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The Pit Authentic Barbecue

The Pit provides a rather upscale setting for Raleigh patrons to enjoy authentic, pit-cooked barbecue.

B’s Barbecue

There are no telephones or take-out menus at B's. What there is, though, is plenty of whole-hog barbecue, cooked...

Allen & Son Barbeque

Keith Allen's old-fashioned, hands-on method earned him a place in North Carolina's barbecue canon.

Bridges Barbecue Lodge

In case you forget what the restaurant specializes in, pig art decorating the walls helps you remember just what...

Lexington Barbecue

Lexington Barbecue attracts barbecue pilgrims from across the state and even further.

Little Richard’s Barbecue

The pure Lexington-style barbecue served at this laid-back and comfortable restaurant keeps Forsyth County residents coming back for their...

Stamey’s Old Fashioned Barbecue

The real monument to Stamey is not the restaurant, but the pit building, which is by far the largest...

Wilber’s Barbecue

Wilber Shirley is committed to the tradition of cooking whole hogs entirely over hardwood coals.

In Search of Apples

Every fall, a produce stand in Hendersonville becomes a destination.