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A Balanced Meal

  After years of serving up diner fare at Elmo's Diner in Carrboro, owner Cindy McMahan thought, "I can only cook so much meatloaf and chicken and dumplings." Make no mistake – she's...

Summertime Spots

This past weekend has proved that summer is almost officially here. In addition to craving cooler foods, it’s time to break out the rosé and other...

[ONE] Amazing Experience

Restaurant has been on our list of places to try for quite some time. We figured it was the perfect venue to celebrate...

5 New(ish) Outdoor Eats for Spring

Deep fried & outside Bella’s International Cuisine Enhance any lazy morning with a southern classic: fried green tomatoes. Bella’s International Cuisine opened in Carrboro last fall and, true...

Joyous Cooking: The Feminine Art of Cooking Writing

Recently, I was invited to speak about women’s changing roles in the food business with a focus on the Triangle. UNC American Studies professor...

Game On

If you’ve noticed the glittering lights that spell out “ARCADE” on the rooftop of The Baxter, you’re not alone. Since its opening on Graham...

Downtown Market

Like many downtown dwellers, my husband and I were anxiously awaiting the opening of Mediterranean Market. We absolutely love living off of Franklin Street but...

Two for [ONE]

Kim Floresca and Daniel Ryan, both 31, have worked in some of the world's best kitchens, including Per Se in New York and Napa Valley's The French...

The Color Purple

Annie Greer Baggett’s number-one goal when she opened Sunshine Lavender Farm at her home in Hurdle Mills 14 years ago? To get people to...