Category: Food & Drink

Turning a blind eye

by Mimi Montgomery photographs by Eric Waters Joey Barbour and Michelle Palacios met when Barbour was a bartender at Glenwood Avenue’s Cornerstone Tavern and Palacios came in for a drink. “I played the whole cool-bartender-role type thing,” he recalls. “And I played…

Sean and Lizzy Fowler

“The restaurant is fast-paced and high-stress. When I’m out in the garden, I have to slow down and be in tune to the natural world. … It’s meditation, a relief.”  – Sean Fowler, chef and owner of Mandolin restaurant by Jessie…

Wilmington: A culinary tale of two cities

text and photographs by Dean McCord There was a time not so long ago that Wilmington was considered a coastal afterthought by some Triangle residents. It wasn’t a destination like Wrightsville Beach or Carolina Beach, and it lacked the storied history…

Person Street Community

by Jessie Ammons photographs by Nick Pironio Person Street Bar is about community. “The cocktails are a consequence of spending time with people,” says co-owner and founder Jeff Clarke, above. He and his partners, all close friends, live in Oakwood, walking…

Spotlight: Party with a purpose

by Mimi Montgomery Getting back on your feet can be hard. The Carying Place in Cary tries to make it a little easier. The nonprofit helps working homeless families achieve independence through a mentoring system that focuses on managing personal finances,…

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