Monthly Archives: May 2011

Day Off: Field Trip to the Outer Banks (Day 10)

We got up early the next morning and immediately took Dawn up on her offer of hot coffee and fresh made granola (who is this woman?!). We lingered for a bit, but duty called and we reluctantly headed out to … Continue reading

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Stewed Hard Crabs with Dodgers (North Carolina)

Stewed Hard Crabs with Dodgers Tommy L. Tommy is a “Hoigh Toider,” the slang for a local.  Unlike “dingbatters” (tourists) and “did dots” (people who moved to the area), hoigh toiders have strong, almost Bostonian accents, and a cuisine all … Continue reading

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High Cotton’s Slaw (Outer Banks, NC)

High Cotton is the very highly regarded BBQ restaurant in the Outer Banks.  When the owner, Will, opened the restaurant, he thought back to the best slaw he’d ever had.  Growing up in the BBQ mecca of Rocky Mount, NC, … Continue reading

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High Cotton’s Eastern Carolina BBQ Sauce (Outer Banks, NC)

High Cotton is the very highly regarded BBQ restaurant in the Outer Banks.  We sat down with the owner, Will, whose cooking prowess comes by way of culinary school and his upbringing in Carolina’s BBQ mecca, Rocky Mount. Will uses … Continue reading

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All Points East (Day 9)

We got the bikes rolling pretty early this morning, but ended up stopping at the local coffee shop after about 15 minutes of riding. We posted up for the better part of 2 hours, which would not be remarkable except … Continue reading

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Outer Banks Crab Cakes (North Carolina)

Outer Banks Crab Cakes Dale S. Crab cakes are more famous in Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay region than the Down East region of coastal North Carolina, but Carolinians eat plenty of their own crab cakes and it seems that everyone has … Continue reading

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May Peas and Red Potatoes (Elizabeth City, North Carolina)

May Peas and New Potatoes Linda B. Linda runs a farmer’s market outside of Elizabeth, North Carolina, on the banks of the Albemarle Sound.  She learned this classic recipe for making Southern vegetables from her mother.   5 ½ inch … Continue reading

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Beercan Chicken

Elmer T. Beer-Can Chicken Much like BBQ pork, this is a slow-cooked chicken that should pull apart easily once it’s cooked.  A classic Virginia recipe.   3 lb. whole chicken olive oil salt pepper paprika onion powder garlic powder brown … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Sweet Virginia! (Day 8)

After a very leisurely morning eating oatmeal among the RVs, we hit the road bound for Elizabeth City, NC. We headed into the forebodingly named Great Dismal Swamp, a wildlife refuge and home to bears and poisonous snakes. It sounds … Continue reading

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Old Sarge BBQ (Suffolk, Virginia)

Notes on BBQ The South has all kinds of its own recipes and BBQ, while available everywhere, changes everywhere you go.  BBQ in Texas is made from beef, while in North Carolina it’s always pork.  Georgia offers the traditional sweet … Continue reading

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