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NC BBQ Map now available

I hear ya, Mike.... However, it looks like the 24.99 version is the one for framing/hanging...? The folded map is 9.99, if I'm reading correctly. I really like the legend that shows how they cook their pig, and whether it's whole hog. But, I understand the argument(s) that there's the same or similar info out there for free.

Aug 03, 2014
AmyInNC in Southeast

NC BBQ Map now available

I know we have some hardcore BBQ folks on this board, and others if us who strive to be. I got this via email today & thought I would share:

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You are the first to have access to this exciting news, but more importantly, to thank you for waiting and joining our email list, you get a special offer.

Spend at least $9 between now and 11:59 PM Sunday, August 3 and receive 2 freebies:
The Great NC BBQ Map vinyl sticker, to let the world know you're on a mission for NC BBQ
a sample of our Road Trip Game Pack, which includes 2 rounds of BBQ trivia and a mad lib made exclusively for this offer
To get your goodies, you must enter the secret code "OINK" in the "note to seller" at checkout.

Thanks, y'all, and we can't wait to get you on the road eating some NC 'cue!

Happy travels,
Amanda + Paul
co-owners | EDIA, Inc.
www.thegreatbbqmap.com

Aug 01, 2014
AmyInNC in Southeast

Costco Food Finds - 4th Quarter 2013

Interestingly, they have had it recently at the GSO store, 20-25 minutes away. Strange!
Ohmyyum is right, when they have had it, it was near (if not right beside) the KerryGold Dubliner Cheese. I looked where the Kirkland butter is (along with eggs, milk, etc.). ... just not there. I do plan to ask the next time I go.

Oct 28, 2013
AmyInNC in Chains

Costco Food Finds - 4th Quarter 2013

Not a food find... But I was so excited to see "create a size" Kirkland paper towels today! (Winston Salem, NC). In the old version, the sheets were just too darned big. Kerry Gold butter is sadly still absent. Beautiful Honey Crisp apples. Yum!

Oct 27, 2013
AmyInNC in Chains

Traditional Charleston foods help: Huguenot torte, hobotee, chicken bog

I spent some of my growing up years in Chadbourn & Whiteville, NC in the mid-70's. Chicken Bog was very popular there. :-)

Oct 05, 2013
AmyInNC in Southeast

Recommendation for the Concord, NC area

If you like Asian food, definitely try ENoodles, which is right on the edge of Kannapolis in Concord, off George Liles Pwky. I used to live within walking distance of this restaurant and it was a favorite, along with several other local restaurants that are right in that same area, including a Greek restaurant. While Concord has it's share of "chain hell" there are also several unexpected gems, if you just seek them out. :-)

http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/38/420561...

http://enoodlesonline.com

Oct 02, 2013
AmyInNC in Southeast

First time in San Diego.... Where would you suggest...?

I love a good burger too, honkman. Let me know your favorites. :-)

Sep 26, 2013
AmyInNC in San Diego

First time in San Diego.... Where would you suggest...?

Just wanted to bump this up to see if any of you have additional suggestions for food in SD area.
We love sushi, Italian, Mexican, Latin, Chinese, Thai, French and anything in between. Additionally, would be open to trying something completely new & will have a car, so we don't mind traveling outside the city. Thanks! :-)

Sep 25, 2013
AmyInNC in San Diego

First time in San Diego.... Where would you suggest...?

Thanks, Jan. I'd said that "we are pretty adventurous and like all kinds of cuisines" in an attempt to specify that we're open to just about anything.

We love sushi, Italian, Mexican, Latin, Chinese, Thai, French and anything in between. Additionally, would be open to trying something completely new.

Apr 28, 2013
AmyInNC in San Diego

First time in San Diego.... Where would you suggest...?

We are going to be visiting SD for the first time in mid-October for a conference. For a few nights, we'll be staying at the Hilton Bayfront. Any recs for spots nearby that are your favorites? We are pretty adventurous and like all kinds of cuisines, and love anything from upscale to a total dive, as long as the food is special. We will have a car.
The second part of my question is: we will likely add a few days to our trip & can't decide if we should stay in town, or venture out to another area. Are there any surrounding areas (and we don't mind driving up to an hour or even two) that are fun, walkable foodie towns? Thanks in advance for your guidance. I have no shame - I plan every trip around food, so I like to start planning early. ;-)

Apr 27, 2013
AmyInNC in San Diego

Best food bets, Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen

That sounds WONDERFUL. :)

Apr 25, 2013
AmyInNC in Southeast

Food items to bring for a move away from Chapel Hill/Durham?

+1 for (SR) White Lily flour; i think it makes the best bicuits. Also, House Autry Self Rising Cornmeal mix makes great cornbread. Anson Mills has some good stuff too; including grits. http://ansonmills.com/
Best of luck on your move! :)

Apr 25, 2013
AmyInNC in Southeast

Celebration Dinner in Greensboro, NC

Green Valley Grill might fit the bill. We've eaten there several times & have always had an enjoyable meal with great service too. http://www.greenvalleygrill.com

Apr 09, 2013
AmyInNC in Southeast

Sunday Lunch Recommendation: Traveling Through SC To Pawleys Island...

...will be traveling through/near Bennettsville, Marion, Conway. Are there any notable places near that route (don't mind veering off course) that would be good for lunch?

Dec 27, 2012
AmyInNC in Southeast

Trader Joe's Yea/Nay Thread - December 2012 [OLD]

A big NAY to the TJ's "Apple Turnovers". Absolutely not one bit of discernible apple; barely any apple taste. All dough. I'm a pie crust lovin' kinda girl, but I this case that was all there was. Maybe I got an "off" batch? Very disappointing.

Dec 06, 2012
AmyInNC in Chains

Le Creuset Repair - Any Experiences?

I had a 9 qt French oven that, after 10+ years of use developed some damage to the bottom after I accidentally burned a dish. I wasn't sure if I'd caused the problem or not when I tried to clean it. The bottom of the pot was rough & the iron appeared to be peeking through. I wasn't sure if I'd somehow caused this, but emailed anyway to see what they had to say, which, was to return the pot for them to evaluate. I got the required RA number and returned it for their inspection. With no questions asked they returned a brand new one in my choice of color (which they ask you to provide your choice of color when you send your existing one in for evaluation. If they can accommodate, they will) They even included the metal oven proof knob for the lid - which I didn't have before....

Nov 20, 2012
AmyInNC in Cookware

New Le Creuset, out of the box with pinholes??

As Chemicalkinetics says, this is the standard LC response. I had a 9 qt French oven that, after 10+ years of use developed some damage to the bottom after I accidentally burned a dish. I wasn't sure if I'd caused the problem or not when I tried to clean it - but emailed anyway to see what they had to say, which, was the same reply you got. I got the required RA number and returned it for their inspection. With no questions asked they returned a brand new one in my choice of color (which they ask you to provide your choice of color when you send your existing one in for evaluation. If they can accommodate, they will) They even included the metal oven proof knob for the lid - which I didn't have before.. So I must defend their customer service. It was one of the better customer service experiences I've had of late. There aren't many things I can think of that you can return after 10+ years of use for a brand new product.

Nov 20, 2012
AmyInNC in Cookware

Thanksgiving Plans Have Imploded... Opportunity To Experience a Nice Meal/Stay Somewhere in NC..? Where Would You Go?

Meatn3 - if you don't mind sharing... What's the other forum you follow? I'd love to add it to my list of resources! :)

Nov 18, 2012
AmyInNC in Southeast

Asheville NC Thanksgiving 2012 - Info & What's Open

Anyone wondering about Asheville & what's cookin' at Thanksgiving? Here's a link I just came across that may be helpful to you: http://www.romanticasheville.com/than...

Nov 14, 2012
AmyInNC in Southeast

Thanksgiving Plans Have Imploded... Opportunity To Experience a Nice Meal/Stay Somewhere in NC..? Where Would You Go?

Thanksgiving is usually at our house, however due to unforeseen circumstances, my husband and I are now on our own for the holiday. Any suggestions on places (anywhere) in NC where we might go - maybe even stay a night - for a great meal? Currently looking into the O.Henry, but wanted to request fellow Chowhounders' input. Thanks in advance!

Nov 14, 2012
AmyInNC in Southeast

Leaf lard in Raleigh?

One thing I noticed when reading about this topic; apparently there is rendered and non-rendered leaf lard. If you're looking for rendered, you may want to ask first, just to make sure.

Nov 13, 2012
AmyInNC in Southeast

Leaf lard in Raleigh?

I agree! I'd make a trip just to visit! :)

Nov 13, 2012
AmyInNC in Southeast

Leaf lard in Raleigh?

It looks like you can order leaf lard via this site in Western NC: http://www.rockhousefarm.info
Click the "order now" and on the right, there's a list of best sellers (leaf lard being close to the top!). This was a new one for me, thanks for sharing!

Nov 13, 2012
AmyInNC in Southeast

Authentic - and I do mean authentic - Fish and Chips

Yes, I'm NC born 'n bred so I know it's rather large. I didn't specify an area because I travel quite a bit and am always willing to drive for good food, whatever the cuisine may be. :)

Sep 29, 2012
AmyInNC in Southeast

Authentic - and I do mean authentic - Fish and Chips

Where might one find authentic fish and chips in North Carolina? I've lived in England and Scotland and am dreaming of the best...
Thank you in advance, y'all! :)

Sep 28, 2012
AmyInNC in Southeast

GOOD breakfast and dinner food in Nags Head?

The dinner highlight of our trip last year was the Kill Devil Grill. Wonderful food. http://www.thekilldevilgrill.com/

May 08, 2012
AmyInNC in Southeast

Holden Beach, NC - and surrounding area - Restaurants to add to the agenda....?

Thanks for all of the input! Anyone else have suggestions?

Apr 19, 2012
AmyInNC in Southeast

Holden Beach, NC - and surrounding area - Restaurants to add to the agenda....?

Thanks, y'all! I'm NC born & bred too - actually grew up near the southeastern coast. With that said, it has been quite a while since I've been to Holden Beach.:) I have read about how charming Southport is - haven't been there recently either. Thank you all for the suggestions - whether you're "losing it" or not - I'll fit right in :)

Apr 12, 2012
AmyInNC in Southeast

Holden Beach, NC - and surrounding area - Restaurants to add to the agenda....?

Hi Chowhoundies,
Looking around, there doesn't seem to be much of anything here on CH about Holden Beach with regard to places to eat. We're going down that way in a few weeks & so I wanted to ask you all what your favorite places are. Doesn't have to be in Holden Beach - we'll be down there for a little over a week & will likely go to Wilmington one day, and who knows where else for day trips. And, we'll eat just about anything - not looking (necessarily) for anything upscale, although we may go out to a "nice" dinner once or twice while there. Just looking for good, local food.
Thank you very much!
Amy

Apr 12, 2012
AmyInNC in Southeast

Beefmastor Inn - Wilson, NC

Awwww no! I hate to hear about Beefmastor's sad decline. I lived in Wilson in the mid-90's and it was fabulous - although my hoity toity manager at the time (who considered himself 'better than' since he lived in Raleigh) always grimaced when it was suggested for a corporate dinner - "... oh, Beefmastor? The place where you can get a ribeye, ...or, a ribeye... or a RIBEYE?" Snob. ;)

Feb 29, 2012
AmyInNC in Southeast