The Southeastern Dispatch

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The Burger Index

Is the price of burgers too damn high?

Carrie Morey (left) on the set of her PBS television show How She Rolls
Libba Osborne/Leapfrog PR

Carrie Morey Has Big Biscuit Dreams

That's how she rolls

Handy & Hot is resuming its hand pie collaborations with an entry from Chez Nous's Jill Mathias
Baxter Miller

Handy & Hot Resumes Its Hand Pie Collaborations

Getting handy again

A new generation of ready-to-drink products are making canned cocktails cool again
Dispatch Staff

Canned Cocktails, A New(ish) Adventure

Getting canned

Chef Bill Smith (right) receives the Craig Claiborne Lifetime Achievement Award from Bill Barker at the SFA Symposium in Oxford, Mississippi
Kathleen Purvis

Chef Bill Smith wins the SFA's Craig Claiborne Lifetime Achievement Award

Bless his heart

Halibut with miso dashi and dark spore mushrooms, a most American dish from CAMP in Greenville
Robert F. Moss

What Is "Modern American" Cuisine?

Taking it to the streets with tacos and dosa

Review: Osteria Georgi Brings Polished Upscale Italian to Chapel Hill

A clean, well-lighted place

Fried liver pudding is a long-standing South Carolina breakfast dish
Dale Haas

Taste the State of South Carolina With Kevin Mitchell & David Shields

Discovering the Palmetto State's signature foods, recipes & stories

QueenBurger rolled up the Astroturf in August but now it's coming back to a permanent home
Jennifer Kelly/JNK Public Relations

QueenBurger Finds Permanent Home in Durham's American Tobacco Campus

Return of the queen

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Allan Benton Smokes Jimmy Red for High Wire's Newest Whiskey

Jimmy Red Corn and We Do Care . . .

A tray of fresh-shucked North Carolina oysters from Locals in Raleigh's Transfer Co. Food Hall
Dispatch Staff

It’s North Carolina Oyster Week

Or Fortnight, or Month . . .

Catawba Brewing opened its most recent taproom in Wilmington in February 2021
Catawba Brewing

Catawba & Palmetto Brewing Acquired by Florida's Oyster City

Carolina beer rollups

Is It Safe to Look for the Post-COVID Charlotte Food Scene?

Queen City restaurauteurs prepare for the future

Charlotte's Upcoming BayHaven Festival to Celebrate Black Chefs and Restaurateurs

Dinners, jazz brunch, and food truck roundups

In December Husk Greenville pivoted to smoked meat platters as Husk Barbeque
Andrew Cebulka

Neighborhood Dining Group Shutters Husk Barbeque in Greenville

Extinguishing the pits

 Maker’s Mark Cask Strength bourbon is finished with oak staves and clocks 110.4 proof
Dispatch Staff

Are Cask-Strength Bourbons Worth the Price of Admission?

Single barrels, small batches, and other whiskey wrinkles

Drinking Small at Charlotte's Neighborhood Breweries

Community brew

John Lewis of Lewis Barbecue will be trucking in 3,000 pounds of chile peppers all the way from Hatch, New Mexico, for his Oct. 10 chile roast
Lewis Barbecue

Charleston's Hatch Chile Evangelist Trucks in 3,000 Pounds

Eastbound and down

Review: Lenoir Brings A Fresh Perspective to Lowcountry Dining

East Meets South

Like many 19th century groceries, the Dughi Store at 235 Fayetteville Street in Raleigh featured an oyster saloon
North Carolina State Archives

A History of Oysters Bars in the Carolinas

Freshly shucked oysters are a long-standing Carolina tradition

At Jianna in Greenville Chef Michael Kramer puts the oyster bar front and center
Jianna/Derrick Simpson

The Idea of the Oyster Bar

The secrets behind the ice and stainless steel

What Happened to the Raleigh BBQ Boom?

A barbecue capital still in waiting

Rodney Scott and Lyttle Bridges Cabiness were just inducted into the Barbecue Hall of Fame
American Royal/Barbecue Hall of Fame

Two Carolinians Inducted Into the Barbecue Hall of Fame

Famous Carolina 'cue gets its due

Bittersweet amari are jumping from after-dinner drink to crucial cocktail component here in the Carolinas
Robert F. Moss

Bitter, Complex, and a Little Sweet: Exploring Amaros

That's amaro!

Beyond Taco Tuesday

Explore a world of Latin American flavors without leaving the Triangle

At Garland in Raleigh, Cheetie Kumar and Paul Siler transformed the front sidewalk into an outdoor dining area
Paul Siler/Garland

Dining in the Triangle: Where We Stand

Adapting, rebounding, and now treading water

Review: The Tasting Menu Still Shines at Zero Restaurant

Serious fun

During the pandemic Edmund's Oast Brewing in Charleston pivoted to 32-ounce
Dispatch Staff

The State of Beer in the Carolinas

Crowlers, seltzers, and coping with change