I am flying from Boston to Raleigh-Durham on Friday with my 16-year-old son for a weekend BBQ exploration. Looking for advice on the best places for 'q, breakfast spots and any other culinary highlights we should try to squeeze in (a little fried chicken would be good, 'cause you can't find anything better than Popeye's in Boston, and even that isn't widely available).
Our loose itinerary is as follows: Arrive in R-D early Friday and head out for lunch, maybe a drive east? Head back to R-D and find a great dinner spot. We're spending the night in Durham -- where to have breakfast? On Saturday, I'm thinking about driving out to Lexington to sample that style of BBQ, so looking for a lunch spot on the way and THE place to have dinner. And where should we stay that night so we can find a great breakfast nearby on Sunday morning? Lexington? Winston-Salem? or ???? We'll drift back to the Triangle on Sunday. I know that finding great BBQ on Sunday will be a bit of a challenge, but we're willing to drive to find it. Thanks for the help. I've been dreaming of this pig-out trip for years!