Monk: Pitt County, NC is home to several classic NC barbecue joints including B’s Barbecue in Greenville as well as Skylight Inn and Bum’s Restaurant in Ayden plus newer ones like Sam Jones BBQ in Winterville. Throw a few breweries in the mix and baby, you got a stew goin’. NC Weekend checked it out 2 years ago when it started and reported back.
Description: Lovers of barbecue and beer can have a field day in Pitt County where you can follow a brew and ‘cue trail, get your tickets stamped, and have a whole lot of fun.
Monk: We featured our favorite Charlotte barbecue restaurants and how to order takeout from them as well as select restaurants from the Piedmont and western part of the state last week. Here in this post we are featuring more notable restaurants from the eastern part of the state, some of which we’ve tried and some of which we still need to get to – at least those that posted updates on Facebook.
Please note: As everything is pretty much a fluid situation these days, please call ahead or check on social media to ensure that the restaurant is open and serving.
Grady’s BBQ (Dudley) Wednesday to Friday, 10am to 3pm; Saturday, 10am to 4pmNow Closed Call ahead to order (919) 735-7243
Lawrence Barbecue (Raleigh) Monday to Saturday, 11am to 7pm Link to order online or call ahead to place order (919) 596-6923
Longleaf Swine (Raleigh) Order by Wednesday for Sunday delivery and by Sunday for Wednesday delivery Link to order online
Picnic (Raleigh at the future Wyatt’s Barbecue location) Varies; check Facebook page Call ahead the day before to place order: (919) 908-9128
The Redneck BBQ Lab (Benson) Sunday to Thursday, 11am to 7pm; Friday to Saturday, 11am to 8pm Link to order online, call ahead to order (919) 938-8334, or pull up and put on hazards on for curbside service (seriously)
Sam Jones BBQ (Winterville) Monday to Saturday, 11am to 9pm; Sunday, 11am to 3pm Link to order online
Skylight Inn (Ayden) Monday to Saturday, 11am to 7pm Call ahead to order (252) 746-4113
A short feature on Sam Jones, Skylight Inn, and his recently resurrected family barbecue pit from My Home, NC
Everyone has an opinion of their favorite North Carolina barbeque and what method or sauce is best. There are families who have been cooking BBQ for generations. Sam Jones cut his teeth at his granddaddy’s legendary restaurant, Skylight Inn BBQ in Ayden, NC. Now he is hard at work keeping his family’s legacy alive for a new generation of whole hog enthusiasts. My Home, NC talks to him about his restaurant Sam Jones BBQ in Winterville and his love for traveling the world preaching and teaching the finer points of the Jones family’s BBQ gospel at cooking events.