The Queen's Quill, 05.24.15.: The Summertime Bleus (and bacons...and jalapeños...)

Sorry for the lameness of that title, everybody.  I had to use it; came to me in a dream.  Yes, things have gotten so nutty over here that I’m actually dreaming about pimento cheese…and I wouldn’t have it any other way!  It’s been another wild week with the Queen (then again, aren’t they all wild these days?!?); here are some of our top moments:


The week started off on a huge high when our spot at the 2015 Charlotte Southern Women’s Show was confirmed.  The SWS attracts tens of thousands of attendees from all over the region, and the Royale was selected as THE pimento cheese to rep the the Queen City.  Such an honor, such a joy.  Now, to figure out how we’re gonna quadruple production; something tells me these ladies are gonna come hungry…….

Tickets  are on sale now!

Tickets are on sale now!

After months of blood, sweat, and tears, the fine folks at Old Town Public House swung the doors open this week, and we were lucky enough to be a part of things!  OTPH is Cornelius’ newest (dare I say coolest?) relaxation destination; craft beer, wine, coffee, and naturally, the world’s finest pimento cheese.  They’re carrying all 4 flavors, and if you act right, Melissa and Co. will probably even throw some free samples your way as you relax at the bar!  Make haste to OTPH, LKN.  

I got a free shirt out of the gig, too!!!

I got a free shirt out of the gig, too!!!

Tuesday was our lovely namesake’s 271st birthday!  If you ask me, she doesn’t look a day over 245.  Similar to the finely aged cheddar featured in our pimento cheese, Her Majesty just gets better with time.  

The Queen is bound and determined to bring poofy elbow frills back.

The Queen is bound and determined to bring poofy elbow frills back.

The last entry into our “Month of Burgers” compilation dropped Friday, and it was…we’ll say “intense”.  the “Baconham Palace Burger”: 2 diner-style 4 oz. patties, layered with the Queen’s smoked cheddar and bacon #‎PimentoCheese, and topped with Johnny Ray's Signature Sauces' (Mt. Holly) Peach Bourbon Sauce, Bone Suckin' Sauce's (Raleigh) Bone Suckin’ Sweet and Hot Mustard, homemade julienned pickles, caramelized onions, and two strips of sizzling #‎bacon. We piled it high on a buttered and toasted pretzel bun, and served it alongside the Queen’s “Mashed Tater Tots” (boiled fingerling potatoes we smashed, drizzled with olive oil and fresh herbs, and baked at 400 for a few minutes).  

Like I said: intense.  We’re running a contest involving our burgers and free QCPCR swag later this week, so stay tuned for that!!!


Saturday saw the opening of 1897 Market, Charlotte Douglas International Airport’s new gourmet eatery/specialty food market.  It’s located just outside of Concourse A (where the Chili’s Too used to be), and they’re stocked to the brim with the Royale!!!  (Since I’m telling you about it, you’ve probably surmised that, but I just wanted to be clear.)  The next time the stress of air travel has you dragging and drained, decompress and reinvigorate with a tub of the Royale!!!  You’ll be flying high in no time.

Hope all of y’all have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend filled with fun, food, family, and fellowship.  Have a ball, wave those stars and stripes, and most importantly, stay safe.  Until next time, everybody!!!

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