Category: Food & Drink

May peas be with you

by Dean McCord It all started at Crook’s Corner. My obsession with rice and peas, tomatoes and cheese, bacon and onions, and, of course, a topping of scallions.  Mmmmm. Hoppin’ John. It’s quite simple really, a rustic assembly of everyday…

Modern family Christmas

by Felicia Gressette photographs by Lissa Gotwals Four generations are gathered this bright morning at Jason and Lauren Smith’s home near Hymettus Woods for a Smith family ritual – an informal Christmas brunch. Like the family itself, the celebration has evolved over…

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,…

Happy Birthday

by Kevin Barrett, cocktail director at Foundation photographs by Juli Leonard It’s my favorite time of year. I love Christmas. I love New Year’s Day. I love my Sparkling Snow scented Yankee Candle. And I love a chance to make one of…

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….

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