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Nov 21, 2011 05:42 AM

New woodcooker in Lumberton

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

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    1. re: meatn3

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

    2. 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

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

        1. re: meatn3

          Precisely. ¡Santo subito!

          1. re: Naco

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

            The search continues....

            1. re: meatn3

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

              1. re: goodeatsinadive

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

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

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            1. re: carolinadawg

              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,