Bursts of color on city walls, in shop windows, and on restaurant tables are transforming downtown into a vibrant center for the community.
A Smoker Named Jezebel at Southern Smoke
The line is out the door at Southern Smoke, a tiny carryout barbecue joint in Garland with a big following. Their secret is knowing how to tend both fire and family at the same time.
Village Diner in Hillsborough
After more than 40 years, the hub that brought mill workers and civic leaders together over meat loaf and mashed potatoes is still the heart of Hillsborough.
A Moveable Feast
A bipartisan group in Raleigh has created North Carolina’s largest supper table to help communities hard-hit by disaster, like Hurricane Florence.
Phydeaux in Chapel Hill
When your pet is in need of pampering, leash up and head to a Triangle-area store designed for the furry, feathered, and fabulous.
A community farm in Chapel Hill grows more than okra, bitter melons, and Thai chilies. New lives spring from these red-clay rows.
Bloom Where You’re Planted
Behind every locally grown blossom is the hard work and careful planning of a flower farmer with a deep connection to their land. This month, we walk among rows of dazzling flowers, breathing in the sweet scent of spring in North Carolina.