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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 seven years. 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 Guasaca.

Add Some Holiday Cheer with These Two Cocktails from Bar Virgile

2 dashes Angostura Bitters 2 Dashes Regans Orange Bitters (optional) .75 oz Cheerwine Syrup (see instructions*) 2 oz Rye Whisky, (I like Rittenhouse) Cheerwine...

October/November 2018 – The Downtown Issue

You know those “Charlotte’s got a lot” billboards they started putting up around the Triangle a few years ago? Well, those billboard folks should...

September 2018 – The 9th Annual Food & Drink Issue

In late July, I took Andrea Griffith Cash's advice and had myself a staycation. Now, I didn’t follow all of her guidelines (find them...

August 2018 – Our Arts & Entertainment Issue

In late June, Photographer Beth Mann and I did something together that has never been done before for Durham Magazine: We set out on...

Four Perfect Bull City Dates

HAPPY HOUR 4pm – Augmentality Labs Try something a little different for date night! You’re sure to have a blast at the downtown virtual reality arcade...

Beer Me: Belly Up to the Bar at Our Favorite Bottle Shops

To me, the best part about our local bottle shops is the fact that so many of them are also a bar where you...

Our Q&A with the President of Durham Technical Community College

Dr. Bill Ingram has worked in a variety of roles at Durham Tech for more than 30 years, serving as its president for the last...

Jump into March Madness With this Hoppy IPA from Clouds Brewing

Hop J.A.M. Pardon the pun, but this IPA is our jam! And apparently, it is for a lot of other folks, too. “This is the...

Ramen Takes Center Stage at Revamped Rose’s Noodles

Spicy Sesame Ramen Now that Rose’s transitioned from butcher and bake shop to a restaurant/bakery concept, the ramen that was once reserved only for Wednesdays...

Sweet Sips at Cocoa Cinnamon

Chocolate Modica y Churros This style taps directly into the Mexican and Spanish drinking chocolate with a side of churros – “We have three kinds,”...