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Ocean Isle NC

I will be on Ocean Isle, NC for a week in June. Any recommendations for restaurants would be appreciated. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are needed.

May 26, 2013
Roger in Southeast

Green Park Inn

Has anyone tried the Sunday Brunch at the Green park Inn in Blowing Rock?

Aug 25, 2012
Roger in Southeast

Blue Plate Mayonnaise in NC?

I have purchased it at the Compare Foods in Winston-Salem.

Jul 27, 2012
Roger in Southeast

Frandfurters in Triad

Does anyone know of a source for good old fashioned frankfurters in the Triad. I am looking for the kind that is full of flavor and snap. Not the kind in the regular grocer stores.

Jun 12, 2012
Roger in Southeast

Seafood in the Triad

Is there a seafood restaurant in the Triad that is not owned by the Greeks. After many bad seafood meals at local modertlly priced seafood restaurants I wish for a non Greek owned restaurant. Last Saturday was one of the worst meals that I have had. At Captain's Galley in Advance I orderedd the perch. What was served was 6 small filets about one inch wide by three inches long with heavy breading. Greasy is the word. The so called french fries were chewy, however you do that. Slaw was ok. Hushpuppies were greasy.
Every moderate seafood restaurant that I have tries has yielded the same results.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Jun 04, 2012
Roger in Southeast

Pathetic state of burgers in Winston and Greensboro

The Corner Cafe in High Point is best of all of the suggestion given in the replies. Great cheeseburger and fries. Rixters seems to be out of business, so I could not try them. Thanks for the recccomendations.

Jun 03, 2012
Roger in Southeast

Pathetic state of burgers in Winston and Greensboro

The local restaurants seem to think that serving a frozen, dense packed, dry burger is what we should eat. They cook it to well done, and do not even attempt to brown the outside of the meat to develop the flavor. They may advertise Angus beef, but I believe this means nothing. It is the cuts of beef that are in the patty that matter most. The result is a burger that is not worth eating.
I believe a good burger should be made with freshly ground chuck or brisket, or sirloin, or a mixture of the cuts. The fat content should be about 20%. It should then be loosely formed (never packed), and formed to about 1 inch. Cooked on a very hot grill or flat top (500 degrees) it should be cooked on each side to develop the maximum Maillard reaction (Browning) and finished to no more than medium.
What is so hard about this?
The so called French fries are mostly a frozen product that is served when dry, tough, cold, and limp.

Feb 13, 2012
Roger in Southeast

Truffles Hilton Head

Reacently I dined at Truffles in Sea Pines at Hilton Head after many years of enjoying this restaurant. I now beleive this restaurantt has been reducedd to just another chain restaurant.
I had the ham and brie sandwich which was terrable. The Croissant appeared to be a frozen varity. The ham could have come from the deli at the loccal Food Lion, and the brie consiste of two small slices. All of theis was served cold. The so called french fries were a frozen potato product with a coating to make them seem crisp even after an hour on the plate.
Since they associate with Ruby Tuesday they seem to have reduced their food to the chain level. Yuck!

Dec 23, 2011
Roger in Southeast

Mario's Pizza Clemmons, NC

On wednesday, I had called in an order for a pizza based on the price shown on the Web. When I arrived to pick up the pizza the price had increaded by about four dollars. I then looked at the price on the menu that was on the counter. The price on the menu was the same as the web. When I asked what was going on I was told that prices had increased , but they had not bothered to change the menus. This is a vary poor way to run a business.

Nov 04, 2011
Roger in Southeast

Best Eats in WS! & ?

You are correct. I do not know how the address for the restaurant in Asheville got on my post.
The correct location is Winston-Salem

Sep 23, 2011
Roger in Southeast

Best Eats in WS! & ?

My experiance at Old Euroope did not match your experiance. The food was aceptable at best and the service was some of the worst that I have experianced in the area. I had the bratworst sandwich with German potato salad. The bratworst was a very small serving with very little flavor, and the potato salad was perhaps a 1/4 cup serving.

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Old Europe
41 N Lexington Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

Sep 19, 2011
Roger in Southeast

Shem Creek Bar worst meal

Recently my wife and I dined at Shem Creek Bar and Grill in Mt Pleasent, and it was perhaps the worst meal that we have ever experianced. We arrived at about 2:30 PM, after a trip to the beach. We ordered a combination seafood plater of shrimp and oysters. When the food arrived there were five small shrimp and five overcooked oysters the size of marbles on the plate. the french fries were greasy and soggy and the hushpuppies consisted of three the size of marbles. When we told the waitress that we had asked for crisp french fries,, she rolled her eyes and walked away.
Shame on me for not listing to the Chowhound advice of not ever going to Shem Creek area for food.

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Bar and Grill
4005 New Bern Ave, Raleigh, NC 27610

Aug 28, 2011
Roger in Southeast

Asian Market in or near Winston-Salem

The best market in the area is the Super G in Greensboro. It is as lage as any regular american grocery.. It is located on West market street in Greensboro. There are many post on Chowhoud about the market.

Aug 21, 2011
Roger in Southeast

Breaded Pork Tenderloin Sandwich

Does anyone know of an eatery in the triad area, or beyond, that serves these wonderful sandwiches..I used to get them in Indiana

Jan 13, 2011
Roger in Southeast

Kelp "caviar" Charlotte, Greensboro

The Fresh Market has had fresh caviar in the past. I would call them for for curent information.

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Fresh Market
4223 Providence Rd, Charlotte, NC

Dec 16, 2010
Roger in Southeast

Charleston, SC Restaurant Bills

I was reccently in Charleston for a week, and experianced on several ocasions, the rounding up of the bill. When I received a bill such as $35 50, the restaurants chargged me $36.00 when the change was returned. Is this a normal practice in other locations or just in Charleston?

Sep 19, 2010
Roger in Southeast

Winston-salem hanger steak

Does anyone know where I may purchase hanger steak to cook in the Triad?

Sep 01, 2010
Roger in Southeast

Tri Tip Steaks

I think that Costco has them.

Apr 16, 2010
Roger in Florida

ISO Hidden Gems in Greensboro and Winston Salem NC

The review for o'So Eats sounds like it was written by one of the restaurant staff. I have visited this restaurant and would not return. The prices were low, but so was the quality.
This is just another of the many Greek run restaurants in Winston-Salem, and you can not expect anything special.

Feb 12, 2010
Roger in Southeast

King Crab Legs

It is Snow Crab Legs, not King Crab Legs.

Jul 01, 2009
Roger in General South Archive

Bagels in Tarpon Springs

Does anyone know of a good source for bagels in Tarpon Spring or on the North side of Tampa.

Jun 13, 2009
Roger in Florida

Brunch in Tampa, Tarpon Springs, Claarwater.

We will be in Tarpon Springs in June and are looking for a good Sunday brunch. We are open to any kind of food within 30 miles of Tarpon Springs. A price range of $15 to $30 would be good. I have looked at past post, but they are our of date.

Apr 07, 2009
Roger in Florida

Brunch in Columbia, SC

I second the Motor Supply Company. We live in North Caroling and any time we are traveling in the Columbia area on Sunday we make a point of going to the Motor Supply Company. Great creative food.

Jan 30, 2009
Roger in General South Archive

Have you tried Tosca in Durham?

We live west of Winston-Salem, where there are no nice Italian restauras, and any time we are in Durham at lunch time, we go to Tosca. We consider it one of the best restaurants for lunch in the area. Excelent pasta, salads, and breads.

Sep 10, 2008
Roger in General South Archive

Durham NC Spanish or South American

Does anyone know of a spanish or south american (not Mexican) restaurant in Durham, NC?

Sep 07, 2008
Roger in General South Archive

Table 16 - Greensboro

We had lunch at Table 16 in Greensboro today, and it was one of the best lunches that I have experianced in a long time. My wife had the oyster poor boy, which had perfectly cooked oysters topped with carmelized onions, on a grilled ciabatta which was served open face. Three sides accompanied this sandwich--a small baby greens salad with a homemade dressing and a slice of brie and pea sprouts, buttermilk coated homemade onion rings, and a large serving of fresh nectarine chunks.

The menu offered to just let the chef create a meal for you, which is what I ordered.
I was served seared escabeche (tuna) over new potatoes, fried fresh okra, pea sprouts, authentic andouille sausage,and with a onion garlic sauce.

We will be returning to this restaurant.

Jul 25, 2008
Roger in General South Archive

Oak Island, NC

I will be on Oak Island, NC for a week in mid August. Can anyone recommend restaurants and seafood markets?

Jul 14, 2008
Roger in Southeast

Skillets-Hilton Head

We went to Skillets for breakfast on our last visit to Hilton Head and will not return.
I ordered coffee and the biscuits with sausage gravy. The pot of coffee that was served was instant, not brewed. The waitress told me that it came from a machine. Ugh! The biscuits were ok, but the sausage gravy either came from a can or was a frozen product. Not wort eating. My wife ordered the french toast and said that it was gummy and some of the worst that she had eaten. I can only guess what lunch or dinner would be like, but will not try to find out.

Mar 31, 2008
Roger in General South Archive

Bella Napoli Clemmons

We just tried the new restaurant in Clemmons, NC and were greatly disappointed.
The lasgna was nothing more than lasagna noodles that had been split into thirds and layered with meat sauce (no ricotta cheese) and then covered with cheese. The garlic bread was half of a sub roll covered with garlic butter and toasted.
The chicken parimgiana sub had mushy, but yet dry chicken with no taste. It was served with a bag of chips.
We could have done better at one of the chain (ugh) Italian restaurants.
This restaurant is in keeping with most of the "Greek" restaurants in the area that offer very low quality at cheap prices, except the prices here were not that low..

Feb 24, 2008
Roger in General South Archive

how to cook 10lbs of pork shoulder?

I have cooked many a pork sholder (Boston Butt 6-10 lbs)) I salt the pork well and
place it on a V rack. I place the pork in the oven at 350 degrees, and after one hour, I reduce the temperature to 210 degrees, and cook for an additional 10 hours. The pork is always tender and falling off of the bone. Cooks perfect every time.

Nov 02, 2007
Roger in Home Cooking