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Old 06-05-2009, 02:06 PM
 
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Thinking of heading over toward the greater Greensboro area tomorrow from east TN. Where can one find some good Carolina BBQ?
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Old 06-05-2009, 02:12 PM
 
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Follow the "NC Barbecue Society Historic Trail":

The NC Barbecue Society Historic Trail
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Old 06-05-2009, 05:51 PM
 
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If you are in this part of the country, everywhere you turn, there's a BBQ restaurant. My favorite is The Barbeque Center on Main St in Lexington, NC
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Old 06-05-2009, 06:15 PM
 
Location: NC High Country
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The "original" Lexington Barbecue on Business 85 in Lexington.
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Old 06-06-2009, 05:31 AM
 
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A quick history lesson: There are two dominant types of barbecue in NC, referred to simply as "eastern" and "western" styles. Eastern NC is where barbecue was invented centuries ago, and it's made using the whole hog cooked very slowly over wood coals, and basted with a simple sauce of vinegar and peppers. The meat is chopped finely and served usually with hushpuppies, yams or french fries, and slaw.

At the time when the white man was expanding westward, a barbecue chef fell off his horse around Lexington and bumped his head. He awoke with the dumb idea that a little tomato should be added to the sauce, and that only the shoulder of the hog should be used, so he went about pursuing his twisted vision. The local people, who were mostly German immigrants who had eaten nothing but sauerkraut for decades, fell for it, not knowing any better.

So unfortunately, today your options for real barbecue in the western part of NC are extremely limited. I can only recommend Prissy Polly's in Kernersville (just off I-40 on Hwy 66)...they are the only place within 50 miles or so that serves real barbecue. They also offer western style for those people with untrained palates.
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Old 06-06-2009, 05:53 AM
 
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Old 06-06-2009, 08:35 AM
 
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All inputs are greatly appreciated. Now I just have to decide which one to choose!

Thanks
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Old 06-06-2009, 10:55 AM
 
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repped. I laughed out loud on the inside. OP, if for wahtever reason you pass through Raleigh you might want to try The Pit. The pit master there was featured on the food network on throwdown with bobby flay. Ed Mitchell, is originally from Wilson, which is the eastern carolina BBQ capitol.

The Pit | PITstory (http://www.thepit-raleigh.com/pitstory.php - broken link)

BBQ RIbs : Throwdown with Bobby Flay : Food Network


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A quick history lesson: There are two dominant types of barbecue in NC, referred to simply as "eastern" and "western" styles. Eastern NC is where barbecue was invented centuries ago, and it's made using the whole hog cooked very slowly over wood coals, and basted with a simple sauce of vinegar and peppers. The meat is chopped finely and served usually with hushpuppies, yams or french fries, and slaw.

At the time when the white man was expanding westward, a barbecue chef fell off his horse around Lexington and bumped his head. He awoke with the dumb idea that a little tomato should be added to the sauce, and that only the shoulder of the hog should be used, so he went about pursuing his twisted vision. The local people, who were mostly German immigrants who had eaten nothing but sauerkraut for decades, fell for it, not knowing any better.

So unfortunately, today your options for real barbecue in the western part of NC are extremely limited. I can only recommend Prissy Polly's in Kernersville (just off I-40 on Hwy 66)...they are the only place within 50 miles or so that serves real barbecue. They also offer western style for those people with untrained palates.
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Old 06-06-2009, 05:24 PM
 
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A quick history lesson: There are two dominant types of barbecue in NC, referred to simply as "eastern" and "western" styles.
Most entertaining. As someone who grew up on the border of eastern NC (Raleigh) and lived almost all of her adult life in Piedmont or western NC, I'm not quite such a purist. I like both styles.

However, my hubby, from Hickory, and I have something of a mixed marriage. He has to have cole slaw ("white" slaw) with his barbecue, and I prefer barbecue slaw ("red" slaw).
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Old 06-06-2009, 08:59 PM
 
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I would have to say,hands down,Speedy's in Lexington.Just Speedy's,NOT Speedy Lor's.
Clark's in Kernersville is decent,as well as Little Richard's on Gumtree Rd, going twds Midway,but neither are as good as Speedy's,IMO.
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