Daddy’s Hillsborough patients often bartered medical care in exchange for country ham, scuppernong wine, veggies, jams, pickles and home-smoked BBQ. This girl got addicted to the real, hickory-smoked Q during her first visit to Lexington’s BBQ Festival.
Pizzeria Faulisi operated BooYa Bagels, a bagel and biscuit pop-up, in its Cary restaurant last fall. Now that pop-up will become Big Dom's Bagel Shop, taking over a closed Little Caesar's in downtown Cary.
Three home cooks from the Triangle will compete in season premiere of "MasterChef" on Fox. Hope McFarland of Clayton, Jody Rhodes of Four Oaks and Juni Cuevas of Raleigh. The format changes this season: judges will each guide teams through the competition.
Mildred Council, owner of the famed Mama Dip's Kitchen in Chapel Hill, has died. She was an icon of Southern cooking, who was known not just for her famous food but for her activism and community service.
Trophy Brewing opened its original Raleigh location on Morgan Street in 2012. Owned by David Meeker, Chris Powers and Woody Lockwood, it's now expanding its sour beer program and adding outdoor seating at its popular pizzeria.
Electronic music festival Moogfest takes over downtown Durham this weekend. The Bull City is one of the best places to eat in the South, with a downtown packed full of local, independent restaurants. Here's the 2018 dining guide.
Baskin-Robbins in Raleigh's Cameron Village is closing May 16, 2018, as one of the Dunkin Brands' last ice cream-only shops. At more than 50 years old, it's one of the oldest Cameron Village businesses.
George and Mayumi Yamazawa run Yamazushi, the oldest Japanese restaurant in Durham. After George Yamazawa's three bouts with cancer, Yamazushi went from a conventional sushi restaurant to an eight-course kaiseki, the height of Japanese cuisine.