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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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And other things our readers told us this week. Read more

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We take the temperature of two new-ish jazz nights, Brian Horton's Tuesdays at Kingfisher and the Local Jazz Mondays at The Fruit, where Shaquim Muldrow is up next. Read more


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Just like Vogue’s September issue, the Triangle’s food scene is bursting at the seams with buzzworthy news, albeit our must-haves skew more cookies than couture. Read more



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Kingfisher, from husband-and-wife team Sean Umstead and Michelle Vanderwalker, finally opens July 31. Read more



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There are already at least five cocktail joints within a one-block radius of the Durham Hotel, not counting that establishment’s own restaurant and rooftop. Read more

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And more news from this week's Friday Night Bites, plus our Bite of the Week. Read more


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And more from this week's Friday Night Bites, plus a trio of holiday cocktail recipes. Read more



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Holding one of Kingfisher’s rocks glasses, it sits differently in your hand than a glass one. Even if you didn’t notice it was ceramic, you can’t miss the short spikes protruding from its sides. Read more

Style Issue


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Plus, our editor’s picks for three food events and three bar openings you can’t miss this fall. Read more



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    Scott Myers Photography

    Sean Umstead pours a cocktail at Kingfisher.

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    Michelle Vanderwalker and Sean Umstead

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    The "When Are You Opening?!" cocktail with shiso leaf, Jeddah's dallo tea, vermouth, and soda.

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    Robert K. Oliver

    Sean Umstead and Michelle Vanderwalker

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    Courtesy of Kingfisher

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