Our Latest Obsessions: Sushi, Spaghetti and Sparkling Wine

Our Latest Obsessions: Sushi, Spaghetti and Sparkling Wine

Not going to lie, we indulged a little this week!


bull-city-ciderworksWe found a crispy chicken sandwich and onion rings pairs perfectly with the tart cherry and cinnamon ciders at Bull City Ciderworks‘ Cider Bash at King’s Sandwich Shop last weekend.

wash-dukeThis week, we dished with Chef Jason Cunningham at Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club’s Fairview Dining Room for an upcoming feature and watched him pull together this drool-worthy dish of pork and apples. Be on the lookout for his recipe in our next issue! q-shackChapel Hill Magazine‘s Executive Editor Jessica Stringer’s order at The Original Q Shack? You’re looking at it! (Chicken, okra, mac-and-cheese and hushpuppies.)

gocciolinaCreative Director Kevin Brown finally made it to Gocciolina, ordering the spaghetti carbonara. “Definitely worth the hype,” he raved.

carolina-glazed-donutsKevin celebrated getting our sister publication’s Visitors and Relocation Guide sent to press by treating himself to a few Carolina Glazed Donuts.

bar-brunelloBar Brunello recently wrapped up work on their patio, now open just in time for lovely autumn weather!

bar-brunello1We highly recommend taking advantage of aforementioned patio with Bar Brunello‘s small plate menu items like charcuterie, burrata & prosciutto, chicken liver mousse and marinated boquerones, and a glass of Le Vigne d’Alice “Tajad” Brut!

the-parlourWe woke up with The Parlour as they tested out earlier hours last week. A delicious pumpkin latte with Bean Traders Coffee and a maple-glaze cinnamon roll made for the perfect pre-work breakfast!

m-sushiFor a real M Sushi experience, you’ve got to order the Nigiri – the six pieces are a chef’s choice, and typically feature many of the specialty fish that just recently came in, like Hawaiian tuna and salmon belly.

m-kokkoJust around the corner from M Sushi, chef Michael Lee‘s new venture M Kokko is creating quite the buzz – and for good reason! Just one of the restaurant’s five menu items, the “KFC” wings, with a crunchy tempura shell and garlic-soy glaze, is the perfect combo of sweet and sour.

monuts1Monuts‘ Lox of Love bagel and a Bloody Mary are becoming a Sunday tradition for Executive Editor Amanda MacLaren.

Laura Zolman Kirk
Associate Editor Laura Zolman Kirk is a Kentuckian turned North Carolinian who can't get enough of this buzzing community.