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Smith's Red and White in Dortches, NC

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billonthehill Aug 11, 2009 06:39 AM

Will be travelling down I-95 on Labor Day and wanted to find out more about this grocery store. Anyone know if it wil be open on Labor Day? Also, I have heard about the pork sausage and the chicken salad. Any other recommendations on foods to try? Thanks.

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    lutherben RE: billonthehill Aug 11, 2009 07:09 AM

    all I can say is their link "air dried" sausage is fantastic. Better bring a big cooler.

    1. Naco RE: billonthehill Aug 11, 2009 12:52 PM

      Besides the sausage and the chicken salad, people I know who shop there talk a lot about the pimento cheese.

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        billonthehill RE: Naco Aug 13, 2009 02:27 AM

        Thanks for the tip on the pimento cheese.....been a while since I've had that. Can someone please explain the "air dried" sausage? That's a new one on me. Thanks.

      2. alkapal RE: billonthehill Aug 13, 2009 05:36 AM

        from treetop tom, on another thread last year:

        >>""Smith's Red & White is a venerable grocery store/butcher just off I-95 in Dortches, NC, just north of Rocky Mount. They do all their hog butchering every Tuesday and make some of the best East Carolina sausage (sage and red pepper) and BBQ I've ever had. Around the holidays it gets so busy with people coming off the interstate to buy their sausage that they have to have police directing traffic and the line for the meat counter snakes through the store. They have two clerks who sell nothing but sausage during the rush (30,000 lbs a week!). Most of the time, though, it's just a small town grocer who closes at 6 PM and is closed on Sundays."""<<<< http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/5644...

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