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Old Jan 6, 16, 7:32 am
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Mt. Olive/Goldsboro, NC BBQ suggestions?

Mr. Kipper is doing a one-way car rental, and driving down to buy a car in Mt. Olive, NC. He'll then return the rental car in Goldsboro, and will either Uber or beg Hertz to drop him back at the DMV in Mt. Olive.

Since he'll be south of the Mason-Dixon Line, I was hoping to convince him to pick up some BBQ to smuggle back north.

Any recommendations for anywhere along the route? He'll be heading back via 95, so any suggestions along the way would work too.
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Old Jan 6, 16, 7:54 am
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You're pretty much stuck with eastern NC BBQ from your route which I don't particularly like. IMHO, the absolute best BBQ in the world is Lexington Number 1 BBQ in Lexington, NC, but that's out of his way.

You can check out the BBQ Jew's site for recommendations http://bbqjew.com/thejoints/

I note that he ranks Lexington Number 1 as A+

(Don't forget the BBQ slaw and hushpuppies. The hushpuppies are to die for. They won't make it far up the road, though)
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I can live with eastern style. Anything is better than northern BBQ.
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I'll check with my sister's MIL who loves eastern NC BBQ.
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I'll check with my sister's MIL who loves eastern NC BBQ.
Thank you!
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Wilber's Barbecue in Goldsboro is one of my all time faves. If you're travelling I-95, Parker's in Wilson (my hometown) is also very good. The consensus in this part of the world is that the Skylight Inn in Ayden is the very best.
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Originally Posted by jrsinpdx View Post
Wilber's Barbecue in Goldsboro is one of my all time faves. If you're travelling I-95, Parker's in Wilson (my hometown) is also very good. The consensus in this part of the world is that the Skylight Inn in Ayden is the very best.
I think they are stopping at Parker's.
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Sister's MIL hasn't responded to my message. Good luck. But Lex is worth the detour!
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Originally Posted by manneca View Post
Sister's MIL hasn't responded to my message. Good luck. But Lex is worth the detour!
LOL, it would be, except that Mr. Kipper has been awake since 2 AM driving, and they are not spending the night anywhere but home.
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My relatives who live outside NC always buy "frozen" BBQ for transport. Reheats fairly well. Just steam it until warm and add additional sauce. Eastern NC sauce is simple, just add Red Pepper flakes to Apple Cider Vinegar and let sit a few days before use.
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Originally Posted by jrsinpdx View Post
My relatives who live outside NC always buy "frozen" BBQ for transport. Reheats fairly well. Just steam it until warm and add additional sauce. Eastern NC sauce is simple, just add Red Pepper flakes to Apple Cider Vinegar and let sit a few days before use.
This is in a cooler, and will be consumed tomorrow... if it lasts that long.

They stopped at Parker's. He said it was excellent.
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Parker's reheated was very yummy! I'm thrilled Mr. Kipper picked up 2 pounds, as it won't last the weekend. I almost opened it this morning before breakfast.
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If you're ever in the area again, the Skylight Inn in Ayden, NC, about an hour east of Goldsboro, is also excellent.
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Originally Posted by jrsinpdx View Post
Wilber's Barbecue in Goldsboro is one of my all time faves. If you're travelling I-95, Parker's in Wilson (my hometown) is also very good. The consensus in this part of the world is that the Skylight Inn in Ayden is the very best.
Very good?! That was a STAPLE of my youth during drives from Richmond to points south. My dad never missed an opportunity to stop at Parker's.

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Very good?! That was a STAPLE of my youth during drives from Richmond to points south. My dad never missed an opportunity to stop at Wilson's.
Parker's was very good, and I only enjoyed the reheated take-out.
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