Long before big-city chefs began crossing croissants with doughnuts, a family bakery in southeastern North Carolina quietly perfected a regional icon.
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Stuck on Summer: Saltwater Taffy
Lazy beach days are never long enough. But for a taste of the season that lasts and lasts, saltwater taffy comes pretty close.
Locopops in Durham
Locopops makes the frozen treats you remember from childhood — only better.
Surry County’s Secret
Why is it called sonker? No one knows for sure. But when locals hanker for warm, juicy fruit baked into a sweet crust, they know just where to go.
The Peppered Cupcake in Wilmington
With a swirl of her famous frosting and a dollop of pepper jelly, this self-taught baker dresses her cupcakes in style.
Bean to Bar: Black Mountain Chocolate
When Black Mountain Chocolate opened its “visible factory,” a former tobacco warehouse was transformed into a place of delicious discovery.
The Flour Girls Café & Bakery in Elizabeth City
Sugar and spice bring new life to a historic building on the Pasquotank River.