Mildred Council, owner of the famed Mama Dip's Kitchen in Chapel Hill, has died. She was an icon of Southern cooking, who was known not just for her famous food but for her activism and community service.
Trophy Brewing opened its original Raleigh location on Morgan Street in 2012. Owned by David Meeker, Chris Powers and Woody Lockwood, it's now expanding its sour beer program and adding outdoor seating at its popular pizzeria.
NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be at Raleigh-Durham International Airport on June 4, 2018, to celebrate the opening of his namesake restaurant, Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Whisky River, which began serving customers in March in Terminal 2.
Baskin-Robbins in Raleigh's Cameron Village is closing May 16, 2018, as one of the Dunkin Brands' last ice cream-only shops. At more than 50 years old, it's one of the oldest Cameron Village businesses.
George and Mayumi Yamazawa run Yamazushi, the oldest Japanese restaurant in Durham. After George Yamazawa's three bouts with cancer, Yamazushi went from a conventional sushi restaurant to an eight-course kaiseki, the height of Japanese cuisine.
The dress code at Kickback Jack's, a North Carolina restaurant chain, has gotten a reaction on social media with some saying it targets black diners and is an effort to make black diners feel unwelcome. The policy appears in all 14 restaurants.
Hummingbird doesn’t serve entrees, billing itself as a cafe by day, small-plates-and-cocktails place by night. It opened in 2017 at Dock 1053, a complex that was originally an A&P grocery distribution center.
The James Beard Foundation named Gabrielle Hamilton of New York City's Prune restaurant Best Chef in the country at the 2018 awards. Raleigh's Ashley Christensen was a finalist for the award for the first time.