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Bourbon Lemonade Cocktail Recipe

In this bourbon lemonade recipe, everyone’s favorite picnic drink gets a splash of spirits and a sprig of rosemary. Whip some up at an outdoor get-together.
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7 North Carolina Wines You Shouldn’t Miss

When residents of other states consider North Carolina wines, there are two typical reactions: “North Carolina makes wine?” or “I’m generally not a fan of Muscadine.” While the Muscadine myth is a topic for another day, this perception problem in
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Billy and Scott Pyatt

Peak Pints: Beer in Western N.C.

Mountain breweries create beers that reflect their surroundings and the seasons.
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Bob Weihe and Joel Patrino

Mountain Spirit

A deep-sea diver trusted his instincts, moved to the bottom of a Blue Ridge valley, and launched a distillery. Now he’s revolutionizing how whisky is made.
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Banner Elk Winery

Banner Elk Winery

Vintners transform High Country grapes into award-winning vintages in the mountains of Avery County.
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Cherokee Flavor

Best known for its strong scent, the much-maligned ramp is enjoying an image makeover, thanks to its medicinal and culinary potential.
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Pork ribeye at Bistro Roca

The Height of High Country Cooking

Mountain chefs are at the top of their game at four restaurants in Boone, Blowing Rock, & Valle Crucis.
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Speedy's Barbecue

Speedy’s Barbecue

In Lexington, the city’s namesake-style barbecue — pork shoulder meat dipped in a tomato-based sauce — draws devotees to this former drive-in.
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A Guide to Mountain Trout

Whether you’re planning a fly-fishing trip or looking for a place to enjoy a freshly prepared filet, see our guide to mountain trout.
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Pan Fried Trout

Steve Gordon shows us a step-by-step recipe for a mountain classic – brook trout.
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The Cherokee Tribal Fish Hatchery

In the deep mountains, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians keep nearly 30 miles of waters within the Qualla Boundary stocked with trout.
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