Bob Garner's Guide to North Carolina Barbecue

Bob Garner's Guide to North Carolina Barbecue

by Bob Garner

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Overview

If you want to get a native North Carolinian riled up, all you have to do is bring up the subject of barbecue. In barbecue, you'll find a fusion of North Carolina cultures and cooking influences-and controversy.

For the uninitiated, the arguments that create this controversy boil down to these simple questions: which sauce is better-eastern or western (Lexington-style)? should you cook the whole hog or just the shoulder? should the meat be cooked over anything but wood?

In the east, barbecue is made from the whole hog; in the west, only the shoulder is used. The eastern sauce is vinegar-based, with no tomatoes or sugar but plenty of pepper. The western sauce, which is most commonly called "Lexington-style," has ketchup, perhaps some Worcestershire sauce and some brown or white sugar added to the basic vinegar mixture.

Since North Carolinians love to choose sides in the great barbecue argument, you can bet they have even more trouble selecting the best barbecue establishment. Now, Bob Garner, one of North Carolina's best-known and most recognizable authorities on the state's favorite cuisine, has entered the foray.

In 1994, Garner began doing short features about barbecue for UNC-TV's statewide magazine program, North Carolina Now . In 1996, he published North Carolina Barbecue: Flavored by Time (now in its fifth printing) and produced a one-hour television special based on the book. That program became a staple during public television's annual pledge drive and the use of the book and videotape as a pledge incentive proved highly successful.

In Bob Garner's Guide to North Carolina Barbecue, Garner describes what he feels are the 100 best barbecue restaurants in North Carolina. They range from well-known establishments to holes in the wall located off the beaten track. Each entry includes some of the restaurant's history, as well as a description of its ambiance, menu, and cooking method. It also includes its location and hours of operation.

More than any other food, barbecue reflects the tradition of a disappearing, rural-based lifestyle in North Carolina. Bob Garner's Guide to North Carolina Barbecue will be the authoritative reference for those interested in preserving this heritage through the patronage of great barbecue joints from the mountains to the sea.

Author Biography: Bob Garner's 11-year association with North Carolina's public television network resulted in the production of several programs about barbecue and traditional cooking. In addition to "North Carolina Barbecue: Flavored by Time", he also produced "A North Carolina Pig Pickin'", "North Carolina Country Cookin'", "More North Carolina Country Cookin'" and "Homecoming: Food, Fellowship and Faith". He is a regular contributor to Our State magazine and was the subject of a 2001 feature in Southern Living. Garner also hosted a segment on North Carolina barbecue on ABC's Good Morning America. He lives in Burlington, North Carolina.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780895872548
Publisher: John F Blair, Publisher
Publication date: 09/28/2002
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsxi
Three Centuries of North Carolina Barbecuexiii
Advance
Snooks Old Fashion Barbecue3
Albemarle
Log Cabin Bar-B-Que5
Whispering Pines Bar-B-Que7
Asheboro
Blue Mist Barbecue8
Asheville
Barbecue Inn10
Ayden
Bum's Restaurant12
The Skylight Inn14
Beulaville
Sid's Catering16
Blowing Rock
The Woodlands Barbecue & Pickin' Parlor18
Burlington
Carolina BBQ & Seafood21
Huey's Barbecue23
Hursey's Bar-B-Q24
Cary
Danny's Bar-B-Que (other location: Durham)26
Chapel Hill
Allen & Son Bar-B-Q28
Charlotte
Bubba's Barbecue31
Hog Heaven Bar-B-Q32
Old Hickory House Restaurant34
China Grove
Gary's Barbecue36
Cleveland
Keaton's BBQ37
Creedmoor
Bob's Barbecue39
Denton
Troutman's Barbecue41
Dudley
Grady's Barbecue42
Durham
Dillard's Bar-B-Q45
Bullock's Bar B Cue47
Fayetteville
Barbeque Hut49
Cape Fear Barbecue51
Goldsboro
McCall's Barbecue and Seafood (other location: Morehead City)53
Wilber's Barbecue54
Granite Quarry
M&K Barbecue & Country Cookin'56
Greensboro
Country Bar-B-Que57
Stamey's Old Fashioned Barbecue59
Greenville
B's Barbecue and Grill61
Parker's Barbecue63
Haw River
J&G Bar-b-que64
Henderson
Nunnery-Freeman Barbecue66
High Point
Kepley's Barbecue68
Kernersville
Clark's Bar-B-Q69
Prissy Polly's71
King
Stratford BBQ II73
Kinston
J&L's Barbecue74
King's Barbecue & Chicken76
Knightdale
Knightdale Seafood & Barbecue77
LaGrange
B.J.'s Grill and BBQ79
Ken's Grill81
Lexington
Barbecue Center83
Cook's Barbecue85
Jimmy's BBQ87
John Wayne's Barbecue89
Lexington Barbecue90
Smokey Joe's Barbecue92
Southern Barbecue (other location: Southmont)94
Speedy's Barbecue95
Tar Heel Q97
Whitley's Barbecue99
Lillington
Howard's Barbecue100
Linville Falls
Spears Barbecue & Grill102
Linwood
Backcountry Barbeque103
Madison
Fuzzy's106
Mebane
A&M Grill107
Huey's Restaurant and Oyster Bar110
Mocksville
Deano's Barbecue111
Hendrix Barbecue113
The Red Pig Barbecue House115
Mount Olive
Branch's Barbecue116
Murfreesboro
Whitley's Bar-B-Que119
New Bern
Moore's Olde Tyme Barbecue121
Pittsboro
Allen & Son Bar-B-Que123
Raleigh
Clyde Cooper's Barbecue125
Don Murray's Barbecue & Seafood127
Murray's Barbecue & Seafood128
Ole Time Barbecue131
Red, Hot & Blue (other locations: Cary, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Fayetteville)132
Reidsville
Short Sugar's Drive-In (other location: Danville, VA)135
Rocky Mount
Bob Melton's Barbecue136
Gardner's Barbecue 'n' Chicken138
Salisbury
Richard's Barbecue140
Wink's King of Barbecue141
Saluda
Green River Bar-B-Que143
Shelby
Alston Bridges Barbecue145
Bridges Barbecue Lodge146
Smithfield
White Swan Barbecue (other locations: Pine Level, Wilsons Mills, Clayton, McGee's Crossroads)148
Southmont
Speedy Lohr's Barbecue150
Statesville
Carolina Bar-B-Q151
Welcome
Andy's Barbecue153
Kerley's Barbecue155
Weldon
Ralph's Barbecue156
Williamston
Shaw's Bar-B-Q House158
Willow Spring
Stephenson's Barbecue159
Wilmington
Jackson's Big Oak Barbecue161
Wilson
Bill's Barbecue and Chicken162
Mitchell's Barbecue, Ribs & Chicken164
Parker's167
Windsor
Bunn's Barbecue168
Winston-Salem
Little Richard's Barbecue (other location: Wallburg)170
Mr. Barbecue173
Pig Pickin's of America175
Wild Hogs Barbecue177
Winterville
Two Brothers Bar-B-Q Restaurant178
Youngsville
Holden's Barbecue180
Locations Throughout North Carolina
Smithfield Chicken 'N' Bar-B-Q182
Index187

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