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Hot Spots

The Assertive, Punchy Flavors of Magnolia Grill to Return in Carrboro

After they closed the much-loved Magnolia Grill in 2012, chefs Ben and Karen Barker said they’d only return to the daily grind of working...

All Access

• Call for a reservation 24 to 48 hours in advance, but know that popular seating times may be full. Think outside the 6:30-7...

Make Room for Mesa

Say goodbye to the old Gregoria’s Cuban Steakhouse. On July 3, the Hillsborough Road restaurant closed its doors to reopen as tapas-style Mesa Latin...

Worth the Drive: A Toast to Pittsboro

Beverages, thankfully, are going the way of food in our area. Now that we have amazing ingredients, restaurants and artisan food products, our options...

Worth the Drive

You’re surrounded by great restaurants in Durham, but somehow, none of them fit your mood right now. You want a bite of something you’ve...

Up in the Air

Pesto pasta in a gondola in Venice. A pretzel at Oktoberfest. A beer at the Running of the Bulls in Spain. Pizza at the...

Stay Classy, Durham

Step into the lobby of Bar Virgile on a Saturday, and you’ll likely be met by some spillover from the bar. It’s a hot...

Home Cooking

Katie Coleman watches as a student purees heirloom tomatoes to make a chilled soup before turning around to pop fresh bread in the oven....

East Meets Durham

The openings of three Asian restaurants – Basan, Dashi and Juju – have provided an auspicious jumpstart to the new year. The eateries showcase...

Chef at Home: Phoebe Lawless

Phoebe Lawless likes to keep things simple as pie. The owner of the acclaimed Scratch Bakery got her start making sweet treats in her home...