If you love North Carolina barbecue like I do, check out this site:


There’s also a link to the hallowed Barbecue Trail. http://www.ncbbqsociety.com/bbqmap/trail_map.html

Use this as you cross the state

Jim Early, founder of the society, authored the book on NC BBQ: The Best Tar Heel Barbecue Manteo to Murphy.

Enjoy some wood smoked Q, banana pudding or cobbler, and slaw.

As they say about barbecue in NC: “If it ain’t wood smoked, then it’s just roasted pork”.

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BBQ personal visits on the above trail:

Wilber’s (Goldsboro), Hursey’s (Burlington), Stamey’s (Greensboro), Hill’s (Winston-Salem), Real Q (formerly known as Little Richards on Country Club Rd.)(Winston-Salem), Speedy Lohr’s (Arcadia), Smiley’s & the Barbecue Center (both in Lexington)

Not on the list that I like: Lexington Barbecue, love banana pudding at Mr. Barbecue (Winston-Salem), Parkers Barbecue (Wilson- I’ve only had the pleasure of the catered Q).

Since I loaded this site, I’ve added Red Bridges (Shelby) (July 2018). Also ate at Alston Bridges in Shelby (June 2018). Both Bridges learned barbecue from Stamey’s in Greensboro. Alston Bridges still uses the Stamey’s method. Red Bridges made variations to its bbq.

It’s not on the list, but check out Thigs in Jacksonville, NC. Ate there in May of 2018