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Zweli’s Kitchen and Catering, Zimbabwean, salad, chicken, piri-piri chicken, quinoa

A Tantalizing Taste of Zimbabwe at Zweli’s in Durham, North Carolina

New ways with familiar ingredients will set your tastebuds dancing. Take Southern staples like collards, cabbage, and rice. Combine them with cooking techniques and spices from Southern Africa, and you have an irresistible combination culminating in a unique dining experience. Location: Zweli’s Kitchen & Catering is located 12 miles from downtown Durham and one mile …

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The dishes at Tandem Carrboro are as beautifully plated as they are delicious.

At Tandem Carrboro, World Cuisine Joins Fresh Local Products

Take one highly trained Moroccan chef. Add one lovely Englishwoman with years of managing casual dining and hotel restaurants. Sprinkle with love and marriage. The result? Tandem Carrboro in Carrboro, North Carolina, snugged up right next to the university town of Chapel Hill. Chef Younes Sabouh and his wife and partner Emma Dunbar Sabouh opened …

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Rhubarb in Asheville, North Carolina: Acclaimed Chef Using Local Produce

There are two places you simply must visit when you are in Asheville, North Carolina: Biltmore House and Gardens and Rhubarb, a restaurant in the heart of downtown. Owner and Executive Chef John Fleer is a five-time James Beard nominee for Best Chef Southeast and diners will love his creative dishes with their origins in …

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The Asbury in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina: Consistently at the Top

For biscuits, brunches, beef or bars, The Asbury consistently makes the list of top restaurants in the city of Charlotte, [amazon_textlink asin=’0760325928′ text=’North Carolina’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’theyums-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’42585225-74e4-11e8-b6de-0737d93f7bc7′]. Executive Chef Matthew Krenz and Pastry Chef Miranda Brown are drawing diners frequently to come back for more. Location: 235 North Tryon Street in the Fourth Ward of …

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Frogs Leap Public House: Upscale Farm to Fork in North Carolina

By walking a short block from Main Street in Waynesville, North Carolina, you’ll find a premiere farm-to-fork restaurant that claims to have “innovative Southern food with a local backbone and homegrown libations.” It’s a catchy slogan with the menu and credentials to back it up. Frogs Leap Public House is an appropriate name for this …

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A pile of crispy fried chicken at Mama Dip's Kitchen, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Real Southern Comfort at Mama Dip’s Kitchen, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Just a short walk from [amazon_textlink asin=’B00V6KH6D2′ text=’Chapel Hill’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’theyums-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’9fb64e7c-a795-11e7-91a5-2bb75a335cf5′], North Carolina’s pretty downtown is an institution. Mama Dip’s Kitchen is where locals flock, college students bring out-of-town family, and tourists throng to feast on genuine home-style southern cooking. Think fried chicken, BBQ pork, fried green tomatoes, mac ’n’ cheese, [amazon_textlink asin=’B00D9WUHTU’ …

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If you visit Owen's Restaurant in Nags Head, North Carolina, the Crab Stack is a MUST!

Amazing Coastal Cuisine at Owen’s Restaurant, Nags Head, NC

On my first visit to the [amazon_textlink asin=’1493001493′ text=’Outer Banks of North Carolina’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’theyums-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’60d33449-92a6-11e7-9816-f1dfe22f6af7′], I was shocked that the area had so many locally owned restaurants. After trying several of them over the course of four days, I discovered that the food in the Outer Banks is stellar. Think the freshest of …

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Maine Diver Scallops with pancetta corn hash and romesco sauce at Joy Bistro, Boone, NC

Dinner in the Blue Ridge Mountains at Joy Bistro, Boone, NC

When you’re road tripping through the [amazon_textlink asin=’1469608197′ text=’Blue Ridge Mountains’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’theyums-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’54f45d1c-9188-11e7-a212-a185fd0d25f1′] of [amazon_textlink asin=’1101878061′ text=’North Carolina’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’theyums-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’65a21408-9188-11e7-8e4d-0b1d88fc7d4c’], you might not expect to pull up in a town of roughly 19,000 people and find an opportunity for top-class dining. You’d be wrong. Because in the college town of Boone, …

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The Chicago Dog, a delicious loaded hot dog, from The Scoop, at the Cotton Exchange in Wilmington, North Carolina

The Scoop at the Cotton Exchange, Wilmington, North Carolina

Sometimes you just really want a great big ole hot dawg. And an ice cream cone. If you’re in Wilmington, [amazon_textlink asin=’0760325928′ text=’North Carolina’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’theyums-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’951eb375-55dd-11e7-a3f1-8d8f92427c21′] when that urge strikes, head on downtown to the Cotton Exchange. There you will find The Scoop, and it’s got the perfect answer to your cravings dream. …

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