Dining

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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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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