Category: Food & Drink

Ashe County weekend

  photographs by Jim McGuire It was a hot July morning in Raleigh when strategist Nation Hahn, nonprofit executive Alexis Trost, and restaurant owners Van Nolintha, Angela Salamanca, and Matt Kelly packed their cars for a weekend adventure. The friends,…

Spotlight: Rosé in the garden

by Jessie Ammons ‘Tis the season for garden parties. The Person Street District’s Wine Authorities will host a themed soirée May 23 to celebrate a favorite spring wine choice: rosé. Many people think it’s a sweet wine, says Craig Heffley, founder…

Julia Child, James Beard, Farrah Fawcett and me

by Dean McCord photographs by Catherine Nguyen The cocktail party. Ugh. As a partner in a fairly large law firm, I disdain few things more than the ritualistic cocktail party, having to make small talk with the next person you…

Tomatoes: While supplies last

by Kaitlyn Goalen photographs by Jillian Clark Labor Day starts the final countdown for my beleaguered tomato bed, each plant on the verge of crying uncle. So, this September I’m committing to the personal goal of eating as many tomatoes…

Arrive hungry

by Kaitlyn Goalen illustrations by Emily Brooks As soon as the weather warms, the wanderlust kicks in. Maybe it’s an evolutionary side effect, something about the biological need to migrate. Maybe it’s just the result of being cooped up all winter. Whatever…

Slim’s: The best worst bar

by Tracy Davis photographs by Jason Dail The grittiest rock & rollers ain’t in it for their health, which they tend to prove by looking their best when it’s very dark and very late. That’s true for the clubs and…

What I did last summer

by Kevin Barrett photographs by Nick Pironio Do you get a bit melancholy this time of year? Summer is gone. I miss it. I know you do, too. It must be some kind of childhood nostalgia about careless freedom that…

Gateway Restaurant

photograph by Travis Long “Martina and Tom are like family to all their customers.” – Hardin Sigmon, regular at Gateway Restaurant Tucked into a shopping center off of Crabtree Boulevard, Gateway Restaurant is one of those home-cooking places that has been…

Chefs and restaurateurs cook at home

by Kaitlyn Goalen photographs by Geoff Wood When it comes to cooking, even the most passionate and enthusiastic home cooks fall victim to overcooked steaks, school lunch ennui, spilled bottles of olive oil, and an embarrassing reliance on the delivery guy. In…

For your refreshment

by Anna Long For those who haven’t already packed their bags for Asheville, we thought we’d bring its flavors to you. Mix up a drink imagined in the mountains to create your very own staycation. King James Public House’s Alarm Call…

Field peas

by Kaitlyn Goalen photographs by Nick Pironio For most Southern cooks, field peas are as familiar and enduring a staple as their summertime harvest-mates, tomatoes. This year, however, an heirloom varietal of pea, thought to have vanished, will be grown…

How to Make an Old Fashioned like Kevin Barrett

  by Kevin Barrett | photography by Nick Pironio   2 ounces bourbon (Evan Williams 1783 or Old Weller 107 are perfect) 1 sugar cube or, preferably, ⅛ to ¼ ounce simple syrup 2 to 3 dashes Angostura bitters Orange…

Baked

text and photographs by Juli Leonard Not long ago, Raleigh was a bit of a bakery desert. That began to change a few years ago, and today, there are five new bakeries in the heart of Raleigh alone. With this sweet…

Just add beer

by Kaitlyn Goalen photographs by Jillian Clark Confession: I don’t drink a whole lot of beer. I frame this as an admission of guilt, because my low consumption feels unsupportive to the current liquid zeitgeist of our city. Raleigh is covered…

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