In 1942, the United States enacted its first food ration of World War II — on sugar. After the war was over, many returning soldiers headed to the kitchen to make their lives a little, well, sweeter. Today, three North Carolina bakeries that opened in the wake of the war endure. Their stories are our history. And their cakes are pretty tasty, too.
A mother-daughter team serves up cookies, cakes, éclairs, and more in a cozy storefront in Gaston County.
The owners of Our Daily Bread knew the iconic sandwich shop was something special when they bought it. And that was before they found out it was full of hidden treasures.
Is it sacrilege to order fried chicken at a barbecue joint? Hardly. The best baskets of crispy, salty poultry goodness are often found at places better known for pork.
B.W. Keaton got people’s attention when he started serving barbecue-sauced fried chicken at his restaurant in Rowan County. People are still talking, and the first question is always the same: How do I find this place?
Here, where the science of baking rises to an art form, cakes become extraordinary sculptures worthy of the weddings, showers, and birthdays they’re made to celebrate.
There’s a cast of characters behind each innovative dish at Panciuto in Hillsborough — and the chef makes sure that each farmer and artisan gets to take a bow.
For more than two decades, hungry folks from Wilson and beyond have started their day with a hearty breakfast from the drive-through at Flo’s Kitchen.
To us they’re neighborhood gems or date night favorites, but these North Carolina restaurants are making their mark in the culinary world one dish a time.