Local, Not Local

A deeper dive into the lives of folks who know, love, and/or work with food and beverage in communities across the U.S. from small towns to bustling metropolises. Some people you may know, but we hope to be the first to introduce you to someone new.
raleigh restaurants, where to eat in raleigh, centro
industry
Ian Douglass

Raleigh Restaurant Owners: Local restaurant surge causing quality staff shortage

For several years, newspapers, culinary blogs and other disseminators of food-related information have lauded the explosion of Raleigh’s restaurant scene. Many industry insiders continue to rank Raleigh amongst the top-five large markets in the nation for restaurant expansion. At J. Betski’s, owner John Korzekwinski attributes several of his biggest challenges

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jenn rice writer
industry
Taylor Meadows

At the Table with Jenn Rice, Food Journalist

Jenn Rice has been an acclaimed culinary arts and travel journalist for six years. Before covering food and travel, Rice covered health, wellness, and beauty. When she isn’t writing stories about being flagged for bringing caviar into the states, she’s busy making cheese balls. I’ve known Jenn Rice for over

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new york city dining
industry
Valeria L. Palmertree

Classic New York City Dining – in a New York Minute

Since our anniversary falls within Thanksgiving week, we’ve made it a tradition to take time off to feed our wanderlust – and our stomachs. This year, we opted for staying stateside to explore New York City in new (to us) ways. While I’ve spent countless time in the city, my husband

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holiday wine
industry
CurEat Staff

General Guidance on How to Choose Wine for Your Holiday Meal

James Alford, GM at Foxcroft Wine Co. in Greenville, South Carolina, helps you choose holiday wine for all of your celebrations. I see three guiding principles in picking that holiday wine: There are a million different flavors on the table, so wines with versatility perform best. This means wines with

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lists
Ian Douglass

CurEat Presents: A Sci-Fi Review of Futurama’s Chef Elzar

One of the most endearing features of the Futurama series is the thoroughly lived-in, familiar nature of the universe in which the characters dwell. It comes fully fleshed out, with cereals like Bachelor Chow, interplanetary fast-food franchises like Fishy Joe’s, billion-dollar soda companies like Slurm, and even soap operas like

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woman holding cocktail under a blanket, cocktails in atlanta
atlanta
Angela Hansberger

10 Cocktails to Warm up Winter in Atlanta

Winter is here and the snuggle is real. Well, to be fair, winter officially arrives December 21, but grey skies and cold air are here to stay awhile. Not to worry, barkeeps around Atlanta felt the nippy air and answered with “I gotchu, fam.” A cozy cocktail is so much

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kuka juice soup, vegan-food greenville sc
greenville
Ariel Turner

7 Unique Vegan-Food Options in Greenville, South Carolina

Finding decent vegan-food options in a small town like Greenville, SC even five years ago was nearly impossible. You’d find yourself repeating the phrase “plant-based” slowly and with increasing volume to your poor, unaware server, who might then suggest the green beans (loaded with butter and bacon). *Cue facepalm.* Now, the

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