D.G. Martin presents NORTH CAROLINA'S ROADSIDE EATERIES

A graphic showing the book 'North Carolina's Roadside Eateries' by D.G. Martin, who is appearing at Flyleaf Books on Thursday, April 4, at 6pm with signing line beforehand at 5:30 pm.

Thursday, April 4, 2024. Signing Line at 5:30 pm, Talk begins at 6 pm.

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Flyleaf will offer seating for up to 70 in-person guests, with priority access given to folks who purchase the book.


The perfect glove box book for every hungry North Carolina traveler.

D. G. Martin is back with a fully updated edition of his beloved guide, North Carolina's Roadside Eateries, ready to help Tar Heels and visitors alike find the places locals love to eat. D.G. is your personal tour guide, and he takes you to more than 120 notable roadway haunts, including over 30 new restaurants, that aren't just great places to eat but fixtures of their communities as well.

A trusted companion to thousands of North Carolinians, this book not only offers new and exciting ways to get a good meal but will also help folks learn about and appreciate the rich local history of the Tar Heel State.

The book features locally owned and community favorites and covers a range of food tastes from BBQ and traditional southern fare to Mexican food and Laotian cuisine. It will introduce the restaurant owners and locals who make these places unique and includes current contact information, hours, and directions. It even recommends nearby points of interest to explore after eating.


D.G. Martin was the host of PBS-North Carolina's long-running program Bookwatch, the state's premier literary series. A graduate of Davidson College and Yale Law School and a former Green Beret, Martin practiced law in Charlotte for twenty years before joining the University of North Carolina, where he served as vice president for public affairs and chief legislative liaison. Since his retirement, he has served in interim leadership positions at UNC-Pembroke, North Carolina Central University, Trust for Public Land, Triangle Land Conservancy, and North Carolina's Clean Water Management Trust Fund and as president of the William R. Kenan, Jr. Fund.

Event date: 
Thursday, April 4, 2024 - 5:30pm
Event address: 
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514