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Old 06-21-2007, 12:22 PM
 
Location: east of my daughter-north of my son
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We will be moving to Graham in a few weeks. We've heard so much about the famous North Carolina BBQ and are wondering the best places to go.

Here in South Florida beef ribs and baby backs reign supreme so we need a little education in the BBQ area.

Thanks!
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Old 06-21-2007, 12:36 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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If you are driving up from florida stop in Lexington off I 85 the barbecue capital of the world. There is over 18 bbq restaurants but the easiest to get to from the interstate is Jimmy's bbq off exit 91 turn left and it is
within 500 ft on the right.

I do not know of bbq restaurants in graham area and I will warn you it not beef barbecue but pork
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Old 06-21-2007, 01:46 PM
 
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I think I heard that Lexington was the BBQ capital. Thanks for the tips. We will check out your recommendation.

It's funny because growing up in Chicago, we only ate pork ribs. I think they are called St. Louis style. Anyway, it took along time to get used to the beef ones especially because of the baby back ones. As long as it tates good, that's all we are looking for.

Thanks.
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Old 06-27-2007, 03:48 AM
 
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Definitely should go to Lexington! Mmmmm.... Yummy!
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Old 06-27-2007, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Hursey's Barbecue in Burlington and Graham has been around for a long time and has a good reputation for serving Lexington-style BBQ.

I've seen the billboards on the interstate for BBQ & Ribs Company in Graham, but have no personal experience.

Also, you can check out Stamey's in Greensboro (one of the oldest in the state), Little Richards in Winston-Salem, and Carter Brothers in High Point. Carter Brothers has an all-you-can eat beef rib special once a week.

You might want to review the recommendations here:

NC Barbecue Musings

on the NC Barbecue Musings website.
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Old 06-27-2007, 02:06 PM
 
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I have heard for years about the NC BBQ. When my wife & I were visiting back in April. One of the first things I had to do was get some BBQ. And I dug my teeth into my sandwich, and I couldn't have been more disappointed. I'm sorry! but you guy's have NO!!! idea what BBQ should taste like. Here in Chicaoland we would put your locale BBQ joints to shame. Nothing beats a pulled pork sandwich dripping in THICK! "not this thin watery stuff" BBQ sauce. I hope I didn't affend any BBQ lovers out there. Come to Chicago the next time you want a real BBQ samich.
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Old 07-02-2007, 10:39 PM
 
Location: east of my daughter-north of my son
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Hursey's Barbecue in Burlington and Graham has been around for a long time and has a good reputation for serving Lexington-style BBQ.

I've seen the billboards on the interstate for BBQ & Ribs Company in Graham, but have no personal experience.

Also, you can check out Stamey's in Greensboro (one of the oldest in the state), Little Richards in Winston-Salem, and Carter Brothers in High Point. Carter Brothers has an all-you-can eat beef rib special once a week.

You might want to review the recommendations here:

NC Barbecue Musings

on the NC Barbecue Musings website.

Thanks for the website. We're moving next week and will start checking some of the places out as soon as we can.
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Old 07-03-2007, 05:30 PM
 
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Make sure to check out the BBQ festival in Lexington this fall. I like Lexington style (Eastern) best. There are a ton of books and a PBS documentary on NC BBQ. Many of the books are avaiable in NC libraries. We almost always eat at Lexington Barbecue when we visit Lexington.

NC Travel: North Carolina Barbecue

NorthCarolina.com - North Carolina Barbeque: A Primer (broken link)

Remember, a plate of BBQ is different than a BBQ sandwich. Trays are for smaller appetites. As Lewis Grizzard used to say, if they serve alcohol and are open on Sundays it's not a real BBQ place.

I would suggest you watch the BBQ documentary. It's highly entertaining and informative.
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Old 07-17-2007, 10:55 AM
 
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FYI - I grew up near Lexington and now live in Burlington. Hursey's Barbeque is not Lexington style barbeque. Hursey's is okay, but a little pricey compared to what you get at Smithfields in Mebane. I'm not a big fan of Smithfields either as they don't cook their barbeque onsite, but you get more BBQ for your money there than at Hurseys (IMHO).

I suggest trying Speedy's Barbeque in Lexington. They have very good sauce there, and if you like it chopped, they chop it finer than anywhere. You also get a lot of food for the money.
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Old 07-17-2007, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Mebane, NC
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Hursey's in Burlington & Graham both cook on-site (you can smell the yummy smells as you drive by if you're lucky enough to pass by while they're cooking). Smithfield's does indeed get you a lot for your money and both of these places have drive-through so you can bring it home! These are both "eastern" (vinegar based) style. I thought Lexington was "western" myself but I've only been here a year so will look it up again.
I believe that Stamey's is more western (tomato) style. You can also get some decent western BBQ at Natty Greene's pub in downtown Greensboro. In Burlington, there is a little place called Huey's on Church St.

Don't forget the slaw and hushpuppies!
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