Cube Steak with Tomato-Onion Chutney

Lynn’s mother often made this comforting dish for her as a child, and today, it still tastes like home.


Smoked Tomato Gravy

Whip up a batch of your favorite biscuits and enjoy this hearty, savory gravy at any time of day.


When Your Town Becomes Flavortown

Guy Fieri and his wildly popular show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives put a spotlight on little joints with bold flavor. So what happens when Food Network turns North Carolina’s beloved local restaurants into destinations?


Saltwater Grill Serves Seafood by the Water

Whether you arrive by car or by boat, this laid-back restaurant in downtown Swansboro will fill your plate with seafood, and your heart with a love of the water.


Tried & True: The Mystique of Hole-in-the-Wall Joints

These love-worn restaurants are revered, not reviewed: We flock to them for everything they are — cash only, unfussy, hard-to-find — and aren’t, because what matters most is always on the inside.


Stuffed Baked Tomatoes

Fresh tomatoes are delicious on their own, but they also make great vehicles for blue cheese, walnuts, and bread crumbs.


Riverside Refreshment at Hickory Nut Gorge Brewery

At Hickory Nut Gorge Brewery there’s not a bad seat in the house, even if that seat happens to be a rock. After a long day of mountain adventures, this riverside brewery in Chimney Rock is the perfect place to go with the flow.