Raleigh is up in smoke! (Mexican street corn) on the side of a classic double patty burger done on a flat top with American cheese and dill pickles all on a potato bun. Hungry yet? I haven't even talked about BBQ yet. are fusing Eastern North Carolina, Texas and Kansas City BBQ's all in one. As if melding different BBQ cultures wasn't enough, these mad-bbq geniuses introduce latin flavors (barbacoa) into their whole hogs, smoked meats and sides. We nerd out on BBQ, why you have to use a flat top to cook burgers, how to use smokers inside. You can listen to this now and go experience it all soon at Longleaf Swine BBQ inside the Transfer CO food hall! **Support Bestow Baked Goods, currently located in Fuquay-Varina but soon to open in Holly Springs! Follow them on Instagram @bestowbakedgoods **Need wine & beer? Of course you do, get it at Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout! Hospitality industry veterans, and , get behind the scenes of North Carolina's burgeoning food and beverage culture. Hear from local chefs, sommelier's, distillers, farmers, brewers and the whole lot of them in the NC F&B podcast. Max is a front-of-house vet/sommelier that moved from Los Angeles to North Carolina in 2013. Since moving to North Carolina, he's run restaurants, designed wine programs and builds craft cocktail menus and now produces multiple podcasts. Matthew is a certified sommelier from New York. His experience ranges from restaurant/bar to importing some of the finest wines in the world. He moved his family to North Carolina three years ago and works as a wine distributor. For questions, comments and booking, contact us at or Eat & Drink Merrily!