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Re:Tarheels Tea and Tobacco! 2009/03/19 11:27:41 (permalink)
No, it kind of looks like Cliff grew another head.  Remember that horror movie from the 70s?  The one where Raymond Burr grew another head?  (Or did I just dream that?)
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Re:Tarheels Tea and Tobacco! 2009/03/19 11:34:39 (permalink)
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That picture looks nothing like wanderingjew.


Actually that picture does look like me!
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Re:Tarheels Tea and Tobacco! 2009/03/19 16:30:35 (permalink)
Nancy, I'm afraid you've got Raymond Burr confused with someone else. It was Ray Milland who starred in that 1970s "classic" The Thing with Two Heads. In it, Milland's head was transplanted onto Rosey Grier's shoulder, creating a bi-racial two-headed man. This film came out just a couple of years after The Incredible Two-Headed Transplant ( both films from AIP ) starring Bruce Dern and Pat Priest ( TV's Marilyn Munster. ) I know way too much about lousy movies, huh? 
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Re:Tarheels Tea and Tobacco! 2009/03/19 16:31:15 (permalink)
I will have to say they looked exactlly like they said they would. 
wanderingjew, I thought about you the other night as I picked up BBQ sandwiches w/slaw from a local chain..... they had brunswick stew buy one get one free. It actually was better than what the 4 of us had last Saturday at Barbecue Lodge.

I told Wendy " Dale would love this" .


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Re:Tarheels Tea and Tobacco! 2009/03/19 16:39:07 (permalink)
Aaaaah, it was Ray Milland.  All I knew is that I watched that fool thing at a rock-a-thon in the 8th grade and that's pretty much all I remember from that.  Thanks for straightening me out!
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Re:Tarheels Tea and Tobacco! 2009/03/19 22:11:18 (permalink)
I am so sorry that Buffetbuster couldnt check out Pauls Grocery a bit longer-what a roafood treasure! And no Big Eds for breakfast?
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Re:Tarheels Tea and Tobacco! 2009/03/19 22:46:51 (permalink)
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I am so sorry that Buffetbuster couldn't check out Pauls Grocery a bit longer-what a roafood treasure! And no Big Eds for breakfast?


Ann, they have gone downhill the last couple of years. The original owners sold the place and the new guy just hasn't panned out. The last time my wife and I ate there, a mouse ran across the floor.



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Re:Tarheels Tea and Tobacco! 2009/03/20 08:01:04 (permalink)
Dennis-are you speaking of Big Eds?It has been a couple years since I have been there.What a shame! I always enjoyed going there...
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Re:Tarheels Tea and Tobacco! 2009/03/20 08:16:34 (permalink)
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I will have to say they looked exactlly like they said they would. 
wanderingjew, I thought about you the other night as I picked up BBQ sandwiches w/slaw from a local chain..... they had brunswick stew buy one get one free. It actually was better than what the 4 of us had last Saturday at Barbecue Lodge.

I told Wendy " Dale would love this" .


Dennis in Cary


Dennis,
 
I've always preferred the thicker brunswick stew, althought the Brunswick Stew at BBQ Lodge was good, I thought it was just a little too much on the sweet side.
The stew at Allen and Son's reminded me of the stew at Harold's in Atlanta, which besides the cracklin corn bread, was the only thing there that I liked. Come to think of it, there are very few places that serve bad brunswick stew, at least the places that I visited. If I recall, the only brunswick stew I didn't like, was the stuff served at the Smokey Pig in Ashland VA just north of Richmond.
 
BTW- Which  BBQ chain did you go to?
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Re:Tarheels Tea and Tobacco! 2009/03/21 10:34:56 (permalink)
 Dale, Wendy and I thought the same thing that the stew was a little on the sweet side for us as well.  To answer your question I went to Smithfield's Chicken and BBQ.
For a chain they make decent Q but their BBQ chicken and fried chicken are better... although sometimes the BBQ pork does scratch an itch.


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Re:Tarheels Tea and Tobacco! 2009/03/23 11:06:24 (permalink)
Just to finally finish this thing off.....
 
On breakfast on Sunday, I hit Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen in Chapel Hill.  I wrote about this place in a trip report last year and WJ covered it well earlier in this report.  The one item that was new to me that I ordered was the cinnamon roll.

Unfortunately, lots of the gooey frosting and cinnamon on top came off on the wax paper it was wrapped in.  Not bad, though the inside of the roll was too doughy.
 
I also spent some time on the campus of University of North Carolina.  Since it was such a nice day, there were plenty of people walking around in their Sunday best, eagerly anticipating the big basketball game with archrival Duke later in the afternoon.  I did finally find a Carolina blue hooded sweatshirt I have been looking for your years.
 
Finding open Roadfood restaurants in North Carolina on a Sunday can be a challenge.  I ended up eating lunch at a place in Garner called Toot-n-Tell

The Sterns have a rule about places with overly cutesy names generally not being good Roadfood and I should have listened.  They had a buffet going on and I took a quick look.  It did not look promising, so I asked to see the menu.  My waitress told me that it was either the buffet of sandwiches on Sunday.  So, I took a shot at the buffet.  This was my first and only plate.
 
Everything tasted bland in a mass produced kind of way.  Not one thing was particularly horrid, but nothing made me want to go back for seconds, either.  For dessert, I grabbed a little bit of chocolate cake and peach cobbler and they were no better.  I definitely don't recommend this place.
 
From there it was straight to the airport.
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Re:Tarheels Tea and Tobacco! 2009/03/23 12:45:19 (permalink)
Sorry about the Sunday slim pickings Cliff.  It is downright difficult finding something good to eat on Sunday.  I am positive that is not what the Lord intended.
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Re:Tarheels Tea and Tobacco! 2009/03/23 14:43:52 (permalink)
buffetbuster


Finding open Roadfood restaurants in North Carolina on a Sunday can be a challenge.  I ended up eating lunch at a place in Garner called Toot-n-Tell


Did anyone there ask you to pull their finger?

For the record, I wouldn't do it. 

I'm juss sayin'.
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Re:Tarheels Tea and Tobacco! 2009/03/24 08:26:52 (permalink)

  What the heck IS THAT?! 'tween the beans and sweet 'taters?   " />
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Re:Tarheels Tea and Tobacco! 2009/03/24 09:51:46 (permalink)
A little bit of fatback maybe?
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Re:Tarheels Tea and Tobacco! 2009/03/24 13:40:58 (permalink)
If you ladies are referring to that bacon looking thing in the front, that is fried pork salt, aka "Streak-o-Lean" and is the item Toot-n-Tell is best known for.  Unfortunately, it was hard beyond consumption and you definitely risked cracking a tooth biting into it.
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Re:Tarheels Tea and Tobacco! 2009/03/24 14:09:10 (permalink)

Well darn, I've read about Streak o lean...thought it sounded pretty freakin' good but that looks nothing like how I imagined it !  Is it usually yummy? also if I were to try and make it, is it the same as salt pork? that's all I ever see up here { and it's made by Hormel!! }" /> sorry 'bout the mini-hijack.....
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Re:Tarheels Tea and Tobacco! 2009/03/25 17:11:03 (permalink)
I have lived in Garner, N.C. almost all my life. Toot and Tell used to be THE place to eat but we haven't been there in years now. I have heard too many locals complain about the quality of the food to risk it now...but in its day Wow it was to die for.
We used to always eat at the Roast Grill too. Mrs. George was alive then and spoke almost no English but Wow what wonderful dogs.
Char Grill on Hillsborough St. was better in the day also.
We cook most of our meals at home now so I can't give many recomendations but we love K&S Cafeteria in Raleigh for good down home cooking.
Jean
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Re:Tarheels Tea and Tobacco! 2009/03/25 17:41:14 (permalink)
HI JEAN !!  [love that, also, Hi Jack!]  Welcome, and how the heck can I make STREAK O' LEAN??!!  Figure you MUST know,  you NC  Based Roadfooder,you!!   You southern people get all the best FOOD!!!  Recipe to PM PLEASE!!! thanks.      Poor streak o' leanless  Yankee Dawn  
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Re:Tarheels Tea and Tobacco! 2009/03/26 09:43:33 (permalink)
Streak o lean is salted pork like fat back but with sreaks of lean meat running through it. It is fried till golden and crispy but if not washed well first it is too salty to eat. I prefer fat back which is salted pork fat with skin. It is also fried cisp and makes excellent grease for seasoning veggies. It has to be washed really well before frying also or it is way too salty to eat.
I don't know of a recipie because it is readily available at all our grocery stores and pork outlet centers.
Nahunta Pork producers are probably on line and may ship.
Hope this helps,
Jean
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Re:Tarheels Tea and Tobacco! 2009/03/26 09:54:27 (permalink)

  Thank You!!!
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Re:Tarheels Tea and Tobacco! 2009/03/26 10:42:49 (permalink)
I am amazed that the Toot N Tell is still open, it was on the way downhill 20 years ago.
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Re:Tarheels Tea and Tobacco! 2009/03/26 12:01:45 (permalink)
hi Jean, welcome to Roadfood. I l don't get out as much to eat as I'd like to either but always wanted to try the Toot..... glad I didn't now. Question for you, does Lancaster's do anything but catering and in store sales?


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Re:Tarheels Tea and Tobacco! 2009/03/26 18:50:49 (permalink)
Sorry I don't know about Lancasters. Try Carolina BBQ on hwy 70 east sometimes. It is good. It is in the old Hickory House location and is run down enough for roadfooders to love! LOL. It is about 5-6 miles from downtown Raleigh. If you like chicken livers this is the go to place. No one there can count to 12 so if you order a dozen ala carte you end up with 2 dozen. I like their corn sticks, hush puppies and cole slaw also. The fried chicken is either GREAT or just soso. I think they cook too much of it ahead some days.
HAGN!
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Re:Tarheels Tea and Tobacco! 2009/03/26 18:54:37 (permalink)
You know Jesco it may have been 10-12 years since I ate there last. You are probably dead on but in the 70"s...YUMMY!
Jean
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Re:Tarheels Tea and Tobacco! 2009/04/01 12:44:53 (permalink)
Aaahhhhhhhhhh sweet relief!

So it was here in this very space that I tried to post and suddenly I had lost all ability to even PM.

I just wanted to say thanks guys!!!! It was fun following you! As always great stuff & pics & you make me both road-itchy (i.e. wanna get in the car and go!) and hungry! CHEERS!

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Re:Tarheels Tea and Tobacco! 2009/04/01 12:57:34 (permalink)
cecif-
Great to have to back!!!!!
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Re:Tarheels Tea and Tobacco! 2009/04/01 13:12:22 (permalink)
Yeah, cecif, I'm glad you're fixed.  We would have missed you.
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Re:Tarheels Tea and Tobacco! 2009/04/01 13:20:22 (permalink)
Nancypalooza

Yeah, cecif, I'm glad you're fixed.  We would have missed you.


Ditto!
 
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Re:Tarheels Tea and Tobacco! 2009/04/01 15:52:14 (permalink)
Cecif-good to have you back....but remember, any pictures of WJ dont look at all like him!
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