Whispering Pines B-B-Q, Albemarle, NC

As many of you may know, North Carolina is extremely rich in BBQ tradition — so much so that there is a supposed schism between east and west as to what BBQ really is. Whether it’s whole hog or just the shoulder, it’s all pig and magically delicious. I decided to make the trek to a BBQ joint that is lesser-known than its Lexington counterparts yet is not lacking for tradition — Whispering Pines B-B-Q.

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My Mini Georgia BBQ Crawl

Last week I was slated to travel to take a 2-day training class. The good news was that I missed the huge winter storm that slammed North Carolina. The bad news: my class was in Atlanta. So instead of snow and ice, I got lots and lots of ice. But once the ice melted, I decided to hit up a few BBQ joints in and near to the Atlanta area.

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On the Road: BBQ Adventures

It’s been a while since I’ve taken the time to sit down and do a BBQ restaurant review.  It’s not that I haven’t eaten at any BBQ joints.  On the contrary, I’ve eaten at my fair share of them over the last few months.  I confess that I’ve been lazy and just haven’t taken the time to write them down.  It all works out in the end, however… I can roll them all into one great big epic post!

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