The recipe I would like is for the coconut pound cake at the Beaufort Grocery in Beaufort. We had brunch there two weeks ago, and it was to die for. Would be so nice for tailgate and for the holidays. - J.C., Apex
Charles and Wendy Park opened Beaufort Grocery Co. (117 Queen St.; 252-728-3899; www.beaufortgrocery.com) in 1991, and over the years the restaurant's fame has spread to the Triangle and beyond. Wendy Park shares the recipe, noting that it was given to her by the late "Matriarch of Beaufort," Alice Wheatly. The recipe is one of many published in the restaurant's cookbook, "Closed on Tuesdays."
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