Posted by Andrea Weigl on October 21, 2014
Downtown Raleigh’s Centro restaurant is sponsoring a Day of the Dead street festival and 5K race this Saturday.
Day of the Dead is a three-day holiday and celebration in Mexico and Central America around Halloween where people honor those who have passed away. The holiday, often known for its iconic skeletons, involves an altar laid out with the deceased person’s favorite foods and drinks as well as flowers.
“It’s meant to be funny. It’s meant to be lively. It’s not morbid at all,” said Centro’s owner Angela Salamanca. “It’s such a healthy way to celebrate those people in your life that have died.”
Posted by Andrea Weigl and Martha Quillin on October 16, 2014
Fairgoers react to the new deep-fried foods at this year’s NC State Fair, including the Twinx, a Twinkie stuffed with a Twix, wrapped in bacon, and dipped in batter and deep fried.
Posted by Greg Cox on October 15, 2014
Two new restaurants coming to downtown Raleigh and Cary.
Posted by Andrea Weigl on October 14, 2014
Here’s a fun Storify recap of Twitter reaction to the new deep-fried foods at the N.C. State Fair, which were unveiled Monday at a media lunch.
Posted by Andrea Weigl on October 13, 2014
Food writer Andrea Weigl and others reacted to the first tastes of new foods at this year's NC State Fair.