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Matt Dees

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Matt Dees is the former editor of Durham Magazine.

After 23 Years in Business, Spartacus Restaurant Closes Its Doors

After 23 years, Spartacus closes its doors June 26. To commemorate one of Durham's longest established restaurants, we reflect on a Thanksgiving story we...

New Kids on the Block: Mateo

Matt Kelly, the frenetic, big-bearded, salty-tongued owner of Mateo, is sick of butternut squash. “We love it, but we’re like, ‘Yo, let’s move on.’” This...

Chef, Interrupted

Put aside the cruel irony of a chef being attacked by the stove of his dreams, and it was still bad. Like, really bad. Scott...

5 Burning Questions

One of the driving forces behind The Art of Cool Project, a Durham nonprofit that promotes “jazz-influenced music” and hosted its first citywide jazz festival last April,...

A Guide to Bull City Barbecue

Full disclosure: I’m a vinegar guy. My people are from Down East (you can still see Dees Drug Store on the main drag in Burgaw), and...