Category: Food & Drink

The mushroom gamble

Foraging for wild fungi in Raleigh by Kaitlyn Goalen photographs by Jillian Clark Sam just took off running. We’re far off the trail in the woods of Raleigh, and my guide, Sam Bradford, chef of Plates Neighborhood Kitchen, has abandoned me. He’s…

Stanbury’s “Rosemaria”

“I needed a fall/winter cocktail, and didn’t want to go the obvious whiskey route,” says Stanbury’s Andrew Shepherd.  “Apples, ginger, and rosemary go so well with one another, so why not some aged tequila, too?”  The unexpected garnish of a…

Roots

by Kaitlyn Goalen Root vegetables are some of the best cooking muses round. Unlike tomatoes or strawberries, which are beautiful and require minimal effort in the pursuit of something delicious, turnips, rutabagas and their kin force us to get creative. This…

Sandwiches with swagger

by Dean McCord photographs by Nick Pironio A sandwich is simple, easy to assemble, and quick to eat. The perfect portable meal. From the classic BLT to the Himalayan-sized creations of a New York deli to a tea party’s petite,…

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…

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