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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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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



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Make Durham Mayor Steve Schewel's Latkes, PBS Host Lisa Prince's Cheese Ball, and WRAL-TV's Ken Smith's Fried Sweet Plantains Read more

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Toast December with seasonal tipples at La Place, Miracle at The Haymaker, Night Market at The Durham, and Hummingbird. Ugly Christmas sweater optional. Read more


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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

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