Feb. 27, 2013 09:02
We arrived towards the tail end of lunch hour on a rainy Friday, the only customers in the place. “The weather,” the barman explained before leading us to a table in the corner. Normally an empty dining room at lunchtime is a bad sign, but I understand what cowards people can be in the face of a little freezing rain....
Feb. 20, 2013 08:51
Dinner on Valentine’s Day can be a frustrating exercise, what with the reservations, the special menus, the harried servers and inexperienced patrons. It took me more than a decade of marriage to realize that lunch was the way to go on days like this, with one caveat: You’ve got to go first-class....
Jan. 30, 2013 08:39
And in a lot of ways, it was. This was back in 2003. Hillman had just opened the place, what I considered at the time to be one of the only outposts of true New York-style pizza in the Triad. I was working for a different paper, in a very different role....
Jan. 23, 2013 10:07
Down in the Crescent City, the barricades have gone up along the parade routes; the hotels, bars and restaurants prepare for an influx of humans so great it can only be estimated by measuring the garbage they generate....
Jan. 16, 2013 09:14
Familiarity is a major part of the appeal of the place. It’s easy to remember the location, considering that the restaurant is named after the street on which it lies. I made my first visit to North Point Grill at the bidding of a source, a tough, big-hearted Occupy Winston-Salem regular, who let me interview him while he feasted on tilapia....
Jan. 9, 2013 09:36
It seems like I never make it to a restaurant in time for breakfast. They usually stop serving breakfast by like 9:30 or 10 a.m., and I always end up missing it because I like to sleep in on the weekends....
Jan. 3, 2013 10:34
But this year the Saints kinda suck, mathematically eliminated from the playoffs with nothing left to hope for but a better record next year. Even this last game of the regular season is meaningless, a bout against the 6-9 Carolina Panthers who managed to fare just a little bit worse....
Dec. 26, 2012 09:14
By my count, I’ve written 37 food stories this year in the Chow section — not counting cover stories and columns — and consumed roughly a billion calories in the process. I did it gladly, in the name of journalism, and also because writing about food is one of my favorite things to do....

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