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Great ‘Cue with Bob Garner, Two Pillars of Mexican Cooking, and a Deafening Honduran Pool Hall

Benchmark barbecue and truly paradisiacal Mexican food READ MORE

Let the Barbecue Begin

Family Diner (7911 North Carolina Highway 68 North, Stokesdale, North Carolina; 336-643-8853) is killer, a serious revelation. It left me shaken and giddy. READ MORE

The Best Sticky Buns Ever (and ‘Cue in a Citgo)

This northwest corner isn’t the chowiest part of N.C., but two terrific places are quite near Maverick Farms. READ MORE

Pretzel/Potato Chip Tasting, and Jim Meets Chickens

Maverick Farms is hard to describe. It’s an organic, politically aware nonprofit small farm run by super-foodie hipsters who bring a dot-com sensibility to their work. READ MORE

Mr. Hound’s Wild Ride

No edibility to report, just a manic ride down the Blue Ridge Highway, fueled by extraordinarily sugary coffeecake. Come along for the ride via this video. READ MORE

Disappointment in Lexington, Triumph in Roanoke

Sometimes a burger in a food court outclasses pricey New American Cuisine in a pretentious bistro. READ MORE

Virginia Chowconnaissance: Two Days in High Gear

There are three modes of dining: going to a known place, taking a random stab and hoping for the best, and chowconnaissance. READ MORE

Jive Tribal … but Great Buffet

The cafeteria at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, a.k.a. Mitsitam Café, seems enticing. READ MORE

NOVA Wine-Geek Meet-Up (Plus: Eartha “Goes HAL”)

Editor’s note: Jim meets up with his wine-aesthete friends for a memorable meal in Arlington. Dine along with the podcasts! READ MORE

Pennsylvania Dutch Country: Breakfasts, Buffets, and Beery Yearnings

All I’ve ever had in Pennsylvania Dutch Country is super-touristy food. I’ve only eaten in venues with (literally) busloads of tourists, so I was looking forward to digging deeper. READ MORE