Category: Food & Drink


by Catherine Currin photography by Laura Petrides Wall It’s hard to top a refreshing beverage on a humid North Carolina day. Sneak in a few of your veggies, to boot, by trying a locally made produce-packed smoothie. There are many…

Kim Hammer

Drop the Hammer by Laura White photography by Jillian Clark It’s 11 p.m. on a Saturday night in May when Kim Hammer finally has a few minutes to sit down for an interview. She’s had a busy start to the year,…

Raleigh Rum

Three friends team up to fill Raleigh’s liquor void by Catherine Currin Three high school buds decided to barrel up to the Raleigh liquor business. Matt Grossman, John Benefiel, and Chris Mendler co-founded Raleigh Rum Company in 2014, on top…

Oakwood Pizza Box

Oakwood’s instant-classic neighborhood pizza spot

Flask & Beaker

by Catherine Currin
photographs by Keith Isaacs