Eat & Drink

Game On

By Jessica Stringer | April 8, 2015

If you’ve noticed the glittering lights that spell out “ARCADE” on the rooftop of The Baxter, you’re not alone. Since its opening on Graham Street in October, the bar and arcade has drawn a quarter-toting crowd split between folks hungry to reach their decades-old high score on Donkey Kong and […]

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Marcey’s Coconut Meringue Pie

By Jill Warren Lucas | April 2, 2015

Pastry chef Marcey Clark married husband James Clark (executive chef of Carolina Crossroads at The Carolina Inn) 20 years ago after they met at the New England Culinary Institute. 1 flaky pie crust (your favorite recipe or a ready crust) 2 cups whole milk 3/4 cup sugar 1/3 cup all-purpose […]

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Kitchen Sanctuary

By Kate Sayre | April 1, 2015

This weekend when my husband was away at a bachelor party, I kept finding myself in the kitchen. While I was watching basketball each night, I thought, well, I can just prep one more thing. I have a baby shower and an upcoming engagement party that I’m co-hosting but had plenty of […]

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The Dish: LaPlace

By Jessica Stringer | March 29, 2015

Talk to any Louisiana transplant about po’boys, and they’ll tell you within 30 seconds that “it’s gotta have the right bread.” In an age when restaurants boast about local ingredients, I’m glad LaPlace ships in Leidenheimer Baking Company bread from the Crescent City. It’s a testament to the authenticity of […]

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Taste the Rainbow

By Kate Sayre | March 16, 2015

For the second half of National Nutrition Month, I’d like to challenge you to try something new for your meals: add variety. If you’re like most of us, you have some “back pocket go-to meals” that you eat pretty frequently. These meals may even be balanced, but may limit the vitamins and […]

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Joyous Cooking: The Real Irish Stew

By Moreton Neal | March 9, 2015

Here in America, corned beef and cabbage are so commonly eaten on St. Patrick’s Day that we assume it’s a traditional Irish meal. In fact, the dish originated on our side of the pond just after the Great Famine devastated the Emerald Isle. Thousands of Irish citizens poured into New […]

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Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle

By Kate Sayre | March 2, 2015

Happy National Nutrition Month! Each March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates National Nutrition Month and this year, their theme is “Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle”. Rather than making every change in your life at once, I believe it’s helpful to think that each day and time we eat, we have […]

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Carolina Brewery Celebrates 20 Years

By Kelly Archer | February 20, 2015

Carolina Brewery‘s craft beers have won numerous accolades nationally and statewide, and have been featured in international beer festivals, including the World Beer Championships. Founded in 1995 by owner Robert Poitras, the craft brewery model has been a pioneer for brewing in North Carolina. This year, they turn 20 and […]

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The Best Thing I’ve Made in 2015

By Kate Sayre | February 14, 2015

The title of my latest blog is what my husband Alex told me after trying my latest treat. I always ask him what he thinks and to share beyond just saying that “it’s good”. After prodding him to see what he really thought, he said, “Kate, honestly it’s the best […]

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Foggy Ridge Cider Dinner

By Chapel Hill Magazine | February 9, 2015

Chef Ricky Moore of Saltbox Seafood Joint and Chef John Eisensmith of Six Plates Wine Bar team up to present a four-course, seasonal dinner paired with The New York Times’ “America’s Favorite Cider Award Winner,” Foggy Ridge Cider from Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Start the evening with a cider-inspired cocktail on the […]

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