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.
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Valeria Palmertree

Coastal Cuisine Meets Inspired Ingredients in Virginia Beach

Admittedly, as a bonafide Miamian and lover of multicultural foods, I wasn’t quite sure what I’d find in Coastal Virginia. Upon moving to Virginia Beach, I quickly learned that anything I knew about seafood was, well, not enough, and that farm-fresh ingredients could in fact be grown just minutes away

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Taylor Meadows

At the Table with Sean Umstead, Co-Founder of Kingfisher

Sean Umstead founded Kingfisher with his wife and business partner, Michelle Vanderwalker, in Durham in early 2019. Their ground-to-glass cocktails and farm-driven small plates reflect their North Carolina home. When Sean Umstead graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in journalism, he didn’t dream that he would own one of

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Aly Walansky

13 Spots Perfect for a Boozy Brunch in Brooklyn

If you’re looking for a boozy brunch in Brooklyn, always trust the locals. Living in Brooklyn means always being a stone’s throw from the best food in New York City, and without the crowds and tourists Manhattanites have to constantly deal with. You’ll often find better value and more menu

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CurEat Staff

Fire, Flour & Fork Celebrates its Sixth Year

Starting Thursday, October 31 through Sunday, November 3, Fire, Flour & Fork, Richmond’s food and drink festival, will celebrate its sixth year. The festival caught our attention in 2017 and made a deep impression on us. Maybe it was its commitment to producing authentic events that tell the stories of

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Spencer Pernikoff

A St. Louis Pastry Adventure

Let’s play a game called “Pick Your Favorite Austrian.” Let me guess: you’ve gone with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wolfgang Puck, or maybe even Mozart (you’re so classy). Me? I’m going with August Zang. You see, without Auggie Z., we wouldn’t have croissants and all the other delicious viennoiserie. And then life

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Taylor Meadows

The Southern Biscuit was, is, and will always be a delicacy.

Did you know that the Southern biscuit was considered a luxury pre-Civil War? (We still think it’s a luxurious food staple). When I was a girl, I spent my summers in the West Virginia mountains with my grandparents. Each morning the smell of homemade biscuits would make its way into

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