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Old 02-18-2021, 12:56 PM
 
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I had the cornbread at the Skylight Inn in Ayden. It's great, probably unlike any cornbread you've ever had. Hope the local place makes it the same way.
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Old 02-18-2021, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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It’s actual authentic cornbread. Not the dessert-like corn cake many non-rural southerners mistake for cornbread.
So that's what I was trying to figure out - is that something that is special to eastern NC? I haven't seen it anywhere else in/outside of cities
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Old 02-18-2021, 01:35 PM
 
Location: At the NC-SC Border
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So that's what I was trying to figure out - is that something that is special to eastern NC? I haven't seen it anywhere else in/outside of cities
I haven’t either, and I’ve been all over the place eating barbecue.
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Old 02-18-2021, 02:23 PM
 
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The cornbread at Skylight Inn (and I hope at Sam Jones) is not the dry, crumbly stuff we are usually served. It's denser, moister, and has a buttery flavor that's hard to describe. I really like it as I'm not a big fan of the "usual" cornbread.
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Old 02-18-2021, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Apex, NC
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I haven’t either, and I’ve been all over the place eating barbecue.
That’s what I’m used to as well if it’s almost like a moist, sweet (almost gooey) cornbread. Almost like a butter cake cut from a tray. At least that’s how Sugarfire and Pappy’s in STL do their cornbread.

I see Sam Jones is on Door Dash now. Really want to try it in person first though.
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Old 02-18-2021, 05:06 PM
 
Location: At the NC-SC Border
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I see Sam Jones is on Door Dash now. Really want to try it in person first though.
I’d like to get there too someday. We’re going to be in Snow Hill in a few weeks, and I plan to eat at Pete Jones(Skylight Inn) in Ayden on the way back to the coast. Sam Jomes BBQ in Winterville is only a few miles away.
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Old 02-24-2021, 09:06 PM
 
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Also fair warning for anyone who hasn’t been to Sam Jones, their cornbread is not what you think it is.........haha
What is it?
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Old 02-24-2021, 09:11 PM
 
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If you're willing to travel outside of Raleigh into JoCo, I would highly recommend White Swan in Smithfield on Hwy. 301. I know eastern NC BBQ very well, and they have some of the best.
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Old 02-24-2021, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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If you're willing to travel outside of Raleigh into JoCo, I would highly recommend White Swan in Smithfield on Hwy. 301. I know eastern NC BBQ very well, and they have some of the best.
I'm a big fan of White Swan as well. I may have driven out there for lunch one weekday..........
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Old 02-24-2021, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Raleigh/AB
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Stephenson’s in Willow Spring is top notch and has been for over 60 years.
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