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    March 7, 2023

    Unpretentious Cooking: Manchego Biscuits and ‘Nduja Gravy

    A traditional Southern staple gets a continental twist

    March 3, 2023

    Let’s talk about sweet potatoes

    North Carolina largest edible crop is available year-round

    February 23, 2023

    Behind the Stick: Steven Laws – Sea Level / The Cotton Room

    Working two bars, mixologist creatively explores patrons’ tastes while maintaining speed and accuracy

    February 17, 2023

    Unpretentious Cooking: White Wine Coq Au Vin

    This stunning dish is also a time-saver

    February 1, 2023

    Unpretentious Cooking: Braised Mojo Pork Walking Tacos

    This portable dish will be a game day highlight

    August 8, 2022

    It’s fig season! Get ’em while you can

    Take advantage of the very short season. They won’t last long.

    March 31, 2022

    Restaurant recipe: 300 East’s French Onion Soup

    This recipe comes from our Charlotte StrEATs Cookbook

    October 26, 2021

    Recipe: A non-alcoholic gameday cocktail

    Try this healthier alternative

    September 13, 2021

    Unpretentious Cooking: Brûléed Bread Pudding

    We’re over soggy bread pudding

    August 30, 2021

    Unpretentious Cooking: Chunky Peanut Butter Cookies

    A slight tweak to a traditional cookie