Barbecue tour - tag/photo fest

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by wb57, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. STBNE

    STBNE Yamaha ADVenturer

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    Well maybe i misunderstood what they said on their website...in their section on history...yes their service is quick and i'll be back...worth the nearly 200 mile round trip :deal
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    quotin' from their website..." Hot Hushpuppies(introduced to North Carolina BBQ Diners by founder Warner Stamey himself!)":wink:
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    Mr. Stamey is a little full of himself. He may have been the first BBQ restaurant in the area to serve them, but hushpuppies have been around in the south since the 1800s.


    I tried Stameys years ago. Can't remember the details. Need a 2nd opinion!
  4. wb57

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  5. STBNE

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    I live here and avoid Stamey's but end up eating it a few times a year. Country BBQ on Wendover is much better in my opinion and I always order mine without sauce.
  7. STBNE

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    Interesting POV...next time I'll try Country BBQ

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    To be honest tho..I thought Stameys was very good...it had the smoked hickory wood flavor and the sauce was on the table... for you to add or not

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    The Pork Tenderloin Biscuit at Country BBQ is great....not Taylor Ham, egg and cheese on a hard roll with salt pepper and ketchup but still great in its class
  10. BHW

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    Quick question:

    Need to run to Creedmoor around lunchtime today. Will be right across the street from Bob's.

    What "sides" do they offer there? Any vegetables? Something not deep fried or breaded? A lot of places offer slaw, fries, and maybe fried okra. I need something like green beans....yay! But I really want to try a plate of the que.
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    Bob's has a good selection of veggies/sides. All the standards and a daily assortment - green beans, okra, cabbage, greens, etc.
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    919 528 2081...Bob's BBQ...give 'em a call...
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    I stopped by Bob's and had a plate of que and green beans. Not great, but not terrible either. Probably would have tasted better with french fries and hush puppies! The que was moist, and lightly seasoned. But not smoky at all. Would be great piled up with slaw on a bun!
  14. wb57

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    Bob's used to be more consistently better. I've been there dozens of times meeting my dad halfway between here and where he used to live. Lately, it's been more hit/miss. Never bad, but not inspiring, if that makes sense. On the other hand, there's no place I'd rather eat fried pork chops than here and their fried shrimp is pretty tasty.
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    Now this is a first. We took off for a ride on a gorgeous end of Spring Saturday. Had a barbecue place mapped out that I'd never been to before. Up in the north eastern part of NC between Louisburg and Roanoke Rapids.

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    The "restaurant" - they take the right portion of the building from the OPEN sign over.
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    Walked up to the window. Asked if they had a restroom I could use to wash up. They said "no" but suggested I try next door at the garage - if they were still open.

    Walked back over. Noticed no tables, no shade, not much of anything. We left. Rode around the area a little bit and headed back to Johnny's in Louisburg which has been reviewed here once or twice.

    Pretty nice roads in the area, but there wasn't a chance I was going to actually pay for a dose of norovirus today. First time in my life I've pulled into a barbecue place and left without ordering even a bottled drink.
  16. STBNE

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    Took a ride today and wound up in Burlington...so recalling the place Stephen mentioned so I sought it out....

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    This was the regular chopped BBQ "Tray" which was $6.00 Sweet Tea was not overly sweet...and sitting there is a bottle of their own BBQ sauce. This stuff was really good...They sell it at the counter and i brought a bottle of it home($4.50)...its a very tangy sauce with Vinegar,Catsup,Salt,Sugar,Mustard,Spices.Peppers andd Worcestershire.
    The minute i entered the restaurant my nose encountered the smokey wood burning smell in the air that clued me in that this was going to be real good...
    The Q was awesome ...moist and had a wonderful smoked wood flavor along with the taste of vinegar...adding the sauce by the forkfull instead of pouring it over the Q so I could add more or less to each forkfull...The BBQ sauce really enhanced the flavor and my taste buds were screaming in delight...Cole slaw looks generic but is a bit better than that...sweet....hushpuppies were light and slightly sweet...very crisply fried up...wonderfully melt in your mouth...This place earns high marks from me as it ranks right up there with the very best of them...:clap:clap:clap I will return and the next time i will try one of their combination plates...You simply cannot go wrong here...:deal:freaky
  18. Ridge

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    I'm glad you liked it. Growing up in Burlington, I've lost my taste for Hursey's Q but I genuinely still LOVE their broasted chicken. If you like fried chicken, you really need to try Hursey's next go 'round. Also, you don't have to drive all the way in to Burlington as they have another restaurant on Hwy 87 just south of Graham.

    My family has been eating there for generations as the Hursey family lives just around the corner and right across from the school I grew up in. They still have a meat processing facility on 87N in Altamahaw.

    There used to be an awesome Q place in Haw River called J&G but an ellectrical fire burned it down and they never rebuilt. They moved to the other side of town but the clientele over there (snooty, upper-crust) just didn't keep the place going. Besides, it wasn't the same since it could no longer be smoked on site.
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    Moe's BBQ in Ashville, NC...awesome pulled pork, ribs etc. The cornbread is the best! It's just minutes off the Blue Ridge Parkway, a few blocks from Asheville Eurosport BMW/KTM.

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  20. wb57

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    Dang. Was within a frisbee toss of there last week and missed it. :eek1 :lol3