In Durham, the careful re-creation of Victorian-era London in miniature takes a Dickens enthusiast back to his childhood in the 1960s, helping him honor Christmas in his heart and keep it all the year.
Just a Bowl of Butter Beans
If you think of these little legumes as just lima beans, you may not understand why butter beans move us Southerners to sing.
An Ode to Diner Pie
In a glass case by the door, or on a dessert plate in an old-school booth, few foods evoke as strong a sense of place as coffee’s favorite companion: a slice of diner pie.
The Truth About Gingerbread
An investigation into our favorite person-shaped cookie reveals that gingerbread’s history is closely linked to our own.
Sizzle and Savor: In Celebration of Bacon
Can’t you smell it now? On Saturday mornings, the scent of pork in the frying pan rises above the rest — just one reason our crush on bacon is here to stay.
The Brightest Alley in Durham
The bar that transformed a quiet nook on a dark, downtown street, and made it shine.
Even Show Dogs Will Do Anything for a Treat
Carolina show dogs aren’t so different from pet pooches: Turns out, a little kibble goes a long way.
The Barbecue Sandwich, Deconstructed
A short treatise on love, buns, sauce, and that other mythical (chopped, sliced, pulled) stuff.
Equal Parts Stealthy and Sleek, Peccadillo Delights
An unmarked door leads to Carrboro’s modern version of a speakeasy at Peccadillo.