Crabby Chic at Washington Crab

A seafood processing company — and its modest restaurant nearby — has been a family-owned mainstay in Beaufort County for more than half a century. Folks don’t come here for fancy cocktails or waterfront views — they come for the catch of the day and the friendly small-town feel.

This Week at the Farmers Market

Ready to fill your basket with the season’s goodies? Check in weekly to find out which just-picked produce is available at farmers markets from mountains to coast — and mark your calendar for special market events and festivals.

Fried & True

North Carolina’s landmark coastal restaurants don’t just serve good food. They also help us continue cherished traditions.

The Butcher Knows Best

An old-school butcher can tell you everything you need to know about meat and how to cook it. Across the state, these masters of the craft are passing their cleavers to a new generation — but they’re not hanging up their aprons just yet.