Showcasing the Best Menus featuring

North Carolina products

  Top 5 Restaurant Menus chosen for the 2016 Dig into Local Best Menu NC Contest!

Sitti- Downtown Raleigh, Chef Donaldo Guzman

Graze- Winston-Salem, Chef Richard Miller

Heirloom- Charlotte, Chef Clark Barlowe

Bonterra- Charlotte, Chef Blake Hartwick

Off the Square- Albemarle, Chef Justin Mauldin


The North Carolina Department of Agriculture wants to recognize the best menus in the state that excel in featuring North Carolina products and ingredients.

Do you think your menu showcases North Carolina products the best? Does it reflect the state’s agriculture diversity? Register now for 2017 Dig into Local Best Menu NC contest. We'll be looking for some of the best menus that meet these criteria:

·        NC food products identified

·        Farms and local producers identified

·         NC beer, wine & spirits identified

·        Local connection made clear to dining customer

·        Restaurant articulates a clear mission to support local

·        Menu reflects seasonal options well

·        NC ingredients featured in multiple courses

·        Menu reflects diversity of NC products


Menus will be evaluated throughout the months of June, July, August and September by visits to your restaurants and online review of menus within your web site. Top restaurants will be announced by end of October. 

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