Food & Drink
Zweli’s Kitchen to Move to Brightleaf Square; Ekhaya to Open Soon
Zweli and Leonardo Williams have exciting new ventures on the horizon.
At Bombolo, a Delectable Taste of Defiance
At the new Chapel Hill restaurant, you could adhere to a single cuisine when ordering, technically—but why would you?
C Grace May Be Closed, but Its Legacy Lives On in Cary With Hank’s Downtown Dive and Sidebar
With Sidebar and Hank’s, Matthew and Catherine Bettinger are sustaining a years-long legacy.
How One Raleigh Chocolate Shop Readies Its Handmade, Small-Batch Candies for the Big Day
In one week, Escazú sells three times the amount of chocolate they do during any other month, save December.
At Isaac’s Bagels, A Quest for the Perfect Bagel
Making bagels is a ballet of sorts: an art form with little room for error but endless room for expression.
New Oscar Diaz Restaurant Little Bull to Open in Durham’s Five Points Neighborhood
The restaurant is slated to open in two months off Mangum Street in the space formerly occupied by Jetplane Coffee.
Fiction Kitchen to Relocate to Gateway Plaza, Joined by Mala Pata/Peyote
New Latin American bar and restaurant Mala Pata/Peyote is a collaboration from the teams behind Ex Voto, Locals Seafood, and Centro.
Preeti Waas, Kingfisher Land Spots On James Beard Award Semifinalist List
In total, North Carolina scored 11 semifinalist nods. Finalists will be announced on March 29 and the awards ceremony will be held on June 5 in Chicago.
Joe Schwartz Wants His Biergarten to Reflect His Inclusive Family Heritage
Jewish-Southern fare will be a menu pillar at Max Jr’s, a sausage bar and biergarten slated to open in the Brightleaf District.
Mystic Distillery Gets Into the Space Age, NFTs, and $75,000 Bourbon
Mystic Farm & Distillery is reaching new heights with a bourbon variety aged for one year in space. Will it taste good? No one knows.
J. Lights Closes in Durham’s Golden Belt
Customers learned of the abrupt closing on the cafe’s Instagram page. Employees were told the day of.
At This Community Fridge, the Door Is Open for Everyone
The Durham mutual aid group behind the fridge has a simple credo: “Everybody deserves food.”
C&H Cafeteria, a Beloved After-Church Gathering Spot for Regulars, Closes Permanently
The restaurant’s other location in Kernersville remains open.
A Tale of Woe Inside Durham Food Hall
Are legal and financial troubles, poor upkeep, and an allegedly hostile work environment at Durham Food Hall getting in the way of its vision?
Vivian Howard’s Prepared Meals Are Coming to a Raleigh Fridge Near You
But the PBS star’s vision for prepared-meals-via-fridges extends beyond the Triangle or North Carolina—or even her brand.
Sommelier Paula De Pano’s New Shop, Rocks+Acid, Prioritizes Adventurous Palates and A New Kind of Wine Culture
The wine shop and tasting room is organized by an unpretentious, ethical, and taste-driven approach to wine—and it has the potential to turn North Carolina wine culture on its head.
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