Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Recommended - A Taste of Country - Wilmington NC

Address: 226 S Front St Wilmington, NC
Restaurant: Buffet

Every summer, we rent a cottage on Oak Island. One day during the week, we take the Southport/Fort Fisher ferry to Fort Fisher. After visiting the aquarium and Fort Fisher, we stop for lunch at A Taste of Country on Front Street in Wilmington. They serve a smoked pig which you can pull the meat from. It is usually pretty good, even though it is a buffet.

On the table, next to the house barbecue sauce, is a bottle of Texas Pete. Many years ago, this was the first place I actually looked at the bottle and noticed that it was bottled at TW Garner in Winston/Salem NC. At the time, I thought that it was like Coca Cola, with regional bottlers, but I was wrong. Texas Pete is made in North Carolina by Thad Garner. I guess that "Texas Pete" sounds better than "North Carolina Thad". For the whole story see Texas Pete homepage.