Asheville’s first farm-to-table restaurant helped start a movement more than 40 years ago. Now, its chef continues the tradition by drawing on his childhood spent foraging and farming with his grandparents.
Come on in, neighbor! In a century-old mill house in NoDa, you’ll find a menu full of elevated and nostalgic comfort food fit for your mama’s supper table, a whole lot of history, and a welcoming backyard you’ll wish was your own.
To celebrate our favorite destination dining spots in unexpected towns across the state, we asked one of the South’s most renowned chefs, Bill Smith, to trace North Carolina’s fine-dining scene to its earliest roots.
Having survived Civil War pillaging and nearly two decades of neglect, a historic hotel in Hillsborough refuses to surrender. The structure’s latest incarnation brings memories of the past together with modern twists on Southern cuisine.