1. Under the Greenwood (1881) by George Inness; 2. Vanitas Flower Still Life (circa 1656-1657) by Willem van Aelst; 3. A Tough Story (1886) by John George Brown; 4. “Fiercely the red sun descending/Burned his way along the heavens” (1875-1876) by Thomas Moran; 5. Capricco: The Rialto Bridge and the Church of S. Giorgio Maggiore (circa 1750) by Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canal)
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.