Diana Pressey

Flavor of the Week: The Pizza Press

Situated on Franklin Street — right by Granville Towers and across the street from Might As Well — The Pizza Press offers a classic, customizable and affordable dining experience with a wide variety of fresh toppings and North Carolina craft beers on tap. The Pizza Press’ theme revolves around newsboy culture, particularly old-fashioned newspaper presses. The fast-casual restaurant’s pizza presses cook pies in just 3 minutes and 45 seconds. Stuart Pannill, owner of The Pizza Press, noticed a gap between cheap, late-night pizza by the slice and more upscale, sit-down Italian restaurants. While he recognizes that there are plenty...

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Flavor of the Week: Crook’s Corner

Situated on West Franklin Street, Crook’s Corner serves Southern classics with a modern twist. Crook’s features flavorful dishes from acclaimed chef Bill Smith and has been named an American Classic by the James Beard Foundation. Crook’s just so happens to be the birthplace of modern shrimp and grits, its most popular dish — originally a low-country breakfast that Crook’s first chef, Bill Neal, transformed into a dinner entree with bacon, mushrooms, garlic and Tabasco. Also popular are the pork chops, catfish and Hoppin’ John, or black-eyed peas and rice with bacon, cheese, tomato and scallions. Avid Crook’s fan Emma...

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Flavor of the Week: Frutta Bowls

For most, eating out means eating more sugar, salt and unsaturated fat. It’s easy to assume that for food to be tasty, it has to be unhealthy. In reality, anyone can eat out and feel good about it instead of weighed down afterwards if they know where to look. Acai bowls, the love child of smoothies, fruit salad and parfaits, are full of incredible health benefits and flavor. With the recent addition of Frutta Bowls to Franklin Street, students and locals can now choose from many colorful variations of these bowls. Whether you’re seeking a fruity breakfast, snack or...

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