Andrea Weigl

Weigl, a Pittsburgh native, came to the South to be a courthouse reporter. But it didn't take long for her to find her true loves: pimento cheese, shrimp and grits, and biscuits and gravy. She now writes about food for various publications and manages the food blog for newsobserver.com in Raleigh.

Features

The Must-Eat ’Maters

Tomato guru Craig LeHoullier’s first book, Epic Tomatoes, celebrates some 250 varieties of our favorite summer garden staple. His decades of devotion to heirloom seeds have paid off — for all of us. Come BLT season, farmers markets throughout the state are bursting with tomatoes of every hue and shape. But don’t miss these six picks.

Features

Follow That Fish

Finding local seafood at a coastal restaurant isn’t always easy. Two fishermen (and one unlucky flounder) explain why eating hook-to-fork is harder than it looks.

Central

Centro in Raleigh

A transformative visit to Mexico inspired one chef to bring a taste of Oaxaca to North Carolina.

History

A Slice to Remember

When pizza parlors arrived in North Carolina, the checkered tablecloths and warm, garlicky welcome changed downtown eating — and campus life — forever.

Eats

Have Jerky, Will Travel

No longer mere trail fuel, craft jerky is having a moment. In the hands of North Carolina makers, this survival snack with ancient origins is upping its game.

Restaurant

A Feast of Love

Craig Love has turned surf culture into his own culinary style. Now, he’s got a kitchen full of surfers — from managers to cooks — who share his deep appreciation of the sea and all that it provides.

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