Later this week I will be driving to a conference in Raleigh. Husband (who is not conferencing, so will have more foraging time) and I will leave DC Thursday morning and leave NC (from Juniper Level) for home on Saturday afternoon. Although I now live south of the Mason-Dixon line, I confess I have never been to North Carolina and have only been to Richmond (v briefly, not recently) twice, so I am utterly and completely clueless.
Can anyone direct us to good chow in the Raleigh area, and maybe even a couple of places to stop on the way down (lunch) and back (dinner)? We of course want to try BBQ and any other local/regional specialties. We like all things chowish and will be motivated and mobile.
Many thanks in advance!