Crook's Corner

Crook's Corner's Bushel & Barrel

Put on festive music and sip this sparkling drink while decorating the tree or wrapping gifts. more »

Nov 14, 2014 2:33 PM CHM Blog

True Grits

Cold fried chicken, Atlantic Beach pie and honeysuckle sorbet made Bill Smith of Crook's Corner one of the most influential Southern chefs and something of a star. But don't forget - he's also a writer, humanitarian and rock 'n' roller. more »

Oct 3, 2014 12:20 PM CHM Blog

"We're going to drink in the library!" UNC's own Tift Merritt was beyond excited to kick off the Southern Folklife Collection's 25th Anniversary with a private concert and dinner in the Wilson Library. Andrea and Jessie were there!

Andrea Griffith Cash

Our Latest Obsessions

What we've been doing around town. more »

Aug 27, 2014 2:16 PM CHM Blog

In The Current Issue: September/October 2014

Our 5th Annual Foodie Issue is chock-full of mouthwatering stories such as a guide to artisan foods from buttermilk and Bloody Mary mix to cheese and crackers, a profile on Crook's Corner icon Bill Smith and much more. more »

Aug 21, 2014 9:29 AM The Magazine

Andrea very nearly bought this piece of folk art at the Chapel Hill Farmers' Market by Karen Fullerton Dillard. Don't forget the Duke's Mayo.

Andrea Griffith Cash

Our Latest Obsessions

What we've been doing around town. more »

Aug 19, 2014 11:54 AM CHM Blog

Courtesy of Moreton Neal

Hometown History: On the Map

The New York Times discovers our food scene. more »

Jun 26, 2014 10:48 AM CHM Blog

Jessica watched the USA-Ghana World Cup game over a "royal margherita" at Old Chicago Pasta and Pizza. The whole restaurant erupted in cheers when the late game-winning goal was scored.

Jessica Stringer

Our Latest Obsessions

What we've been doing around town. more »

Jun 18, 2014 1:12 PM CHM Blog

ICYMI, National Donut Day was Friday. Jessica did not miss it, and promptly satisfied her craving with an original glazed from Krispy Kreme on Franklin Street.

Jessica Stringer

Our Latest Obsessions

What we've been doing around town. more »

Jun 11, 2014 2:25 PM CHM Blog

Glasshalfull's tent at last year's Farm to Fork

Raleigh Telegram

Picnic with Local Restaurants

Farm to Fork celebrates local food and farms. more »

Jun 5, 2014 12:59 PM CHM Blog

A Foodie Paradise

Getting to know our farmers, eating seasonally and just appreciating a really solid meal – it’s the Triangle way. more »

Mar 26, 2014 1:05 PM Dining 2 Comments

Crook's and Books

The winner of the Crook's Corner Book Prize was honored Monday night. more »

Jan 7, 2014 11:39 AM People & Places

IFC's Golden Event

The Interfaith Council of Social Service will hold its 50th anniversary celebration June 6 at the Friday Center, honoring 50 local heroes, 50 community organizations and a select group in memoriam. more »

May 29, 2013 10:25 AM CHM Blog

7 Iconic Chapel Hill Dishes

Try one of these seven tried-and-true dishes that have earned fame in our foodie town. more »

Jan 18, 2013 12:37 PM Dining 1 Comments

Write a Book, Win a Prize

See photos from the launch party for the Crook's Corner Book Prize, which is accepting submissions through June 30. more »

Jan 9, 2013 9:49 AM People & Places 1 Comments

Eat Out to Support Hunger Relief

Nov. 13 is the 24th annual RSVVP, so eat out at one of more than 50 participating restaurants to support the IFC. more »

Oct 29, 2012 9:14 AM CHM Blog

Shrimp and Grits Recipes from Crook's and Topo

Have your own tasting session at home with these two delicious recipes – one iconic, the other innovative. more »

Sep 3, 2012 9:08 AM Web Extras

Crook’s-Inspired Honeysuckle Jelly: Two Ways

Can't get enough of Crook's signature honeysuckle sorbet? Next time, try out one of these two recipes - one classic, one with a twist - for a honeysuckle-infused jelly. more »

May 10, 2012 2:44 PM Dining 2 Comments

Town Lore: Crook’s Corner Honeysuckle Sorbet

Bill Smith’s honeysuckle sorbet is a true rite of spring here in Chapel Hill. more »

May 10, 2012 2:13 PM Dining

Crook's Celebration

The local institution turns 30. more »

Mar 22, 2012 8:11 AM People & Places

More from Our Q&A with Gene Hamer

The restaurant owner talks about the history of Crook’s Corner, the Southern food craze and the pig on the roof. more »

Jan 3, 2012 9:00 AM Web Extras