During the early days of the pandemic, burgers proved to be a steady staple — not only because they’re tasty, but they also travel well as takeout. If there’s one thing we’ve learned, pandemic or not, burgers are here to stay. In the Triangle, there’s no shortage of burgers to add to the list — and each chef and restaurant add in their own special touch to the American classic. From a simple all-beef patty with American cheese and OG toppings to more gourmet versions with local cheeses and housemade buns, there’s a burger for everyone. Eater has a guide to essential burger stops to satisfy cravings. Stop by one of these spots and pick up a juicy, meaty burger for a solid good time. And for those of you missing Gov’t Cheeseburger, the team has reemerged as Fine Folk, currently popping up at Union Special until their Raleigh brick and mortar (next door) is ready.
A number of North Carolina restaurants have resumed dine-in service. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit here. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More