Eat & Drink

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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Five Fall Drinks We Love

By Jessica Stringer | October 23, 2018

Your order at Honeysuckle Tea House comes with a side of scenery – the tea house is an open-air oasis surrounded by herb beds and acres of farmland. A bright coconut milk matcha latte is the way to go and a great way to stay focused in the fall. Just […]

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Don’t Read This If You Don’t Like Tony Bourdain

By Moreton Neal | August 24, 2018

The world of food writing changed on April, 19, 1999, the date The New Yorker included an article called, “Don’t Eat Before Reading This.” Its author was the chef of New York’s Brasserie Les Halles, Anthony Bourdain. “I love the sheer weirdness of the kitchen life: the dreamers, the crackpots, […]

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5 Walkable Date Night Ideas Featuring “Best Of” Winners

By Jessica Stringer | August 13, 2018

Date #1 5:30pm bartaco The pergola and plants that surround the outdoor space will transport you or at least give you inspiration for how to dress up your own backyard. Order a half-dozen tacos to split and a fun drink or two. 6:30pm Silverspot Cinema No one will call you […]

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Stoney River’s Coffee-Cured Filet is the Perfect Balance of Sweet and Salty

By Holly West | August 2, 2018

Stoney River’s signature dish – coffee-cured filet with Brussels sprouts, $34 – took a while to catch on. “People would come in and say, ‘I don’t know. How strong is the coffee flavor?’” says General Manager Nik Rogers. In the time since the Chapel Hill location of the national franchise opened […]

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Local Chefs Share Their Go-To Drinks and Dishes for Summer Cookouts

By Holly West | July 17, 2018

“Creamy limeade is a cool, refreshing drink on a hot summer day and something that will leave the neighbors talking!” Erik Monroe-Thompson Pittsboro Roadhouse CREAMY LIMEADE 4 juicy limes (add more or fewer depending on your preferred strength) 4 cups cold water 1 can condensed milk Ice Wash limes, cut […]

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Elements Serves Up Vietnamese Dish Made Popular by Obama and Anthony Bourdain

By Jessica Stringer | July 9, 2018

Chef Michael Chuong barely looks at his marinade as he puts it together. Instead, he tells me about the regional differences of bún chả as he throws a handful of chili flakes into the bowl and continues to add more. The dish originated in his native Vietnam and was ushered into […]

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