The August 2017 Issue

The August 2017 Issue

Hole-in-the-Wall Joints

Nine Worth the Trip: These local spots are the unsung hearts of their towns, and they hold a special place in our hearts, too.

Love-worn restaurants are meant to be revered, not reviewed: We flock to our favorite dive for everything it is — and isn’t.

Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives turns North Carolina’s beloved local restaurants into destinations.

Plus: Tomato season is here, but it won’t last long: Seize the moment with four classic recipes.

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Travel

Eastern

City Portrait: Morehead City

This Carteret County town exemplifies the Carolina coast — no beach required.

Central

Discover a Cozy Getaway at The Mayton Inn in Cary

One couple’s passion project gives Cary residents and visitors a new place to get away, dine out — or even stay in.

Best-Kept Secrets in Asheville: No Taste Like Home Wild Food Adventures
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Best-Kept Secrets in Asheville: No Taste Like Home Wild Food Adventures

Venture on a “wild gooseberry chase” with a foraging expert, and learn how to identify edible plants in and around Asheville.

Away Message podcast
Travel

We Went To North Carolina’s Most Geographically Remote Place

Introducing: Away Message — Our State’s first podcast. Come with us as we travel across North Carolina to find the places that are far off the beaten path. Listen and subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher, and more.

Photo Essay: Fourth of July on Lake Junaluska
Life

Photo Essay: Fourth of July on Lake Junaluska

This one-time summer retreat in Haywood County now welcomes visitors year-round. Yet it remains an enchanting place apart — especially on the Fourth of July.

Waterline Brewery
Guides

7 Breweries Near the Water

From our East Coast beaches to the lakes and rivers of the Piedmont and mountains, North Carolinians love the water. These breweries are perfectly located on or near the water’s edge.

Food

Dining

At Lanes Ferry Dock & Grill, It Takes Time to Make Fast Food

Regulars swear by this throwback diner near the Cape Fear River in Pender County, where everything — from waffles to burgers to fried bologna — is made to order and just right.

Recipes

Chicken & Peach Skillet Dinner

This meal comes together in a snap – and a single pan.

Peach Cobbler Recipe
Recipes

Peach Cobbler Recipe

Sunshine in a bowl: It’s not really summer until the first peach cobbler of the season. This classic recipe is a sweet end to any summertime supper.

Backyard Brewery: A Look at Durham's Ponysaurus
Central

Backyard Brewery: A Look at Durham’s Ponysaurus

Ponysaurus Brewing Company stands at the center of a green oasis as if conjured from your imagination. But it’s what’s inside that makes this Durham hangout so enchanting.

Stanbury is Changing the Capital City's Palate, One Dish at a Time
Central

Stanbury is Changing the Capital City’s Palate, One Dish at a Time

One of the most popular restaurants in Raleigh — and its adventurous, innovative menu — is tucked away in a quiet neighborhood, hidden in plain sight.

Chilled Cucumber Soup Recipe
Recipes

Chilled Cucumber Soup Recipe

“Summer soup” may sound like a contradiction, but our chilled cucumber version is cool and refreshing.

NC Culture

North Carolina Royal Colony
History

North Carolina was a Short-Lived Royal Colony

While we celebrate the Fourth of July and our freedom from the British, one fact may surprise you: North Carolina was under royal leadership for less than 50 years.

Still Summer
Life

Soaking In the Last Days of Summer

From Hickory to Ahoskie, there’s still time to embrace a season caught between overstaying its welcome and slipping away.

Arts & Culture

Introducing the Second Annual Made in NC Awards

The Made in NC Awards celebrates the astounding talent from the people who make our state great. Show us what you’re made of, North Carolina.

Photo Essay: Fourth of July on Lake Junaluska
Life

Photo Essay: Fourth of July on Lake Junaluska

This one-time summer retreat in Haywood County now welcomes visitors year-round. Yet it remains an enchanting place apart — especially on the Fourth of July.

Life

Ramblin’ Man: the Crawdad Hunter

Catching these elusive critters requires courage, quickness, and a healthy dose of childhood curiosity.

Fireworks are our Shining Stars of Summer
Life

Fireworks are our Shining Stars of Summer

Let sparks fly: From booming beauties to fizzling favorites, there’s no better way to celebrate the Fourth than with fireworks.