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  • #127768

    McCallum
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    I’d like to hear what you losers think.

    First up: Cafe Rel in Franklin NC.

    French Bistro in a gas station. Food is top of the line, cash only.

    McCallum

    #127769

    bill.onthebeach
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    If you’re in the coastal mood…
    I’d recommend Atlanta Hwy Seafood Market in downtown Gainesville

    …. inexpensive and as good as anywhere on or off the water, except one…

    they got Creole/Cajun too, if you’re feeling spicy…

    The one is Uncle Billy’s Beach Bar, Grill and Urban Farm in my backyard where what we don’t grow, we catch or kill, for the most part….

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    #127773

    BassPacker
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    First of all…..does Uncle Billy take reservations?

    If ever in the north end of Lake Okeechobee area, the Speckled Perch is a must eat at place. Don’t go there if you want fish. They don’t serve fish, its a Steak House. And don’t judge it by the outside, just a plain cinder box building with dirt parking lot. It has a little bar room called the Bream Room, cold beer and $2 whiskey shots. No fish again as this is a mans man steak joint. If you order it rare, medium or well done, it comes out that way. Nothing fancy, just good eats.

    #127774

    SqlWolf
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    Here are some places that my wife and I have recently been to and really like:

    Larkins on the Lake at Lake Lure has a nice view on the lake. Folks can tie up their boat and walk right up to sit at a table outside. The food is good at a decent price.

    Olde Hickory Station at the heart of old downtown Hickory NC. Their French Toast is huge plus awesome. Their Appalachian Benedict and Coastal Benedict are both very tasty.

    We also really like Flying Biscuit Cafe in Cameron Village. There’s no bad choice on the menu there.

    #127775

    Pack1997
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    Nellie’s Southern Restaurant in Belmont NC

    In Winston I would go with QB Italian Slappy’s fried chicken, and Sweet Potatoes

    #127776

    McCallum
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    Seafood in Hall County!!!

    Ha!!

    Name of place, location, items or people of interest.

    If you are in San Francisco look for a place called Frascsti. Mediterranean styled grub, food is good, place is small and people mind their business.

    I was there giving a speech against modern art.

    McCallum

    #127777

    bill.onthebeach
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    Mc… I ain’t BS-ing… downtown Gainesville, Georgia…

    As good a poorboys as you can get anywhere for that under $10 lunch…
    And you ain’t paying for real estate and atmosphere…

    Let me know next time you down that way and I’ll introduce to my cousin…
    He’s a retired Army Colonel / Presbyterian Minister with Cows on Red Clay Hills…

    I’m thinking ya’ll might get into some discussions…

    Ha!

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    #127778

    McCallum
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    Gainesville daily baby.

    McCallum

    #127779

    highstick
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    Nellie’s Southern Restaurant in Belmont NC

    In Winston I would go with QB Italian Slappy’s fried chicken, and Sweet Potatoes

    I’ll second Nellie’s…Good food and music!

    "Whomp 'em, Up, Side the Head"!

    #127780

    McCallum
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    Kidd’s in Liberty NC.

    Curbe service still used here. Working class, short order hot spot.

    Owner can be an a$$ but was always good by me.

    McCallum

    #127782

    TheCOWDOG
    Moderator

    Irma Hotel, Cody, Wyoming. Cherrywood bar, fresh Pike and lamb fries.

    #127783

    bill.onthebeach
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    OK… ya’ll might have guessed… I like to cook and some say I’m pretty good at it…
    the reason for that is I spent alot of years traveling and eating in restaurants — all kinds, all grades… so you pick up a few things — like ‘don’t eat NO BBQ down in ‘Bama if the BEAR ain’t got his signed picture on the wall…

    Anyway… I’d find a good recipe and come home and see if I could duplicate it… save some bucks and keep eating high…

    Years later, by the time I got into the organic farming thing, I was bored sh#tless in the kitchen. When I discovered “colored veggies” it was like “wow! this is f’ing cool…” and along with that came a whole new batch of stir-fries and roasted stuff — most with some meat added… And there’s a bunch of veggies you can grow, you can’t find at the Food Lion — Romanesco, Rainbow Swiss Chard, Fingering taters… etc… and I ain’t going to WholePayCheck for groceries….

    Anyway, these days when I go out to DINNER in a restaurant, I want to eat something I can’t/don’t cook at home…

    Currently — my top two choices choice is Cerviches just this side of the Wrightsville Beach drawbridge on the R/S of Wrightsville Avenue… no surprise… the cerviche there is killer…

    The other place here closed, but it was Moroccan cuisine… which like New Orleans is multi-cultural — the best of all the Mediterranean cuisines rolled together — the spices are extraordinary…

    Restaurants down here come and go just like the tourists so I’m sure I’ll find something else interesting…

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    There used to be a Brazilian restaurant in downtown Charlottesville, Va in a basement… that was some good food — fried gator tail in a creamy spicy sauce for the appetizer — Feijoada for the main course…

    And of course there’s Naw’lins… where Paul Prudhomme used to hang out… and no shortage of great places…

    Damn, ya’ll making me hungry!!!

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    #127784

    tractor57
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    Back in the day before I was retired I traveled where textile mills were located. My first time in any town I of course let person I was there to see pick the place for lunch. Ate at a lot of otherwise nameless places where the food was decent and a few where the food was stellar. Given the time that has passed I would think most of them are now gone. There were also some fine dining spots where we would have dinner. Some were the chain places (fine dining in a mill town) but a few were really fine dining. Names I don’t remember in this case. Locally there was a little out of the way German Family restaurant. It has been closed for some time (I expect part of that was the lack of alcohol sales in the county) but the food was fine and the portions would feed a week these days.

    #127785

    bill.onthebeach
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    speaking of Naw’lins…

    ya’ll check this out…

    and you might want to be nice to Mama so you can snuggle up later…

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    #127786

    Pack78
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    Tony’s Ice Cream (they make their own) in Gastonia..the shakes are killer good and the livermush sammich is excellent.

    #127787

    McCallum
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    Names I don’t remember in this case. Locally there was a little out of the way German Family restaurant.

    If you were a damn woman I’d call you a tease.

    THECowdog,

    Thank you for following the guidelines and NOT indulging in a BOTB War and Peace missive.

    Pack78,

    Been to Tony’s several times.

    Question: is that dump, The (Un)Sanitary Fish Market still open in Morehead City?

    McCallum

    #127788

    McCallum
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    Lamb fries?

    Am I thinking what you are thinking?

    McCallum

    #127789

    YogiNC
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    Question: is that dump, The (Un)Sanitary Fish Market still open in Morehead City?

    Yes it is, and still catering to the uninformed.

    If you’re looking for something upscale for an anniversary or special occasion last spring we discovered the Fairview Dining Room at the Washington Duke Inn. They have special pricing for their Dinner at Dusk. It’s a bit pricy but the food is excellent and the atmosphere is top notch. It takes a lot for an eatery to really impress me, This place did it.

    BOTB, I know what you mean about whipping up food you taste somewhere else. I have friends that have been after my best friend from high school and I to open a restaurant for over 40 years. My first job was working in a restaurant that my friend’s dad had opened. I learned early on that wasn’t my cut of life. He and I still break bread often and always try to one up each other with a dish. My winner from a little over a year ago was zucchini, yellow squash, asparagus and quinoa. It’s pretty tasty.

    Smarter than the average bear

    #127790

    YogiNC
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    Oh, almost forgot, flying fish ceviche on the island of Barbados. Take your pick of the restaurants. Flying fish is good stuff!

    Smarter than the average bear

    #127791

    Greywolf
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    When I think of good seafood, I think about Faircloth’s beside the bridge going into Wrightsville Beach. Of course it’s been closed over 50 years since the tore it down to put in the new bridge.

    Capt Stanley’s in Garner. I seen Chuck in there a few times.

    Can’t remember the name of it but it’s a Mexican rest. a few miles north of Santa Fe. The best Guacamole I ever tasted made right at the table. I could make a meal out of it.

    #127792

    rthomas44
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    Seafood in North Myrtle Beach. Was treated by seed salesmen to Bimini’s. Great plate of fried seafood with huge, thick pieces of fish .

    #127793

    Fastback68
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    Seafood Hut, Calabash/rock store BBQ, Stallings, 39 rue de Jean, Charleston, Fat Hen, between Kiawah and harbor town, prices chicken, Fran or Diane or Leann in Mount Pleasant, Endy’s on the way to Uwharrie National Forest, it’s gone, Doughton Park eatery on Blue Ridge Parkway, was supposed to be renovated and reopen, don’t know what happened, 2 waitresses had been there over 50 years.

    #127794

    Fastback68
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    It’s Page’s in Mount Pleasant

    #127795

    Texpack
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    League City, Tx
    Esteban’s – Best Tex Mex in Greater Houston
    Main Street Bistro
    Clear Lake Shores
    Joe Lees Seafood

    #127796

    4in12
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    Husk in Charleston is pricey and a bit pretentious but they have the best shrimp & grits I’ve ever had (and I order that any time I see it on the menu).

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