Category: Food & Drink

Vic’s Ristorante Italiano

photograph by Travis Long “Hi there! Who needs eyeballs, bleeding or otherwise?” Sculptor Joel Haas hollers and throws a bag of plastic painted eyeballs at the table of cartoonists. “We usually talk about Dwane’s bad table manners,” says Nick Meglin, ringleader…

Stout and proud: Local options aplenty this St. Patrick’s Day

by Anna Long Time to get your green on: St. Patrick’s Day is here. The annual celebration that began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has become an international excuse for overindulgence. Celebrations across the globe…

Sunday supper in the park

by Liza Roberts photographs by Juli Leonard When Raleigh resident Katherine Poole, 45, co-launched a table linen company in 2009, she knew it would be a good outlet for her creative talents and abundant energy. But she didn’t know Hen…

Oysters

by Kaitlyn Goalen I am helpless when faced with a freshly shucked oyster. If the salty bivalves are featured on a restaurant menu, I will always order a dozen  – or two. Part of my love affair is due to…

Essential ingredient: Rare and briny shad roe

by Kaitlyn Goalen photographs by Jillian Clark Ramps, truffles, Pappy van Winkle. Ingredients in short supply, whether by season, production, or fetish, are a double-edged sword. Exclusivity breeds interest – generally a good thing – but it can also engender a market…

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