The Triangle, named for the three cities clustered in the center of North Carolina—Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh—is full of great, cheap eats. Check out some of our favorites spots for a great meal that'll set you back a mere $6 or less.
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There's a trend of increasing transparency in sweets making, and I'm not just talking about letting people know where you source your ingredients. I'm talking about transparent walls and windows—or total lack thereof—that let customers actually see the product being made. One place on the band wagon? Videri Chocolate Factory.
Naturally, this is a knife-and-fork affair, as the egg yolks ooze out beautifully into the chewy, buttery bread. The flavors are well-balanced, with the meat mingling well with the melted cheese.
It's been awhile since I graduated from NCSU. Longer than I care to admit. And in the time since I left the Triangle and returned earlier this year, Raleigh has done a lot of growing up. Here are some great spots near campus.
Klausie's Pizza has been serving up Detroit-style pizza in the Triangle since 2010. We caught up with chef and owner, Mike Stenke, to talk about his quest to bring his hometown slice way down south.
Food trucks have been sprouting up so quickly around Raleigh and Durham that it's getting hard to keep track of them all. But don't worry, we're here to help. Our list of our 8 favorite trucks is a great place to start your own food truck journey.
It's time for another street food profile. This time we chat with the people behind Mom's Delicious Dishes in Raleigh, North Carolina. Ardath and Thao met while working at Trader Joe's and agreed, Raleigh could use some vibrant street food. Look for their orange truck selling salads, sandwiches and cinnamon-dusted doughnuts.
This classic drive-in spot in the heart of Raleigh has been serving up Char-Burgers since 1960. The Double Char-Burger with toppings is a study in both nostalgia and burger synergy.
[Photographs: Chichi Wang] Around this time of year the Raleigh Farmers' Market in North Carolina abounds in sweet potatoes. The state leads the country in sweet potato production—more than forty percent, in fact, of the national harvest. In addition to the more familiar kinds, farmers sell varieties you've probably never heard of. Hernandez and Beauregard sweet potatoes, and my favorite, a variety called "White Batus," which a nearby sign described as "very ugly but very sweet." I roasted all three varieties and found that while the Hernandez and Beauregard potatoes were mildly sweet with a moist orange flesh, the White Batus were exceptionally sweet with dense, creamy interiors. After all that sweet potato shopping, I ate at the State...
"The ribs were some of the smokiest, moistest specimens I've had the privilege of eating." [Photographs: Chichi Wang] More Notes from the South Rolling Bones Barbecue in Atlanta » Wilber's Barbecue and Currituck BBQ Company » Flip Burger Boutique in Atlanta » Busy Bee in Atlanta » In North Carolina, barbecue generally means one thing and one thing only: smoked pig, chopped up and served with a partly spicy, partly vinegar-based sauce (more on the West-East sauce divide later). Allen & Son in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, may be known for its chopped barbecue, but the restaurant also turns out a mean rack of ribs. At the risk of incensing die-hard North Carolinian chopped barbecue lovers everywhere, I'm going to...