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Apr 28, 2011 02:15 PM

Airstrip Airport and Barbeque restaurant (Raleigh)

Anyone know the name or URL for the airstrip that has a BBQ joint south of Raleigh? We are going to be in the area for the pottery show in Sanford this weekend.


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  1. There is Pik N Pig in Carthage that fits.

    Pik N Pig
    194 Gilliam McConnell Rd, Carthage, NC 28327

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    1. re: fredb2548

      Unique place! Food is excellent, the bbq is cooked right there. Fly in, park your plane on the grass and go eat. Some outside seating too.

      Reminds me of the Cow Pasture Bank in Rio Vista, Texas which had a grass strip behind the bank for the convenience of flying customers.

      1. re: fredb2548

        TOO MUCH FUN! We went today Saturday April 30th 2011. Beautiful spring day just after noon. It was fun to watch the planes and the BBQ was top notch. Cooked with hardwood. I am a BBQ snot so I know good stuff when I see it. I highly recommend the sides and the entire event.

        Clockwise: JalapeƱo butter, Brunswick stew, cole slaw, hush puppies and the Q. Delicious.

        Thanks for steering me in the right direction.

      2. A bit farther south, but Stanton's BBQ just south of Gibson, NC also has an airstrip right across the street. Although it's (barely) in SC, they have excellent barbecue--a very peppery vinegar sauce with no mustard in sight.

        1. How would you describe the style of the pork and sauce compared to Piedmont v. Eastern style? I notice that the pork is pulled, which is different from the normal chopped style. How was the brunswick stew?

          Trying to decide whether to eat here tomorrow v. Whispering Pines BBQ in Albemarle (another place I haven't tried) on my way out to the Sandhills.

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          1. re: mikeh

            Pik N Pig's BBQ is not really Eastern NC style - none of their 3 sauces is a real pepper and vinegar based sauce. The pig is moist, tender, and smoky, but milder than real Eastern. I prefer Pik N Pig to Whispering Pines, but Log Cabin in Albemarle is pretty close to that at Pik N Pig.

            1. re: fredb2548

              Does Log Cabin still use wood? There's been some rumors that they're are gas nowadays.