavement and … Continue reading

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Brunch til 4pm. Check!

Sunday morning.  Check. Coffee in hand.  Check. Soft breeze blowing through my hair.  Check. Belly full as can be.  Check. Smile on my face.  Double-Check! It didn’t take much to … Continue reading

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Witnessing genius through “the other side”…

Whilst attending a catering event with Fresh.Local.Good food group last night, I was reminded of “the other side”. When I say “the other side”, I mean “the other side” of … Continue reading

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“Cooking is like love…”

Do you ever find yourself plating your food at home in a certain manner to showcase the beauty it has to offer? Taking care not to mix certain items together, … Continue reading

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We All Scream for Ice Cream

I started thinking about the similarities between the hottest and coolest months of the year – and the main commonality ended up being this: during these two months, I generally … Continue reading

August 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Beyond the Casserole-a-rama

Every year I wait to hear the stories from my friend who attends a neighborhood 4th of July party he calls the “Casserole-a-rama”.  Well, the stories rarely change, and actually, … Continue reading

July 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Iron Hen is Heart Healthy

If you think eating healthy is boring, think again.  On the WFMY Good Morning Show, Iron Hen Cafe’s Chef Paul Branley and Cardiologist, Dr. Fareed Al-Khori joined Tracey McCain in … Continue reading

May 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Barn at Summerfield Farms

We are opening a full service events venue in Summerfield called the Barn at Summerfield Farms.  If you’re looking for a unique experience set in the Carolina countryside, look no … Continue reading

April 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

Have you heard about Summerfield Farms?

As you may have heard we are opening an event venue out in Summerfield, the Barn at Summerfield Farms (post to come).  What you may not know is Summerfield Farms … Continue reading

March 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

Daily Specials aren’t really your normal at Iron Hen Café.

When I was growing up, I remember the little country restaurants that my grandparents and I used to go to would always have Daily Specials. I got used to those … Continue reading

September 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Iron Skillet Fried Chicken Fridays – Espresso Flour, what???

You know that moment when you’re eating, enjoying every little morsel of the plate in front of you? That moment where you find yourself occasionally licking your fingers to clean … Continue reading

April 18, 2012 · 4 Comments

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