You are looking at BBQ. Not just any BBQ, but pulled pork. Pulled pork is the King of all BBQ. When my friend Jimmy Hagood told me he was driving his Big Red Rig from Charleston up to the NC Mountains to cater a party, I had to make the trip up to watch a master in action.
While in Chapel Hill, I heard that I needed to visit Top of the Hill. The problem at first was finding it. I heard that it was located on Franklin St, but what I was not told was to look up. Normally you would find a Franklin St restaurant on street level. Well, Top of the Hill is not like most restaurants.
I will admit it, I am a sucker for cupcakes. I am not sure what it is about them that fascinates me so much. They are a perfect size for a single serving dessert and quite possibly my favorite food to shoot. This being said, you can probably guess what happened when I saw Sugarland in Chapel Hill.
What you see in Red is the distance that Brett and I have traveled on our road trip. We arrived in Salt Lake City today, so I thought I would give you a summary of the trip so far.
I would not usually order a BLT, but I was told that in Chapel Hill, Merritt’s Store and Grill is famous for their BLTs. Whenever I hear of a place being “famous” for a certain dish, I become very curious. The only way to cure this curiosity is to try their dish. I would not usually order a BLT, but being in Chapel Hill, I had to check it out.
Today I am in Madison,WI. Well I was supposed to arrive two days ago, but storms in Chicago canceled my flight, so I arrived a day late. Anyway, I made it here. The reason for the visit is that this morning I am beginning a western road with my old college roommate and teammate Brett.
We will be traveling to:
Fort Collins, CO
Salt Lake City, UT
Las Vegas, NV
Santa Barbara, CA
and ending in Pasadena, CA.
I can not wait to see what food I discover along the way. I would love any food suggestions that you could give me on the way. This is not my first time driving across the country. Almost a year ago exactly I drove the opposite direction and went from Santa Barbara, CA to Charlotte, NC. Here is a video summary of it. Thanks for your help!
Since 1923, Sutton’s Drug Store has been serving great food and filling your prescriptions. It used to be that all drug stores did both. Today at a drug store, you can pick up groceries or frozen meals, but you will not find a freshly made BLT, burger, or hot dog. Sutton’s, located on Franklin street, is a Chapel Hill institution and has been serving up great food drinks to UNC students for decades. Continue Reading
When I think of meatloaf, the first thought that comes to mind is Will Ferrel’s character of Chaz Reinhold in “Wedding Crashers” He is quite insistent on his mom bringing him meatloaf. I have had meatloaf a few times in my life, but it was not a staple of my family’s meals. I have no “mother’s meatloaf” standard that many Americans may have. This being said, I did not know what to expect when I ordered the meatloaf sandwich at Sandwhich in Chapel Hill.
If you have followed my blog, then you have heard my feelings on BBQ. For those of you who are new, I will sum it up. Pulled Pork is KING. End of story. I have been to Texas and had brisket and beef ribs, but for me, NC pulled pork is the way to go. I have had South Carolina style BBQ several times and it is like non other.
I love salsa, especially peach salsa. With peaches at the height of their season right now, it is the perfect time to make peach salsa. The problem is that making the salsa is time consuming and fresh salsa will not last for weeks in the fridge. You have to preserve it some how. How do you do this? You can it!