The folks at Redneck BBQ Lab in Benson, NC – Jerry Stephenson and his sister Roxanne Manley – don’t strictly adhere to eastern or western NC barbecue disciplines and instead pull from all barbecue cultures. Bob Garner visited for North Carolina Weekend on UNC-TV.
The festival takes place in downtown Kinston every May. Ahead of this year’s version from May 5-6, UNC-TV posted this video on the 2016 festival.
Earlier this year, Bob Garner visited Picnic ahead of their one year anniversary for UNC-TV’s NC Weekend.
Bob Garner finds a hidden gem at Randy’s BBQ in the town of Troutman, which is between Mooresville and Statesville. Randy’s opened in 1985 and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily.
I came away impressed with Johnson Family Barbecue and also surprised that I hadn’t heard more about it before. So I’m glad to see it get some coverage from Bob Garner on WUNC-TV’s NC Weekend program.
This hidden gem on the Wake Forest Highway outside Durham draws diners in with barbecue pit-cooked over hickory wood.
From UNC-TV’s NC Now, Deborah Holt Noel takes the viewer on a behind the scenes look at the Durham location of The Pit for a recent After Dark segment for the show.
The Pit in Raleigh is already an established institution, but their Durham location is quickly creating its own stellar reputation. Their whole-hog, pit-cooked barbecue and lively Downtown Durham location have attracted the attention of The Washington Post and The New Yorker!