North Carolina Barbecue Road Trip

Chris and I hit the road for a four day Memorial Day road trip across North Carolina.  North Carolina is famous for it's pork barbecue and Chris and I were determined to try as many bbq places as we could.

We ate sami after sami.  We took our barbecue taste testing seriously and had detailed score sheets for accurate comparison.



There were at least a long armed dozen photoshoots of ourselves.

And some very serious and delicious non-barbecue meals.


And we definitely had very full stomachs.

After 1000 miles of driving, 12.5 barbecue sandwiches each, 5 closed restaurants, countless songs sung in the car I can say without question I know North Carolina barbecue.

I also know that this was one of the best weekends of my life.

In the four day weekend we ate barbecue at:
Bridges--   Shelby, NC
Keaton's--   Cool Springs, NC (outside of Statesville)
Fuzzy's--   Madison, NC
The Pit--  Raleigh, NC
Skylight Barbecue--   Ayden, NC
Thig's--   Richland, NC
Big Oak--  Salter Path, NC
King's--   Kinston, NC
Bill Ellis--   Wilson, NC
Parker's--    Wilson, NC
(We tried to go to several other restaurants including B's BBQ in Greenville, Grady's in Dudley, Lexington barbecue in, well, Lexington, Speedys in Lexington.  You can't win or eat the all, huh?)

While we had so much amazing food this weekend I think I am going to be sticking to veggies for a while.

8 comments- my fav!:

S@sha said...

Wow! That is an impressive amount of bbq eating. Did you have a favorite? Don't know if I could hack it, but I love the idea of a long weekend dedicated to food research.

Peachy Keen said...

Oh my, my, my! Those sandwiches looks delicious, my mouth is watering over here in London! i may have to steal some of your recommendations, my brother would love this trip!

Kristin said...

A BBQ focused road trip? What a freaking brilliant idea!

Kalee said...

That sounds like an absolutely delicious idea! Mmm!

missris said...

Wow that sounds incredible! I know what you mean though. After my weekend of camping and cooking out, I'm sticking to vegetables for a while to balance it out!

Maggie said...

This is the best thing ever. If you decide to do something like this again, you must go east for true eastern NC barbecue! Bunn's in Windsor, mmmmmmm......

Sara said...

WOW! That is a LOT of BBQ in four days! I love it! That sandwich looks incredible. I'm drooling at my desk.

Alice said...

it's not even 10am and i'm now craving bbq! well played... well played :)

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