Restaurant Guru

Mar 20, 2017 Alexandra Drosu
Dear Restaurant Guru, Last Wednesday my boyfriend and I went out to dinner. We asked the hostess to sit at a table in the bar; the area was empty. She seated us at a two-top; […]

Caffeine Culture

Mar 13, 2017 Grayson Haver Currin
Late last year, downtown Raleigh lost two of its premier coffee destinations. Here’s a primer on where else to get your fix. December was not kind to downtown Raleigh coffee shops. At the dawn of […]

Duck Duck…Delicious

Mar 6, 2017 Paige Luck
Duck has always been a popular menu item, but you were more likely to find it featured on a table with linen rather than paper napkins. Recently more casual dining restaurants have been offering duck […]

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 […]
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On the Cutting Edge

Feb 20, 2017 Alexandra Drosu
What do Andrew Ullom, the executive pastry chef at Ashley Christensen’s restaurants, the Governor’s Mansion executive chef David Gaydeski, and Joseph Jeffers of The Stanbury have in common? They’ve all commissioned Duncan Stephenson of Horn […]
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Big, Bold Reds

Feb 20, 2017 Alexandra Drosu
Too cold to go out? Stay in and stay warm with a bold glass of red wine. We asked local experts to recommend the best wines for winter. Raymond Usseglio & Fils Chateauneuf du Pape […]
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Market Mania

Feb 13, 2017 Alexandra Drosu
Grocery stores are popping up in Raleigh like wild mushrooms. With so many choices, how do you pick the right one for you? Did You Know… Between Blue Apron, HelloFresh, Plated and a dozen other […]
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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 […]
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Pubs We Love

Feb 1, 2017 Christa Gala
February is pretty much the month of hibernation in the South. We’re impatient to get on with warmer weather—especially since the delight of the holidays and the suspense of the Super Bowl is over.  February […]
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