Restaurants in North Carolina
While North Carolina is not technically part of the southern cooking tradition, it does have some fine BBQ recipes, which you will love. North Carolina is famous for its yummy foods and especially sea food. Excellent crab dishes, boiled peanuts, fresh-from-the-field produce and pulled pork and ribs are local favorites. Every griller has a carefully guarded BBQ sauce recipe. As a state with a long Atlantic coast, North Carolina cooks locally caught seafood Calabash style: oysters, bass, crab and clams.
Brunswick stew and fried cornbread made like pancakes are also local favorite dishes. Hatteras style Clam Chowder, Scuppernong grapes, and biscuits, pig picking cakes, watermelon rind pickles, pickled okra, pickled pigs’ feet, apples sautéed in butter and brown sugar in a cast iron skillet, collards with ham hocks, fried fatback, and, persimmons also conjure up memories of North Carolina. Memorable North Carolina restaurants are usually locally owned, small, unassuming spots loved by the locals. Ask and you are in for a treat! Restaurants in North Carolina are as diverse as its people.
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