Eat & Drink

Just a Taste

By Durham Magazine | April 20, 2015

Sponsors, partners and participants mingled at the Taste 2015 launch party at The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham, which featured light hors d’oeuvres created by the students and beverages from Bacco Selections, Bull City Ciderworks and Fair Game Beverage Co. Sonic Pie Productions put together a three-piece string band for the […]

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Amy Tornquist: A Pioneer of the Durham Food Scene

By Durham Magazine | April 16, 2015

Amy Tornquist embodies the past, present and future of Durham’s thriving food scene. She was born at Watts Hospital, grew up in Trinity Park and went to Duke School. (In fact, her family has been in our state for something like 300 years.) After honing her skills under the tutelage […]

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‘Super Riserva’

By Arturo Ciompi | April 15, 2015

One always approaches the wines of the Tuscan Frescobaldi estate with anticipation. Has there been a bad bottle from this estate in the last 50 years? Today we celebrate their newest offering, from Frescobaldi’s exceptional property, the Castello Di Nipozzano. It’s located in the Chianti Ruffina zone, producing delicious Chianti […]

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East Meets Durham

By Durham Magazine | April 15, 2015

The openings of three Asian restaurants – Basan, Dashi and Juju – have provided an auspicious jumpstart to the new year. The eateries showcase how diverse Eastern foodways can be: Basan spotlights sushi and sashimi, often featuring fish from Carolina waters. Dashi specializes in springy ramen noodles in umami-rich broth, […]

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Five Restaurants Face Off in Burger Smashdown

By Durham Magazine | April 15, 2015

What red-blooded American doesn’t enjoy a delicious burger? Al’s Burger Shack – This great little joint on Chapel Hill’s West Franklin Street serves burgers from Carolina pasture-raised beef, as well as hot dogs and breakfast sandwiches. As toppings go, do not miss the savory and sweet house-made bacon-onion jam. Al’s also offers a […]

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Another Round

By Amanda MacLaren | April 6, 2015

Invented in 1888, the Ramos Gin Fizz begins simply with a Collins glass filled an eighth of the way up with club soda. Next, gin, an egg white, two ounces of heavy cream, a quarter ounce each of lemon, lime, and orange juice, and a half-ounce of simple syrup are […]

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Brash Blend

By Arturo Ciompi | April 1, 2015

Noble Hill Estate is located in the Simonsig-Paarl region of South Africa, about 28 miles north of Cape Town. This area is rich in wine-making history going back to the 1700s. Noble Hill makes a full line of whites and reds, but today’s wine is fashioned as a Bordeaux-type blend […]

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Taste 2015

By Durham Magazine | March 27, 2015

Who’s hungry? Taste 2015 is here and bigger than ever! The Triangle’s ultimate food guide is here to help you navigate our area’s dining scene with helpful features like an ode to our stellar culinary environment and a grocery list for shopping local from beer and bread to chicken salad and chutney. […]

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The March Hare

By Amanda MacLaren | March 26, 2015

The comfort of a steaming pot pie takes a southern German twist Hasenpfeffer dish from Guglhupf. Executive Chef Dave Alworth creates the traditional stew with local, organic rabbit from Joyce Farms, which he marinates overnight in a blend red wine, allspice, clove, juniper and other aromatics spices. The rabbit is […]

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Apple of My Eye

By Amanda MacLaren | March 26, 2015

“You’re probably not going to like every one of our ciders,” says Ryan Bogard, one of the five partners behind Bull City Ciderworks. “And that’s not what we have in mind. The mass-produced ciders out there, that’s their goal. That’s not us. You’re going to find one that you really […]

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