Debbie Matthews


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Whether you're trying to find somewhere to take the kids or get away from them to drink, Debbie Matthews has advice, from Grinch-themed escape rooms to "Nutcracker"-themed cocktails. Read more

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Illustration by Annie Maynard

Bring your finest Thanksgiving dish and gather ’round our imaginary table. Read more


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Design by Annie Maynard

The story of why North Carolina’s agriculture commissioner avoids meat—and why Martha Stewart went to prison. Read more

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Jade Wilson

To do so, some want to erase the stigma surrounding free and reduced lunch programs. Read more


Women have paid enough for the privilege of autonomy. Read more

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Photo by Shannon Kelly

"Last year, I’m pretty sure more filmmakers thanked George than Full Frame in their acceptance speeches,” says Michelle Benham, the film festival’s marketing director. Read more



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Until recently, I was convinced that all scones were unappealing. And then I tried one from East Durham Bake Shop. Read more


Like bread and butter, only better Read more


“Americans are the best at marketing. Nobody can taste a slice and tell you how old the starter was.” Read more

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A white tablecloth Waffle House dinner, a bake and sip cake decorating class, a rosé-fueled soiree at Acme, plus more original Valentine's and Galentine's Day events. Read more



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An aged creamy, sweet, and boozy holiday beverage unique to Puerto Rico—and loaded with super-high-octane rum. Read more


We asked nine prominent locals to bring their favorite dishes, from apps to ‘zerts. Read more



Photo by Gordon Monro

Gray Brooks, Tonya Council, and Lionel Vatinet share their favorite ways to turn leftovers into new dishes. Read more


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Photo by Debbie Matthews

A season's worth of Triangle farmers markets culminates with a visit to Fearrington Village and discovering locally made food products fit for the holidays. Read more

Food & Drink

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Photo by Debbie Matthews

Baking season is upon us, and these cookies are destined for repeat status. Roasting the tahini before baking yields a cookie with a deeply toasted flavor that borders on umami. Read more

Food & Drink

From Lime & Basil's pho to Trophy's Daredevil pizza, these thirteen treats are hard to beat when you need a pick-me-up. Read more

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Ashley Christensen: “I have a long relationship with the Waffle House and places like it.” Read more


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Photo courtesy of N.C. State Fair

Some go for the rides, we go for the food. Here are the old-school classics and new faves to sample this year. Read more