From the best down home food recipes in North Carolina to dining and chef profiles, Our State magazine captures the flavor of North Carolina.

A Beer Lover’s Guide to Wilmington (and the Cape Fear region) in 36 Hours

From the beaches to the riverfront, Wilmington is already a vacation destination. And now local craft brewers have managed...

Topsail Island Iced Tea Recipe

The classic Long Island Iced Tea gets a local twist with nods to products made in North Carolina.

25 Ice Cream Shops in North Carolina to Visit This Summer

Summer tastes best when served in a cone. As you travel throughout North Carolina this season, don’t forget to...

Old-Fashioned Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

The best-tasting ice cream requires a little effort. Make strawberry ice cream the old-fashioned way, no hand-crank ice cream...

Carolina Blue Crab Cakes Recipe

Try this recipe for Southern-inspired crab cakes that are hearty, zesty, and have plenty of meat packed in...

The New Southern Seafood Platter

We love a seafood platter in the summertime — especially one that features fresh, local fish. Here, we imagined...

Pharm to Table at Rx in Wilmington

At Rx, Wilmington’s pharmacy-turned-restaurant, the atmosphere is modern, but the food philosophy is as old as Southern cooking itself.

Strawberry-Clementine Pie Recipe

This sweet strawberry-clementine pie was a runner-up in the Local Flavor: Strawberry Recipe Contest presented by Lowes Foods.

The Barbecue Sandwich, Deconstructed

A short treatise on love, buns, sauce, and that other mythical (chopped, sliced, pulled) stuff.