Category: Our Town

The Usual: Mah jongg

“It’s amazing how well you get to know these people. We play every week, and that adds up over three-and-a-half years.” –Missy Van Lokeren, host of a weekly mah jongg group by Jessie Ammons photograph by Christer Berg By the middle of…

On Duty: Lewis Lovell

“It’s always been important to me to have the opportunity to help other people. That’s a big reason for doing what we do, and I think it’s the most important. ” –Lewis Lovell, Station 1 firefighter by Mimi Montgomery photograph by Christer…

The Usual: The Volley Lamas

“We’re a pretty fun team to play; we don’t take ourselves too seriously.”  –Anna Prorock, member of The Volley Lamas beach volleyball team by Mimi Montgomery photograph by Travis Long If you drive past landlocked Jaycee Park this summer, you may catch…

Shop Local: Counter Culture Coffee

“This is about relationships. It’s not about how much coffee we can put out there in the world.” – Lem Butler, Counter Culture Coffee employee and national barista champion by Jessie Ammons photograph by Christer Berg It’s not every day you meet…

Game Plan: Bit & Grain

“In August, seasons are changing and new produce is coming in. It’s a refresh and a restart. We’re excited to celebrate the new produce at Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week.” –Baxter Miller, co-founder of Bit & Grain by Jessie Ammons photograph by Lissa…

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