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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Taylor Meadows

Tasting the Deep Notes with Small Town Sommelier Inez Ribustello

The bell on the door of Alimentaire Bakery greeted me, while the smell of warm pastries and fresh bread enveloped my senses. Inez Ribustello stood with bakery owners, Steve and Franca Gilbert. They all turned to greet me and each embraced me with a hug. Since my first visit to

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Taylor Meadows

CurEat App to Pivot

As things have rapidly changed in the food and beverage industry with restaurants being forced to close their doors and pivot the way they serve you, we are sad to announce that we will be taking the CurEat App down. We are hopeful that this will be temporary and that we will be

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Ariel Turner

Restaurants saved my life. Now it’s time to save them.

There’s a reason the meal shared by restaurant staff pre-shift is called “family meal.” Many families have crests, a tartan, a flag, a distinguishable nose, a fiery temper as their identifier. They have traditions at holidays, family recipes passed down through generations, and stories they tell at gatherings. That bond,

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Matthew Lardie

To All The Restaurants I’ve Loved

I’ve sat in your booths and at your bars, celebrating new jobs, toasting new friends, and mourning lost relationships. I’ve popped in for a quick bite or lingered for hours. I’ve requested favorite waiters, ordered way too much, and taken far too many food photos.  I’ve also worked in your

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Angela Hansberger

CurEat Atlanta: COVID-19 resources and updates for Atlanta

Things are fever changing during this COVID-19 pandemic. Restaurants are struggling to survive and pay their employees. In-person dining is prohibited, as is any gathering of people. Each restaurant’s situation is different. Many establishments have decided to temporarily close. When seeking out takeout or delivery, it is important to call

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Nation Hahn

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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Valeria L. Palmertree

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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Ariel Turner

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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