I won’t even sell someone a barbecue unless they get coleslaw. If they want a barbecue and they don’t want coleslaw, there’s something wrong with that person. It all goes together.
Write about the succulent glories of Tar Heel barbecue at one’s own peril. It’s much safer to take on the National Rifle Association.
Barbecue is the third rail of North Carolina politics.
I’m not throwing stones at those who do, but if you cook your meat with electricity or gas, you do not have barbecue; you have roast pork. And you can do that with an oven in your kitchen.