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  1. Late to the party, but I almost always dine alone! I'll have to start posting here. Does take out count? I don't sit in restaurants right now. If so, I have some meals I can share already
  2. @btbyrd - Where in NC do you go camping? I want to do backpacking, but I don't have the equipment or companions. I find that I like car camping. I keep most of my stuff in the car and work out of there. Maybe I'm just more suited for that I went on a spur of the moment trip on Halloween to the same place I went previously. This time, I remembered all the cooking utensils I needed. I also had just gone grocery shopping, so had some good food to cook. I've made the food pics into collages for easier viewing. The first night, I got there late, so I just had some soup. It was
  3. I went on another trip to WNC. This time I was in Fairview which is right next to Asheville. Unknown to me when I booked the place. I could have just stayed in Asheville again. Anyways, I tried to go to all different restaurants again, but not necessarily in Asheville. The first place I went was the Groovy Beast Grill in Gastonia. It was on the way to the state park I was visiting. It was disappointing. I got a fried chicken sandwich with cheese and onion petals. All of the breading had pepper in it, so the prevailing flavor was pepper. If I had known, I would have gotten
  4. I am lunching with a bunch of ladies this week, but yesterday's experience was just ridiculous. The woman I was going with wanted Indian or a local deli/grill. I figured we could go to my favorite Indian restaurant. We get there - CLOSED ON MONDAYS! What!?! Luckily, she knew of another place close by (there are A LOT of Indian restaurants in the area), so we headed there. Ordered an appetizer of pakoras. Nibbled on those while sipping on complementary ginger and lemon tea and BOOM - power goes out. REALLY?!? Waited a few minutes to see if it would come back, but there is construction
  5. @Thanks for the Crepes - two hours might be just enough time for me to do what I want. There's a lumberjack event I wouldn't mind seeing. And it looks like the animals are still there for free. Good to know about cash only. Since moving down here, I rarely carry cash. It's more prevalent back home than here, although I do know of some places that are cash only or it's just easier with cash. Yep - all of the buses are $5 and it looks like the Cary one starts at 8:30am. I don't need to worry about the job because I am not starting until the 30th. Next week is my own time! Also, I am a
  6. @Thanks for the Crepes - tell us how you really feel Basically, my only interest is the food, not really the rides. I hear too much about them collapsing. I miss funnel cakes and corn dogs. I wouldn't mind something fun, too, like a fried something. My anxiety can't handle parking like that which has been a huge deterrent in going by myself. I would definitely take a bus without hesitation. I've actually never been to a state fair, period. We used to go to a rib fest near where I lived when I was growing up, so I am very familiar with expensive food and large crowds. They
  7. I got another mini cheese plate. This one wasn't as much of a win for me. Here's the package. The only cheese I knew was cheddar (obviously) and goat cheese. I was really worried that the crackers were going to be some horrible olive thing. Here's my plate. The cheese on the top(ish) didn't have any identifying marks. It was my favorite besides the goat cheese. So, I'm guessing it was the cheddar even though I wouldn't be able to identify it as that. The cheese on the lower left had this rind. Honestly, it tasted like swiss. I do not like
  8. Ooooo. Thanks for the tip! I will check it out for next time. When I go, it's the same camp site the whole time. Thanks! I was pretty happy with how everything turned out. Sadly, I used heavy duty foil Maybe because it was store brand? I actually almost threw a whole potato in the fire, but that's when I realized I forgot my butter. Baked potatoes with no butter? No thanks. I have books to distract me No booze needed.
  9. I recently went camping again and did the cooking all over the fire I apologize for the quality, at the time, I was rushing to get things cooked so I could eat For the first night, I cooked a beef sausage, peppers, and packets of potatoes. I didn't get a pic of the whole meal (see hunger above), but here's some shots of different elements. I definitely need to work on the potato cooking. They were mostly not cooked when I took them out of the fire. I put them back in as I was relaxing so I could use the potatoes in the morning. Unfortunately, one ripped open and the potatoe
  10. The first time through, I read Wahoo as "WAHOOOOO!" I was wondering why you were so excited. Like maybe you just really like ceviche and carpaccio. Then, I realized it was probably a fish. Further scrolling confirmed - fish. Where's the facepalm emoji (Post quote trimmed to relevant parts)
  11. Never claimed to be Jewish Don't knock it until you try it. just a different flavor of sweet to go with the savory
  12. Ugh. I had a whole post written and accidentally closed the browser I was almost done, too!! Hillbilly Grill in West Jefferson NC Very tasty. The interior was a lot nicer than I expected from the name The bacon was the best I ever had. Smoky and crisp. I would definitely go back. Tortugas Lie in Nags Head I would never go back here. It was a really bad meal which was surprising because it was PACKED there. Waveriders Coffee and Deli in Nags Head, NC While it was tasty, I don't understand why the line was out the door. I w
  13. Sqeeza's Country Kitchen in Elizabeth City, NC It was pretty good. Service wasn't fast, but I kind of expected it in a place like this. It seemed like the sandwiches were faster. Maybe next time. In the meantime, those mashed potatoes? SO GOOD. Slightly lumpy and delicious. The chicken was piping hot. The coleslaw was standard.
  14. It's really late, but I'm here with an update Here's the whole what I got on the left and the salami I bought on the right All set up! I bought some local bread to eat with it and some everything flavored chips! Just the cheese and salami Just the bread and sides I had some with salami, some alone, some with fig spread. They were all really good, but I think the package was mislabeled. There was no herbed gouda, just the regular gouda (which is good cause I love gouda). The white cheese was more brittle th
  15. NC State Fair is coming. I've yet to visit in 12 years. Maybe this year is when I will.....
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