Bill and I have decided to try to find the best. Two weeks ago we travelled to NC...specifically to watch our older daughter compete in a roller derby bout...another story entirely. Our Saturday stop was Allen & Son in Chapel Hill.
It is actually outside of Chapel Hill...I think...Chapel Hill is not like the cities that I know. A barbecue plate was more expensive than I would have thought...which turned Bill off immediately...don't you just love a cheap husband? But it was just heavenly barbecue...just the right "spice", the slaw was perfect, and the hush puppies even more perfect. I usually shun the sweet tea of NC...but I think it is the perfect "thing to go with" barbecue.
Our daughter lives in Greensboro...home of Stamey's BBQ. We had lunch there on Monday...ohhh, if I hadn't been to Allen & Son on Saturday... The barbecue is great...but not highly seasoned. The slaw is, what I think is called, red slaw. I don't like it. It is hot...and not much else. The hushpuppies were still great...can one make a bad hushpuppy? Of course Bill thought it was better. I can't help but think that price had something to do with that...Stamey's is about half the price of Allen & Son.
So the verdict...so far..imo...is Allen & Son is the best. But the search goes on...not only in NC...but in Virginia...and wherever else I might be that prides itself on barbecue.