Wheat-Free Eats

Sep 8, 2017 Cameron Walker
More and more local restaurants are addressing gluten sensitivities with varied (and tasty) menus. For one out of a hundred people, something as small as a crumb can trigger intestinal damage and that number may […]
July 2017 / August 2017

Pedal Power

Jul 17, 2017 Cameron Walker
No happy hours. No liquor sold in grocery stores. There are few things as well regulated in North Carolina as alcohol, so when Trolley Pub Founder Kai Kaapro decided to expand his fledgling mobile business […]

Like a Fine Wine: Margaux’s turns 25

Jun 30, 2017 Cameron Walker
The restaurant celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The secret to its success? Imaginative fare and extraordinary service since 1992. If you ask co-founder Steve Horowitz the origin of the name Margaux’s, he’s likely to spin […]
May 2017

A Taste for Photography

May 15, 2017 Cameron Walker
On one of her first photo shoots for a major brand, Felicia Perry-Trujillo stood in a refrigerated warehouse alone, facing racks of fresh caught fish she had no idea how to photograph. But in that […]

Southern Comforts

May 8, 2017 Cameron Walker
An old fashioned sparked a fresh focus for the newly renamed Relish Craft Kitchen and Bourbon Bar. About a year ago at Bida Manda downtown, owner Sharon May ordered the classic cocktail for the first […]
April 2017

Standard Time

Apr 3, 2017 Cameron Walker
Changes in the weather, a farm truck breaking down or a fisherman’s luck can all influence what makes it onto the plate at Standard Foods. The combination eatery/butcher- shop/market in the Mordecai neighborhood is farm-to-table […]

Cowfish: Menu Mashup

Mar 6, 2017 Cameron Walker
Surf meets turf and east meets west at Cowfish, proving opposites really do attract Every evening, right around 6:30 p.m., the heady aroma of grilling burgers wafts across Six Forks Road. Drivers roll down their […]
Garland in Raleigh

The Sound of Spices

Feb 6, 2017 Cameron Walker
Cheetie Kumar is fueled by twin passions: food and music. In a three-story building on Martin Street downtown, her dreams are stacked like a layer cake—basement-level bar Neptune’s Parlour, third-floor music venue Kings and, sandwiched […]
Photo Credit: NCMA
December 2016 / January 2017

Art Defender

Dec 7, 2016 Cameron Walker
Name: Noelle Ocon Title: Conservator of Paintings Company: North Carolina Museum of Art Noelle Ocon does invisible work. As Conservator of Paintings at the North Carolina Museum of Art, she is tasked behind the scenes with caring for […]
December 2016 / January 2017

Global Gourmet

Dec 2, 2016 Cameron Walker
The first time Buku Executive Chef Amanda Haisley cooked solo, she almost set the kitchen on fire. “My sister was babysitting and my parents were out of the house,” she says. “My mom had this […]
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