Dining

An International Christmas in North Carolina

At a church in Cary, North Carolina transplants share a celebration of European holiday foods and crafts.
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the pig

Barbecue Returns to Basics at Chapel Hill’s The Pig

Our State’s barbecue correspondent concludes his journey at a joint that cuts through the smoke to get to the essence of pork.

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Farm-to-Table Restaurants Worth a Visit This Winter

When making plans with family and friends to break bread this holiday season, consider doing so at one of North Carolina’s farm-to-table restaurants. If you’ve never tried farm-to-table before, here are just a few of many great restaurants to get you started. Fresh, local, and sustainable, winter has never tasted so good.
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sippin sweets

Sippin Sweets: Sweet Potato Cocktails

When it comes to sweet potatoes, North Carolina’s got top crop, and now the vegetable is making its way into cocktails across the state.
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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving: The Season’s Superior Celebration

Why Thanksgiving — eaten on plywood or mahogany tables, from paper or porcelain plates, while wearing jeans or jewels — deserves the “most favored” holiday designation.
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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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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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Spiced Cranberry Apple Sangria

Raise your glass to fall with this pinot grigio-based sangria.
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Small-Town Gourmet: Creative Mountain Food Tours

Stroll, dine, and discover Black Mountain on a new food tour.
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