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  • #128117

    redwolf87
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    Their Pork Tenderloin biscuits are fantastic – and the line routinely goes out the door as locals wait for it.

    I do NOT recommend the Lexington BBQ festival. I thought I was going to some kind of BBQ Mecca. It was not. It was just another fall fest. Arts and crafts, a beer garden and like 2 tents serving BBQ. Boo….

    Double score.

    I used to work on that end of town (hell I lived a mile from Country Barbecue…the neighborhood wasn’t bad yet but we got out in time about 12 years ago…actually got completely out of Greensboro). The barbecue was great and the pork tenderloin biscuit was out of this world, especially with their Lexington barbecue sauce.

    I love all the Lexington barbecue places, but the festival is ridiculous. The one time that we went was Fedora’s first year when we lost to them and I wondered how there could be anybody at the game because everyone in North Carolina was at that frigging festival. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen that many people in one place in my life, and that includes the State Fair. Found a tent to buy barbecue, which was great, but gee whiz.

    #128118

    redwolf87
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    Couple of other Charleston places:

    Poogan’s Porch (very nice Shrimp and Grits)
    Carolina’s

    Authentic New Mexican:
    Sadie’s, Albuquerque

    Authentic New Mexican and Breakfast:
    The Frontier, Albuquerque, across from UNM – it’s a bit of a frantic scramble but worth it.

    Authentic New Mexican Breakfast:
    Loyola’s, Albuquerque – they filmed some of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul here but the burritos are terrific.

    #128122

    Wolfanatic
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    Maybe someone remembers, or perhaps it was just a figment of my imagination – that is completely possible given the times. I recall a very narrow-shaped on the inside, small, down and out type bar named Red’s on Hillsborough Ave. I’m going back to 1972-76. Not always filled with us then- student-kids. Red cooked the burgers on a black pepper covered grill. An original equal opportunity chef, he was. Both the beers and burgers were cheap, as well as excellent. My room mate and I used to go down there back in those stone ages, and crush a few burgers and beer. Alright, more than a few, but it was a great place for a tasty inexpensive meal and buzz. Does anyone recall Red’s? What happened to Red’s? Anyone?

    At any rate, Merry Christmas to all Wolfpackerssssss

    #128123

    freshmanin83
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    Oops.

    #128124

    freshmanin83
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    Maybe someone remembers, or perhaps it was just a figment of my imagination – that is completely possible given the times. I recall a very narrow-shaped on the inside, small, down and out type bar named Red’s on Hillsborough Ave. I’m going back to 1972-76. Not always filled with us then- student-kids. Red cooked the burgers on a black pepper covered grill. An original equal opportunity chef, he was. Both the beers and burgers were cheap, as well as excellent. My room mate and I used to go down there back in those stone ages, and crush a few burgers and beer. Alright, more than a few, but it was a great place for a tasty inexpensive meal and buzz. Does anyone recall Red’s? What happened to Red’s? Anyone?

    At any rate, Merry Christmas to all Wolfpackerssssss

    Was it called the College Grill run by a guy called Red? Red was from Brooklyn it seems and the bar was underneath Mitch’ s Tavern I read he bought the place when Red retired and used it as storage.

    #128127

    YogiNC
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    Couple of other Charleston places:

    Poogan’s Porch (very nice Shrimp and Grits)

    Poogan’s in Charleston was one of our go to places since forever, Yes, theirs is the best S&G in Charleston IMO. Peanut Butter Pie! YUM! Boiled Peanut Succotash is the most interesting and totally unique side item I’ve ever had, plus being a boiled peanut “nut” it fit me perfectly. Eat there once and you’ll return often.

    Also 82 Queen is top notch, the name is the address.

    Our most favorite in the Holy City is Old Town, right on the corner of King and Market streets near the slave market. Best Greek food around! Back in the 80’s they had their chickens roasting on a spit that blew the smoke out on the sidewalk. The smell would drag customers in from blocks around. When they remodeled the city inspectors made them modify their exhaust, too bad.

    Every year they have a Greek Festival in Charleston on Mother’s Day weekend. It’s a blast! Great food and it puts the Raleigh Greek Festival to shame.

    Smarter than the average bear

    #128129

    ryebread
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    Yogi: it is my opinion that most of the food in Charleston puts its equivalent in Raleigh to shame. Charleston is one of the top 3 food cities in America on any list. You won’t find Raleigh on any of those lists, and if we’re honest we know why. Are there good places? Sure, but not like we see in Charleston, New York, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, Austin, etc..

    #128131

    rthomas44
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    Went to Reds in 74, my apartment mate worked there, short guy…Bill Wellborn. He was a good guy but a little crazy. Burgers were real peppery and great.

    #128132

    YogiNC
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    Rye, there are many foods that I judge where ever I eat. My all time favorite way to have a cheeseburger is with only chili (grew up on those things). On Ashley Phosphate Road in North Charleston is a place called Roberts Barbecue. THE BEST I’ve ever had PERIOD. They also serve a mustard based barbecue and it is totally different than either version of NC ‘cue. When the wife and I go to Roberts it’s a chili cheeseburger and a barbecue sandwich with onion rings and fries. A few years back friends of mine were visiting Charleston and on their way home they ate lunch at Roberts and brought us back a bag of takeout!!! Wonderful surprise.

    Smarter than the average bear

    #128140

    McCallum
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    Merry Christmas you losers.

    McCallum

    #128141

    wirogers
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    Yup, that is me, the old man loser who sits alone at the back of the Church’s Candlelight service. Have good holidays

    #128154

    tractor57
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    Mention of Charleston – my stepdaughter graduated from College of Charleston so we made many visits. In those days Johnson and Wales had a campus there so most any hole in the wall was started by a J$W grad or student. The good thing is they did not veer away from the traditional foods just with a bity of a twist. Other than chains some of the best food I found.

    #128159

    Wolfanatic
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    Freshmanin83,
    I believe that you are correct. It was the college Grill run by a guy called Red, hence those of us who were regulars just called it Red’s. Thanks for clearing that up for me. Senility is a bitch.

    #128163

    YogiNC
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    Funny story tractor57, back in my navy days lots of the food service guys (we called them ‘mess cranks’) took classes at J&W during off crew time. It didn’t help them a bit, the food still sucked. Many a meal was missed by taking a glance at what was being served, LOL, I would rather just go to sleep.

    Smarter than the average bear

    #128165

    McCallum
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    First Street Draught House, Winston-Salem.

    Food is damn good, smallish bar but close quartered and fun as hell.

    Right under the old Hawthorn Street curve at old 40.

    Many, many good times had there.

    McCallum

    #128427

    McCallum
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    Speedy’s BBQ in Lexington.

    chapel hill has a number of places but any place serving up social justice is off the list.

    No ideology.

    McCallum

    #128557

    redwolf87
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    Speedy’s is really good. Failed to mention Barbecue Center earlier, with mountain-sized banana splits.

    ATL: Watershed. Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls owns part of it. I ate there several years ago when it was still in a converted gas station in Decatur. Now it’s in Brookwood Hills on Peachtree. They had then, and still have now, Fried Chicken Wednesdays (not typically on the menu), and assuming they haven’t changed the recipe, it is sublime. In my mind, the only superior chicken I’ve sampled is Austin Leslie’s fried chicken served up in N’awlins at Chez Helene (which is not there anymore and Austin’s gone on to the Great Beyond; died of a heart attack in Atlanta after being forced to leave due to Katrina).

    #128921

    McCallum
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    Is the Pony Island restaurant still open on Oracoke?

    McCallum

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