There is a litlte mom and pop place outside of Spencer if your out that way. I wish I could remember the name as I am sure "a little mom and pop place" isn't helping you out much...
Hog Heaven closed back several years ago. However, they did have excellent Lexington style (vinegar based - Eastern NC Style) barbecue!
Old Hickory House is the epitome example of Carolina style (Western NC - tomato based) barbecue and nothing like Memphis (Dry Rubbed) or Georgia style (Vinegar based).
Excellent John! I see you made it over to Matthews. Outlaw BBQ is a small Hole-In-The-Wall Carry Out Only BBQ place, but it sure is good! I've been jumping over to Gaston County to check out fish camps for the past two weeks. I went to Catfish Cove the first week and Twin Tops Fish Camp last weekend. Twin Tops was the better of the two so far. It was about as good as Riverview Inn and about the same price. I might hit Dotson's tomorrow. I'm glad to hear the job is going well, and I look forward to more of your impressions of this area.Well Gents,
Just got back to San Diego last night after about 2 weeks in North and South Carolina. Unfortunately it was turned out to be pretty much all work and very little play. I did get to Outlaw BBQ and it was outstanding. I am headed back to SC next week for a couple more weeks so I am hoping I get to try a few more places.
So far, the new job is going well and I think I am going to like living in SC once I get the family all settled.
Thanks again for all the suggestions.
Hey Tim,John, I'm glad you found the Brunswick Stew at Hickory House to be excellent. I'll sometimes go there just to have that and and garlic bread. I've tried a few times to create that brunswick stew at home to no avail.
Let us know your thoughts on Mac's Speed Shop. If you get the Mac Daddy, I hope you take a wheelbarrow; you'll be so full, you have to be carried out! But, man is it GOOD!!!
If you would like to hook up to hit the fish camps, let me know. I've been revisiting several in Gaston County over the past month. Hey, you started this thread asking about food around here. Losing weight was a futile effort!