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Little Richard’s Barbecue in Winston-Salem

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Little Richard’s Barbecue in Winston-Salem

Melanie Wong | Apr 25, 2011 03:17 PM

After Winkler Bakery and P B’s Takeout, next stop on Friday’s quickie tour of Winston-Salem was a stop at the original Little Richard’s Bar-B-Que on Country Club Road.
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Even before noon, all the tables were taken.
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My host suggested that we eat in the pick-up truck to give me the full redneck experience. But I opted for the picnic table around the side with the view of the parking lot and Marco’s Car Wash & Lube.
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Really wet, just carrying the sandwich from the counter to the table, the bun was soaked through. Bill added a few shakes of Texas Pete’s hot sauce. Other than that, this was regular chopped, as seasoned by the kitchen.
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Coarse chopped is an option on the menu, but we didn’t order it. My first taste of Lexington-style BBQ left my mouth parched, despite the wetness added to the chopped pork by the slaw and sauce. I was really struck by how lean the meat was and the lack of natural moisture. It felt very cotton-y and fibrous on the palate. Bill suggested that this sandwich needed more dip, but I wanted to taste it as presented first. Also, it had little smoke or wood influence, basically tasted like dried-out roast pork.
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My take-away lesson from Little Richard’s was three-fold:

1) Order coarse chopped and ask for some outside brown
2) Add more sauce/dip to the meat if it needs it for flavor and moisture
3) I don’t like the slaw and meat in the same mouthful. The flavors clash to my taste and I prefer them as alternating bites.

Little Richard’s is Bill’s go-to place in Winston-Salem. I’m glad I had a chance to try it, but it wasn’t going to make me a fan of Lexington-style.
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Little Richard's Bar-B-Que
4885 Country Club Rd, Winston Salem, NC 27104

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