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New woodcooker in Lumberton

jsr0711 Nov 21, 2011 05:42 AM

After a long time and a lot of work, Andy Price is about to open a genuine, old-fashioned, wood-cooking, whole hog barbecue place in Lumberton. Andy apprenticed with the great Wilber Shirley in Goldsboro and knows what he's doing. Varmint had an interview with him a while back:
The place will be called Nelson's Barbecue and deserves to succeed. Should be open by New Year's.

Nelson's Barbecue
4880 Kahn Dr, Lumberton, NC 28358

  1. Naco Apr 13, 2012 06:20 AM

    BBQ Jew had a post last week saying this place has closed.

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    1. re: Naco
      carolinadawg Apr 13, 2012 06:24 AM

      That was quick.

      1. re: carolinadawg
        jsr0711 Apr 13, 2012 06:31 AM

        The place must have been seriousluy undercapitalized. You can't expect to get into the black that quickly. Still, it's a shame. Nelson's was the first good news in the NC barbecue world in a long time. Too bad it closed instead of Smithfield Chicken n' Barbecue,

    2. j
      jsr0711 Dec 24, 2011 10:25 AM

      Nelson's is scheduled to open Tuesday, December 27th. They'll be open all that week, then closed on New Year's Eve and Day. A formal Grand Opening will be held early in January.

      1. Naco Nov 22, 2011 06:28 AM

        A wood cooker near I-95? If it's open on Sundays, I move that we beatify the man.

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        1. re: Naco
          meatn3 Nov 22, 2011 06:59 AM

          That would sure remedy the problem of the through travelers wanting a quick detour for weekend BBQ!

          1. re: meatn3
            Naco Nov 22, 2011 07:22 AM

            Precisely. ¡Santo subito!

            1. re: Naco
              meatn3 Nov 22, 2011 08:19 AM

              Just read Varmints report - they plan on being closed Sun. & Mon.

              The search continues....

              1. re: meatn3
                goodeatsinadive Nov 30, 2011 06:43 PM

                Maybe just for now.... one can only hope. Open Sunday then close Mon. & Tues. would be just fine.

                1. re: goodeatsinadive
                  jsr0711 Mar 20, 2012 09:21 AM

                  THEY'RE NOW OPEN SUNDAY! The new hours are Wed thru Sat 10:30am - 8:00pm and Sunday 11:00am-4:00pm (lunch)

        2. meatn3 Nov 21, 2011 07:14 PM

          Please keep us updated!

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          1. re: meatn3
            jsr0711 Nov 21, 2011 07:23 PM

            Sure will. Here's Varmint's photo of Andy Price and Wilber Shirley.

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