Second Street Lunch

If you stop in at Second Street Lunch in Roanoke Rapids, order your burger any way you want it — and pay no mind to owner Danny Haislip’s notorious attitude.
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Wimpy’s Grill

At Wimpy’s in Durham, napkins are futile and condiment stains are a sure sign of battle. Here, the brave take on burgers, and everyone wins.
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Jimmy Mac’s

A menu with 20 different burgers is reason enough to stop by the popular Bryson City restaurant. The family feel is another.
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Bamboo Country

At Haiku Bamboo Nursery in Hendersonville, Keiji and Stefani Oshima nurture the plant that brought them to this place — they care for it, prune it, tame it, and bring out its strongest qualities.
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Love Letter

For Edith Lee Casey, writing down her recipes unleashed a flood of memories, which became the heart of a family cookbook.
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The Cup Guy

Art Cozart sketches his masterpieces on the unlikeliest, but most convenient, of places — his coffee cup.
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Fairy Dusted Spinach Salad

From A Collection of Our Treasured Family Recipes, this salad recipe makes a great addition to any meal.
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Arugula-Raspberry Salmon

This fresh and colorful salmon recipe comes from the Warren family’s Recipes & Remembrances cookbook.
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Vidalia Onion Casserole

This casserole recipe comes from Memories of Food, People, & Places.
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Squash Casserole

This tasty casserole recipe comes from the Warren family cookbook, Recipes & Remembrances.
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