From two-lane highways and interstates to dirt roads and quaint downtowns, every road leads to delicious food when traveling across The Tar Heel State. This unique cookbook serves up a well-researched and charming guide to North Carolina's best back road restaurants plus favorite recipes from restaurant owners, chefs, and the best cooks in the state. This is not your usual guide to high-priced, white-tablecloth restaurants. You'll find those hidden gems that most people would never discover unless they lived in these small towns. No time to travel? No problem. Each restaurant shares with you their favorite recipes. Some recipes are signature dishes, others are family favorites, but all are delicious. Here you'll enjoy terrific recipes plus a guide to North Carolina's restaurants you won't want to miss while traveling the back roads of North Carolina. So crank up the car and join us.