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Amanda MacLaren

Amanda MacLaren
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Amanda MacLaren is the executive editor of Durham Magazine. Born in Mesa, Ariz., she grew up in Charlotte and attended UNC-Chapel Hill, majoring in journalism. She’s lived in Durham for five years now. When she’s not at work, you can usually find her with a beer in hand at Fullsteam, Dain’s Place or Bull City Burger or getting takeout from Chubby’s.

NanaSteak Offers a New Twist on an Old Fashioned

In a typical Old Fashioned, you have some bitters, sugar cube on the bottom and a twist of orange garnish, in addition to the...

Discover Tailored Tastes of the South at GRUB Durham

GRUB Durham boasts a casual diner trifecta: Friendly, fast service; made-from-scratch plates, some of which are family recipes; and true local flare. This is...

The Cool Intentions Behind This Cleveland-Holloway Home

A Durham native, Alison Trott grew up primarily in the Watts Hospital and then Trinity Park neighborhoods, and attended North Carolina School of Science...

Try This Light-But-Satisfying Grilled Salmon on the Terrace at MarketPlace

Enjoy the mild early autumn weather and dine on the terrace at MarketPlace – the restaurant at the JB Duke Hotel. Executive Sous Chef...

Fall Sips at Counting House: Black Plum-Inspired Gin Cocktail

Sellerie Blume Counting House Head Bartender Kacey Liebes and Beverage Manager Jennifer Salomé concocted this floral, fruity and slightly savory gin cocktail, finding inspiration in...

Scratch Owner Serves Up Seasonal Sensations at The Lakewood

It's no secret that Phoebe Lawless is a busy woman. Between her beloved Scratch on Orange Street downtown – which she now lovingly calls...

True Life: Eagerly Awaiting Cocoa Cinnamon No. 3

If you follow the magazine on Twitter, you've seen plenty of photos of coffee mugs and glasses, and a fair number to-go cups, posted...

Soak Up the Last Days of Summer With This Outdoor Itinerary

SPRAYGROUNDS An easy way to cool off with the kiddos is at one of Durham Parks and Recreation’s spraygrounds – playgrounds equipped with water features....

King’s Sandwich Shop Celebrates 75 Years With a New Set of Wheels

For 75 years, King's Sandwich Shop has served classic burgers, hot dogs, chili and fries out of its modest-size takeout stand at the corner...

8 Cool Classes for Adults

YOGA WITH GOATS Saturdays and Sundays, with the occasional weekday class Sure, you’ve done an outside yoga class, but Hux Family Farm adds the fauna to...