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.


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.


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.


Pecan-Crusted Flounder

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


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.


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.


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.


Blackbeard’s BBQ & C-Food

Those in search of tasty treasure can find it hidden in the heart of eastern North Carolina’s barbecue belt.

October 2012

Oyster Supper Spread

In Cherryville, a cookbook preserves history through families and food.