This is a list that Chris Ayers (Ayersian?) sent to me. We will see what flies:
I am in -- without Amy (she'll be on the West Coast at a conference), though my folks from South Carolina are driving up to join us for a few meals! I'm arriving at RDU on Friday for lunch and will stick around for an early dinner on Sunday before departing. Below is my list of places to hit, so please feel free to add your top picks:
1. Roast Grill -- don't know if they're open on the weekend, so Friday lunch may be best for their famous chili dogs. Have not been here yet.
2. Allen & Son -- visited for the first time over Thanksgiving, and it was fabulous. Great BBQ sandwich, great Brunswick stew, GREAT pie. It was my 25th stop on the 26-stop Historic NC BBQ Trail, and certainly one of the best.
3. Char-Grill -- won Best Burger in NC, and it is indeed one of my favorite burgers anywhere. An absolute must!
4. Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen -- wonderful biscuits, can't wait to visit again.
5. Dip's Country Kitchen -- haven't been yet, but I have a friend who used to work here. She said the biscuits at Dip's are MUCH better than Sunrise, fyi.
6. Time Out -- home of the famous Chicken & Cheese Biscuit, cathead-sized. The same friend (from #5) says it's the ultimate drunk food. Also featured on DD&D.
The Pit, Raleigh -- went here over T-giving and thought Allen & Son was much better. I'm not sure it's even Roadfood. Does a place where you can go for drinks without eating count as RF? It's a upscale BBQ joint, nonetheless, and I'm up for revisiting it if it suits the group.
Here's a list of 50+ local picks
of mostly undiscovered RF (there's a German place here that Steve P. may've referred to in an earlier email): http://blogs.newsobserver.com/food/triangles-diners-drive-ins-dives
This should keep us busy! And who said Raleigh wasn't rich in RF? :-)