What’s a sonker? Ask bakers in and around Mount Airy, and you’ll get a thousand different answers. One thing’s for certain: It’s a North Carolina original.
8 Stops On the Surry Sonker Trail
This one-of-a-kind dessert that defies definition is the signature dish of Surry County — and each stop on the Sonker Trail is part of a delicious history.
A Slice of Heaven in the North Carolina Foothills
Angela “Miss Angel” Shur sweetens the Foothills with pies, ice cream, and, yes, moonshine.
A Foothills Twist on Pie: The Sonker
Born of mysterious origins — each family’s recipe different from the next — this sweet, deep-dish confection is a celebrated part of North Carolina’s culinary landscape.
Apples in a Glass: McRitchie Winery & Ciderworks
A nice complement to our food is a cider made in Thurmond with our apples.
In Good Spirit: Old North State Winery & Brewery
Grab a glass at a winery in Mount Airy, and know you’re in good company.
How a Granite Quarry Made Mount Airy Famous Before Mayberry Did
In Surry County, the world’s largest open-faced granite quarry holds firm as the strongest piece of land in the state.
In the heart of wine country, a little, old town ages into a dynamic place that stands on the edge of miraculous.
The Grape: Yadkin Valley
As the first vines began to grow in the Yadkin Valley, few people believed European wine grapes would make it in the clay loam of the foothills and Piedmont. A few pioneers took a chance, however, and a region’s farming heritage lives on.