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Enjoy Noble Smoke’s exceptional smoked meats over and over again! The winner will receive a $500 gift card valid through December 5, 2022. Choose from a wide array of savory

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Enjoy Noble Smoke’s exceptional smoked meats over and over again! The winner will receive a $500 gift card valid through December 5, 2022. Choose from a wide array of savory

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Enjoy Noble Smoke’s exceptional smoked meats over and over again! The winner will receive a $500 gift card valid through December 5, 2022. Choose from a wide array of savory

Noble Smoke Barbecue Giveaway

Enjoy Noble Smoke’s exceptional smoked meats over and over again! The winner will receive a $500 gift card valid through December 5, 2022. Choose from a wide array of savory starters, tasty sides, hefty platters, and more. Serving Carolina- and Texas-style barbecue in Charlotte, Noble Smoke was born from Southern pitmaster tradition and is a staple for barbecue lovers.


Noble Smoke is heartfelt Southern barbecue. For 25 years, Chef Jim Noble chased his dream of making barbecue all over the South, crisscrossing the Carolinas, traveling to Texas twice, and sampling ribs and pork sandwiches everywhere in between. Growing up in North Carolina, Jim says his favorite ’cue is smoked pork, but the first time he tasted brisket in Texas, his life changed. Noble knew he had to perfect his brisket technique and include it at his barbecue restaurant. Noble Smoke opened in July 2019 serving both Carolina- and Texas-style barbecue. Noble Smoke is a tribute to the pitmasters that made the rules — and often broke them — and a heartfelt demonstration of Noble’s longtime love for smoked meats. Most of all, it’s a place to relax and enjoy these storied barbecue traditions with friends.

This story was published on Nov 07, 2021

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