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Old 04-08-2011, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Efland
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Thumbs up Hillsborough BBQ Company

Has anyone tried it yet? Yes, they just opened yesterday but I am excited to try it and wondering if anyone else has heard of it? I love the variety of their menu! BBQ, chicken cheesesteak, veggie burger made of eggplant, two slaws, sweet potatoe tots, pit cooked rabbit, etc...

Hillsborough BBQ Company | Pit-Cooked BBQ in Hillsborough, NC
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Old 04-08-2011, 01:05 PM
 
Location: DC
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When I go to a BBQ place I don't want them to wander further than from beef to pig. BBQ is about being true to your roots not starting some fusion boutique.
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Old 04-08-2011, 01:26 PM
 
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When I go to a BBQ place I don't want them to wander further than from beef to pig. BBQ is about being true to your roots not starting some fusion boutique.
Don't they cook chickens with BBQ up there? At pit parties here, we cook a pig alongside the whole chickens.

I looked at their menu, the only things that were not 'traditional' were salmon cakes and the rabbit. I don't get where this is a 'fusion boutique'.

ETA: the veggie burger is odd, I will grant you that.... but should everybody suffer because great Aunt Sarah has decided she is a vegan?
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Old 04-08-2011, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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Don't they cook chickens with BBQ up there? At pit parties here, we cook a pig alongside the whole chickens.
I take it by your references to "up there" and "here" that you're not from the Triangle? Curious where you're posting from.
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Old 04-08-2011, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Efland
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I take it by your references to "up there" and "here" that you're not from the Triangle? Curious where you're posting from.
I think she was referring to DCforever being in DC.

I don't consider it fusion either, although not your typical BBQ joint. A lot of BBQ places, and most places in general cater to vegetarians now, since a lot of times a spouse or friend tagging along are vegetarian. And vegetarians who like yummy sides
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Old 04-08-2011, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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I think she was referring to DCforever being in DC.
Oh that makes sense - I was having difficulty keeping straight who was where. My brain is fried on a Friday afternoon . . .
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Old 04-08-2011, 03:27 PM
 
Location: DC
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Don't they cook chickens with BBQ up there? At pit parties here, we cook a pig alongside the whole chickens.

I looked at their menu, the only things that were not 'traditional' were salmon cakes and the rabbit. I don't get where this is a 'fusion boutique'.

ETA: the veggie burger is odd, I will grant you that.... but should everybody suffer because great Aunt Sarah has decided she is a vegan?
The OP said chicken cheesesteak. To each his own but you won't find me in a BBQ place that worries about people who want to eat tofu. I'm looking for a place that does beef or pork insanely well and probably serves it on butcher paper.

But damn, anybody can BBQ a chicken. A good brisket or Boston Butt takes some skill.
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Old 04-08-2011, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Raleigh-North Hills
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That's a mighty fancy menu for a barbecue joint I'm really interested in the whole hog barbecue, slaw and the cornbread. Hopefully they'll do it the right way. I loved the old photos on their page.
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Old 04-08-2011, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Efland
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So we went b/c I couldn't resist

Everything was really good. I got the BBQ sandwich with red slaw. I was thinking the slaw would be kind of like Q-Shack's, but it was actually shredded finely and slightly sweet, kind of like an Asian slaw. The mac n cheese was good, as well as the hush puppies. The honey butter was good too, it was creamy and fresh. They have both vinegar and tomato based sauce at each table.

My boyfriend actually had BBQ for lunch in the Asheville area on his way back from work so he had the wedge salad and catfish bites, both were a hit. The beers are a bit over priced though.

All in all the menu looks really interesting and we kept it pretty simple tonight. For it being the second night and really busy, the servers were pretty friendly and attentive, although noticeably stressed, which is to be expected. Great atmosphere, although packed and noisy since everyone is checking it out. So glad to have another BBQ joint not too far away and a bit different than others!
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Old 04-08-2011, 07:06 PM
 
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We know the owners, and let me just say based on their other venture (the Wooden Nickel), I can only imagine that the food is good, albeit a bit eclectic!
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