This charming mountain town was built around a railroad; now an energetic community of artists and entrepreneurs help it flourish.
14 Must-Visit Restaurants for a Memorable Meal
This is destination dining: Across North Carolina, acclaimed restaurants serve up fine food — and unforgettable experiences.
4 Items for Your March To-Do List
Cook, read, learn, and celebrate what North Carolina has to offer this month.
Nothing Could Be Finer (Than to Dine in Carolina)
To celebrate our favorite destination dining spots in unexpected towns across the state, we asked one of the South’s most renowned chefs, Bill Smith, to trace North Carolina’s fine-dining scene to its earliest roots.
Over the Moon in Belhaven
Feasts at Spoon River combine gourmet dishes and an ever-changing art space that would rival any meal at Tiffany’s.
An Inn for the Ages in Hillsborough
Having survived Civil War pillaging and nearly two decades of neglect, a historic hotel in Hillsborough refuses to surrender. The structure’s latest incarnation brings memories of the past together with modern twists on Southern cuisine.
The 1970s: The Wilmington 10
Following an incident at a local high school, long-simmering racial tensions boil over in Wilmington, culminating in the wrongful conviction of 10 activists.
Quiz: Golden Fried Goodness
Our Southern senses crave the savory taste and bold crunch of fried chicken. Luckily, these North Carolina joints are experts in appetite satisfaction.
From Elizabeth Hudson: Fine Days of Fine Dining
Our editor in chief reminisces on her first special-occasion restaurant experience in North Carolina.