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meg944 | | Jul 24, 2009 10:16 AM

. Finally made it in to Capital Q Smokehouse for lunch today. ( http://www.eatmypork.com ) This is basically a take-away joint, though they do have a small amount of counter seating and a couple of picnic tables. We were really pleased – the guy behind the counter immediately suggested that we sample all three of their pulled pork options (one is more traditional, one is vinegar-based w/ ketchup, the last, and my choice, was vinegar-based w/ mustard.) He also offered to let us sample any sides we wanted. I got a pulled pork plate w/ corn bread w/ maple butter, potato salad (they let you sub either this or macaroni salad for the usual coleslaw,) and mashed sweet potatoes with maple. I also had a bite of friends’ baked beans, hush puppies, mac and cheese. Everything is made in-house, including the pickles you get on the side or in your sandwich, and from what I understand, it is primarily more of a North Carolina-style barbecue. I found the pulled pork w/ mustard to have just enough bite and nice levels of smoke – my friends preferred the most traditional sauce. With drinks we spent ~$10 each, and except for the pleasure of trying many things, I would be inclined to recommend sharing a plate amongst two people. I had to take at least half of my food home. Both of the counter people were really nice, and the guy came out and chatted w/ us while we were eating at the picnic table. We even got to meet the owner’s dog. They also have smoked chicken, beef, and quite a large number of sides – now I am wondering why I didn’t go for some Hoppin’ John! Though I’m not in this area much, I’ll keep it in mind for inexpensive, tasty, friendly barbecue.

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