100 foods in 100 counties: davidson & cabarrus counties

13. Cabarrus County – Concord – Cabarrus Creamery: Moon Pie Ice Cream 29. Davidson County – Lexington – Barbeque Center: Banana Split and Q Soup Checked two places off the 100 foods list this weekend. The Q Soup at the Barbeque Center is a fabulous hearty vegetable soup with a solid portion of their excellent…

100 foods in 100 counties: orange county

Orange County – Carrboro – Neal’s Deli: House-Cured Pastrami I live in Orange County. It has taken me 9 years to cross this off the list. I am ashamed to know myself, but I am not ashamed to know Neal’s house-cured pastrami, which I ate with pimento cheese on a biscuit, and it was damn…

eats: a week of food

Hello, food! Lo these many years ago when I turned 30 and freaked out, I made a life list, and it was full of items that involved eating. Here, as I approach 40 and feel pretty good about it, I am still into eating, and I’ve been making my happy fat way through some of…

100 foods in 100 counties: guilford county

Guilford County – Greensboro – Jerusalem Market: the Armenian Wrap We finished our trip to Greensboro by checking off Our State Magazine’s food for Guilford County, the Armenian Wrap at Jerusalem Market, which has recently opened a second location S Elm Street. The wrap is listed as “Basterma (air dried beef tenderloin, covered in garlic…

100 foods in 100 counties: carteret county

Carteret County – Beaufort – Beaufort Grocery Co.: Apple Granny Chicken Sandwich This was some of the best chicken salad I’ve ever eaten, creamy and full of dill and not overrun by celery. Sharp apples, good cheddar, excellent croissant. Would eat again. Frankly, would eat everything on the Beaufort Grocery Co. menu, so I have…

100 foods in 100 counties: granville county

Cheese and sausage biscuit at Sunrise Biscuit in Oxford, crossing Granville County off the Our State 100 Foods list. The biscuit was fabulous and I would have eaten half a dozen plain.

life list: 100 foods in 100 counties

58. Eat at every restaurant in Our State magazine’s 100 Foods To Eat In North Carolina’s 100 Counties. Chatham County. Foie gras at Fearrington House Restaurant. I’m not super into goose liver, but the meal as a whole was the best I’ve ever eaten. Plus a bonus carved root vegetable from Halloween. Fearrington’s pumpkins were awesome.

life list: 100 foods, 100 counties

One off the 100 foods list … Hot Dipped Fried Chicken from Keaton’s Barbeque, in Cleveland, NC, Rowan County. I need to go back because I think the chicken suffered from a drive to Augusta, GA, in my trunk, which is not Keaton’s fault. But when they say hot, they mean hot. The spice is…

life list: 100 foods, 100 counties

Though my trip to Hickory was only partially successful — baseball-watching thwarted by a thunderstorm and a dead car battery — I did get to cross off three more counties on my Life List item of eating at all of Our State’s 100 Foods In 100 Counties. From top to bottom: Iredell County: Port-A-Pit BBQ,…

life list: 100 foods in 100 counties

This mini-roadtrip with Mama had three purposes: look at art on barns; hang out with Mama; and eat at a few more places on the Our State list of 100 things in eat in North Carolina’s 100 counties. We hit three in two days, and they were all interesting. From top to bottom, the Hot…