Food and Drink


This remarkable feast for the eyes is a wintry mashup of a margarita and a pina colada, with a bit of blue curacao for good measure. (Image via The Ginger Fox in Winston-Salem)
The Perfect Holiday Drinks, As Selected By NC Bartenders and Mixologists

The best drink makers across the state, from Elizabeth City to Charlotte to Morganton, give their picks for the best cocoa, cocktails and smoothies to sip this holiday season.

Darlene Gabbard, a member of North Carolina's Lumbee Tribe, started making wine as a hobby, using apples and wild blackberries on her family farm. Now she's the owner of Native Vine Winery in Lexington. (Courtesy of Native Vine Winery)
Meet the People Behind North Carolina’s Emerging Wine Scene

NC winemakers talk about their favorite wines and why they get so many visitors to the vineyard.

Pimento cheese croissants at The Table. Photo courtesy NC Visitors Bureau
11 Dining Spots You Don’t Want to Miss Next Time You’re in Downtown Asheboro

For many, traveling to the heart of North Carolina means only a visit to the North Carolina Zoo. Skipping Asheboro’s charming and walkable downtown is a mistake.

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These Are the Most Popular Beers in North Carolina

Check out this list of the highest rated beers across North Carolina, using info from BeerAdvocate.

Lexington's celebration of western-style barbecue is back. (Image via Lexington Barbecue Festival)
5 Things to Know about the Lexington Barbecue Festival Saturday

One of North Carolina’s most respected traditions returns for its 38th year. Here’s what you need to know about this celebration of western-style barbecue.

Big Pillow Brewing in downtown Hot Springs, N.C. is a perfect spot to enjoy a cold one with a pup. Big Pillow is one of 15 dog-friendly breweries  that made our guide. (Image via Big Pillow Brewing)
15 Dog-Friendly Breweries to Take Your Four-Legged Friend To in North Carolina

From the mountains to the coast, our picks for breweries that welcome your pup. Plus a trainer shares what skills every dog owner should know before heading to a brewery.

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10 of the Highest Rated Barbecue Spots in Greensboro

Barbecue is king in North Carolina. If you're looking for a restaurant in Greensboro, here's a good list to start off with.