We can't tell you how excited we are to debut our second annual Foodie Issue! It's chock full of great stories about the people who make Durham the why-go-anywhere-else? dining capital of the state!
Our photographer, Briana Brough, outdid herself in this one, starting with her mouth-watering photos of eight of our favorite breakfast dishes in town on Page 20. Community and Events Editor Dana Lange is your guide.
She also captured the creative exuberance of the six folks gracing our cover who represent the future of Durham cuisine. (Thanks to The Cookery for allowing us to use their West Chapel Hill Street digs for the photo shoot!) Frequent Durham Magazine contributor Emily Matchar tells you their stories in fine fashion.
The Eberdt family was gracious enough to allow Briana and Dana into their home to show off their fabulous kitchen renovation that didn't stop at the backdoor. Their equally fabulous back patio, complete with fire pit and hot tub, serves as Party HQ for family and friends. (Page 39)
Bri (did I mention she outdid herself?) also stopped by the likes of the Washington Duke Inn, Beyu Caffé, Geer Street Garden, City Beverage et al. for a photo essay on all the ways Durham enjoys beer, wine and spirits. (Page 50)
Iesha Brown bid a fond farewell to us about a month ago, but not before filing four excellent profiles of some of our city's best pastry chefs. (Page 61)
Elsewhere, Editor Matt Dees explores the past and future of Durham Central Park, home to the Durham Farmers' Market, (Page 67) while intern Amanda MacLaren takes you behind the scenes at Durham Catering Co. and Foster's Market, the co-winners of our Best Of Durham reader poll for Best Caterer (Page 73).
With fantastic design by Art Director Kevin Brown, we believe it's one of our best issues yet. Enjoy!