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‘Cue Review: Lexington Barbecue #1, Lexington, NC

I have noticed that the people in North Carolina can get pretty picky about their barbecue.  They distinguish between traditional eastern North Carolina barbecue and what they call Lexington-style barbecue.  The easiest way to explain the difference is that eastern … Continue reading

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‘Cue Review Update: Changes in Store at The Pit

Recently we reviewed The Pit in Raleigh.  Looks like there will be some changes over there.  Renowned Pitmaster Ed Mitchell appears to be leaving.  I guess he saw our review and decided to open something more “authentic”. Here’s a link … Continue reading

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‘Cue Review: Byrd’s Barbecue, Durham, NC (2816 Cheek Road)

Today I had lunch at Byrd’s Barbecue in Durham.  Byrd’s is located on the north side of town, just outside the city limits.  That said, it feels like you are closer to a farm than to downtown.  I had not … Continue reading

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‘Cue Review: Smokey’s BBQ Shack, Morrisville, NC (10800 Chapel Hill Road)

Last Friday, I took the opportunity to visit Smokey’s BBQ Shack in Morrisville.  Smokey’s is about 5 minutes off of I-40 between Chapel Hill/Durham and Raleigh.  As I drove up, I noticed a good sign: a gravel parking lot.  It … Continue reading

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Guide to the South: Boiled Peanuts

The ancient Greeks said that ambrosia was the food of the gods, which lets us know that Greece must have been a Northern state.  Down in the South, we prefer boiled peanuts. Way back in college, I was lucky enough to … Continue reading

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Garden&Gun: The Sauce Question

Garden&Gun features barbecue around the South in their latest issue.  They have a nice write-up on places to try around the South, as well as a basic guide to the different sauces of the region.  Worth picking up a copy … Continue reading

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‘Cue Review: The Pit, Raleigh, NC (328 W. Davie Street)

Having lived in the Triangle area for about two years now, I have heard a lot of high praise for The Pit, a Raleigh barbecue joint.  Yesterday, I finally made the drive over to give it a try.  The first … Continue reading

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