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5 Great New North Carolina Beer Destinations

Until the passage of the "Pop the Cap" Initiative in 2005, it was illegal to sell beer above 6% ABV in the state of North Carolina. But now it can be hard to keep track of all of the new craft breweries popping up on the local beer map. Here's our list of the five best recently-opened breweries in North Carolina. More

The Search for America's Best Tacos: East Coast Contenders

We're not going to lie: As any West Coast or Southwestern transplant can tell you, finding great tacos on the East Coast is no easy task, but it's not impossible. You just have to be willing to go a bit off the beaten path. Head to neighborhoods with large Mexican immigrant populations and the trucks hanging out on street corners. The east coast is where we also found some more of the high-end chefs making everything from the ultra-traditional to the far more rarefied taco. More

Video: Moonshine and Molasses in North Carolina

John McEntire is the only person in the world, as far as he knows, that grows Crooked Creek Corn, a once common crop in the southeast. While at his North Carolina farm, John shared stories about his heirloom corn and the moonshine it can produce, as well as a drink made from sorghum. More

A Sandwich a Day: Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwich at Early Girl Eatery in Asheville, NC

When it comes to grilled cheese sandwiches, everyone has their favorite. From extra sharp cheddar to havarti to tetilla, I thought I'd tried them all. At Early Girl Eatery in Asheville, North Carolina, I experienced yet another variation on this old favorite. The Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwich ($6.50) layers pimento cheese, tomatoes, and spinach on toasted, buttered whole wheat bread. More

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