NC Barbecue Project

This page is dedicated to exploring southern food culture, particularly North Carolina. For my love of NC and bbq, it’s only fitting that I attempt to advocate for NC food. Follow along, as I eat food, cook stuff, and celebrate NC’s rich food history!

Objectives of this project:
Visit all restaurants on the NC Historic Barbecue Trail (pictured below)
Promote NC food culture through recipes and restaurant visits
Visit as many barbecue restaurants as humanly possible

BBQ Bucket List

My NC Barbecue Trail so far:
1. Allen and sons – chapel hill – 4.5/5
2. Hursey’s Bar-B-Q – Burlington – 3.5/5
3. Stephenson’s Bar-B-Q – Willow Spring, NC – 4.5/5
4. Wilbur’s Barbecue – Goldsboro, NC – 4/5

Other BBQ Joints:
Dreamland BBQ – Tuscaloosa,
AL – 5/5
Hillsborough BBQ Company – Hillsborough, NC – 4.5/5
The Pig – Chapel Hill, NC – 3.5/5

My Southern Recipes

– Buttermilk Biscuits
Blackberry Cobbler
– Paula’s Hoecakes


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