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Bulluck's Bar-B-Que

Man, the week isn't complete without a barbecue fix from somewhere! This week, I dropped in Bulluck's BBQ on Wilmington Island. This eastern North Carolina chopped style pork may lack real authenticity -- pitmaster James says he's adapted the typically vinegary sauce and whole hog style to better suit Lowcountry expectations. Regardless, the pork was tender, juicy and properly adorned with sauce on the side -- and served on a very nice hand-sliced bun. I was smitten with the baked beans, which feature ground beef, a hint of the vinegar sauce and the sweet, unmistakable taste of bell peppers.
Bulluck's hosts a "pig pickin'" the second Saturday of each month with live music, $6 plates of 'cue pulled from a whole hog, various sides and specials on cold beer.

4 Wilmington Island Road

898-1805‎

Vincenzo's Pizzeria

I headed out to the Southside in search of pasta and couldn't resist a New York style pizza from the skilled hands of Jimmy, owner of Vincenzo's Pizzeria. Yeah, the baked ziti and spaghetti and meatballs rock, but these pies are made to order, with plenty of fresh ingredients like mushrooms, sweet Italian sausage and carefully selected veggies. The sauce is ladled on just right, the cheese is gooey and flavorful and the crust is pretty darned close to a real New York pie -- even without water from the Big Apple.

12417 White Bluff Road

921-7800

Pita Pit

Within a stone's throw of Keller's Flea Market on Ogeechee Road is the Pita Pit, a favorite lunchtime destination of several friends who work on Chatham Parkway. I tried it last weekend and found it a likable alternative to sub joints and burrito chains -- but offering very similar products. My giant pita pocket was stuffed with heated-to-order chopped roast beef, lettuce, tomatoes, sliced red onion and a blast of spicy mustard. When completed, the whole thing honestly looks like a burrito. It's worth the trip for a change of pace -- and a welcome addition to the Berwick neighborhood.

101 Little Neck Rd # 2E

927-2879

 

 

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Tim Rutherford grew up in rural Kentucky – then left home to pursue more than three decades as a photojournalist and newsman. A ground-breaking meal in New Orleans in 1979 set him on a path exploring food and wine. Six years ago he changed career paths – now spending his time writing about the people and places... more

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