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.
Dairy Queen hasn’t quite forced all their old stores into maintaining a single, modern look. Every so often, you find a strange little throwback like this one.
Charlotte is just killing me with all the great restaurants and things to do. One thing was certain while I breezed through town, though: I had to visit this 55 year-old place on Independence Boulevard.
If you love old drive-ins with gorgeous canopies or awnings and Servus-Fone call-boxes, have I ever got the place for you! This place, one of six in a small chain around town, is terrific.