On The Road

NC Poultry Jubilee

Chicken. Poultry.  Yard bird. Did you know, whatever you call it, it's one of the most used proteins in our kitchens and restaurants.  It is delicious! So delectable it is that has been celebrated in Rose Hill, NC (home to the world's largest frying pan!) for the past 5 years! This year's Jubilee kicks of… Continue reading NC Poultry Jubilee

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On The Road

Barbeque Festival

I don't know if y'all know this, but BBQ is kinda a big deal down here.  Whether it's vinegar, ketchup, or mustard based, there are strong opinions, but when it comes to eatin',  you are hard pressed to beat Lexington style BBQ. Sweet, but tangy, usually just the butt, but you may find a whole… Continue reading Barbeque Festival

How To's, Recipes, Tools

No Power? No Problem.

It's not over for some of us.  Winds have died down, rains, however, persist.  If you don't have power and are hungry but can't stomach another bag of funyuns, not to worry!  Between rain bursts, grab the hero of Southern kitchen everywhere, the cast iron skillet and fire up your grill. Whether it's coal or… Continue reading No Power? No Problem.

Recipes

What Else Are We Gonna Do?

When we were younger, hurricane season was a special, scary time of year.  Being Southerners, we fear threat of ice and snow more than hurricanes.  We clear stores out of batteries, water, generators, snacks, and of course,any hooch is availale. Once you're settled in, it's time to grill and chill as hard as you can,… Continue reading What Else Are We Gonna Do?

On The Road

Hold My Wine, Kiss My Ghost Grits

When one thinks about the south, a lot of things that pop into one's mind.  Fried chicken, biscuits, sweet tea, cicadas, Spanish moss, catfish, moonshine...I could go on for DAYS! Literally.  One big staple meal down here is of course, shrimp & grits.  It's not for everyone.  You either love grits or you haven't had… Continue reading Hold My Wine, Kiss My Ghost Grits

On The Road

Grape Stomp!

A little more than an hour southeast of Raleigh, NC, travelers will find themselves in Rose Hill, NC.  This weekend is the 42nd annual Duplin Winery Grape Stomp.  This regional favorite is sold out this year (it's popular, tickets go FAST), so put it on your radar for next year. Saturday, September 8th from 1pm… Continue reading Grape Stomp!

How To's

Enjoying the Fruits of Our Labors

It's Labor Day! A day off from work for most folks, a day off from school, but do we really know why?  Our friend Wikipedia educates us that Labor Day "honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws, and well-being of the country. It is the… Continue reading Enjoying the Fruits of Our Labors