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Two New Restaurants to Open in Downtown Asheville's Forthcoming Hotel Arras

The construction of Hotel Arras, the forthcoming luxury hotel and condo property at 7 Patton Ave, has been a fixture of downtown Asheville for years, and come this spring, the 19-story building will finally re-open to the public – along with two brand-new restaurant concepts from some of the city's most successful restaurateurs.

José Andrés Feeds Evacuees in North Carolina as Hurricane Hits

As Hurricane Florence hits North Carolina, so does José Andrés.

Katie Button’s Guide to Asheville, North Carolina 


Yes, 2018 Is the Charlotte Restaurant Scene's Breakout Year—Here's Where to Eat

There’s no shortage of fantastic food cities in the South, but lately, the big question is whether 2018 is Charlotte’s breakout year—and we offer a resounding "yes." Situated in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, Charlotte is one of America's fastest growing cities and now a burgeoning food capital, with some of the top ch

48 Hours in Asheville: Where to Eat and Drink

Asheville, nestled in western North Carolina’s picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains, is a city that has it all. Coined the “Paris of the South,” the vibrant hotspot is a melting pot of art, culture, architecture, spectacular beer and a food scene that rivals any city in the country. Plus, let’s not forget about George Washington Vanderbilt’s jaw-dropping Biltmore Estate, a 19th-century chateau-style home that feels as if it were spit straight out of Bordeaux.

How the World’s Biggest Beer Garden Manages 402 Different Taps

Raleigh Beer Garden is not your average beer garden; for one, it is very much a garden. The airy, three-story space is drenched in greenery—a nod to owner Niall Hanley’s horticulture degree—in downtown Raleigh. The bar also offers more beers on tap than any other place in the world, by a long shot. Raleigh Beer Garden currently has 388 beers on tap but can hold as many as 402 beers on any given day.

Go Hog Wild at the NC Barbecue Revival This Weekend

“Barbecue is our state’s cultural heritage, and we knew it was in trouble,” says Wyatt Dickson, the pitmaster behind PICNIC in Durham, North Carolina. “So we wanted to bring together the keepers of the flame and fellowship with those who understand what it means to do NC barbecue: wood-fired, whole-hog barbecue.”

This Town Has Smelled Like Sweet Potatoes for 3 Weeks

It’s been nearly three weeks since Thanksgiving, but one North Carolina town still can’t seem to shake the smell of sweet potatoes. These aren’t holiday leftovers, though. Instead, the scent comes from a silo full of the holiday staple that has been burning since at least November 27.

The Secret Behind Kindred’s Incredible Milk Bread: The Tangzhong Method

When Joe and Katy Kindred prepared to open their restaurant earlier this year, they thought hard about how it might be taken. Kindred would be located in Joe’s tiny hometown of Davidson, North Carolina, and the chef-somm, husband-wife duo was concerned that a cheffy menu and polished interior might raise eyebrows among the locals. After careful consideration, they settled on a strategy for welcoming their guests: Bread would be their edible ambassador. It worked.

What To Eat and Drink In Charlotte, NC If You Only Have One Day

Despite being one of the biggest cities in the South, Charlotte, North Carolina remains a plucky upstart in the food scene. And while it might not yet be mentioned in the same breath as the region’s heavy hitters like Nashville, Atlanta, and Charleston, that will be changing. There's more than enough great food and drink to keep your stomach occupied. An interesting wrinkle to Charlotte’s gastronomic explosion though is the unmatched beer culture at its center. The city is now home to ten breweries and counting, most of which opened within the last five years.