Category: Food

At the Table: peppermint wishes

by Liza Roberts photographs by Leslie Baker Charles Winston Jr. is a self-described ice cream nut. The owner of North Raleigh’s Winston’s Grille, he loves it so much he took himself to ice cream school at Penn State a few…

Drink: Champagne cocktail

by Charles Upchurch photograph by Juli Leonard The Paris Ritz is closing. The Hemingway Bar has been shuttered since April. I read these dreadful words recently and was plunged into a near panic. I had never been. The old haunt…

Thanksgiving recipes from Mandolin’s Sean Fowler

Turkey, Mandolin-style Sean Fowler says: We cooked a Bourbon Red heritage turkey, prized for its darkly colored, richly flavored meat, from Cane Creek Farm. I grew up eating conventionally raised, frozen turkey, which can taste great if treated correctly, by…

Drink: Local craft beers

by Charles Upchurch Quoth the T-shirt: “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” Nice thought, even if Ben Franklin didn’t actually say it. Neither can we be certain that Thomas Jefferson actually said, “Beer,…

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