Don’t just drink your Cheerwine — eat it, too! From cakes to pies to cocktails, you can incorporate this crimson Tar Heel treasure into your next kitchen creation.
North Carolina’s Agent ’Cue
There is no shortage of barbecue experts in our state, but only one hosts the NC State BBQ Camp.
NC Icons: Barbecue
’Cue is our state’s signature sustenance, but with two distinct styles — eastern and Lexington — that’s typically where our agreement ends. Luckily, no matter which side of this delicious rivalry you fall on, barbecue is a food that brings people together.
This sweet cherry soda, invented in Salisbury, has been a cherished Tar Heel treasure for more than 100 years.
Spring Adventures in Clarendon County
Head south to soak in the sunshine as you explore the shoreline of Lake Marion, discover natural wonders in Santee National Wildlife Refuge, explore charming small towns, and more.
The Weekend Crowd at JD’s Smokehouse
For only three days each week, a former hosiery mill building in the foothills becomes a barbecue destination powered by a hardworking family.
Our State’s 5 Most Popular Stories of 2022
From a retro motel in Maggie Valley to a statewide barbecue bucket list to a round-up of classic hot dog joints, these stories were our readers’ favorites.
A Taste of Fame
These North Carolinians are known for the records they’ve broken and the history they’ve made. In the past 90 years of Our State, they were sometimes known for their culinary contributions, too.
Back for Seconds
Don’t be shy: At these North Carolina buffets and family-style restaurants, filling up your plate two or three times is expected and encouraged.