Short Sugar’s, Reidsville NC

Short Sugar’s, Reidsville NC

A last-minute change of plans left me racing the clock to make it to this 65 year-old restaurant before the sun went down. Known for its unusually sweet sauce, this is a terrific family-owned barbecue joint, and one of the trip’s highlights. Continue reading

Allen & Son Barbeque, Chapel Hill NC

Allen & Son Barbeque, Chapel Hill NC

The farthest east that I went on this trip for barbecue was to this little shack quietly hiding in some woods near I-40, so I’m afraid that I still didn’t go far enough east to have some actual “Eastern North Carolina” barbecue, but I’m very glad that I stopped by for this good meal. Continue reading

Shrimp Boats, Durham NC

Shrimp Boats, Durham NC

Even before I nailed down which barbecue places I intended to visit on this trip, I knew that I’d be swinging by Durham to see this place. It’s one of seven stores in our favorite lost southern chain to remain afloat after the corporation shipwrecked. Continue reading

Lexington Barbecue, Lexington NC

Lexington Barbecue, Lexington NC

If you haven’t heard of Lexington Barbecue, you must be new to this hobby. Wayne Monk’s place has been drawing in the faithful for decades. I arrived as a TV crew was doing a shoot, so I didn’t get to spend the time that I wanted, but I enjoyed a darn good sandwich all the same. Continue reading