Category: Food & Drink

Once upon a basket of cornbread…

by Fanny Slater Once upon a basket of cornbread, I made a decision that would forever change the course of my life. I slouched into the cozy, familiar booth at Margaux’s Restaurant and asked my family: “What about some kind of…

Pork for my banh mi

by Kaitlyn Goalen photographs by Jillian Clark If there’s one type of protein that’s ubiquitous in North Carolina, it’s pork. We have a rep as a hog-farming state, a tradition that holds today. Here in Raleigh, we’re lucky to have…

El cardenal

by Liza Roberts photographs by Nick Pironio Craig Rudewicz stirred up his first batch of bitters behind the bar he managed at Little Hen restaurant in Apex a few years ago. Inspired by the cinnamon and clove flavors of the…

Spotlight: Dinner and a show

  by Mimi Montgomery After serving as executive chef at The Umstead’s Herons restaurant, Scott Crawford opened Standard Foods last fall with business partner John Holmes. The space is a hybrid restaurant, grocery, and butcher shop, featuring a variety of ingredients…

David Mao’s journey home

by Dean McCord photographs by Lissa Gotwals For nearly 50 years, chef David Mao has been on a journey to a destination that cannot be found on a map; a trip that cannot be measured in miles. It has been a sojourn…

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