The James Beard Foundation nominated two local restaurant owners last week as semifinalists for its 2018 Restaurant and Chef Awards.
The light rail project in Orange County took a big step forward in late January when Wake County officials helped clear the way for the project to gain state funding. Now, the goal to have reliable, sustainable transportation between Durham and Orange counties seems to be striding closer to reality.
Akai Hana Japanese restaurant and sushi bar has stood quietly at the crook of Main Street in Carrboro for 21 years. The staff serve authentic, handmade sushi that has been praised by locals and critics alike.
It took hanging upside-down with their left foot pointed to the ceiling for Abby Hylton to come to terms with their identity. Three years later, they are giving that same gift to queer and transgender people across the Triangle.
Hibachi is set to open on Franklin St. in early February, Carolina Square gets a new salon and The Varsity Theatre switches to showing first-run movies due to online streaming competition.