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F&W's travel experts searched the globe for the year's best eating experiences. Here, four must-try spots in Raleigh and Durham, North Carolina.
Kim Floresca and Daniel Ryan (of Napa's Meadowood) cook impeccable food, like beef with smoked potatoes. 100 Meadowmont Village Circle, Chapel Hill; one-restaurant.com
Ed Mitchell's Que
"Baseball and barbecue are North Carolina," says legendary pit master Ed Mitchell, who is opening his new barbecue joint next to the Durham Bulls baseball field in time for the season. 359 Blackwell St., Durham.
Chef Ashley Christensen's mini-empire now includes Joule, a coffeehouse by day and a craft cocktail bar at night. 223 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh; ac-restaurants.com
The vibe teeters on the edge of rowdiness, thanks to a big selection of local beers. But the food (pig's head croquette) is the reason to go. 938 N. Blount St., Raleigh