Food and Drink

Carrboro Farmers’ Market opens the season with both new and old suppliers

Carrboro Farmers’ Market opens the season with both new and old suppliers

Now in its 35th year of operation, the Carrboro Farmers’ Market kicked off at 3 p.m. on April 9. While some vendors have been coming to the market since its inception, others offered up their produce for the first time Wednesday. From vendors specializing in micro-greens to hot dogs, Carrboro Commons’ Co-Editor Alex Dixon takes a look at some of… Read more →

Eat, drink and be merry with Taste Carolina’s walking food and wine tour

Eat, drink and be merry with Taste Carolina’s walking food and wine tour

Taste Carolina’s walking food and wine tour in Carrboro may sell you on a new restaurant, drink of choice or even the town itself. Every Saturday, Taste Carolina organizes a walking food and wine tour that explores some of downtown Carrboro and Chapel Hill’s finest restaurants and wineries. Lesley Stracks-Mullem and Joe Philipose, co-owners of Taste Carolina, started the food-touring… Read more →

Peccadillo bar thrives on secrecy

Peccadillo bar thrives on secrecy

If you walk down Brewer Lane looking for Peccadillo, you might not find it. There’s no sign out front; the only indication of the bar’s location is “100A” spray-painted on an old steel door in the same complex as the Carolina Car Wash & Detail. But owner Tim Neill, 41, wants it to be this way. “The building’s façade is… Read more →

Forget candy and flowers; local residents celebrate their love for Carrboro this month

Forget candy and flowers; local residents celebrate their love for Carrboro this month

Red, decorated heart cutouts hung from the ceiling at the headquarters for TABLE, a nonprofit hunger-relief organization based in Carrboro. Picked over cookies sat on the front table, left over from a celebration early last week. The scene resembled an elementary school Valentine’s Day party—minus the shelves stocked with non-perishable goods ranging from Campbell’s soup to Welch’s grape jelly. But… Read more →

Carrboro gets a taste of Southeast Asia

Carrboro gets a taste of Southeast Asia

Carrboro locals got a chance to buy locally grown Southeast Asian and American produce at the Transplanting Traditions Farmers’ Market on Friday, October 11. Located at Johnny’s, 901 W. Main St., the weekly market, which will continue until November 1, has been a welcomed addition to Carrboro’s local food scene. Transplanting Traditions is a nonprofit educational farm that equips Karen… Read more →

Farmers' Market gears up for spring

Farmers’ Market gears up for spring

Dedicated shoppers trekked into the Carrboro Farmers’ Market two hours early this Saturday, April 6, to celebrate the market’s extended spring hours. It opened at 7:00 a.m. for the first time this season. Saturday’s Rise and Shine Opening Celebration treated shoppers to complimentary fresh scrambled eggs, biscuits and baked goods. The extended hours come as a precursor for the Wednesday… Read more →