The Queen's Quill

The Queen's Quill 05.17.15.: Back with a Blogging Vengeance

When I came up with the idea of composing a weekly blog, I really don’t think I took into account how wild and wonderful (and crazy.  And chaotic) Springtime would be around here.  In any event, the Queen is back on the saddle!  A lot’s happened since our last entry in the Quill, so I’m going to do my best to hit the highlights:

We had an absolute BLAST at Moo and Brew Fest April 11th.  I know I hyped it up beforehand, but I’m telling y’all, it was just a perfect day at the NC Music Factory.  Beautiful weather, beautiful people, killer tunes, yummy suds and bodacious burgers.  There are already rumblings about next year’s throwdown; y’all need to make sure you don’t miss out!!!

Rhonda, Eric, Myself, and Prince Henry enjoying Moo and Brew 2015.

Rhonda, Eric, Myself, and Prince Henry enjoying Moo and Brew 2015.

 

While we’re on the subject of “delicious grilled meats”, the “Royale with Cheese” (our “Black and Bleu Blood” blue cheese pimento cheese, grilled onions, and dijon mustard pilled atop a housemade andouille sausage) is absolutely KILLING it at J.J.’s Red Hots!!!  Jon and the gang at J.J.’s order more and more of the stuff every week, and the Queen couldn’t be happier.  Y’all keep woofin’ down dogs, and we’ll keep supplying the cheesy goodness!!!

One of the major things I wanted to make sure to cover in this week’s blog is the fact that we’ve added 4 new vendors/restaurants, 3 of which are in towns that’re brand new to the Queen!  That’s right: you can now find the Queen’s finest on the shelves of the Market on Wylie (Lake Wylie, SC), the String Bean (Belmont, NC), Pam’s Cafe at Blacklion (Pineville, NC) and on the menu at Vintner Market (Arboretum, Charlotte)!  In addition to our seasonal retailers reopening for this beautiful Spring (Providence Produce Markets and Josh’s Farmers Market are killing us…in the best possible way), these 4 new kids on the block have kept us as busy as can be.  Seriously, y’all: take a look at our Where to Buy and Restaurants pages.  Simply put, we’re working with the very best of the very best,  and we couldn’t be any happier to have our new pals on board the Cheese Train!

USA Love List, a website dedicated to finding the best American-made products and telling the world about them named the Queen’s “Pimento Cheese Royale” their “favorite original pimento spread in America” last week.  No biggie; here’s the article

(J/K.  MAJOR biggie.  Wowza.)

(J/K.  MAJOR biggie.  Wowza.)

Oh, and one last thing.  As any of you who follow our Facebook page/Instagram account (@QCCheeseRoyale) know, we’re in the middle of our “Month of Burgers”, during which we’re using each of our 4 flavors to create a signature burger for each week.  I’ll spare y’all the details (check our Facebook page for all of the ingredients on all of the burgers), but yeah…this thing has gotten pretty intense.  We’ll be finishing things off this Friday with our BACON burger (y’all, it’s a monstrosity), and then I’m thinking about doing a little giveaway to finish off this gorgeous May, so stay tuned!!!

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While this little entry has barely scraped the surface of all of the Queen’s comings and goings since we last talked 6 weeks back, hopefully it gets us back on track on the blog front.  The Queen will be back next week to regale her Loyal Subjects with tales of esteemed acts of heroism, ye olde fashioned turns of hand, and other assorted baubles of knowledge sure to dent the armor of the most hardened Knight of the Round.  That’s medieval talk for “more big news this week, y’all!!!”  The Queen’s wheel of cheese just keeps on rollin’………………:)