From John Trump, managing editor of Carolina Journal:

While I don’t consider myself an expert on North Carolina’s laws governing alcohol, I do think I’m pretty well informed.

But the other day I learned something I probably should have known, considering my research on the subject.

No bar, grill, brasserie, bistro, or restaurant in North Carolina can have “Happy Hour,” which I — I’m also thinking I’m not alone here — always perceived as commonplace and perfunctory.

But not here.

Read on for more of John’s look at North Carolina’s alcohol regulations.