Stephenson’s Bar-B-Q, Willow Spring NC

We visited eight new-to-me barbecue restaurants on this trip. Three of them are punching their way out for second place, but the runaway winner was this amazing joint on the outskirts of the Raleigh metro area, the very last stop on my quest to visit all twenty-three of the restaurants on the North Carolina Barbecue Society Historic Trail. Continue reading “Stephenson’s Bar-B-Q, Willow Spring NC”

Speedy Lohr’s of Arcadia, Lexington NC

On my previous solo trips through North Carolina, I’ve had the pleasure of enjoying the “tray” style of barbecue with red slaw. This was Marie’s first opportunity to enjoy Lexington-style barbecue in the way it’s most commonly served. Continue reading “Speedy Lohr’s of Arcadia, Lexington NC”

Switzerland Cafe, Little Switzerland NC

Anybody planning to visit all of the restaurants on the North Carolina Barbecue Society’s Historic Trail will learn that a couple of them require a little work. This one, for example, is at the top of a mountain. Continue reading “Switzerland Cafe, Little Switzerland NC”