Category: Food & Drink

Local craft beers

by Charles Upchurch Quoth the T-shirt: “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” Nice thought, even if Ben Franklin didn’t actually say it. Neither can we be certain that Thomas Jefferson actually said, “Beer,…

Mandolin’s Sean and Lizzy Fowler count their blessings

by Felicia Gressette photographs by Lissa Gottwals The sun is slipping away on this crisp autumn afternoon, and a shadow begins to fall over the deck where a square table is beautifully set for six. Candles glow in oversize hurricane…

Made in Raleigh: Roast Grill writes its own rules

In a world where the customer is king, where the answer to most consumer requests is a resounding “Yes,” Raleigh’s hole-in-the-wall hot dog spot, the Roast Grill, prides itself on “No.” No ketchup. No cheese. No mayo, no relish, no…

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