Food and Drink
Another Asheville brewery is plotting an expansion to the Triangle.
Two long-awaited barbecue joints are now filling the air with smoke in Raleigh — but please don't call the cops on them.
To put this election in terms all North Carolinians can understand, you could buy 7.3 million Cook Out trays with the $44 million spent between Republican Congressman Ted Budd and Democrat Cheri Beasley alone for the entire election cycle.
Why it matters: That's a lot of quesadilla and/or corndog and/or chicken wrap sides.
Ancillary* Fermentation, one of the Triangle's most interesting breweries, has opened a permanent space in Raleigh after years of a nomadic existence.
Driving the news: Ancillary* — yes, the asterisk is part of the name — is taking over a former bank at 1420 Hardimont Rd., near Duke Raleigh Hospital.
- Until now the beer project, founded by Whit Baker and Andy Schnitzer of Cary's Bond Brothers Beer Co., released its beers via pop-up events across the Triangle.
The storied Durham fine-dining restaurant Nana's is on the verge of a comeback, after quietly closing during the height of the pandemic in 2020.
Driving the news: Matt Kelly, the celebrated restaurateur behind eateries like Mateo and Mothers & Sons, announced Tuesday he is buying Nana's from its chef-and-owner Scott Howell.
Asheville's beer scene is evolving to new levels, Axios' resident beer geek John Frank found on a recent tour.
State of play: A decade ago, I wrote a beer column for the News & Observer about how Wicked Weed Brewing and the arrival of national brewers — Oskar Blues, New Belgium and Sierra Nevada — planted the city firmly on the beer map.
The North Carolina State Fair revealed its list of new food items that will be available to order this year.
It has us mentally gauging how much food we truly could consume on a one-day trip to one of our state's great traditions.
New Anthem Beer Project, a North Carolina brewery that has made waves for its hazy India Pale Ales, is opening a taproom in downtown Raleigh.
- It will be the brewery’s first location outside of its hometown Wilmington and it is expected to open early next year.
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