Posted on Thursday, June 19, 2014 7:26 PM
Got BBQ? Fried Chicken? Hushpuppies? Banana Pudding?
Prepare your appetite for the sweetest smoked swine, the crustiest fried chicken, pimiento cheese galore, and peerless banana pudding.
Keaton's chicken ^^^^
Bill Spoon Hushpuppies ^^^^
What You Need To Know
This fall's Roadfood tour will take place October 17-18 in and around Charlotte, North Carolina. There is perhaps no better opportunity to mingle not only with like-minded Roadfood friends, but also with masters and experts in regional cuisine.
Ticket cost is $249 per person, and in order to insure that this is an intimate experience, there will be only 30 tickets sold. So be sure to buy yours as soon as they become available: Wednesday, June 25th at noon right here - http://roadfood.com/store/charlotteeatingtour/
CLT airport is a major hub and flights are currently very cheap, so if you are planning to come along and arrive by plane, do book your reservations now. We suggest flying into town by the evening of Thursday, October 16, so we can get an early start on Friday. We plan for the tour to end by late afternoon Saturday, and we will schedule the tour bus to make a stop at the airport, so you can book a flight out any time after 6pm on the 18th.
Stephen is working on getting us a good hotel deal.
R.O.'s BBQ Sandwich with Special Sauce/Slaw/Dip ^^^^
A Few Likely Destinations
Wink's Pimento Cheese Sandwich ^^^^
What will we be eating? Barbecue, of course, at some of the finest hog parlors on earth, from 521 BBQ in Indian Land, South Carolina, to the legendary barbecue town of Lexington (home of Lexington #1, Jimmy's, and more) and the unique joys of Keaton's in Statesville, whose proprietor is a special Roadfood friend. Of course, there's superb fried chicken (at Price's Chicken Coop and elsewhere), and we are thinking of fish-camp supper at Captain Steve's and maybe a visit to Food Truck Friday in the city's historic South End. The trip wouldn't be complete without pimento cheese, Cupcrazed cupcakes, and banana pudding … but the itinerary is still taking shape. Nobody knows more about the food of Charlotte and of the South in general than Charlotte Observer food editor, Kathleen Purvis, who has long been a friend of Roadfood and who will likely be joining us along the way.
Let's share some banana pudding in Charlotte! (The triple-spoon one below is at Lupie's.)