Nostalgic burger joints are like time machines, delivering something extra special that keeps us coming back.
Fried Chicken Livers & Onions
Top off this old-time Southern treat with your favorite hot sauce.
Grilled Barbecued Chicken Breasts
The key to this juicy, tender dish is a simple brine.
Sesame-Glazed Chicken Thighs
Chicken thighs are skillet-seared, then baked until caramelized in this Asian-inspired dish.
Mema’s Famous Strawberry Cake in New Bern
In a cheerful kitchen in Craven County, a grandmother created a recipe that delighted her young grandson. That grandson grew up to be a chef, and the cake still holds a special place in their family — and on his menu at Cypress Hall.
Making a Splash: An Ode to the Shrimpburger
Drive-ins and restaurants around the Crystal Coast turn tiny shellfish into shrimpburgers that are big on flavor. The sandwich is unquestionably one of our most iconic. But is it a burger? One writer investigates.
Greensboro’s Hamburger Square
This tiny city block in downtown Greensboro once had a gigantic reputation. Not so much for its charbroiled beef patties — though they, too, were plentiful — but for its colorful characters and their wild shenanigans.
In the 1950s, as Americans hit freshly paved roads in shiny new cars during the postwar boom, a new kind of restaurant took shape: the drive-in. From those first thin patties to the elaborate gourmet hamburgers of today, North Carolina has spent the past 80 years making burger history.
Sweet Tea-Brined Fried Chicken
Two Southern staples — sweet tea and fried chicken — come together for a twist on classic buttermilk fried chicken.