Interesting, in all our travels we have never found BBQ as good as Lexington, NC. We love it. It fits out taster, and there is the rub. Once in South Florida, many years ago we were traveling (normal), still had the kids in the car then. Signs kept hitting us in the face about a BBQ place in ARcadia, FL. This for about 60-100 miles of catchy signs. Loving BBQ we had to stop.
(Some of the best BBQ is from a place like this.)
The décor was western. Old saddles, wagons, pistols, etc., we loved it. BUT the BBQ was not NC BBQ, we were disappointed.
Over the years we have learned that BBQ taste is in the mouth of the ‘BEHOLDER’.
Something caught my eye. It was a comment on a BBQ article. Saying Owensboro had a spot called the World’s BBQ Capitol. I immediately thought of Debbie (Boondocks, flapdoodle & beyond). She is always doing something on the grill, and that is where she is from.
Texans are sure their BBQ is the best, along with folks from Alabama. The folks down in SC say they are good but the folks from Tennessee will argue. That goes on and on. Some Colleges get into the mix with governors betting on their team, loser furnished the BBQ.
I have a nephew, Ted Darnell of Shelby, who makes cookers for prize winning teams. His cookers have been written up in a few magazines. He does some great designs and cooks some great Butt’s.
(This is not one of Teds, but he does this sort of work)
Your taste in BBQ will be determined on what you were raised around. One of the biggies is the BBQ sauce of course.
I love the red looking sauce and I also love the vinegar based. My favorite way to eat BBQ is a Sliced sandwich, not ground or chopped. That is my choice.
Thanks for coming this way,
Bad decisions make good stories.
This plagues me: How are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?