Andrea's Turnip Soup - Andrea Reusing's Key 3, Claudia Kolker on monthly rice, Elaine Sciolino on peas, Sandor Katz on kombucha.
Skylight Inn Bar-B-Q
4618 Lee Street
This is traditional Eastern North Carolina barbecue, after all, and that means there's no sauce. But never mind. The luscious meat, with its crispy skin, chewy outside meat, and velvety tender inside meat is enough. It's served up on a big thin square of unleavened cornbread instead of a plate with coleslaw on the side. The simple storefront has about five tables. When you walk in, the room is silent except for the chopping sounds coming from the pit master's cleavers as he hacks away at the luscious meat. Customers are chowing down, not chatting.