I was hoping for some good barbecue before we left South Carolina. What we found was a lot better than just good.
You’ve got to love a place that insists their products are the worst in town. Sounds like a place that Alfred E. Neuman would love to visit. Plus, exciting college possibilities for the girlchild.
It’s only open two days a week and doesn’t have any indoor seating, but this venerable restaurant has been serving its barbecue with a mild brush of mustard sauce for almost sixty years.
They say “Ain’t no chicken like Shrimp Boat chicken” and they are not kidding. We visited the final two remaining stores from the old chain and, if we’re ranking by the awesomeness of the food, we saved the best for last.
The fried chicken is pretty good at this humble survivor of the old chain. We inched closer to a full set of the locations with a stop on this trip.
The last stop of the trip was another good one. This was the newest business that I visited on this trip, and I had a fine meal here before coming home.
I always like to find a pimento cheeseburger when I’m in the Palmetto State. This one wasn’t as good as I had hoped, but it was a neat stop all the same.
The Pee Dee region of South Carolina had disappointed me badly twice before, but what do you know? The third time’s the charm.
Spirits and energy were low when I arrived in Florence. What I found did nothing to revive them. Then I went to South of the Border and things got worse.
In November, I drove up to eastern North Carolina on a new circumnavigation. On the way up, I stopped at the flagship store of a local chain for some mustard sauce barbecue and some hash over rice.
The final stop of our daytrip was a local chain of hot dog joints. We arrived at the original store, which was once a pool hall shortly before closing, and we were careful to mind our language while we were there. Find out why in today’s chapter.
Oddly located in an enormous, labyrinthine, noisy strip mall, this charming little place feels like it belongs in a quiet neighborhood instead, and emphasizes healthy eating and drinking.
We stopped to take some pictures of some places that looked interesting on our trip, and we also got to play with some robot animals and giant monsters made from recycled toys.
Greenville is home to a small group of diners called Pete’s. Since a trip to the area is not complete without a pimento cheeseburger, we stopped in for one and learned a little about their quite convoluted history,