Wilber’s is Open!

Drop everything!  Wilber’s is back!  Hop in your car and head to Goldsboro!  They’re opening with a limited menu and curbside service only, but the limited menu includes barbecue and hushpuppies and chicken.   Who cares about the rest?  The promise of my hope-filled Saturday drive-by has been realized. You can call your order in at 919-778-5218, or give your order to a parking attendant. … Continue reading Wilber’s is Open!

Wilber’s, Goldsboro, North Carolina: The Re-Opening Menu is Here!

Many thanks to my good friend Dan Kenney, the genius behind the Coach4aday blog, the host of the Annual Beer Snob Pig Picking, our Senior Carolina Correspondent, and the Master of the Deep Fried Turkey.  Dan sent this good news from North Carolina.  The much-anticipated — I should say much yearned-for reopening of Wilber’s is very close.  The pit has been rebuilt, and they have set … Continue reading Wilber’s, Goldsboro, North Carolina: The Re-Opening Menu is Here!

The Best Quarantine Dining: 2fifty Texas BBQ, Riverdale Park, Maryland

UPDATE:  Their new place is open at 4700 Riverdale Rd, Riverdale Park.  Try it! What a great place to get barbecue!  I first went to 2fifty Texas as part of my duties with the Campaign for Real Barbecue to find places in the region that cook barbecue exclusively with wood or coals: no gas or electrical heat allowed.  As part of my duties, I ate … Continue reading The Best Quarantine Dining: 2fifty Texas BBQ, Riverdale Park, Maryland

Cod and Capers Seafood Marketplace and Cafe, North Palm Beach, Florida

As the name indicates, Cod and Capers is at once a fish market and a seafood restaurant. I love that combination.  There are some combination places on the Gulf Coast and in Southern California, and I’ve posted reviews of Big Water Seafood in Siesta Key and Le Bee Fish in Marco Island, both on the Florida West Coast.  At Cod and Capers, the fish market is … Continue reading Cod and Capers Seafood Marketplace and Cafe, North Palm Beach, Florida

Back to Captain Charlie’s Reef Grill, Juno Beach, Florida

After our disappointing meal at Frigate’s, we turned to an old friend.  Many of you will remember that Nancy and I went to Captain Charlie’s with our friends, Joyce Deroy and Willie King back in November, before the Florida season was in full swing.  We were able to saunter right in and get a table for four. Nancy and I went back in February.  We … Continue reading Back to Captain Charlie’s Reef Grill, Juno Beach, Florida

Mark Your Calendars!

Start making travel arrangements! Ramey’s Bar B Que re-opens on March 5!  (They close every year in cold weather because it complicates the cooking.)  Ramey’s is a great whole hog barbecue place, a Top Place by any standard.  And Ramey’s is within easy driving distance of Memphis and Nashville, so I’ll be looking for excuses to go to Memphis or Nashville or Alabama or Kentucky or … Continue reading Mark Your Calendars!

Save the Date: May 17, 2020, for the Inaugural Buxton Hall Smokeshow

I have learned from the Barbecue Bros outstanding blog that Buxton Hall Barbecue is having its first annual Smokeshow, a barbecue festival that includes the food from various types of restaurants and, of course, beer and music, on May 17.  I’ve never been to Buxton Hall.  It’s way over in Asheville, and do you know how many barbecue places are between me and Asheville?  A … Continue reading Save the Date: May 17, 2020, for the Inaugural Buxton Hall Smokeshow

Salute! on the Beach, Key West, Florida

What a great place!  I mentioned it a couple of years ago in passing here, where I sang there praises of there yellowtail snapper, and I can’t imagine a trip to Key West without going to Salute.  (It’s an Italian restaurant, so Salute! (cheers!) is pronounced in three syllables.)  So off we all went, Nancy and I, David and Sue (Boyd, our co-grandparents), and Liza … Continue reading Salute! on the Beach, Key West, Florida

Great Barbecue in Lexington

Every now and then I look up from my plate and try to take a broader view of barbecue and other great issues.  As you’ll recall, not all that long ago, Nancy and I headed to Charlotte, North Carolina, for a family wedding.  I, of course, left a day early because driving to Charlotte means going through Lexington, North Carolina.  The drive to Lexington gave … Continue reading Great Barbecue in Lexington

A Look Back: Hunt’s Oyster Bar and Seafood Restaurant, Panama City, Florida

It’s Thursday, or at least it will be tomorrow, and that means time to re-post a restaurant review from the earlier days of the Blog.  I stepped outside today and immediately decided that a post from the sunny South was in order.  Here’s one from a wonderful seafood places: #### After meals at the Peg Leg Porker and the Golden Rule, Nancy and I continued south to … Continue reading A Look Back: Hunt’s Oyster Bar and Seafood Restaurant, Panama City, Florida