In my personal opinion, I think southern cuisine is some of the most amazing cuisine I’ve ever tried. Sure, a lot of it is fried and cooked in a lot of butter…but who cares? You only live once. So you might as well try all the amazing dishes North Carolina has to offer, like these 10.
It doesn't matter if you get Eastern or Lexington style, a BBQ sandwich or even plate with hushpuppies and slaw is a dish you MUST try.
2. Fried green tomatoes topped with pimento cheese.
When two very southern foods come together...you know the results will be amazing.
3. Krispy Kreme Cheerwine Doughnut.
This is about as North Carolina as it gets...but your tastebuds will thank you.
Everything is southern, fried, and delicious at Bojangles ( but a cajun filet biscuit always wins in my opinion). Bojangles is a southern treat and a North Carolina tradition.
It really doesn't matter what you get because everything is delicious here. It's especially delicious after a long night at 2AM. The Cookout tray is one of the best deals you can find, and don't forget to wash it down with a milkshake.
6. Deviled eggs.
This southern side dish is a great twist on your traditional 'egg.' Yeah, we get creative down here in North Carolina...and deviled eggs is something you must try.
7. Fresh seafood from the coast.
Nothing can beat fresh caught seafood, and coastal North Carolina restaurants are the best place to try it.
8. Shrimp n' grits
Speaking of seafood, shrimp n' grits is found throughout the south, but the ones in North Carolina are especially delicious.
9. Carolina style anything
You can't go wrong with chili, slaw and onions topping your favorite piece of meat (usually hot dogs or burger).
10. Cheerwine Float
Root beer floats can move aside, cause here in Carolina we prefer ours with the deliciously sweet Cheerwine.
Ok, now I’m officially starving! I think I know which one I’ll have first…what about you? Are there any you would add to this list?