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Crossroads Chapel Hill’s New Chef Comes Home to Carolina

Brandon Sharp, the new chef at The Carolina Inn, is certainly not new to Chapel Hill. Growing up, the Greensboro-native’s grandparents, Evelyn and Albert...

Tonya Council Continues Mama Dip’s Sweet Legacy

It should be no surprise that one of Tonya Council’s earliest memories involving food is spending time in the kitchen, “Watching my grandmother prepare...

Treat Yourself and Guests to a Royal Tea

The Carolina Inn was bustling with the excitement of weddings and a home football game when we arrived. I had booked an afternoon tea at...

Gluten-Free Gems Around Town

There are no adequate words to describe how much I love food. As a little girl I only ate cold chicken and carrot sticks,...

Discover Local Dining and Drinks with CurEat

Entrepreneur Steve Mangano has traveled the world and eaten at many restaurants – which got him wondering why it’s so hard to find a good one when...

Crook’s Corner Owner Chats about Celebrating the Holidays

Any memories from the first holiday season at Crook’s? We opened 34 years ago in the spring of ‘82. On that first December menu, we didn’t...

Oakleaf’s Chef Serves Generous Portions and Advice

At first, Leslie and Brendan Cox thought about throwing a dinner party, but “ not fancy, dinner-party people,” Leslie says. “We’d be using the...

Take a Pilates Class, Head to the Spa, or Grab Brunch at One of...

BUSINESS BRIEFS Primrose Schools franchise owners Brian and Melissa Mart opened Primrose School of Chapel Hill at Briar Chapel in August. ◊ Lies Sapp and Sage Rountree,...

Lantern Lights the Way to Eating Well

Although the cuisine on Lantern’s menu is Asian, you won’t find much of that cooking in the kitchen at noon when the staff of...

Chronic Tacos Brings California Flavor to Chapel Hill

The made-to-order Mexican vibe of the West Coast has finally reached Eastern shores. The newest franchise of Chronic Tacos opened its doors in Chapel Hill...