North Carolina

5 Restaurants
Enjoy specialty desserts, cocktails, and a savory menu at Crave Dessert Bar in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Crave Dessert Bar


Crave Dessert Bar has been bringing together the Charlotte, NC, community over farm-to-glass cocktails, a dessert and savory menu inspired by the region’s culture, and a darn good time for over 13 years.

Enjoy classic, soulful cuisine at The Historic Magnolia House in Greensboro, North Carolina.

The Historic Magnolia House


Located in a bed & breakfast in Greensboro, North Carolina, The Historic Magnolia House has been serving classic cuisine from the time it was a Green Book site in the 1950s. Featuring a menu of soulful, elegant southern dishes and chef-inspired cocktails, they offer a truly historic culinary experience.

Enjoy savory Texas-style BBQ dishes and creamy dessert smoothies at Smiths Smokehouse and Smoothies in Wendell, North Carolina.

Smiths Smokehouse and Smoothies

Wake Forest

Located in Wake Forest, North Carolina, Smiths Smokehouse and Smoothies specializes in Texas-style BBQ and dessert smoothies that complement their smokey, tomato-based, Texas-style offerings. Imagine a flavorful smoked brisket chased by a blueberry cobbler smoothie, or a fall-off-the-bone oxtail complemented with a creamy banana pudding smoothie, and you’ll start to get the picture.

Experience hand-cut fries topped with deliciously unexpected innovations at What the Fries in Charlotte, North Carolina.

What the Fries


Since 2015, What the Fries has been serving up elevated, innovative, and unexpected dishes atop hand-cut fries, as well as handmade tots and sandwiches, using locally sourced and scratch-made ingredients. The Charlotte-based, family-run restaurant (and food truck) is led by chef/owners Jamie Barnes and Greg Williams, both founding members of the popular dinner series Soul Food Sessions.

Experience the unique cuisine of Zimbabwe at Zweli's in Durham, North Carolina.



Located in Durham, North Carolina, Zweli’s is the first known Zimbabwean restaurant in the U.S. It was established in 2016 as a catering business, and moved into its brick and mortar location a year later. The flavors of Zimbabwe shine in their signature dishes, which include beef-and-collard stew served with sadza, a Zimbabwean porridge, the peanut-butter-based dovi chicken, and chakalaka.