Category North Carolina

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 […]

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 […]

Alston Bridges Barbecue – Shelby, NC

Not to be confused with the excellent Red Bridges, also in Shelby, Alston Bridges Barbecue has also been open for years.  But there is no relation between the two restaurants, and their founders – other than that they both learned their craft at the pit of NC legend Warner Starney.  Walking into the counter area, […]

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 […]

Red Bridges Barbecue Lodge – Shelby, NC

Red Bridge Barbecue Lodge, in Shelby, is one of the icons of North Carolina barbecue.  In fact, they had recently won a barbecue bracket contest (think of a NCAA tournament  bracket) sponsored by Garden & Gun magazine, as the national barbecue champion.  You can check out the bracket here.  You’ll notice several places we’ve visited […]

Asheville, NC

The week before Savannah, we took Madison up to Asheville over her Spring Break.  On the way, we made a great burger stop at Northgate Soda Fountain in Greenville, SC. We had three major food stops in Asheville.  The first place was Tupelo Honey, off the downtown triangle.  One of our absolute favorite places to […]