This is one Kickstarter I am particularly interested in (for obvious reasons), so I’d really like to see it come to fruition. They’ve announced more details on their launch party at NoDa Brewing in June, and it looks to be a really fun time.
With over 250 restaurants, shacks, and eateries, this road map will be the most comprehensive listing of NC BBQ joints to be found. Everything will be included on the NC barbecue spectrum, from those hole-in-the-wall, weekday-only heritage spots to the new-fangled, spiffed-up interpretations. Hey, we don’t judge – we’re leaving that up to you!
The NC BBQ map will resemble any other road map that you’ve used: around 18” x 28” flat, folded up into a typical 4” x 9” size for carrying around with you wherever you go. And you’ll want to keep this map in your glove box, because it’ll be handy any time you find yourself on the road in North Carolina craving a little ‘cue. It’s good for grabbing a weekday lunch, finding a perfect road trip meal, or planning an entire barbecue tour around your area of choice.
This will be an easy-to-use map that will be as practical as it is good-looking. We’ll bring in some classic BBQ imagery through the map symbols and graphics. A symbol for each restaurant on the map will give you its basic BBQ facts in just a glance. Map symbols will designate 3 basic BBQ facts: (1) whether the ‘cue is whole hog or made with part of the pig, (2) if it has Piedmont or Eastern style sauce, and (3) if its an eatery that smokes their meat the traditional way.
Turn the map over for a list of each restaurant with address, phone number, and hours, as well as a little North Carolina barbecue history. And if 250 barbecue joints aren’t enough to satisfy your appetite, a list of annual NC barbecue festivals will also be included.
A neat idea from a couple right in the Barbecue Bros backyard of Charlotte. The Kickstarter is funding through March 27, with the maps expected to be delivered in June. Pledges range from $1 to $2500 and if you pledge $100 and above you get “1 ticket to exclusive launch party at Charlotte’s NoDa Brewing Company featuring NC BBQ; 1 signed map & swag bag full of “I got my pork pulled in North Carolina” items & other themed goodies.”