north carolina

Barbecue

Governor Defends North Carolina’s BBQ After Stephen Colbert Calls It “Flavor-Deprived”

“We think Colbert is amazing when it comes to his commentary, but he can use a little work when it comes to his culinary.”
Jelisa Castrodale
2.1.19
Halloween

A North Carolina City Banned This Halloween Candy Because 'No One Likes Them'

“It's not so much peanut butter hate as it is hate against a really all-around terrible candy,” a city spokesperson told us.
Jelisa Castrodale
10.26.18
pork

The Dark Side of Barbecue Is Pig Shit

But researchers at North Carolina A&T might be well on their way to turning it into carbon-neutral gas.
Eric Ginsburg
1.25.18
beer

Owner of Queer, Black-Owned Brewery Says 'White Supremacy' Led to Its Closure

During its six-month tenure, Black Star Line Brewery faced death threats, numerous break-ins, and complicated financial woes.
Beth Demmon
1.25.18
food crime

This Beloved Soul Food Restaurant Was Busted for Using Food Stamps to Stock Fridges

Before the EBT scam was exposed, Becky’s and Mary’s was known only as the best place for soul food in central North Carolina.
Jelisa Castrodale
4.23.17
Restaurants

How One Chef Brought Gourmet Cooking to Small-Town Appalachia

James Beard Award nominee Nate Allen is helping to boost tourism in the tiny mining town of Spruce Pine with his local produce-driven restaurant Knife & Fork.
Brent Crane
4.12.17
children

Business Is Booming for Restaurant that Banned Young Children

Leave your toddlers and their iPads at home.
Gillie Houston
4.4.17
food crime

Who the Hell Is Stealing Giant Chicken Statues?

And most importantly, how on earth did a 1,000-pound chicken cross the road?
Gigen Mammoser
2.19.17
Cocktails

Why Bartenders Need to Think Like Chefs

It often feels like bartenders and chefs at the same restaurant operate in the own worlds. But at Nightbell, drinks are meant to pair with and even season the food.
Ashlie Stevens
1.1.17
Recipe

Pimento Cheese Recipe

If you're from the South, this'll hit the spot. If you're not... Meet your new obsession.
Ashley Christensen
10.13.16
Barbecue

This Welsh Seaside Restaurant Is Trying to Make Better Barbecue Than Texas

Four years ago, Shauna Guinn and Samantha Evans embarked on a barbecuing odyssey around America. After mastering the meat techniques of Nashville, Kansas, and of course Austin, they opened Hang Fire Southern Kitchen in Barry.
Laura Martin
5.10.16
politics

Clay Aiken Gained an Absurd Amount of Weight By Eating Chicken at Bojangles'

Political ambition can and will make a man do ungodly things. In the case of certain singer-songwriters, campaigning just might cause you to gain an absurd amount of weight.
Alex Swerdloff
4.28.16
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