Kings Restaurant Review: Kinston NC

Kings Restaurant Kinston NC

You have got to give RESPECT to a restaurant that offers fried pork rinds on its buffet. This is not your average bland, tasteless, mass-quantity buffet. Kings Restaurant in Kinston NC affords customers the luxury of a home-cooked meal, at a reasonable price, with fast, friendly service.  Kings Restaurant made it into our new favorite things category due to the outstanding, delicious quality of its food.  We learned about it while having our starter rebuilt on a recent trip to Kinston NC.   After speaking with our server, we discovered…

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Bacon Jalapeño Cheddar Cream Cheese

Bacon Jalepeno Cheddar Cream cheese

Discovered my new favorite thing today at Carolina Bagel Co & Deli in New Bern, NC, in the form of a toasted & buttered Everything Bagel covered with Bacon Jalapeño Cheddar Cream Cheese.  We usually elect to have our cream cheese on the side so we can apply it ourselves.  But you can see for yourself, this cream cheese is not for the faint of heart.  Also pictured is the Carolina Scramble with salsa. You get flavors consisting of a slight Jalapeño spice, TONS of bacon, sharp cheddar and smooth…

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Restaurant Review – The Carolina Bagel Co & Deli

Carolina Bagel Co & Deli

The Carolina Bagel Co & Deli, a local favorite in New Bern NC, offers a delicious breakfast where the freshness and passion is blatantly obvious. Better come early though because they fill up quickly and you may have a few minute wait. Entering the parking lot reveals a steady stream of patrons entering and leaving; a testament to the flavor, service and quality of the experience. We have not had the lunch items yet, but we will soon. They offer a full menu, with breakfast ending at 10:30am. Today we…

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Banjo’s Hashbrown Casserole

Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole

There’s a restaurant here in New Bern that has some pretty tasty Dutch potatoes, or as I call it hashbrown casserole.  Recently, after a visit to said restaurant, I was reminded just how much our Captain loves this delicious cheesy dish.  Without delay, I set out on a mission to replicate it, or at least make something acceptable.  After researching several recipes online, I came up with my own version of what I am calling Banjo’s Hashbrown Casserole. To my surprise, the Captain approved, and actually said my hashbrown casserole…

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Apple Cranberry Pecan Bread

I am often asked since we are currently docked in a marina, and I am not currently working, “What do you do all day?”  Well, it depends on the day, but there is always something to do.   Some days are cleaning or boat project days, others are shopping or tracking down parts days,  but almost every day I dabble in some kind of cooking or baking.  Although I am no chef by any stretch of the imagination, I do enjoy to cooking mostly because I enjoy the eating part…

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Bridgepointe Marina Thanksgiving

Bridgepointe Marina Thanksgiving Marina events are usually put on by residents of the marina.  This event topped the charts in terms of attendees and food. Thanks go to Tim and Lyle for getting everything going and coordinated for the Bridgepointe Marina Thanksgiving.  You guys did a great job!  We also want to thank the marina itself for allowing us to get together and socialize and enjoy the day. Great People, and So Much Food The festivities began around 15:00 as people began trickling in to the clubhouse.  There were about…

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