March 2018

One Tequila, Two Tequila

Mar 26, 2018 Gina Stephens 0
Kevin Barrett, a mixologist and the owner of downtown’s Dram & Draught, is headed to New Orleans after winning the U.S. Bartenders’ Guild’s “Make it Exotico” cocktail competition last month. Barrett’s Samba in the Rain (see recipe below) was the favorite […]
Warm drinks to warm up the winter cold
February 2018

The Winter Wonderland

Feb 21, 2018 Jane Porter 0
We’ve already had a couple of snow days and it’s not outside the realm of possibility that we’ll have a couple more. Be prepared for the next one with this hot apple toddy. What you’ll […]
The Chaplin and The Shepherd
November 2017

All About Apples

Oct 30, 2017 Gina Stephens 0
What’s better than apple picking at a local orchard on a sunny fall day? Relaxing with a cozy apple-infused cocktail on a cold or dreary one. We asked local distillers to share their favorite apple-inspired […]
October 2017


Oct 4, 2017 Caitlin Harrison 0
Prost! This year marks the 184th Oktoberfest celebration. Officially, Oktoberfest takes place in Munich and draws in more than six million people each year for 16 days. Celebrations are modeled after the festival all over the […]
December 2016 / January 2017

Sweet & Savory

Dec 14, 2016 Paige Luck 0
Arriving at the market before pumpkins, butternut squash signals the fall and winter. Butternut squash is a member of the winter squash family with a long shelf life; they can sit on your counter for […]
no recipes required
December 2016 / January 2017

The Return of No Recipes Required

Dec 7, 2016 Alexandra Drosu 0
Several issues ago Chef Nunzio Scordo of Driftwood Southern Kitchen and Farina showed us that you can craft delicious home cooked meals from what’s already in your fridge and pantry. Two of our readers, Oriana […]
Winning Big
March 2016

Winning Big

Mar 2, 2016 Kevin Flinn 0
One sandwich and a bunch of Raleigh food memories gave Fanny Slater her first cookbook Raleigh native and cookbook author Fanny Slater easily traces her love of food to growing up in the City of Oaks. “I’ll […]
Beets recipe
October 2015

Rooting for Beets

Sep 24, 2015 Kate Turgeon Watson 0
Remember when a beets main destination was a wide-mouth Mason jar? Pickled beets will always have their place with those who can. But the root vegetable wants more . . . like plates. And glassware. […]