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The Tenth and Final TerraVita Food and Drink Festival

The annual TerraVita Food and Drink Festival is much, much more than food. For the past nine years, the Chapel Hill-based festival has become a weekend of education, community, and sustainability.  I met up with Colleen Minton, the festival’s founder, one morning at Lucettegrace in downtown Raleigh. For two hours,

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Where to eat in Baltimore according to our CurEaters.

Baltimore is known for a lot of things, particularly great food. From Inner Harbor to Fell’s Point and beyond, you can find craft cocktails, crab cakes, tacos, avo toast, and coffee. Basically you’ll never wander where to eat in Baltimore. If you want it, the city has it. We took

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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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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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Bit By Bit

Because we’re all about having fun over here, CurEat founder Steve Mangano asked 10 of our CurEaters to share their BitMojis with us and Raleigh Magazine. We had a good laugh as the BitMojis started to roll in. They’re all pretty accurate. Can you guess which BitMoji belongs to the

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