Great article in USA Today about the NC BBQ Trail
There was a fascinating article in USA Today's travel section about the newly-established NC Barbecue Trail. Starts in Ayden and goes west to Murphy.
You must watch the 9-minute video that links from the article. I love these people!
This is the work of the NC BBQ Society, http://ncbbqsociety.com/. The group plans to publicize and promote all forms of NC BBQ. They're planning a festival in Raleigh this October, right around State Fair time. There's one going on this weekend in Tryon. I will definitely be attending the Raleigh event.
Too back they stopped at Goldsboro. A great, but mostly unknown place in Onslow County is Thig's on Catherine Lake Road, off U.S. 258 between Jacksonville and Richlands. Also, in Greenville, Boss Hogg's on Memorial near Arlington. They have turkey barbecue (chopped and seasoned like pork) and great cornbread.
Nice article and video. Except one thing. It's hard to believe Cold Stone really the best ice cream in Greenville? Yikes!