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In this ongoing series about favorite Southern dishes, Garner dips his spoon into an eastern North Carolina specialty with a rich history--fish stew. He discusses the influence of the Neuse River on fish stew and how the stew is prepared. Two restaurants that serve tasty stew are King's Restaurant (Kinston) and Ken's Restaurant (LaGrange). The annual Grifton Shad Festival is a good opportunity to experience this unique dish.
In this ongoing series about favorite Southern foods, Garner looks into the kitchen and discovers the fresh flavors and golden-brown crunch of fried fish. He discusses preparing several fish, such as trout and catfish. Garner lists several restaurants that prepare good fried fish, including Captain Charlie's Seafood Paradise (Swansboro); Brown Trout Mountain Grille (Lake Toxaway); Jack's Seafood Market (Raleigh); and Love's Fish Box (King's Mountain).
Home-grown fried-seafood restaurants, like Catfish Cove and Riverview Inn, are thriving across the state with their mega-portion-plus-value meals. A number of them are now in the second- and third-generation of ownership. Bailey discusses the success of these restaurants through several generations.