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Travel, Food & Art

 

 

This is a new series of food illustrations, starting in our own back yard of Eastern North Carolina...

These are restaurant travels and the meals we have traveled to enjoy .

This is a K-Town BLT Burger from Vivian Howard’s Boiler Room Oyster Bar in Kinston, NC. The Boiler Room is next door to the world-famous Chef and The Farmer restaurant. Be sure to have the Bloody Mary, too. It is worth the drive.

And there are oysters, too. Yumsters!

Menu description: "5-oz burger, pimento cheese, pickled green tomato, pepper jelly, bacon, greens, and sriracha mayo"

(With a generous serving of crispy, salted hand-cut fries)

Boiler Room Oyster Bar

108B W North St. Kinston, NC 28501 | 252-208-2433 x2

http://www.vivianhoward.com/boiler-room/

 
 
 
 
 When you visit Charleston, SC, you must eat at  Martha Lou's Kitchen . It is not located in the heart of tourist-thronged Charleston. It takes a little dedication to find this little place. But if The New York Times can manage to locate it, so can you.  We particularly the fried chicken. Deelish.  Menu description: "Monday through Saturday, we serve up the best eats in town. Each Lunch & Dinner special is served with 2 or 3 sides of your choice."    Martha Lou's Kitchen   1068 Morrison Drive, Charleston, SC 29403 | 843-577-9583    http://marthalouskitchen

When you visit Charleston, SC, you must eat at Martha Lou's Kitchen. It is not located in the heart of tourist-thronged Charleston. It takes a little dedication to find this little place. But if The New York Times can manage to locate it, so can you.

We particularly the fried chicken. Deelish.

Menu description: "Monday through Saturday, we serve up the best eats in town. Each Lunch & Dinner special is served with 2 or 3 sides of your choice." 

Martha Lou's Kitchen

1068 Morrison Drive, Charleston, SC 29403 | 843-577-9583

http://marthalouskitchen

 If you are in London at Christmas you must go to  Rules . This was the chicken pie. We celebrated mightily with Black Velvets and Champagne, too. Divine. As are the myriad decorations. And the attentive wait staff, who didn't mind as we lingered and chatted on and on.   Rules   35 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, WC2E 7LB    https://rulks.co.uk/

If you are in London at Christmas you must go to Rules. This was the chicken pie. We celebrated mightily with Black Velvets and Champagne, too. Divine. As are the myriad decorations. And the attentive wait staff, who didn't mind as we lingered and chatted on and on.

Rules

35 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, WC2E 7LB

https://rulks.co.uk/

 When you wander through Yountville, in the Napa Valley, stop by the  Bouchon Bakery . It smells divine. And its wares ably demonstrate the miracle of flour, water and yeast. Of course, I went for a portable sweet: Macaron and TKO for us. Next door is the fabled Bouchon Bistro, also worth a lengthy visit.  Admire all the gorgeous roses springing merrily all over Yountville and St. Helena, too.   Bouchon Bakery   6528 Washington St, Yountville, CA |  707-944-2253     https://www.thomaskeller.com/yountville-california/bouchon-bakery/bakery     

When you wander through Yountville, in the Napa Valley, stop by the Bouchon Bakery. It smells divine. And its wares ably demonstrate the miracle of flour, water and yeast. Of course, I went for a portable sweet: Macaron and TKO for us. Next door is the fabled Bouchon Bistro, also worth a lengthy visit.

Admire all the gorgeous roses springing merrily all over Yountville and St. Helena, too.

Bouchon Bakery

6528 Washington St, Yountville, CA | 707-944-2253

https://www.thomaskeller.com/yountville-california/bouchon-bakery/bakery

 

 It’s hard to miss in Napa -  Dean & Deluca , purveyor of delectable delights. The bakery area was irresistible. It is nestled next door to the light saber-wielding bunny at Hall Wines.     Dean & Deluca St Helena ,  607 S St Helena Hwy, St Helena, CA   (707) 967-9980     https://www.deandeluca.com/sth-ca

It’s hard to miss in Napa - Dean & Deluca, purveyor of delectable delights. The bakery area was irresistible. It is nestled next door to the light saber-wielding bunny at Hall Wines. 


Dean & Deluca St Helena,

607 S St Helena Hwy, St Helena, CA  (707) 967-9980

https://www.deandeluca.com/sth-ca

 This is the excellent plate of steak frites I had a little closer to home, at  247 Craven , in New Bern. This little bistro is about to expand in new digs on Middle Street. Wander in now!  247Craven, 247 Craven Street, New Bern, NC 28560.   www.247craven.com

This is the excellent plate of steak frites I had a little closer to home, at 247 Craven, in New Bern. This little bistro is about to expand in new digs on Middle Street. Wander in now!

247Craven, 247 Craven Street, New Bern, NC 28560. www.247craven.com

  A good lunch outing was had at the  Skylight Inn BBQ  in Ayden, NC. Chopping pork since 1947. A James Beard “American Classics” award-winner. Also highly praised by Calvin Trillin. Tasty!  Cash only.   Skylight Inn BBQ 4618 S. Lee St., Ayden, NC 28513       252-746-4113   www.skylightinnbbq.com

 A good lunch outing was had at the Skylight Inn BBQ in Ayden, NC. Chopping pork since 1947. A James Beard “American Classics” award-winner. Also highly praised by Calvin Trillin. Tasty!  Cash only.

 Skylight Inn BBQ 4618 S. Lee St., Ayden, NC 28513       252-746-4113 www.skylightinnbbq.com

 An elegant brunch in the horse stalls of the  Horseradish Grill  in Atlanta. Decadent brioche French toast with lots of bacon. Great spot, Courtnei! Yumsters!  Horseradish Grill 4320 Powers Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 404-255-7277    www.horseradishgrill.com

An elegant brunch in the horse stalls of the Horseradish Grill in Atlanta. Decadent brioche French toast with lots of bacon. Great spot, Courtnei! Yumsters!

Horseradish Grill 4320 Powers Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 404-255-7277  www.horseradishgrill.com

 Eats & Paints: Travel, Food & Art. Feel very chic and Parisian sitting at the bar at  Coquette Brasserie  in Raleigh. I love the Coquette 75. The frites are magnifique! 4351 The Circle at North Hills, Raleigh, NC.   www.coquetteraleigh.com

Eats & Paints: Travel, Food & Art. Feel very chic and Parisian sitting at the bar at Coquette Brasserie in Raleigh. I love the Coquette 75. The frites are magnifique! 4351 The Circle at North Hills, Raleigh, NC. www.coquetteraleigh.com