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Dinner Theater: Competition Dining Brings Big Flavor to N.C. Towns

Take a seat at North Carolina’s competition dining series, the swankiest, most boisterous, and wired dining experience in the state.
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Surry County Sweet Potato Sonker with Milk Dip

Go ahead, have another serving for breakfast. We won’t tell.
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Sweet Potato-Tomato Soup with Bacon Croutons

When making this recipe, be sure to prepare extra bacon croutons, because, well, does a better leftover exist?
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Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Spiced Brown Butter

You’ll be coming back for seconds when you try these mashed sweet potatoes topped with a sinful spiced brown butter.
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Sweet Potato Scuffle

A Mississippi town has us boiling. Can a new cookbook calm the waters?
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Mac's Speed Shop

Mac’s Speed Shop

A cross section of the Queen City gets its fix here at Mac’s Speed Shop. And if a motorcycle could run on barbecue, it’d fill up here, too.

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Local Loaf

Local Loaf: Restaurant. Patisserie. Bakery.

Local Loaf owner and chef Adam Spears channels culinary mentors at his combined restaurant, patisserie, and bakery at Charlotte’s 7th Street Public Market.
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Chicken Cheese Ball Recipe

Combine chicken, cheese, and North Carolina pecans for this quick, flavorful appetizer.
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Fiery Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Sweet meets spicy in the third place recipe from this fall’s “Local Flavor Recipe Contest: Sweet Potatoes” sponsored by Lowes Foods.
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Lords of the Ring: The Raleigh Ringers

When this handbell choir puts on a show, the rhymes and chimes of traditional melodies give way to rock ’n’ roll.
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