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Where to get dressed goat

What a great site this is! Thanks to all.

Sep 19, 2013
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Where to get dressed goat

Many thanks. I'll start calling.

Sep 18, 2013
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Where to get dressed goat

Anyone know if there's anywhere near Durham I can get a young goat (40 pounds or so), slaughtered and dressed, this time of year (September)?

Sep 18, 2013
jsr0711 in Southeast

New woodcooker in Lumberton

The place must have been seriousluy undercapitalized. You can't expect to get into the black that quickly. Still, it's a shame. Nelson's was the first good news in the NC barbecue world in a long time. Too bad it closed instead of Smithfield Chicken n' Barbecue,

Apr 13, 2012
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New woodcooker in Lumberton

THEY'RE NOW OPEN SUNDAY! The new hours are Wed thru Sat 10:30am - 8:00pm and Sunday 11:00am-4:00pm (lunch)

Mar 20, 2012
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New woodcooker in Lumberton

Nelson's is scheduled to open Tuesday, December 27th. They'll be open all that week, then closed on New Year's Eve and Day. A formal Grand Opening will be held early in January.

Dec 24, 2011
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New woodcooker in Lumberton

Sure will. Here's Varmint's photo of Andy Price and Wilber Shirley.

Nov 21, 2011
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New woodcooker in Lumberton

After a long time and a lot of work, Andy Price is about to open a genuine, old-fashioned, wood-cooking, whole hog barbecue place in Lumberton. Andy apprenticed with the great Wilber Shirley in Goldsboro and knows what he's doing. Varmint had an interview with him a while back:
http://varmintbites.com/tag/andy-price/
The place will be called Nelson's Barbecue and deserves to succeed. Should be open by New Year's.

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Nelson's Barbecue
4880 Kahn Dr, Lumberton, NC 28358

Nov 21, 2011
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El Tumi: New Peruvian restaurant in Reno

Just to second the good things that have been said so far. I just stumbled on this place, ate there, and then looked it up on Chowhound. Should have known it wasn't my unique discovery. As the original review says, this kind of place is what Chowhound is for. To judge by its emptiness at Saturday lunchtime, it could use some more business. Very nice people, too.

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El Tumi Peruvian Restaurant
585 E Moana Ln, Reno, NV 89502

May 14, 2011
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Memphis minni'e's

I'm from North Carolina, originally from Tennessee, and I have a daughter in Austin, Texas. I've eaten barbecue for a long time, in a great many classic -- i.e., Southern -- places. I was amazed to find authentic wood-cooked barbecue in downtown San Francisco: Far too many places downhome have given up and switched to gas, but Bob Kantor cuts no corners. Even his side dishes are terrific. How he does such good greens without any meat in them is beyond me, but those and his mac and cheese and his sweet potato and pecan pies (all made in the place) give vegetarians something to eat while their friends chow down on absolutely first-rate brisket and ribs. My buddy Vince Staten, author of the book Real Barbecue, says this is the best barbecue in the state, but I think that's too modest a claim: It's right up there among the best in the country. San Franciscans should count themselves lucky to have it right there on Haight Street.

Angeline's Louisiana Kitchen

I'm living in Baton Rouge, so my expectations for a "Louisiana" place in the Bay Area were not very high, but I was pleasantly surprised. The gumbo was good, as was the unusual barbecue shrimp, the sausage and boudin (from an Oakland supplier!) were first-rate, and the bread pudding was as good as I've ever had. Brussels sprouts sauteed in brown butter, garlic, and sage made a great vegetable dish. There are some California touches, but the vegetarian "jambalaya" was very tasty for a contradiction in terms.
Prices are on the high side for Baton Rouge, but quite reasonable by Berkeley standards. I'll be going back when I'm in town.