North Carolina Guide

Explore North Carolina where dining influences span from the mountains to the sea. The state's college towns and downtowns boast quite a reputation, so come by for a meal that hits the spot. Have a blast with outdoor activities and check out the breathtaking views, too.

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Beat the Summer Heat by Seeking Altitude in North Carolina

OLD EDWARDS INN AND SPA Southerners have been summering in the mountains for generations. My husband’s late grandfather, attorney Ben Scott Whaley, cursed the day they installed air conditioning in Charleston’s courthouse because that meant he had to make[...]

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Carolina Ground Goes Against the Grain

Read about how Jennifer Lapidus went from baker to writer to owner of Carolina Ground. Her passion for flour and grains connects farmers to a bakers kitchen.

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My Kind of Place

Two chefs, a mixologist, and a writer walk into their favorite bars. We asked them what keeps them coming back. Hint: It’s not just about the drinks.


Hot Places to Eat and Drink in Charlotte

TLP contributor Asha Ellison, writer of our Snapshot: Charlotte newsletter, shares the latest on Charlotte restaurants, recommendations, and more about what’s happening around Crown Town.

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Fig Business on Ocracoke Island

Discover the wild and remote Ocracoke Island and the heirloom fig trees that characterize family businesses and recipes across the community.

The Local Palate Marketplace Ad: I'm Just Here for the Snacks

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Discover the Local Palate's thoughtfully curated selection of regional food products.