Dining

Herb's Pit Bar-B-Que

Herb’s Pit Bar-B-Que

In a remote corner of western North Carolina, just before you cross the state line, a second generation of Gibsons keeps the pit stoked.
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Jerome McPherson Country Barbeque

Country Barbeque

Cars whiz by, traffic lights blink, but this restaurant on Wendover Avenue maintains an uninterrupted consistency that sets it apart.
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Jon Farace Bar Cocoa

Sweet Spot

At Bar Cocoa in The Ritz-Carlton hotel in Charlotte, everything you see is a treat.
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Grady’s Barbecue

Eating barbecue at this Dudley restaurant is simple, but running the place requires some sacrifices.
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Biscuits, Hayrides, and Christmas Trees

A farm in Back Swamp has a collection of country comforts that make it worth a stop.
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A Sweet Potato Sampler

Go beyond the basic baked sweet potato with these four places to try our official state vegetable.
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Crossroads Cafe

In a community so small it lacks its own ZIP code, residents find identity at Byrum’s.
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Game Day Grub

Pirate Nation preps for battle at Cubbie’s.
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Toubee Phromsavanh and guests at Granny's Old Fashioned Donuts in Aberdeen North Carolina.

Something Sweet

A little doughnut in the little town of Aberdeen makes big community connections.
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The Skylight Inn in Ayden North Carolina

The Skylight Inn

Skylight founder Pete Jones once said, “A place like this don’t need any sign.”
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