Our Latest Obsessions: Voting, Veggies and Vanilla Lattes

Our Latest Obsessions: Voting, Veggies and Vanilla Lattes


neomondeCreative Director Kevin Brown took advantage of the beautiful weekend weather by lunching outdoors at Neomonde in Morrisville.
amanda-carolina-halloweenTwo strong female characters were in the office Monday for Halloween. Executive Editor Amanda MacLaren dressed up as Eleven from “Stranger Things” and Administrative and Operations Assistant Caroline Kornegay donned a Rosie the Riveter costume. the-glass-jugThis season, we’re wild for Wicked Weed’s Xibalba (a pumpkin ale aged in bourbon barrels!) at The Glass Jug.

riseThese spooky doughnuts from Rise didn’t last long in the office on Halloween morning.

monuts-avocado-the-kidSunday mornings are made better with an Avocado the Kid sandwich on an everything bagel at Monuts Donuts.

phoebe-lawlessAmanda got a few tips and tricks on baking the perfect apple and sesame crumb pie with streusel topping from Scratch Bakery chef Phoebe Lawless. The James Beard award-winning pastry chef hosted an intimate class in the home of the Butlers at Green Button Farm as a part the NC BBQ Revival festival this past weekend.

black-twig-tamalesHave you heard about Tamale Tuesday at Black Twig Cider House? Your choice of veggie, chicken or pork tamales with lettuce, tomato and a hot salsa verde for just $3 each! Wash it all down with one of the incredible ciders on tap – we went with Bull City Ciderworks‘ Holy Shishito, a spicy, green pepper-flavored cider.

cocoa-cinnamon2Morning meetings are made better at Cocoa Cinnamon‘s Hillsborough Road location with a vanilla latte in hand.

luckys-turkey-sandwichYou better bring your appetite for Lucky’s Deli‘s roast turkey sandwich! It’s packed with smoked gouda, bacon, avocado, lettuce, red onion, tomato, garlic mayo and, of course, tons of turkey on a Kaiser roll.

vote-earlyJust a friendly reminder that early voting ends Saturday – skip the lines on Election Day and get your ballot turned in today!

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