Our State Eats Blog

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Piña Colada Recipe

Combine fruit and North Carolina rum to add some tropical flavor to your beach weekend.
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Glazed Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

Bacon may always be in season, but asparagus is only available for a short time. Celebrate spring while you can with Amy Brinkley’s bacon-wrapped asparagus recipe.
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Easter Basket Memories

Hope Yancey’s memorable childhood Easter baskets held more than just candy and eggs.
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Mashed Rutabagas

Food blogger Steve Gordon visits his local farmers market for this fresh, flavorful side dish.
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Garlicky Baby Collard Green Pesto with Parmesan and Cracked Black Pepper Grit Cakes

Dress up your grits with this fun and fresh recipe from food blogger Kiersten Frase.
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A Crafty Move: The Time Warner Cable Arena Beer Garden

Support local breweries while supporting North Carolina’s favorite NBA team.
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Reason to Celebrate: NC Beer Month

Raise a glass across the state at these NC Beer Month events.
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Strawberry Syrup Recipe

Enjoy summer all year long with Steve Gordon’s canned strawberry syrup recipe.
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Carolina Beer Temple in Matthews

Rob Jacik and his wife Megan offer North Carolinians an easy way to enjoy local craft beer.
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Fried Chicken with Gravy

It’s rumored that March’s cover starlet Ava Gardner loved fried chicken. We’ll never know for sure, but we bet she wouldn’t turn down a plate of Steve Gordon’s fried chicken and gravy.
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