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

Hoop Cheese Biscuits

With the help of a muffin tin, these cheese-stuffed biscuits couldn’t be easier.

5 Farm-to-Table Restaurants to Visit This Fall

Autumn's harvest brings with it flavorful, fresh offerings at farm-to-table restaurants across the state. Here are our five recommendations...

Chocolate Stout Brownies

Pick up your favorite chocolate stout and indulge in this winning recipe from the Lowes Foods Local...

Roasted Red Pepper Mac and Cheese

A tried-and-true cool weather meal, with a pimento cheese-inspired twist.

The Brightest Alley in Durham

The bar that transformed a quiet nook on a dark, downtown street, and made it shine.

Beer-Poached Shrimp and Pumpkin Grits

In this winning recipe from the Lowes Foods' Local Flavor Recipe Contest, pumpkin ale-poached North Carolina shrimp...

Pumpkin Pound Cake

This pound cake is subtle, full of flavor, and will make you reconsider all of your preconceived notions about...

3 End-of-Summer Corn Dishes to Make

Grilled corn for an end-of-summer cookout, plus two other ways to cook your kernels.

Southeast Meets Southwest at The Porch in Winston-Salem

Tex-Mex gets hip in Winston-Salem’s West End — or on your front porch.