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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industry
Eileen Mellon

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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atlanta
Angela Hansberger

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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industry
Eileen Mellon

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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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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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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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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