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Mapping the Barbecue World-Grady’s

In Barbecue, North Carolina, Restaurant on May 13, 2009 at 1:30 pm
Grady's Bar-B-Q

Grady's Barbecue

I have yet to find barbecue I like more than Grady’s…. a name pronounced in this part of eastern North Carolina like Daddy’s lunch not Brady Bunch. I’ll get to the story on that pronunciation in a moment.  First the important stuff.

You can smell the goodness when you step out of your car.  The barbecue is slow cooked over a wood fire and dressed with a simple, spicy vinegar sauce (more like a marinade or a splash I’ve always thought, but say that out loud and wait for the locals to hoot with laughter).  Then, the very best part–little bits of crispy skin are chopped into the pork.

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Snow City Cafe

In Alaska, Local Flavor, Restaurant on May 1, 2009 at 2:14 am
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Snow City Cafe

The first time I had breakfast at Snow City Cafe in Anchorage, it was 9:00 on a November morning and dark as midnight.  This time, I was there earlier–7am–and the light outside was downright noonish.

No matter.  The mood inside Snow City Cafe is always just right.  They do serve lunch here but it’s breakfast I come for–and that they serve all day.

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