Category Southeast

Bernie’s – Columbia, SC

As I planned a trip to Myrtle Beach, I realized that Columbia was about midway – and I had recently heard about Bernie’s Fried Chicken.  I had thought about stopping on the way up, but that was on Sunday – the one day of the week they are closed.    We were heading home on […]

Scott’s Pit Cooked Bar-B-Q – Hemingway, SC

For the last eight years, I’ve been wanting to eat barbecue at Scott’s Variety.  But it is slap dab in the middle of nowhere – 80 miles north of Charleston and 100 miles east of Columbia.  Not to mention more than 300 miles from home…  I just couldn’t find an excuse to get there.  The […]

Rusty’s Bar-B-Q – Leeds, AL

Camping for the weekend in the Anniston – Oxford metroplex, one of my jobs was finding a lunch spot.  I pulled up the lists and found that I had very little that was less than an hour away.  Then I saw the note for Rusty’s Bar-B-Q which said “halfway between Birmingham and Taladega” and I […]

Jack’s Bar-B-Que – Nashville, TN

Not realizing that there was a free New Year’s Eve concert in downtownNashville, we headed down to Broadway to grab some lunch.  That explained the cordoned off streets and exorbitant parking (at noon).  We found a paid lot next to the Ryman and walked down to Broadway in the drizzle.  We turned the corner past […]

Jackie Hite’s Bar-B-Q – Batesburg-Leesville, SC

 We first tried to eat at Jackie Hites Bar-B-Q several years ago. I can’t tell you exactly when it was, but I do know that it was a Tuesday. “How do I know”, you ask? My notes are very clear (in BOLD CAPS) that they are closed for lunch on Tuesday. They’re pretty clear […]

South 21 – Charlotte, NC

Going back to the original Hamburger America list, as we were driving through Charlotte this evening we swung into South 21 for a quick dinner.  “Swung in” is a bit of an understatement as it involved an exit, a u-turn and a return onto a divided six-lane highway, but you get the idea.   They’ve […]

The Acre – Auburn, AL

Today’s lunch at Acre was spurred by Southern Living’s “best restaurants in the South list” from 2014 (of which I keep a copy on my phone – who doesn’t) and a desire to get out of town for the day.  Looking at options, I realized we could be in Auburn in less than 90 minutes from […]