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Dining / 3.2.15 / by Elizabeth Shestak

Dashi Does Ramen Right in Durham

On perhaps the coldest night Durham, North Carolina, has had in years, there was no meal more fitting than a bowl of steaming noodles in broth. That it came in the form of Japanese ramen—specifically tonkotsu, the famed Sun Noodle noodles swimming in a pool of pork dashi with a healthy portion of pork belly perched atop, […]

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News and Events / 10.8.14 / by Hayley Phillips

The Artisan Hand Behind Charleston’s Hot Spots

If you’ve spent a weekend dining out in Charleston, South Carolina, then chances are you’ve come into contact with some of Aaron Lucas’ work. Have you made it up to Leon’s Oyster Shop yet for those cute little soft serve ice cream cones? Pulled up a stool at E.V.O or Two Boroughs Larder or Kudu Coffee & Craft Beer? What about charcuterie […]

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Beverages / 10.6.14 / by Stephanie Burt

Honey, Don’t Cha Love Cloves?

Our recent VIP SIP Experience at Euphoria featured moonshine cocktails from Dark Corner Distillery, and mixologist Whitney Vadeboncoeur really impressed me with some cocktails that were balanced enough to drink before noon. Seriously. We were drinking moonshine at 11 a.m. But I digress … One of her secret ingredients was this infused syrup. We’ll share […]

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Culture / Web Exclusive / 9.19.14 / by Christina Nifong

Trucking Fish to the Mountains

It’s 303 miles from the mountains of Salem, Va., to the dock at Topsail Island, N.C. Charlie Counts knows this because he makes the trip, there and back, every Wednesday, waking before even summer’s early light and arriving home with five oversized coolers, full of fish, by supper time. This is Charlie’s job—driving. And selecting […]

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Dining / Web Exclusive / 7.16.14 / by Charles Hunter III

Talking Nashville Comfort Food

Charles Hunter III of A Local Forkful shares his favorite places to nosh in Nashville. I can recollect descending the school bus steps, opening the creaky-screen door and being greeted by homemade pound cake, sweet potato pies—and if I were lucky—a cast-iron skillet with cornmeal crusted okra fresh from the garden. My great-grandmother was a natural at […]

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Culture / 4.30.14 / by Chris Chamberlain

Fun Facts I Learned from my Lodge Cast Iron Foundry Tour

CAST IRON SKILLET FANATICS TAKE NOTE When Joseph Lodge first opened his cast iron foundry in the quaint Tennessee town of South Pittsburg in 1896, he developed his company’s philosophy right away. “There are thousands of ways to make cast iron wrong,” he noted, “but only one way to do it right.” As evidenced by […]

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