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9 Craft Breweries Making Great Local Beer In Charlotte, North Carolina

The Queen City is the next big beer hub down South
Apr 22, 2015 12:00 pm

Local beer finally arrived in Charlotte, North Carolina, with the opening of Olde Mecklenburg Brewery in 2009. Since then, the Queen City has quickly developed a thriving craft-beer scene. Charlotte-based writer Daniel Hartis breaks down the local breweries that you need to know.

Carolina Barbecue Pit Now Perfuming San Francisco’s “Tempeh District”

Rusty’s Southern BBQ now open in the Tenderloin
Apr 21, 2015 1:00 pm

Rusty’s Southern BBQ has brought a version of authentic Lexington-style North Carolina smoked pork to the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco. Owner Rusty Olson grew up spending summers with his grandparents in the Carolinas, and it was there that he developed an abiding love of the vinegar-based barbecue sauces of the region. Now he’s introduced genuine smoked meat to the Left Coast.

Charlotte Chef Jim Noble Explains The Complicated Food City He Calls Home

A Southern city of transplants and diversity
Apr 13, 2015 1:00 pm

Jim Noble is an ordained minister, doesn’t have any formal culinary training and isn’t one to follow trends. But for more than three decades, he’s been one of the most successful chefs and restaurateurs in North Carolina. Here’s an introduction.

Kegger Alert: Fullsteam Brews With Duke Gardens Yeast

Durham's Fullsteam Brewery goes back to college
Sep 8, 2014 4:00 pm

"Yeast Wrangler" Rachel Simpson at Durham, NC's Fullsteam Brewery took local brewing to the next level by cultivating yeast from flowers at Duke University's Duke Gardens. Fullsteam uses 100% local ingredients in their beer and is widely consumed by discerning Blue Devils who turn their noses up at traditional pong beers. Check out the making of Rachel's Wild Yeast Belgian Pale Ale — you'll never look at local beer the same way.

Merge Records And The Dinner Party Download Team Up For Something Aweseome

Yes! 25 years of Food Republic's favorite label.
Jul 16, 2014 10:00 am

On July 25 from 3–5 p.m., The Dinner Party Download hosts Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam will join Mac and Laura along with “house band” Teenage Fanclub at Nightlight in Chapel Hill for a taping of popular show that blends food, music and jokes on jokes on jokes.

Here's What You Need To Know About North Carolina Barbecue

It's all about the pork spiked with vinegar
May 21, 2014 4:00 pm

North Carolina's got a lot to be proud of, not least of all — their renowned barbecue. If you know that porky, vinegar-spiked NC 'cue, check out our sneak peak at Southern Living magazine's A-Z Guide to Southern Food from their June food issue, featuring a pit crawl of the Tarheel State's best pig.

The Research Dinner Triangle: Where To Eat Well In Raleigh, Durham And Chapel Hill

There's a lot more going on than hoops and studying
Apr 9, 2014 9:00 am

Sure, you’re familiar with Nashville and Atlanta. But what about the smaller southern cities packing just as much flavor? In The Hidden South, Chris Chamberlain takes a look at a region of the South that is most certainly worth traveling to for the food. Up next, the foods of the so-called Research Triangle in North Carolina.

Couples In The Kitchen: North Carolina Chefs Dan And Kim Are ONE

Traveling executive chef duo cooks, stays together
Oct 21, 2013 9:00 am

I spoke with co-executive chefs Daniel Ryan and Kim Floresco at Chapel Hill's [ONE] restaurant to make sure I had my facts straight here. They've been together for 10 years, have traveled and worked in some of the most stressful and precision-oriented kitchens in the world and still wanted to open a restaurant together in a brand-new city. It looks like food really does taste better prepared with love. Find out the secret to their success after the jump.

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