Dining

American Meltdown

American Meltdown Grills ‘Em Up

Gussied up with pesto, pulled pork, or figs, the humble grilled cheese sandwich garners crowds — and national awards — for a Triangle-area food truck chef.
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Videri Chocolate Factory Champions Bean-to-Bar

If you’ve ever been curious about how a cacao bean becomes a candy bar, you’ll find the answer at Raleigh’s Videri Chocolate Factory.
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The Barbecue Sandwich, Deconstructed

A short treatise on love, buns, sauce, and that other mythical (chopped, sliced, pulled) stuff.
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Snappy Lunch’s Famous Pork Chop Sandwich

It’s the only Mount Airy business ever mentioned during the eight-year run of The Andy Griffith Show. And it’s not only the show that endures. The celebrity-endorsed pork chop sandwich at Snappy Lunch has a storied résumé all its own.
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Hellmann’s vs. Duke’s: Committing Mayo Mutiny

Spreads go head-to-head. Or bread-to-bread.
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Southern Sandwich Travel Guide

You’ve spent a good amount of time drooling over our sandwich issue. Now get on out there and try some of the best sandwiches the South has to offer with our guide. Click on the list below to download a printable PDF.
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9 Chocolatiers We Love (Cross Our Hearts)

Whether your chocolate is traditional milk or exotic and chili-infused, there’s something for everyone in North Carolina’s chocolate box. Now the question stands: Which one are you going to get?
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Equal Parts Stealthy and Sleek, Peccadillo Delights

An unmarked door leads to Carrboro’s modern version of a speakeasy at Peccadillo.
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The Five-Star Gas Station: Saxapahaw General Store

A little bit old, a little bit new, the Saxapahaw General Store has something for everyone.
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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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