Category Southeast

Bow & Arrow – Auburn, AL

Today’s adventure involved a road trip to Auburn, Alabama, for barbecue with a group of friends.  We have these folks that we camp with – three couples in metro Atlanta, one in south Alabama and one in South Carolina.  Eight of us (it was a little far for the South Carolinians, so they weren’t part […]

Haywood Smokehouse – Dillsboro, NC

Camping with some friends near Cherokee, NC, we were discussing lunch, at breakfast. (Come on – you’ve done it, too.  I heard a great quote about this point, this week, “Why don’t we go get lunch and talk about dinner?”). Looking for options, the one couple among us with any bars of phone signal, suggested […]

K Hall and Sons Produce – Little Rock, AR

Continuing westward from Memphis, we got into North Little Rock, a little early for dinner, but definitely at a good time for a solid snack.  We were led to K Hall and Sons Produce, a small family-owned grocery store, by the Garden n Gun “Fried Chicken Bucket List”, so I knew why I was there.  […]

Payne’s Bar-B-Q – Memphis, TN

We left Atlanta early on Wednesday morning, starting our great west-bound adventure.   Courtesy of an hour time change, we cruised into Memphis for a late lunch, at 12:30 Central.  There are many places known for barbecue in Memphis, but the field narrows, considerably, when it comes to the discussion of sandwiches.  One of the consensus […]

Rodney Scott’s Whole Hog BBQ – Birmingham, AL

Ever since I heard about the opening of Rodney Scott’s Whole Hog BBQ in Birmingham, I’ve been plotting a way to get there.  Not that it’s far (about 2 hours from home) but it’s not every day you can convince your wife to drive four hours, round-trip, for lunch.  You see, after our trip to […]

Snappy Lunch – Mt. Airy, NC

While in Wilkesboro, NC, for MerleFest, we went roaming one day to Mt. Airy.  Most famous as the hometown of Andy Griffith, it is promoted as a modern-day Mayberry – right down to Floyd’s barber shop and a Mayberry police car parked on Main Street.  But we were there for a different purpose – the […]

Buxton Hall Bar-B-Cue – Asheville, NC

For the last several years, one of the barbecue places I’ve seen a lot of buzz about is Buxton Hall Bar-B-cue, in Asheville, NC.  Chef /pit-master Elliott Moss opened Buxton Hall in 2015, in partnership with Meherwan Irani (of Chai Pani), bringing South Carolina whole hog barbecue to Western North Carolina.  Housed in a former […]

Pita House – Greenville, SC

What’s the thing about shawarma, you ask? It’s one of those foods where there is very little middle ground – it’s good, or it’s not.  For years, a co-worker talked about the chicken shawarma he got every time he went back to Furman.  Then my daughter, whose best friend lives in Greenville, was raving about […]

Price’s Chicken Coop – Charlotte, NC

Before heading back home from a business trip to Charlotte, I had questioned a couple of the local attendees at the meetings about Charlotte institutions that we might not know about.  One of them mentioned Price’s Chicken Coop, which has been serving up hot, fresh fried chicken since 1962.  They were already on my radar […]

Brook’s Sandwich House – Charlotte, NC

As I’ve stated before, the impetus for this blog began with discovering the first edition of George Motz’s Hamburger America, during a lunch in 2007.  I decided that I’d make it one of my goals to eat as many of the 100 “best hamburgers” in the US, as I could, over the coming years.  The […]