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January/February 2019


Letter from the Editor

I have a binder of recipes ripped from Bon Appétit and Food & Wine that I’ve conquered, and I usually bring in desserts to share with my coworkers. As long as there’s a picture of the finished product, I’m adventurous enough to tackle most recipes. I like to think I’m a decent cook and a pretty good baker for someone my age. 

Still, I can’t help but wonder where my kitchen skills would be had I been able to take a few Southern Season cooking classes when I was growing up. The kids you’ll read about on page 30 are getting a head start in the kitchen, and I’m a little envious. They mastered applesauce and cinnamon ornaments while having a ball. 

Flip through the summer camp listings (page 38), and you’ll find plenty of activities for kids in Chapel Hill, from jumping around with the world champ Bouncing Bulldogs to learning on stage from the theater pros at PlayMakers. Our town has an abundance of opportunities for kids to explore their passions, step out of their comfort zone and make some friends. 

Of course, the fun isn’t limited to the summer. In December, Editorial Assistant Hannah Lee and I spent time hanging out with kid artists at the Ackland Art Museum, strong-as-heck teens at CrossFit Local, a pair of curious sisters playing with a Wonder Crate and the aspiring chefs in the aforementioned cooking class. Discover what makes our town so family-friendly, beginning on page 30.


26 Course of Action As essential as CPR, Stop the Bleed classes educate on how to stop severe bleeding

30 Child’s Play Four fun activities for kids

38 Summer Camp Guide

48  What We Love About Living In Southern Village

58  How They Live — Worth The Wait

88  Marriage Matters Your most pressing wedding
questions, answered by the professionals


8 TABLE’s Empty Bowls 

10 In Our Schools

14 SKJAJA Beach Shack Boil

16 Carolers at Al’s Burger Shack

17 ACME’s Salt & Smoke


6 Letter from the Editor

18 Noted

22 5 Events

24 Chef’s Table

76 Dining Guide

78 The Dish: Kitchen

82 Joyous Cooking: Winter Pudding

101 Engagement Norwood & Lefaive

102 Weddings Snipes & Dean; O’Neill & Spain; Morrow & Falk

Jessica is the Executive Editor for Chapel Hill Magazine. As a 2010 grad of UNC, she's happy to be back in town writing, editing and eating around the Triangle.