Restaurant Spotlight: Imagination on tap
Three unlikely bar owners fulfill singular vision in Pittsboro
by Bob Cramblitt
The first indication that something different might be going on at The City Tap, downtown Pittsboro’s newest bar, is the sign outside. Rising some 17 feet off the ground, it looks like an old gas station sign from the 1930s or 1940s, which is what it was before being repurposed by sculptor Steve Cote.
Creating new traditions
by Chef Tara Davis
Prior to the birth of my daughter, I was a borderline Bah Humbug type of person. The thought of the holidays used to loom over me with endless to-do lists and action items begging to be completed. My husband, on the other hand, embraced the season with the anticipation of a 10-year-old, and for a while there was some real compromise involved.
by Danielle Jackson
When most people think of honey, they might conjure up images of a colorful beehive, a hungry bear or hot brewed tea. But how many would think about using the natural sweetener instead of sugar in recipes, or eating a tablespoon each day to stave off allergies?
Holiday cheer, the wine is here
Festive picks focus on food, fun and family
by Seth Gross and Craig Heffley
Imagine this scenario: Uncle Bob retired last year, and because it’s cousin Jane’s turn to take the kids to her in-laws this year, he and Aunt Sally have decided to reward you with a visit for Thanksgiving. Now that you have to cook a large holiday dinner, you might as well invite your stepsister and her family, and that single neighbor you keep meaning to invite. Then it simply snowballs from there. Everyone is coming. You have to do higher math to determine how much of everything you need, and it’ll still be unknown.