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WEB EXCLUSIVE The September issue of Raleigh Magazine—our annual food and best restaurants issue—will be on stands around town and delivered to your doors and mailboxes in just a few days! If you can’t wait until then, here’s a quick look at some of the stories we have in store.
Sign For the Times
If you’ve watched Gov. Cooper’s televised COVID briefings, you’ve probably seen his face—and his hands. Meet Lee Williamson, the administration’s American Sign Language interpreter who has been signing the governor’s news conferences since the pandemic outbreak in March. Having grown up as a hearing child of deaf parents, Williamson shares his path to a career as a sign language interpreter and offers some insights on what it takes to communicate emergency messages to residents in the state who are deaf and hard of hearing.
Can the Classic American Cheeseburger Save Local Restaurants?
From Postmaster in Cary’s GOV’T CHEESEBURGER to Vidrio’s new gourmet burger offerings from celebrity chef Katsuji Tanabe, foodie writer Jenn Rice digs in to how the humble burger just might come to the rescue of local restaurants suffering slow-downs during the pandemic. Who doesn’t love the comfort of a classic burger during difficult times?
Where the Chefs Eat
Eating out—whether via curbside pickup, delivery or in a restaurant’s dining room—has given Raleighites a continued sense of comfort and normalcy in a weird, socially-distanced new way of life. There’s nothing like a greasy burger, loaded taco or spicy curry to bring a smile to our faces and a warmth to our tummies. We figured for this issue, it made sense to bring back one of our most popular features in which local chefs share their favorite paces to dine when they’re not on the clock. We’ve got some great under-the-radar recommendations for you to try!
The Art of Hope
In lieu of our annual fall arts and entertainment guide, we take a look at what some local artists and arts organizations are doing to try adapt in an environment of cancelled seasons, socially distanced rehearsals and virtual events replacing real-life performances, exhibits and shows. We spoke with folks from Raleigh-based Carolina Ballet, the North Carolina Museum of Art, NC Theatre and more to find out what local artists, and the organizations that support them, are doing to get by.
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