Category: Food

Don’t skimp on the mint: Juleps for Derby day…and beyond

Don’t let the mint fool you. That lighthearted, summery herb, equally at home in iced tea and lemonade, is here on a mission. Mashed up with sugar, its oils and essence make what comes next suitable for a springtime afternoon….

KEVIN AND STACEY JENNINGS: Family values and restaurant success

by Andrea Weigl photographs by Lissa Gotwals Stacey Jennings sets platters of mashed potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts, spinach salad and coq au vin blanc on the dining room table and calls to her children. “We need to eat,” she says. “It’s on…

The ultimate vintage spirit: MOONSHINE

by Charles Upchurch photographs by Juli Leonard “In my mind I’m gone to Carolina – can’t you see the sunshine, can’t you just feel the moonshine…” I think we all know what Sweet Baby James was singing about. North Carolina…

Drink: More beer here

by Charles Upchurch photographs by Juli Leonard Don’t look now, but Raleigh is sneaking up on Asheville for the title of craft beer capital of North Carolina. That calls for a cold pint of Hell Yes Ma’am. Hell Yes Ma’am…

At the table: The McLaurin family breaks bread

by Andrea Weigl photographs by Missy McLamb   Many families cannot get along. One sibling doesn’t talk to another; the daughters-in-law can’t be in the same room; someone has never forgiven another for a slight long ago. Tension crackles, and…

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