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    Dig into contemporary Southern flavors at Wisteria STORY: Hope S. Philbrick PHOTOS: Erik Meadows In my husband’s memory, Wisteria Restaurant stands out as the place where he first ate skate wing. And his mouth still waters at the memory of its buttery flakiness. I later learned at least part of the reason why skate wing ...
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    Meet the neighbors over comfort food and cold drinks at Bantam Pub STORY: Hope S. Philbrick PHOTOS: Erik Meadows Entering Bantam Pub for the first time feels like walking into a party where you don’t know anyone. As you step through the door of the jovial Old Fourth Ward eatery, you arrive at the bar, ...
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    The Lawrence has a laid-back vibe yet takes an assertive stand on flavor STORY: Hope S. Philbrick PHOTOS: Erik Meadows “Pace yourself with that,” a server says while sashaying past the table where the cocktail I’d ordered was just set down by another. “It’s so good you’re going to want to drink it fast, but ...
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    Green Sprout Vegetarian Cuisine makes it easy to eat your vegetables: It’s 100% vegan, 100% delicious STORY: Hope S. Philbrick PHOTOS: Erik Meadows “Should we sit next to each other?” my husband asked as we strolled toward a vacant booth inside Green Sprout Vegetarian Cuisine. It seemed an odd question: We always sit facing one ...
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    At Desi Spice Indian Cuisine, food looks as pretty as it tastes STORY: Hope S. Philbrick PHOTOS: Erik Meadows My lifelong flavor safari has (so far) reached 34 countries on four continents. My foodie hobby has transformed into a job, and I’ve helped judge multiple culinary and wine competitions (even created a few of them). ...
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    With its consistently tasty pies, The Local Pizzaiolo’s bold, multi-location debut is a big bite worth taking STORY: Hope S. Philbrick PHOTOS: Erik Meadows Typically, when a new restaurant concept is launched, there’s just one location. It stands alone to be tested and refined in real-time. When The Local Pizzaiolo was announced last year, four ...
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    With its heartfelt food and welcoming ambience, Better Half is a fail safe pick for date night STORY: Hope S. Philbrick | PHOTOS: Erik Meadows Some couples order the same thing  when dining at a restaurant. Others order different dishes. Some folks are eager to share. Others don’t want your fork in their food. Whatever ...
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    Head north to experience Charlotte Marriott City Center, an innovation lab hotel Stay at the Charlotte Marriott City Center and you’re not just in the heart of North Carolina’s capital city; you’re inside an innovation lab. This is no typical hotel; it’s the brand’s gold standard. Renovated with modern tech and sleek décor, the property ...
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    A toast to good music, cocktails and food at The Sound Table Late one Saturday afternoon I called The Sound Table in the Old Fourth Ward to get reservations that evening. “What time do you want to come?” a man with a friendly voice asked. The place opens at 7 p.m. every Wednesday through Sunday. ...