The Front Street Grill at Stillwater and Rhumbar, Beaufort, North Carolina

Have you been to Beaufort? I mean the North Carolina one, pronounced bow-fert. The South Carolina one is Bew-fert. Both are historic waterside towns with lovely old homes from the early 18th century. The oldest in the North Carolina Beaufort is Blackbeard’s house, built c. 1700. No visit to the central North Carolina Coast is complete without a day or two in Beaufort. Beaufort has … Continue reading The Front Street Grill at Stillwater and Rhumbar, Beaufort, North Carolina

Parrott’s on 11th, Morehead City, North Carolina

Nancy and I marked 47 years of wedded bliss while we were at the beach with Liza and Michael and the girls, also lots of cousins. We celebrated with an early dinner out at one of our favorites, Parrott’s on 11th. We’d been there several times before, having learned of Parrott’s from my nephew, Jimbo, and his wife, Michelle, our primary guides to the coastal … Continue reading Parrott’s on 11th, Morehead City, North Carolina

The Mulberry House, Washington, North Carolina

And now for something completely different. you might think that all I ever eat in North Carolina is barbecue. Far from it. During my recent Tour de Barbecue I ate dinner every night at a non-barbecue place. Once at the beach, moreover, I eschewed barbecue for seafood. Here are some good places to eat things other than barbecue in Eastern North Carolina. After my lunches … Continue reading The Mulberry House, Washington, North Carolina

Wilber’s BBQ, Goldsboro, North Carolina

We all stopped at Wilber’s on our drive home from a week at the beach at Pine Knoll Shores. Nancy, Liza, and I are old hands at Wilber’s. We used to go there on every beach trip after a first lunch at Parker’s. But Wilber’s was new to Michael, Ella, and Lily. We veterans were eager to show it off. Early in 2019 I learned … Continue reading Wilber’s BBQ, Goldsboro, North Carolina

Oakwood BBQ, Richlands, North Carolina

After my amazing barbecue breakfast at Sid’s Catering, I took a short drive over to Richlands and another Saturday-only spot, Oakwood BBQ. Oakwood has a food truck, but if you want the real deal, you go to their small carryout in Richlands. Like Sid’s, it’s only open on Saturday morning, in Oakwood’s case from 9:00 am to noon. It’s a bit off the beaten path, … Continue reading Oakwood BBQ, Richlands, North Carolina

Sid’s Catering, Beulaville, North Carolina

The first thing you do when you go to Sid’s is drive past it. It’s on a street of single family brick houses with nothing but an unassuming sign about two feet square in the middle of the big front yard to mark its location. It’s that white sign in the middle of the yard. It turns out that there’s a sharp turn into a … Continue reading Sid’s Catering, Beulaville, North Carolina

Old Colony Smokehouse, Edenton, North Carolina

The Old Colony Smokehouse is in Edenton, on the next river west from Hertford and Captain Bob’s. It’s a big old place, with lots of room inside. You may have heard of Adam Hughes, the owner. He’s won lots of barbecue competitions and enjoyed a triumph on CHOPPED, which is a Food Network show. I’m hugely skeptical of barbecue places run by competition winners, especially … Continue reading Old Colony Smokehouse, Edenton, North Carolina

Martelle’s Feed House, Englehard, North Carolina

I mentioned Martelle’s in my post on H&L’s so often that you must be wondering about the place. Let’s start with this: Martelle’s, formally Martelle’s Feed House Restaurant, is great, just great. Fair enough, but still, how does a restaurant survive in a town of 155 souls and fewer than 4,600 people in the whole county, especially with H&L’s selling pork chop sandwiches just a … Continue reading Martelle’s Feed House, Englehard, North Carolina

H&L’s Restaurant, Englehard, North Carolina

I love just happening on these places. My visit to H&L’s was completely unplanned. I was headed to Martelle’s Feed House in Englehard and, well, the first thing you need to know about Englehard is that it is just before you fall off the edge of the earth. Well, it’s just before you fall into the Albemarle Sound after driving for a couple of hours … Continue reading H&L’s Restaurant, Englehard, North Carolina

Captain Bob’s Restaurant and Catering, Hertford, North Carolina

After a very good lunch at Rodman’s in Chesapeake, I turned my car to the Far East. Well, to a few places in the far eastern part of North Carolina, places outside the Barbecue Triangle formed by B’s, Stephenson’s, and Southern Smoke. Well, it probably should be a trapezoid, but it’s an area where many a weight loss plan has been wrecked, and many a … Continue reading Captain Bob’s Restaurant and Catering, Hertford, North Carolina