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Now That His Burgers Are Nationally Famous, Al Bowers Looks Back on the Shack That Almost Wasn’t

Since it opened five years ago, Al’s Burger Shack, known simply as “Al’s” to locals, has become a Chapel Hill institution.

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Vegan Feminism Theorist Carol J. Adams Wants to Weaponize What You Eat in the War Against Trump

The author of a “bible of the vegan community” is coming to N.C. State Friday

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Big Dom's Bagel Shop Brings Bagels, B'donuts, and Biscuits to Downtown Cary

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The Food Halls Are Coming! The Food Halls Are Coming! But What Makes Them Different From Food Courts?

Plus, our editor’s picks for three food events and three bar openings you can’t miss this fall.

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Author Kathleen Purvis’s Distilling the South and North Carolina’s Craft Distilleries Prove You Don’t Have to Go Far for World-Class Booze

“Once you have seen something being made, and you’ve gotten up really close with the process, you will never drink it the same way again.”

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Chapel Hill Institution Spanky’s Is No More, but Lula’s Fried Chicken Is an Instant Classic

Lula’s aims to fill the void for nostalgic Southern fare with its signature shallow-fried chicken and other homey Southern staples.

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With Ungraded Produce, Courtney Bell Wants You to Eat Responsibly by Choosing Homely Fruits and Veggies

“Ugly produce is anything that’s atypically sized, shaped, or colored, like a twisted carrot. It’s nothing to do with quality issues, just cosmetic flaws, like light bruising or scarring."

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Dive into the Wonderful World of Craft Oysters with Local Author Dana Deskiewicz

Deskiewicz, who literally wrote the book (and developed the app) on craft oysters, schools us on "merroir" and more at Saint James Seafood.

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At Bull City Food Swap, Bartering Foodies Feast on Local Homemade Treats with a Side of Social Connection

The next food swap takes place at Bull City Ciderworks on Monday, August 27.

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Zweli's Piri Piri Kitchen Brings Zimbabwean Flavor and Local Soul to a Durham Strip Mall Dominated by Chains

In Oak Creek Village Shopping Center, chef Zwelibanzi Williams and her husband opened their first brick-and-mortar restaurant in July.

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Day Drinker: Crank Arm's Whitewall Wheat, Fullsteam's Batalager and The Glass Jug's O'Malley's Kilt

Day Drinker is a recurring feature in which INDY staffers graciously accept samples of new and seasonal offerings from local breweries and tell you what we think of them.

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Slinging Coffee by Day and Craft Cocktails by Night, Fig Is the Latest Fruit of Raleigh’s Growing Cafe-Bar Scene

If you believe the adage “two is a coincidence, three is a trend,” then hybrid cafe-cocktail bars are officially a thing in Raleigh.

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With Its New Science-Based Farm, COPA Is Out to Prove You Can Grow Local and Eat Global

The restaurant formerly known as Old Havana is doubling down on farm-to-table in its mission to revive classic Cuban cuisine.

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Food Trucks Are So 2016. The Now Thing in Mobile Food is on Instagram, and Its Name Is the Dankery.

The thriving late-night food delivery business started in Ian Burris's parents' garage with two fryers he bought at Bed Bath & Beyond.

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Day Drinker: Southern Peak Brewery's Kölsch, Mystical Maize IPA, and Dandelion Kombucha

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At Last, Late-Night Pizza Comes to Geer Street Courtesy of Hutchins Garage

Helmed by Pizzeria Toro alum Michael Morrone, Hutchins Garage slings New York-style pies until midnight on weeknights, 2:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10:00 p.m. Sunday.

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The EATS Issue: The INDY’s Annual Celebration of All Things Edible in the Triangle

Your Tour de Gluttony starts here!

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Eat Your Way From A to Z With 100 Local Dishes You Can Have Right Now

From high-end restaurants to food trucks, our writers probed the Triangle in search of plates you should not miss

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The INDY’s Third Annual Food Triangles Honor Those in the Food and Beverage Community Who Go Above and Beyond the Plate

This year’s winners: Scott Crawford, Maggie Kane, and Tami Purdue

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Food Triangle: Chef Scott Crawford Knows That Getting Sober Is Hard, But Staying Sober in the Hospitality Biz Is Harder

Last year, the owner of Crawford and Son started a chapter of Ben’s Friends, a group that helps those in the industry struggling with addiction

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