Daniel Wallace

Wallace is the J. Ross MacDonald Distinguished Professor of English and director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of six novels, most recently Extraordinary Adventures. His illustrations have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Italian Vanity Fair, and many other magazines and books. His novel, Big Fish, was made into a motion picture by Tim Burton in 2003.

Central

Mac’s Speed Shop

A cross section of the Queen City gets its fix here at Mac’s Speed Shop. And if a motorcycle could run on barbecue, it’d fill up here, too.

Eats

Big Mike’s Barbecue

Michael Markham brings the barbecue to you. Just look for his truck (the one with a bright red barn in tow).

Restaurant

Hursey’s Bar-B-Q

Barbecue is nothing without a pit, sauce, family, and a legend. For the Hurseys, it all began one night about 70 years ago.

Eats

Richard’s Bar-B-Q

Good food springs eternal from Richard Monroe’s wood-fired barbecue pit in Salisbury.

Restaurant

Bib’s Downtown

Mark Little won’t debate east versus west. He cooks neither style of barbecue. Is this pitmaster igniting a revolution in Winston-Salem?

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