Eat & Drink

Andy Hoang of Pho Happiness

Andy Hoang’s Pho Happiness is a Realization of a Lifelong Dream

By Jessica Stringer | September 16, 2019

It was a long journey for him open to the Vietnamese restaurant on West Franklin Street.

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Add This Versatile Green Sauce to Your Dish For a Pop of Flavor (and Color!)

By Moreton Neal | August 20, 2019

Moreton Neal says let green sauce, a condiment found in warm weather regions all over the world, be the star of your next dinner.

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The patio at Vecino Brewing Company

The Ultimate Downtown Checklist

By Chapel Hill Magazine | July 16, 2019

In no specific order, here are 77 must-do, must-see attractions in downtown Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Hillsborough

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A bartender at Carrboro's Belltree Cocktail Club shakes up a drink.

Spend a Night on the Town at These Local Watering Holes

By Julia Baker | May 28, 2019

Must-order drinks, how to spot a regular and who’s behind the bar at four Chapel Hill and Carrboro spots

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Chefs Share Perfect Dishes and Drinks for Summer Cookouts

By Julia Baker | May 24, 2019

Plus, recipes for your next picnic or outing

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Locals Love These 9 Classic Chapel Hill Dishes

By Chapel Hill Magazine | January 31, 2019

These are the dishes – past and present – that have allowed us to retain the title of ‘America’s foodiest small town.’ Just ask these locals: [Above] Shrimp and grits tell the story of Crook’s Corner in one generous deep-dish plate. Legendary founding chef Bill Neal put his glorious version […]

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Six Wines for Every Celebratory Occasion

By Chapel Hill Magazine | January 9, 2019

by Rick Heeren Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé, Champagne, France For when you want to splurge, this ethereal Champagne is well worth it! Pretty pale salmon in color, with alluring aromas of fresh berries, persistent bubbles and an impeccable balance of fruit and acidity, this is the epitome of purity, elegance and […]

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Joyous Cooking: Winter Pudding

By Chapel Hill Magazine | January 8, 2019

This recipe requires leaving the table to make at the last minute, but if you want to impress your guests, it’s worth the effort.

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Moreton Neal’s Gifts for Foodies

By Moreton Neal | December 13, 2018

This time last year, my husband, Drake, and I made a compilation of our favorite recipe discoveries of 2017, bound them in low tech school folders and gave them to our friends and family for Christmas. Buoyed by the response (at least one person seemed to enjoy it), we’ll do […]

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Joyous Cooking: Curry in a Hurry

By Moreton Neal | November 2, 2018

Since we now have more Indian restaurants in our neighborhood than you can shake a stick at, it’s hard to believe this is a fairly recent phenomenon. Not too long ago most Southerners experienced the joys of curry only at home.  Curries were served in coffeehouses around London in the […]

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