Among The Hop’s four Asheville locations, its stall in the S&W Market stands out for ice cream flights that let customers try four flavors at once. Chocolate, vanilla bean, and salted caramel stay on the menu all year, while flavors like chocolate-covered strawberry make seasonal appearances.
In the heart of downtown Fayetteville, brunch-goers can order a waffle flight: four mini Belgian waffles in flavors like red velvet, cornbread, and Fruity Pebbles. Other flights include coffee and mimosas.
The original Shuckin’ Shack — a 900-square-foot restaurant two blocks from the ocean — opened in Carolina Beach in 2007. A second location (pictured) opened in Wilmington in 2012. Both offer oyster samplers. photograph by Matt Ray Photography
Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar
What started as a tiny oyster bar in Carolina Beach has grown into a franchise with restaurants across the Southeast. Visit the original location for its casual atmosphere and oyster sampler, featuring six steamed and six raw oysters.
Three slices of pie and a scoop of ice cream? This flight is no pie in the sky. Dessert dreams do come true with classics like cherry and chocolate chess alongside inventive flavors like cinnamon roll apple and strawberry lemonade.
Inside Raleigh’s Transfer Co. Food Hall, Alimentari’s tigelles — small flatbreads with a northern Italian influence — can be ordered in a combo. Try three, four, or five sandwiches filled with ingredients like mortadella, smoked molasses ham, and tomato jam paired with fresh mozzarella.
To commemorate our 90th anniversary, we’ve compiled a time line that highlights the stories, contributors, and themes that have shaped this magazine — and your view of the Old North State — using nine decades of our own words.