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Scratching the Surface with Baker Phoebe Lawless

The light seeped through the window bouncing off the rogue crumbs and sugar crystals that lingered on my shirt. I made my way to Boulted Bread a bit early, so my senses could run around on the morning bun’s citrusy, textural playground. I wanted to give Durham chef and baker

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Chow Chow: An Asheville Food Festival with Heart

Up until my mid-to-late twenties, I grappled with the fact that I was born and raised in North Carolina and wasn’t living in a bustling metropolis like the majority of my friends. I was a 25-year-old millennial (I’m still a millennial), who thought success waited for me in a glitzy

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13 Fried Chicken Restaurants to Debate About

Are you caught up in the Popeyes and Chick-fil-a debate?  There are not many people who love a good fried chicken sandwich more than CurEat founder Steve Mangano. He loves it so much he created a CurEat list of 13 fried chicken restaurants to help you expand the fried chicken debate beyond the fast

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The Anatomy of a Hot Dog

A favorite childhood pastime consisted of playing hooky from school and hitting the gas station with my late father, where we’d grab two messy hot dogs each and devour them in his red Ford pickup truck, on the way to Wal-Mart. A no-frills hot dog topped with chili, onions, mustard

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Newsflash: The Aperol Spritz Will Never Be Dead.

Last summer, the New York Times  wrote an article stating that the Aperol Spritz was “officially the drink of the summer.” The article goes on to say that the neon orange-hued cocktail is so popular at Caffe Dante in New York City, it’s now on tap and poured from a

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A Pig Pickin’ to Remember with Sam Jones

I’ll never forget the day I took this photo of North Carolina pitmaster Sam Jones. We were sitting in the middle of a field at Green Button Farm in Bahama, NC (pronounced Ba-hay-ma). He had just finished prepping a whole hog for the NC BBQ Revival, and I was patiently

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Seat for One at the Bar, Please!

It’s a Thursday night and I have a hankering for a cocktail and chef Scott Crawford’s apple-parsnip soup and warm malted wheat rolls. I’m single and my friends are busy. After all, the craving hit last minute, and I plan to walk in and sit at the bar. I throw

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CurEat Your City: The Raleigh Edition

Mark all your calendars, set every alarm, and tie a string around each finger for the event of the season. On March 30th, a select number of teams will have the opportunity to compete in the first CurEat Your City Scavenger Hunt: Raleigh Edition. Think Amazing Race™ meets food. CurEat

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