Located within the growing foodie scene of Wilmington Street, at the heart of downtown Raleigh, bu ku is a unique dining experience with an international twist. bu ku is inspired by street food from all over the world and serves up a dazzling array of flavours. And the intriguing name? It’s a play on ‘beaucoup’, as in ‘merci beaucoup’.
A visit to North Carolina would be incomplete without some authentic BBQ. There are a few famous BBQ joints in the Triangle area, but Clyde Cooper’s BBQ, in downtown Raleigh, has been serving the stuff since 1938. And it still retains its old-fashioned charm to this day. Tellingly, this joint attracts a mixed crowd and serves NC-style BBQ, using only the lean shoulder meat and hams.
Clyde Cooper’s BBQ, 109 East Davie Street, Raleigh, NC, USA, +1 919 832 7614
Chef & The Farmer is a real Triangle must-visit foodie destination. Chef Vivian works her magic with the fresh, seasonal ingredients, and combines the rich heritage of Southern cuisine with modern gastronomy. Situated in a distinctive building in the centre of downtown Kinston, it has helped revitalize the local cultural scene.
Chef & The Farmer, 120 West Gordon Street, Kinston, NC, USA, +1 252 208 2433