North Carolina is a state of many peculiarities that make you scratch your head and trail off into hard thought. Why is there a bump in NC/Va border? Why isn’t Wake Forest University located in the town of Wake Forest? “The Curious Carolinian” explores NC topics you’ve always wondered about but never had answers for.
This tiny city block in downtown Greensboro once had a gigantic reputation. Not so much for its charbroiled beef patties — though they, too, were plentiful — but for its colorful characters and their wild shenanigans.
In the 1950s, as Americans hit freshly paved roads in shiny new cars during the postwar boom, a new kind of restaurant took shape: the drive-in. From those first thin patties to the elaborate gourmet hamburgers of today, North Carolina has spent the past 80 years making burger history.