Our editor in chief reflects on porch sittin’ and icy sweet tea drinkin’ in the sweltering heat of summer.
by Alan Hodge
When the folks from Guinness World Records come to town, North Carolinians rise to the challenge — stopwatches and measuring tapes in hand.
We Live Here
by Katie King
Historic inns, innovative restaurants, fun for all ages: Exciting things are happening in this small town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, just as they have been for centuries.
by Ayla Samli
In Madison County, fingers and faces are the perfect canvas for smears of red and purple. The finishing touch? A scoop of sweet ice cream with a taste of tart.
Bold beer, local food, and regional music have earned a loyal following at this Johnston County brewery.
An eclectic shop in our capital city inspires joy and laughter through quirky local pieces you won’t find anywhere else.
by Lynn Wells
Peaches, plums, or cherries? We can’t choose our favorite summertime fruit — so we’ve got recipes for all three.
Who needs Maine lobsters when plenty of their North Carolina cousins are a boat ride away? The new chef at an acclaimed Wilmington restaurant has a secret source for the freshest critters from local waters.
Eight, 10, 12 layers — or more! Sky-high cakes are a point of pride in the South. How’s it done? We’d never ask a baker to divulge her secrets. We just dig in.
Bringing Back the Sunday Supper
Or do you call it dinner? The time of day doesn’t really matter. Any meal shared with loved ones will sustain you long after the last slice of pie is gone. That’s because a hearty Sunday spread is a tradition that connects us to each other and nourishes the spirit.
An heirloom dinner plate holds memories as well as food. Which is why Bob Page fills his legendary business in McLeansville with countless patterns of china and silver, serving bowls and stemware. Dish by dish, he’s bringing people together.
At a Colonial Revival mansion in Greensboro, the organizers of Community Table host a new kind of Sunday supper — one involving 13 chefs and twists on Southern cuisine like bacon-wrapped emu and collard-green kimchi.
by Andrea Weigl
A bipartisan group in Raleigh has created North Carolina’s largest supper table to help communities hard-hit by disaster, like Hurricane Florence.
When the furniture designers, buyers, and browsers who swarm the annual High Point Market want to escape the crowds, they head to the basement of First United Methodist Church, where the best lunch in town comes with a heaping helping of charm.
For a small gathering of parishioners with no immediate ties to the Charlotte area, an after-church breaking of bread reveals the richness of a new, extended family — and the gifts that grow out of it.
You get what you get and you don’t fuss a bit. That’s the golden rule at a home-cooked Sunday supper. But at a buffet, the meal is all about choice — turnip or mustard greens? Fried chicken or ham? Mac ’n’ cheese or macaroni salad? — even if you choose a little of everything. These five restaurants know that on Sunday, a full plate is a full heart.
by Ronni Lundy
A new restaurant in a historic African-American neighborhood in Asheville finds the soul of Appalachian cuisine.
Our Coastal Plain hides an ancient secret in plain sight: What looks, from the ground, like a simple day at the lake becomes a little more complicated from up in the air.
Our writer returns to the scene of his youthful side job: guiding rafts filled with neophytes through the man-made currents of the U.S. National Whitewater Center near Charlotte. But this unique center has evolved over the past decade — and so has our writer.
The Native Americans of Robeson County are strong and proud, but their history is marked by the struggle to overcome bias. In the 1950s, a watershed moment brings national attention to the Lumbee Tribe.
From food festivals to art shows, your curated monthly guide to events across North Carolina.