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Find the Helpers. And help them.

“The people who show up for you in a time of crisis aren’t always your best friends, or your closest family members, but they are the best kind of people.” When my friend Nora McInerny (more commonly known as a bestselling author and successful podcast host) said this at an

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A Sampling of Asheville in 36 Hours

Every few months, we get the urge to go out into nature, get away from the quotidian and explore. A recent craving led my husband and me 420 miles west into North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Nestled against them, in what seems like a perpetual indigo horizon, is Asheville. The

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Say Goodbye to The Kids Menu

It’s time to ditch the kids menu. It will take some work (yes, parenting is mostly work), but it’s not nearly as difficult as you might think. So unclutch your pearls and hear me out. If we truly understand the reality that the children in our lives are *the future*,

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Preservation with Pride

In and around the Jackson Ward corridor of Richmond, a historically African-American neighborhood, a group of restaurateurs is preserving, and adding to, the tradition of locally owned businesses. Theses restaurants — all within minutes of each other—  are also proud participants in the Richmond Black Restaurant Experience, a weeklong series

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CurEat Atlanta: Menus in Sync

Wine pairing menus are classic and established in restaurants. This is not always the case when it comes to cocktails. A confident and appetizing food menu is rarely a good gauge of what is going on with a cocktail menu. Often a cocktail program is an afterthought, or when the

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6 Ways to Sherry in Richmond

When people hear the word “sherry,” they may experience flashbacks to a sweet concoction their grandmother drank during dinner. But in recent years, dry-style sherry has been seen sneaking its way onto cocktail menus throughout Richmond, embraced by area bartenders for its depth and more prolific favor profiles. Made from

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