Grape ice cream! We finally try grape ice cream! And more of that mutant weird barbecue from the area, but who cares about that? Grape ice cream!
It’s the consensus favorite for the best barbecue in town. We met up with a couple of the area’s best-known bloggers to see whether that’s true, and to look at a great record store nearby.
This family-friendly. biker-friendly, big-menu place has grown over the last decade to five stores in three cities. We began a busy day trip with lunch at their original location.
Blast! Everybody likes this place more than I did. Well, everybody but one person, anyhow. It’s on the to-do list for a second stop one day.
You guys. This place. The stories. They’re true. Oh man. This lunch.
Day two of this road trip began with a clear sky and a very nice drive, and an excellent meal about ninety minutes ahead of schedule.
Whether for breakfast or toward the end of a long day, there is always a crowd at this place, one of the most popular and celebrated barbecue joints in the country.
This was the second place that I visited that featured that most Georgian of sides, Brunswick stew on the menu. But Virginia is nearby and it has its own style of stew. I needed to investigate a little further, obviously.
I’m sorry. I’m too busy remembering how wonderful the barbecue here was to compose a coherent headline. Carry on.
Opened in 1946, this legendary restaurant may cook using gas and not wood, but they know how to put smiles on the faces of grouchy and exhausted travelers.
In this chapter, the conclusion of the trip to North Carolina. A stop at a 99 year-old business to order a treat for the ride home results in a fun surprise about an old regional family favorite.
The Shrimp Boat in this city has docked at three different addresses. I got the rundown on this 52 year-old business, one of seven survivors of the long-closed chain.
How do you feel about the maxim “When you’re away, don’t eat something you can get at home,” readers? Well, in this small town, you can get some barbecue that’s completely unlike any from your neck of the woods.
The newest barbecue place that I visited on the trip was this interesting little place, which an award-winning competition team opened in 2010. I loved their very respectful nods toward the traditions of the region.