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Feb 15, 2014 09:53 AM

Doughtie's Barbecue

Does anyone remember this product from years ago? Not a restaurant, this was a family business in Portsmouth, Va. that produced Eastern NC style barbecue and related items for food service distribution. The barbecue was pretty good, but the business was sold eventually and then disappeared altogether by the late 1980's I believe.
Well, the barbecue is back. It's being made by succeeding members of the Doughtie family in Portsmouth and sold in Farm Fresh supermarkets in Hampton Roads as well as online. I bought some today and had a couple of sandwiches for lunch. To me, it's as good or better than I remember from long ago. In fact, it's the best store-bought barbecue that I've had in a long time.
(Disclaimer : I'm not affiliated with this business in any way, but I do hope that they succeed)

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  1. Its produced by Brookwood BBQ (which has received some praise on here as a decent "store bought" 'q), which is widely available in grocery stores in the Mid-Atlantic region. Would be interesting to do a side by side comparison to see if there is any difference.

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    1. re: carolinadawg

      Thanks carolinadawg. I've seen the Brookwood BBQ and will pick up some to compare.
      One thing that I noticed with the Doughtie's is that it contains no fillers of any kind. It just contains the smoked pork (with some of the browned skin), along with their peppery vinegar sauce. That's something that you don't often see with many of the 'store-bought' Q filler comes to mind.