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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.

NC State Fair officials have assured people that they’ll be safe at this year’s fair, but some animal advocates believe that some show horses are still in harm’s way.

When getting giddy over the start of 20 weeks of football last week, I spent a few days coming up with this beauty.

Here is a list of farmers markets in Wake, Durham, Orange and Chatham counties.

After her second year as a finalist, Raleigh chef Ashley Christensen of Poole’s Diner takes home the culinary world’s equivalent of an Oscar.

We are compiling our annual list of Triangle farmers markets and need managers to enter their information online.

Chef/owner Cheetie Kumar has reopened the restaurant that started as a take-out window.

Former Bavarian Brathaus owner opens a new destination for bratwursts and beers.

Doug Robarchek
Doug Robarchek is a retired Observer humor columnist.