Category: At the Table

Hot buttered rum

by Charles Upchurch Quintessentially American, HBR predates the first cocktail jiggered up in this country by more than 200 years. It doesn’t get more old school than a concoction made from ingredients readily found on the average pirate ship. Rum,…

A Raleigh Thanksgiving

by Kaitlyn Goalen photographs by Nick Pironio Until I was a teenager, my Thanksgivings took place in Mexico. My family would retreat to the beach for a vacation that appeared nowhere in the lexicon of turkey, Pilgrims, or pie. The first…

With thanks for good wine

As families across Raleigh gather this month, many will raise a glass to toast the season of thanks. But while we can all use recipes to help plan the meal, how do we pick the wine?  Walter asked two local…

Asian alchemy: Steven Greene cooks it up at An

by Dean McCord photographs by Nick Pironio The town of Ninety Six, S.C., might be known to history buffs as an important backcountry outpost for British forces during the Revolutionary War. But few people know that Ninety Six is the hometown of…

Hard java

Coffee cocktails are having a moment. Not the steamy, desserty kind, thick with whipped cream and Bailey’s. Not the toddy variety, curing what ails you. This coffee cocktail is serious, and it’s iced. Dry – even lemony – and spiked…

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