North Carolina secured eight final nominations for the 2022 James Beard awards, with Cúrate garnering nominations in two categories. Who ultimately wins will be announced on Monday, June 13, but being honored as a finalist means these establishments can forever say they got the nod from the James Beard Foundation.
From Asheville to Raleigh and down to Charleston, the restaurants vary widely in their fare and price point, making it a fun list to potentially eat in succession. But a common thread is focused cuisine, with chefs passionate about staying in their lane. An emphasis on local produce also shines through, a compliment to the Carolina dining scene.Read More