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The Daily Meal Profiles Raleigh Restaurateurs Niall Hanley + Lionel Vatinet


"Hanley is a jovial, charismatic, and passionate entrepreneur. One conversation (or/and drink) with him will have you feeling like you've been long-time friends, just catching up. That said, everyone in Raleigh, North Carolina seems to be genuinely friendly - the kinds of people who actually want to know how you're doing when they ask."

See what Niall Hanley has to say about why his businesses continue to thrive in Raleigh.

Sample Tweet: "#Raleigh has changed dramatically; it's been an explosion of progress," - @NiallHanley in @thedailymeal 

"You'd be hard pressed to find a more passionate and talented Master Baker than North Carolina's Lionel Vatinet of La Farm Bakery. Having been one of the heavyweights in American artisanal bread baking for the past 25 years, Vatinet is a two-time James Beard Foundation nominee for "Outstanding Baker," and author of A Passion For Bread: Lessons From A Master Baker (Little, Brown & Co.)."

See what Lionel Vatinet has to say about his passion for bread making and his Cary expansion. 

Sample Tweet: "You'd be hard pressed to find a more passionate and talented Master Baker than Lionel Vatinet of @lafarmcary," - says @thedailymeal 

About The Daily Meal: The outlet is geared towards chefs, food lovers, wine connoisseurs, discerning diners and everyone in-between -- a great audience as we target highly-skilled talent. The online channel reaches 10 million unique monthly visitors.


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