From our NC Historic BBQ Trail post, we got the following reader question recently:
My husband is trying to find a BBQ place that smokes their meat in the center of the restaurant, like The Salt Lick in Texas. Have you found any in NC?
From my own personal experience, I know both Old Hickory House in Charlotte and Hillbilly’s BBQ & Steaks in Lowell have their smokers just off the dining room inside, but I’m sure there are several others around North Carolina of which I am not aware, particularly in the eastern part of the state in which I have much less experience.
So my question is to you, dear readers: what other North Carolina barbecue joints smoke their barbecue inside the restaurant?