A Year-Round Guide to Franklin and Nantahala

  Which pit-stop snack are you picking: a pack of Nabs or a cup of boiled peanuts? Nabs Boiled Peanuts             www.survey-maker.com Required Reading: Peanuts!

Madison County Championship Rodeo

  Which pit-stop snack are you picking: a pack of Nabs or a cup of boiled peanuts? Nabs Boiled Peanuts             www.survey-maker.com Required Reading: Peanuts!

Rosemary and Goat Cheese Strata

  Which pit-stop snack are you picking: a pack of Nabs or a cup of boiled peanuts? Nabs Boiled Peanuts             www.survey-maker.com Required Reading: Peanuts!

The Our State Great Debate

boiled peanuts

 

Which pit-stop snack are you picking: a pack of Nabs or a cup of boiled peanuts?

Nabs
Boiled Peanuts
 
 
 
 
 
 

Required Reading: Peanuts! Get Your Peanuts!
Required Recipe (if you dare): The Nabs Cake


Previous debates:

 

Which homegrown tune would you *never* skip: “Carolina Girls” or “Carolina in My Mind”?

“Carolina Girls” by General Johnson and the Chairmen of the Board
“Carolina in My Mind” by James Taylor
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Required reading: Carolina in My Mind and Shag, You Say? Oh, Behave!


Come summer, are you a beach person or a lake person?

Beach
Lake
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Required reading: Vacation State of Mind and North Carolina’s Amazing Lakes


An Empty Hammock is an Invitation to Kick Back and Relax

What’s your relaxation station: reclining in a rocking chair or hanging in a hammock?

Rocking chair
Hammock
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Required reading: An Ode to the Southern Rocker and Leisure Lifts Off


Which spring bloom sends your heart soaring: the dogwood or the daisy?

Dogwood
Daisy
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Required reading: In Praise of the Pink Dogwood Flower


Which college basketball team do you cheer for in this long-standing rivalry:
the Tar Heels or the Blue Devils?

Tar Heels
Blue Devils
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Required reading: Growing Up ACC


Which soda are you sipping: Pepsi or Cheerwine?

Pepsi
Cheerwine
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Required reading: The Story of Pepsi  and The History of Cheerwine
Required recipe: Pop Goes the Cake: Soda-Infused Recipes


Which quintessential winter destination is No. 1 in your heart: Boone or Blowing Rock?

Boone
Blowing Rock
 
 
 
 
 
 

Required reading: City Portrait: Boone


Which Christmas lights are more festive: white or multicolored?

White
Multicolored
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Required reading: The Little Town that Glows


 

Name it! Dressing or stuffing?

Dressing
Stuffing
 
 
 
 
 
 

Required reading & recipes: Thanksgiving Dressing Takes Center Stage on North Carolina Tables


Which biscuit is best: Bojangles or Biscuitville?

Bojangles
Biscuitville
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Required reading: Don’t Stop Bo’lievin’: How Bojangles’ Went From a Chicken and Biscuits Joint to a Southern Obsession


Which barbecue style is superior: eastern or Lexington?

Eastern
Lexington
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Required reading: 25 Essential North Carolina Barbecue Joints

Required recipe: Mom’s Prized Pineapple Pig Pickin’ Cake


How do you say it: pee-can or pah-cahn?

Pee-can
Pah-cahn
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Required recipe: Pecan Bourbon Pie

Required reading: How One Word Divides North Carolinians


Which do you prefer: Duke’s or Hellmann’s?

Duke’s
Hellmann’s
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Required reading: Hellmann’s vs. Duke’s: Committing Mayo Mutiny


Hush Puppies Edited

Hush puppies: Should they be round or oblong?

Round
Oblong
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Required recipe: Jalapeño Hush Puppies


What do you call ’em: butter beans or lima beans?

Butter beans
Lima beans
 
 
 
 
 
 

Required reading: Just a Bowl of Butter Beans


This story was published on Apr 27, 2020