Barbecue in the Triangle is as varied as the region’s population itself. Sure there’s traditional Carolina style, but there’s also Texas style, Lexington style, Latin style, and more. There are down-home family joints and more modern, upscale establishments. Some are smoking whole hogs while others are cooking with cuts. There are smoked turkeys, chickens, and plenty of ribs and brisket for those who need a break from the pig.
Let’s get the controversy out of the way— asking a North Carolinian, “What’s the best barbecue?” is bound to stir up some strong feelings. These 11 restaurants represent some of the best, and most innovative, barbecue the Triangle has to offer, but by no means does that mean there aren’t other favorites out there too. Either way, it’s hard to go wrong at any of these, so grab some napkins, get those sleeves rolled up, and dive into some divine ‘cue.Read More