The mad scientists of Johnston County have won hearts and awards with their smoked pork, chicken, and beef brisket. And the experiments continue: At The Redneck BBQ Lab in Benson, they’re always cooking up something new.
More than 45 years ago, a fishing family started a seafood market to sell their catch. The market expanded into a mainstay restaurant in Salter Path whose varied menu includes a seasonal special that celebrates coastal resilience.
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.