The Lemonati

Jun 12, 2017 Alexandra Drosu
Bourbon and whiskey lovers can experiment with mixing cocktails if they follow certain flavor profiles. “Whiskies, especially ryes, tend to be peppery. You don’t want to mix hot ingredients,” says Johnny Berry, master of spirits […]

Craving Cucumbers

Jun 12, 2017 Caitlin Harrison
On the heels of winning five medals at the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Durham Distillery has launched a cucumber vodka. During the process, locally sourced cucumbers are hand-selected for ripeness and then cold-distilled […]

Picnic Primer

May 31, 2017 Alexandra Drosu
For North Carolina author Ashley English picnics are an integral part of family life.  “My husband Glenn and I share a love of both food and nature,” she says. “Picnicking is something that we regularly […]

Dear Restaurant Guru…

May 22, 2017 Restaurant Guru
Dear Restaurant Guru, Recently my husband and I went to dinner with friends at a local restaurant, two of us ordered the same dish and both of us became violently ill within two hours of […]

Aisle Adventure

May 8, 2017 Alexandra Drosu
If you haven’t made the trip to Cary to check out Hmart, a Korean-inspired supermarket based out of Queens, NY that opened at the end of last year, it’s time to make the trek. The […]

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 […]

Speakeasy for All

Apr 28, 2017 Alexandra Drosu
During the prohibition era, speakeasies were illicit establishments where people could get liquor. The name derived from the need to speak “quietly” or easy so as to not alert authorities. Today, however, liquor flows freely […]
April 2017

Restaurant Guru

Apr 17, 2017 Raleigh Magazine
Dear Restaurant Guru, I love wine, especially red wine. I rarely order a bottle because I like to try different wines. What should I do if I order a glass and it tastes funny, flat […]

Chain Reaction

Apr 10, 2017 Christa Gala
Southern Living named Raleigh among the “Top 10 Tastiest Towns in the South,” and last year Zagat named us #19 in its “26 Hottest Food Cities.” Independent restaurants are flourishing, and national chains are knocking. […]
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