Category: At the Table

Nose so bright

by Mimi Montgomery photographs by Missy McLamb Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: Who hasn’t empathized with that fabled creature of holiday lore at one point or another? Whether you were teased by the Dashers and Dancers of the playground or weren’t allowed to…

A punchy gathering

by Mimi Montgomery photographs by Keith Isaacs Holidays have always been an interesting time in my family’s household. My father embraces the months of November and December with the goofy spirit of a thousand Clark Griswolds, my aunts call with fierce interrogations…

Turkey touchdowns

Confessions of a food-obsessed family by Fanny Slater photographs by Casey Toth My family doesn’t care for sports. Let me rephrase. My immediate family doesn’t care for sports. My 89-year-old grandmother puts a dollar in a jar every time the Mets win,…

Dia de las delicadezas

by Jessie Ammons photographs by Lissa Gotwals By 10 a.m. on a weekday morning, the kitchen at Centro, the downtown Mexican restaurant, is bustling. Sous chefs are chopping pounds of tomatoes for salsa; they’re frying nuggets of hominy for bar snacks and…

T.K.O. at The Haymaker

by Mimi Montgomery photographs by Keith Isaacs “Haymaker” is a term for a wild punch in boxing – a final, loose, unexpected blow. A knockout. It’s also the inspiration for The Haymaker, a recently opened cocktail bar in downtown Raleigh that lives…

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