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

The Barbecue Sandwich, Deconstructed

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

Asheville’s Rhubarb Revives Sunday Supper

Why diners are passing the plate at Rhubarb in Asheville.

Cherry Chocolate Date Nut Truffles Recipe

Fifteen minutes, a few pantry items, and a North Carolina wine are all it takes to make these bite-size...

The Julep Solution

On spring and summer days, when it’s too humid to feel refined, look to the classic drink of Dixie.

Whiskey in Water Town: Arendell Room

Crystal Coast evenings find locals and visitors alike docked at the bar with the old-fashioned approach to cocktails.

Bacon-Wrapped Scallops Recipe

Sweet and tender scallops are complemented by salty applewood bacon in this recipe. Whip up a refreshing chipotle-lime mayonnaise,...

Hot Milk Cake, Reimagined

This Mother's Day, Brendan and Leslie Cox, owners of Pittsboro's Oakleaf restaurant, put a Southern spin on old family...

Hurricane Cocktail Recipe

A bright and fruity hurricane cocktail is the quintessential summer drink. Drop a couple of extra maraschino cherries in...

A Guide to Brunch in North Carolina

The opportunity for a relaxing brunch only comes around once a week, and that's if you're lucky. When you...