Eastern

Honoring the Waters that Provide Our Bounty

Surely the first feast came from the water. By net or line, hook or gig, the promise of a fresh catch lures us still, and sustains us always.

Guides

20 Fresh Seafood Markets Across North Carolina

What to do when you simply cannot get to a riverside, ocean pier, or a sound shore with a rod and reel or a ready net? The answer is lying on ice at this very moment in these Carolina fish houses and markets.

Dining

Big Oak Drive-In Serves Up Sun, Surf, and Sandwiches

At Big Oak Drive-In, find the beachy lunch of your dreams: barbecue, burgers, fried seafood, and the real star of this walk-up window — the shrimpburger.

Recipes

Creamy Seafood Stew

If you can’t decide which kind of seafood you’re in the mood for, this rich and flavorful stew won’t make you choose.

Recipes

Shrimp Salad Recipe

Inspired by a dish at one of recipe developer Lynn Wells’s favorite coastal restaurants: The Spouter Inn Restaurant & Bakery in Beaufort.

Recipes

Pecan-Crusted Flounder

We recommend using North Carolina flounder — and North Carolina pecans, too.

Recipes

Lump Crab Cakes with Dijon-Dill Sauce

We love blue crabs for the important part they play in our state’s fishing industry — and for their unbeatable flavor.

Dining

Pharm to Table at Rx in Wilmington

At Rx, Wilmington’s pharmacy-turned-restaurant, the atmosphere is modern, but the food philosophy is as old as Southern cooking itself.

Recipes

Seafood Mac and Cheese

Summer is just around the corner. Why not put your toes in the sand and seafood in your mac and cheese? Steve Gordon adds some coastal flair to this classic comfort.