Category: Food & Drink

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…

A food mentor

by Dean McCord Food plays a large role in defining us as human beings, as social creatures with many differences embodied in the dishes we create, and the ways we consume them. Holidays, rites of passage, and other celebrations typically…

Essential ingredient: Chicken in dumplings

by Kaitlyn Goalen photographs by Jillian Clark The amount of enjoyment I get from food shopping fluctuates considerably. Sometimes a spin through the farmers’ market feels absolutely exhilarating. Everything looks delicious and inspiring; I can hardly wait to get home to start…

The Stanbury Four

by Dean McCord photographs by Chris Fowler The sun pours into a quiet, nearly empty space on North Blount Street on a November afternoon as four men in their 30s sit around a table reflecting on how they managed to…

Frozen

by Charles Upchurch photographs by Nick Pironio Here’s what you need for perfect frozen margaritas: A summer evening, a setting sun, a charcoal grill, and a few partners in crime. The rest is as simple as 3-2-1. Three parts tequila, two parts…

Que Viva Pasto!

by Kevin Barrett photographs by Nick Pironio If you ever have the chance to go to a Colombian wedding, I suggest you do whatever necessary to make it happen. And if that wedding coincides with the Colombian celebration of Carnaval…prepare yourself….

The mushroom gamble

Foraging for wild fungi in Raleigh by Kaitlyn Goalen photographs by Jillian Clark Sam just took off running. We’re far off the trail in the woods of Raleigh, and my guide, Sam Bradford, chef of Plates Neighborhood Kitchen, has abandoned me. He’s…

Advertisement