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Stay Classy, Durham

Step into the lobby of Bar Virgile on a Saturday, and you’ll likely be met by some spillover from the bar. It’s a hot...

Home Cooking

Katie Coleman watches as a student purees heirloom tomatoes to make a chilled soup before turning around to pop fresh bread in the oven....

East Meets Durham

The openings of three Asian restaurants – Basan, Dashi and Juju – have provided an auspicious jumpstart to the new year. The eateries showcase...

Chef at Home: Phoebe Lawless

Phoebe Lawless likes to keep things simple as pie. The owner of the acclaimed Scratch Bakery got her start making sweet treats in her home...

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...

Culinary Showdown

Battle Ran-Lew Dairy Whole Cream Top Milk is over. Chef Chelsi Hogue of Ed's Southern Food & Spirits in Goldsboro will move on to the next round of the Got to...

We Scream for (More) Ice Cream!

Durham's in for a real treat when The Parlour expands into the former Playworks space next door and adds an additional 1,000 square feet to its current footprint....

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...

Order Up!

Gocciolina The Plate Pasta dishes are, naturally, a source of pride for this casual Italian restaurant. One that has become popular is the spaghetti carbonara. The...