"Two recommendations in North Carolina"
Two recommendations. The first is in Fuquay-Varina, NC. It is a hole-in-the-wall type of place that specializes in puerto rican food called The Meeting Corner: http://themeetingcorner.com/ The other is in charlotte and you seem to get there a lot. it is mortimer's pub in the epicenter: http://mortimerspub.com/ Get the beef on weck. really good.