2694 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham, NC - Phone: 919.489.3944
Open 7 days a week from 7:30 am to 8 pm

Beer Can Chicken

THIS BEER IS FOR THE BIRDS. A whole chicken roosts atop a half-full tallboy to absorb extra moisture and flavor. Perched above a hot bed of coals, it also take on a golden, smoke-tinged hue. There’s not much to do except stand back and turn the bird a few times while sipping on the extra […]

Chicken Piccata

POUNDED THIN AND LIGHTLY BREADED, this chicken is a cinch to cook – seared for a mere three minuets on each side, then simmered just three more in a bright sauce of lemon, wine and butter.  Serves 4-6 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 2 pounds) Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 […]

Lamb Shank Shepherd’s Pie

THIS RECIPE IS TRUE TO ITS TITLE with a shepherd’s requisite lamb. But in place of more common versions that rely on ground meat, this calls for tender stewed shanks. For best results, make the stew a day in advance and the topping the day you plan to serve the pie. Makes one (9 x […]

Grilled and Roasted Fillet of Beef with Crispy Roasted Shallots

Roasted fillet of beef was a standard at my mom’s house during the holidays, and I always crave it when the weather turns crisp. When I make it, I start the meat on the grill for extra flavor and finish it in the oven, where it cooks more evenly and comes out juicy and tender. […]

Fried Green Tomato BLT

Fried green tomatoes are one of those Southern classics that inspire fanatical devotion. For good reason: green tomatoes have a lovely tart flavor that mellows and warms in the heat of the frying pan, and, because they are so firm, they keep their shape and texture even after they’re cooked. They are most often eaten […]

Summer Corn Cakes with Chopped Tomato and Avocado Salsa

The contrasting flavors, textures, and colors make this vibrant summertime dish a feast for the eyes as well as the mouth. It is tops served with a fried egg for breakfast, and you can turn it into a filling lunch or dinner by scattering the cakes with grilled shrimp or chicken breast. MAKES ABOUT 1 […]

Autumnal Chicken Pot Pie

1 small butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch cubes 1 tablespoon olive oil sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 6 tablespoons (¾ stick) unsalted butter, plus more if needed 8 ounces mixed fresh mushrooms, such as oysters, chanterelles, shitakes, or hedgehogs, cleaned and thinly sliced (3½ to 4 cups) 2 shallots, minces ¼ […]

Grilled Tuna Burgers with Wasabi Mayonnaise

1 ½ pounds skinless tuna fillet, cut into 1-inch pieces ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard ½ cup fresh (soft) breadcrumbs 2 shallots or green onions, minced 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger 2 teaspoons soy sauce ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper 8 slices challah (or other soft bread), toasted […]

Grilled Portbello Mushroom Burgers

MAKES 4 BURGERS 4 medium portobello mushroom caps, wiped clean 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar sea salt, to taste freshly ground black pepper, to taste Herbed Chèvre (recipe follows) 8 slices rustic bread, toasted Toppings: bibb lettuce, roasted red bell peppers, halved and seeds removed   1. Remove gills from underside of […]

North Carolina Barbecue Turkey

A firestarter chimney or second smaller grill is essential to barbecuing turkey. For best results, use a natural hardwood charcoal. This recipe is from Martha Stewart Magazine. SERVES 10 TO 12 1 twelve- to fifteen-pound turkey 2 cups Foster’s Barbecue Sauce, plus more for serving (optional) 1 cup cider vinegar 1 teaspoon crushed red-pepper flakes […]

2694 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham, NC - Phone: 919.489.3944
Open 7 days a week from 7:30 am to 8 pm