Food & Drink

Food & Drink

John’s Drive In serves happy people – and pups – with an ocean view

Forty years ago, John’s Drive In began serving fried fish, burgers and shakes to beachgoers in Kitty Hawk, N.C., on the Outer Banks. The tradition is still going strong.

National

The best way to drink whiskey, according to science

Two chemists published a paper this week in the journal Scientific Reports on the best way to drink whiskey. Bjorn Karlsson and Ran Friedman of the Linnaeus University Center for Biomaterials Chemistry are not whiskey drinkers, but Friedman did visit Scotland, and he raised an eyebrow at the locals' dedication to watering down even the fanciest Scotch.

Videos

Raleigh's pay-what-you-can restaurant has a home

Maggie Kane, executive director of A Place at the Table, describes how the nonprofit has found a permanent home in the former Cafe de los Muertos in downtown Raleigh. The new cafe will open in Fall 2017 and will let people pay or volunteer for their meals.
Jessica Banov jbanov@newsobserver.com
Raleigh's pay-what-you-can restaurant has a home 1:43

Raleigh's pay-what-you-can restaurant has a home

Brewery Bhavana brings to Raleigh a dim sum restaurant, brewery, flower shop and bookstore 2:43

Brewery Bhavana brings to Raleigh a dim sum restaurant, brewery, flower shop and bookstore

Spanglish food truck serves Puerto Rican food, empanadas and Cubano sandwiches among a broad menu 1:47

Spanglish food truck serves Puerto Rican food, empanadas and Cubano sandwiches among a broad menu

How it's made: Behind the scenes at Cary's Bond Brothers, making agave beer 2:31

How it's made: Behind the scenes at Cary's Bond Brothers, making agave beer