Recipe Time: Parker’s Fried Chicken

As regular readers know, people in Wilson, North Carolina, divide into two camps when it comes to barbecue.  There are Parker’s people and there are Bill’s people.  The Griffin side of our family all are Bill’s people.  My family is in the Parker’s camp.  One reason I like Parker’s, besides their corn sticks, is their fried chicken. There has been a new ally in the … Continue reading Recipe Time: Parker’s Fried Chicken

Recipe Time: White Barbecue Sauce

White barbecue sauce is good with lots of things.  It makes a good dip, for example, and is worlds better than ketchup with french fries.  I’ve put it on pork before.  But it’s mainly used with chicken.  Smoked chicken (as opposed to smoked turkey) usually dries out during long cooking so that it needs a sauce.  Not always, though: you can get wonderful smoked chicken at Miss … Continue reading Recipe Time: White Barbecue Sauce

Sam Jones BBQ, Winterville, North Carolina

Sam Jones — he of the Skylight InnBBQ Joneses* —  recently opened Sam Jones BBQ, just a few miles from the Skylight Inn in Winterville, NC, just south of Greenville.  I seized the opportunity to eat there on the way back from the beach.  It is terrific.  Absolutely terrific. And here are two of the reasons:  John (with the beard) and Steve.  I’m in the … Continue reading Sam Jones BBQ, Winterville, North Carolina

Roland’s Barbecue, Beaufort, North Carolina

Both Jim Oliver and my nephew, Jimbo Tanner, mentioned Roland’s in Beaufort to me.      Jim is from North Carolina and a barbecue fan, while Jimbo is mainly a chicken guy.  Roland’s is well outside the historic district tucked away in a shopping center with an Ace Home Center and a nail salon. You’ll pass another storefront on 70 on the way there that … Continue reading Roland’s Barbecue, Beaufort, North Carolina

North Carolina-Hot Dogs-July 15

Originally posted on coach4aday:
North Carolina People, Places, and Things-July 15 I am the dad to five adult children. As they were growing up I attempted to remind them they were special and to implore them to learn something new. My goal was to do that daily. In 2016 my goal is to learn something new daily on the people, places, and things that… Continue reading North Carolina-Hot Dogs-July 15

The Big Oak, Salter Path, North Carolina

One of the reasons to go to the beaches near Morehead City, NC, is the shrimp burger. There are two leading shrimp burger places in the area, The Big Oak in Salter Path, out on the island, and El’s on the mainland in Morehead City. Each has its  devoted following.  El’s has curb service and an old fashioned feel that makes you think you’re in a movie … Continue reading The Big Oak, Salter Path, North Carolina

Wilber’s Barbecue, Goldsboro, North Carolina

Wilber’s is one of the great East Carolina barbecue places.  It’s on 70, on the right as you’re headed to the beach, and there’s a fruit and vegetable stand out front where you can get peaches and corn and tomatoes and watermelon and boiled peanuts from some real nice people.  We always stop at Wilber’s on our way to the beach in Pine Knoll Shores, … Continue reading Wilber’s Barbecue, Goldsboro, North Carolina

The Original Little Richard’s Lexington Barbecue, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

We stopped and spent the night in Winston-Salem after a couple of truly delightful days with brother Jim and his wife, Cantey, before heading to Atlantic Beach, since our rental did not start until 3:00 the next day.  I’d never stayed in Winston-Salem before, so I turned to our Senior Texas correspondent, Hunter Brown, who is from Winston-Salem.  He immediately recommended Little Richard’s. Little Richard’s … Continue reading The Original Little Richard’s Lexington Barbecue, Winston-Salem, North Carolina