September/October 2022

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I fostered a shy Chihuahua-pug named Pablo through Beautiful Together Animal Sanctuary in June. Sure, walking and feeding two canines took some extra coordination, but it was worth it to keep one more dog out of the overcrowded North Carolina shelters. Pablo needed space and time to decompress but was soon initiating play with my dog, Olive. I was proud to see him do well at the rescue’s meet-and-greet event at 401 Main where he charmed some potential adopters.

Tim Schwarzauer knows all about the world of animal rescue. His family helped strays and abandoned animals find a safe haven after Hurricane Katrina and later founded their own animal sanctuary in Mississippi. When Tim moved to North Carolina with his own two rescue pups in tow, he eventually found a way to combine his love of craft beer and animals, starting Dingo Dog Brewing Co. in Carrboro in 2014 and donating to nonprofits. The taproom opened in 2020 and hosts adoption events. Read more on page 88.

Sommelier Paula de Pano also recently started fostering through BTAS. The owner of soon-to-open wine shop Rocks + Acid in Southern Village says that she’s in the perfect situation to foster puppies. “They need the supervision and guidance to be adopted by another family, while I need the diversion, company and, yes, a reason to get up from my desk to take them out! I’m a very big fan of [BTAS], so I hope to be able to partner up with them on future adoption events.” She says Rocks + Acid will welcome pups on a leash in the shop. “I can’t think of anything that can make me smile more than being surrounded by wine and doggos!” Speaking of wine, find some of Paula’s picks for pairing with fall recipes from local chefs, starting on page 50.

I’m happy to report that after two weeks of crashing with me, Pablo was adopted by a great family in Durham. I encourage you to consider fostering and supporting dog-friendly spots like 401 Main, Dingo Dog and Rocks + Acid, which help pets like Pablo find their forever homes. – Jessica Stringer, editor


50 Food and Wine
Four chefs share recipes, plus wine experts give their recommendations

58 Around the Table
Four restaurant owners talk ups and downs of the last two years

64 Class is in Session
Dine on diverse dishes at Chapel Hill’s Turkish cultural center

70 Brothers in Business
Two young entrepreneurs launched King’s Lemonade during the pandemic

74 Feel-Good Farm
One farmer’s budding relationship with the community is changing the stigma surrounding people with disabilities

80 What We’re Eating
News from our restaurant community, plus a dish we love

82 Dining Guide

88 Doggone Good Drinks
Sit and stay awhile at this Carrboro brewery that’s “saving lives, one beer at a time”


28 Together, We Win
A look back on 75 years of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP branch

32 Hit the Road
Venture outside of Chapel Hill for a day (or two!) and explore all that North Carolina has to offer


38 Staging a Comeback
PlayMakers’ Summer Youth Conservatory returns after a two-year hiatus

42 Fall Arts Guide
Can’t-miss concerts, events and more

44 Shapeshifting Sounds of Americana
The duo behind Violet Bell shares their musical journey on the cusp of a new studio album release

46 Studio Audience
Meet some of the artists on this year’s Orange County Artists Guild’s Open Studio Tour


94 Now & Then
A historical Chapel Hill home gets a refresh

100 Down the Garden Path
Peek inside three outstanding green spaces


6 Letter from the Editor

10 About Town
Events not to miss

20 Noted
What we’ve heard around our towns …

90 Pet Resources
A guide to area vets, animal hospitals, groomers, boarders and pet sitters


120 Baker & Taylor


12 Women of Achievement 2022
14 50 Years of Preservation Chapel Hill
16 Project Graduation
19 The ArtsCenter Gala

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