My quest to visit all of the barbecue joints in Bob Garner’s book began before the blog era, so I have been scribbling reviews of the joints I visited in the margins of his book. I plan on writing reviews of places I visit in the future in this blog, but to get started I’ll
What’s the “best” barbecue? I really don’t want to wade into the argument that is mostly based on where you grew up: Is the meat cow or pig? Is the sauce vinegar based or tomato based or sweet or mustard or ??? I’m just going to concentrate on something that I have eaten a lot of – North Carolina Barbecue.
I’m not a native North Carolinian, though I have lived here much longer than anywhere else and consider it my home. I grew up in Michigan where “a barbecue” meant having some people over to cook hamburgers on a grill. It didn’t take long to learn that there is no “a” before barbecue and that