When an experienced chef brought her skills to a corner gas station in Asheville, the unlikely space became a hot spot for those in search of big breakfasts, flavorful burgers, and famous fried chicken sandwiches.
North Carolinians have always known that our pottery tradition is something to celebrate. As its dishware in simple shapes and earthy colors captivates a growing fan base, Asheville’s East Fork pottery is letting the rest of the world in on our secret.
Asheville’s first farm-to-table restaurant helped start a movement more than 40 years ago. Now, its chef continues the tradition by drawing on his childhood spent foraging and farming with his grandparents.
You know the vegetable plates we get at our favorite meat-and-three diners? A growing number of vegetarian and vegan restaurants across the state are taking that old idea to new levels, offering creative vegetable combinations and alternatives to meat that put a contemporary twist on Southern classics.
Stroll the grounds of a historic mansion, play pinball, and learn about local culture: With more than a dozen museums, Asheville is a hub of creativity and history. These eight spots help tell the story of a city.
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.