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StarNews based in Wilmington, North Carolina features a number of eateries in the southern state’s Cape Fear region that are turning to Pittsburgh cuisine for inspiration. The publication reports that after the well-known food writer Andrew Knowlton recently declared Pittsburgh to be America’s next big culinary destination in his Bon Appetit column, many North Carolinian chefs and foodies took note.

Pierogies, an iconic Pittsburgh dish, are appearing on the menus at several restaurants in North Carolina, including Joe’s Oasis in New Hanover county and Whiskey Trail at the Creek in Wilmington. One restaurant, located on North Carolina’s Oak Island in Brunswick County, even named itself after the famed Eastern European dumpling.

Read more about the influence of Pittsburgh cuisine in North Carolina.

Jennifer Baron

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator...