Folks in Kernersville know First Presbyterian Church’s Easter eggs are tasty, but the sweet story of how a batch of cream-filled chocolates unified a church, and a community, is just as irresistible.
Tar Heel Tastes
Like Momma Made: Flat River Cafe
David and Angie Poindexter didn’t plan to open a restaurant. But when they found themselves responsible for the Flat River Cafe in Hurdle Mills, trusted family recipes pulled them through.
Making it to Market
The inspiration for a new food business can come from anywhere — friends who love your cooking or a family-favorite treat. But for the insight and tools to get the idea to market, entrepreneurs in Asheville turn to Blue Ridge Food Ventures.
After working in other people’s kitchens for 29 years, Ricky Bullins bought Bob’s Restaurant in Madison and turned it into a place where he wants to be. A good-size group of customers feels the same way.
Tar Heel Tradition: Sutton’s Drug Store
For decades, the flavors coming off the flattop grill in the back of Sutton’s Drug Store have been reason enough to stop in for a bite. But it’s the family feel of the place that brings most customers back on a regular basis.
Claxton Johnson is Siler City’s Burgermaster
They’re not fancy or complicated, but for 64 years the cheeseburgers at Johnson’s Drive-In have attracted a following of diners devoted to the mouthwatering creations coming off of Claxton Johnson’s griddle.
Lemon Pie is a Down East Classic at Capt. Bill’s
Cool and tart, and with a fluffy topping, lemon pie at Capt. Bill’s Waterfront Restaurant in Morehead City continues to be a hometown favorite.
The Mystery of Blue Honey
Some North Carolina beekeepers have strong opinions on what makes nature’s nectar turn such a startling shade.
Olympian Meals at River’s End
World-class hikers and whitewater rafters know all about this restaurant on the banks of the Nantahala River. It’s where river gods and mortals stop for great home-cooking.