Category: At the Table

Punch for the in-laws

by Kevin Barrett illustrations by Amy Richards Let’s cut to the chase, mostly because I couldn’t think of an opening to this article. It’s Thanksgiving. I can’t help you with the food. That’s for the men and women who don’t mind burning…

Tailgate heroes

by Andrea Weigl photographs by Jillian Clark Neither pouring rain, nor thunder, nor storm warning sirens could deter them. N.C. State University fans may have briefly hopped into their cars and trucks or huddled under tents to avoid the downpour,…

Defiant drinking

by David Burris illustration by Tim Lee I don’t know much about whiskey, but I know one thing: It is good. Whiskey has inspired writers, musicians, and artists to strive for greatness. It has kept bridegrooms even-keeled before the altar….

Winter squash

by Kaitlyn Goalen photographs by Jillian Clark Folks, we’ve turned pumpkins into the Miley Cyrus of autumn eating. Once upon a time, pumpkins were cherished totems of the season, embraced with fervor by children in costumes. And while vestiges of that innocence…

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,…

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