Food and Drink

Chapel Hill food bank creates a culture of compassion and community

Chapel Hill food bank creates a culture of compassion and community

Heavenly Groceries is making a life-changing impact on the Chapel Hill community by providing quality produce and groceries to more than 5,000 people per month. Through this food bank, the ministry of St. Joseph Christian Methodist Church is creating a culture of compassion in the community. Zach Kopkin, the coordinator for organizing and advocacy at The Marian Cheek Jackson Center… Read more →

IFC discussion part 2: Q&A with Matt Neal

IFC discussion part 2: Q&A with Matt Neal

Matt Neal is no stranger to the restaurant industry. His father, the late Bill Neal, built a legacy for himself in the culinary world. Bill, alongside his wife, Moreton, opened La Residence in 1976, and later left to take over Crook’s Corner, a local favorite for southern inspired cooking. Moreton continued to run La Residence until 1992, when she left… Read more →

Rise Biscuits Donuts changes how Carrboro does breakfast

Rise Biscuits Donuts changes how Carrboro does breakfast

Rise Biscuits Donuts, which opened in Carrboro on Feb. 24, sells both biscuits and donuts, giving them a unique angle to other places in the area. The first Rise opened in Durham, and since then it has expanded to locations across North Carolina, including Carrboro. The owner, Ken Priest, said Rise is not a corporate monster, which is why he… Read more →

James Beard Award-winning chefs open Pizzeria Mercato

James Beard Award-winning chefs open Pizzeria Mercato

After five years in the San Francisco sun, Gabe Barker is back in the Carrboro area. Two weeks ago Barker and his parents opened Pizzeria Mercato at 408 W. Weaver St., just steps from the Carrboro Farmers’ Market, which the restaurant draws upon for produce and inspiration. “A little over a year ago I came home for Christmas for the first… Read more →

Carrboro hosts third annual Open Streets event

Carrboro hosts third annual Open Streets event

No cars could be found on Weaver Street Sunday afternoon, but that didn’t mean the heart of Carrboro wasn’t bustling. Instead, hundreds of local residents took to other means of transportation — including walking, bicycling, in-line skating and riding scooters — for Carrboro’s third annual Open Streets event. Started by the Carrboro Bicycle Coalition in 2013, Open Streets seeks to… Read more →

18th Annual Community Dinner Celebrates Diversity

18th Annual Community Dinner Celebrates Diversity

The Carrboro Community Dinner Committee will host the 18th Annual Community Dinner on Sunday April 26. Each year the event brings hundreds together to share a meal and enjoy live music while celebrating diversity in the community. According to Nerys Levy, co-chair of the committee, the purpose of the event is to sit down, dine and come together as a… Read more →

A love for something bigger than beer

A love for something bigger than beer

Craft breweries are the poster boys of the modern beer movement. The depth of flavors, quality of ingredients, and small-scale brewing techniques have fueled beer’s progressive movement into the 21st century. David Larsen, founder of YesterYears brewery and taproom, located at 300 E. Main Street, comes late to the microbrewery game, but it’s not the future he’s looking toward. “I… Read more →

Carrboro Open Streets continues its success in second year

Carrboro Open Streets continues its success in second year

On Saturday, April 12, the second annual Carrboro Open Streets festival was held on Weaver Street, emptying the road of its usual traffic and opening it up to residents to participate in various activities. Weaver Street was a sight of celebration on the beautiful, sunny Saturday morning.  Families flocked around with their strollers while children drew with sidewalk chalk, tossed… Read more →