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Experiment with Kitchen Lab Dishes at Alley Twenty Six

If you’ve lived in the city for awhile – or read our publication frequently – you might recall the name Carrie Schleiffer. Her culinary...

Rise Biscuits & Donuts Owner Tom Ferguson’s Keys to Success

When you’re in Tom Ferguson’s kitchen, these are the rules: Be clean. Be on time. Go fast. He’ll be teaching those tenets to many more North...

Love & Caffeine: The Charming Story Behind Bean Traders

The first time
 David Chapman saw his future wife, Christy, he was a 15-year-old high school student stopping by the local coffee shop before class....

Planning a Picnic: ‘Delivering Authentic N.C. Barbecue, Sustainably’

The opening of Picnic, a self-described “modern roadside barbecue joint” off of Cole Mill Road in north Durham, has brought the trifecta of a...

The Assertive, Punchy Flavors of Magnolia Grill to Return in Carrboro

After they closed the much-loved Magnolia Grill in 2012, chefs Ben and Karen Barker said they’d only return to the daily grind of working...

All Access

• Call for a reservation 24 to 48 hours in advance, but know that popular seating times may be full. Think outside the 6:30-7...

Make Room for Mesa

Say goodbye to the old Gregoria’s Cuban Steakhouse. On July 3, the Hillsborough Road restaurant closed its doors to reopen as tapas-style Mesa Latin...

Worth the Drive: A Toast to Pittsboro

Beverages, thankfully, are going the way of food in our area. Now that we have amazing ingredients, restaurants and artisan food products, our options...

Worth the Drive

You’re surrounded by great restaurants in Durham, but somehow, none of them fit your mood right now. You want a bite of something you’ve...

Up in the Air

Pesto pasta in a gondola in Venice. A pretzel at Oktoberfest. A beer at the Running of the Bulls in Spain. Pizza at the...