Barbecue, Born & Bred

A pitmaster in Chowan County was raised on North Carolina pork. At Old Colony Smokehouse in Edenton, he draws on his family’s heritage — as well as barbecue traditions from across the South.

Fried Chicken Champion

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.