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kagi | Jul 31, 201701:31 PM     6

The last "New in Greenville, NC" thread was started 8 years ago: https://www.chowhound.com/post/greenv...

Seems like it's time for a new one!

So, let's get it started. I'll start with my opinions; please argue with me, or add your own categories:

Best Barbecue:
I'm gonna go with Bum's in Ayden. Skylight Inn (Pete Jones) is just as good on the pork, but Bum's sides put them over the line, for me. Sam Jones is almost as good as the original, but not quite.

Best Southern, Non-Barbecue:
Again, gonna go with Bum's, although Lee's Kountry Kitchen does some good stuff, including fried herring.

Best Authentic Mexican:
El Rancho for tortas and soups; El Azador for chicken; Mario's for tacos.

Best Tex-Mex:
Dunno; I never eat it. Ideas?

Best Asian:
Sakura Asian Express. Get the Singapore curry noodle soup.

Best Other Ethnicities:
Villa Verde (Dominican). It's all good, but they make this gumbo-type shrimp-and-rice soup that I really like.

Best Pizza:
None. It's brutal out there.

Best Fine Dining:
Chef and the Farmer. Though Soco (near Wilson) is often a close second.

Best Beer:
Uptown Brewery in Greenville; Duck-Rabbit is good, and their tasting room is a great Friday-afternoon destination, but they only do dark beers.

Best Bar, Fancy:
Starlight Cafe. Jimmy is the man you want to talk to behind the bar.

Best Bar, Nuthin' Fancy:
Christy's Europub

Best Market:
Other than the Umbrella Market, there's not much. The Landmark Mediterranean Market has some packaged middle-eastern food, but nothing fresh.

Best Hot Dog / Hamburger / Non-Chain Fast Food:
Warren's. Or Bill's in Little Washington.

Best East NC Cheese Biscuit:
Da Lunch Box

Best Seafood:
Shore to Door -- though Captain Jim's Seafood in Morehead City does Saturday deliveries to Greenville. They're excellent.

Best New-ish Addition, as of 2017:
DAP House (Dickinson Avenue Public House). Good neo-southern food in a nice neo-southern atmosphere.

OK, go!

Captain Jim's Seafood Market
Umbrella Market
Villa Verde
Sakura Asian Express
Lee's Country Kitchen
Bum's Restaurant
The Skylight Inn
Sam Jones BBQ
Super Mercado El Rancho
El Azador Mexican Restaurant
Chef & the Farmer
SoCo Farm And Food
Uptown Brewing Company
Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
Starlight Cafe and Farm
Christy's Euro Pub
Landmark Convenience Store & Mediterranean Market
Bill's Hot Dog Stand
Warren's Hot Dogs
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