Had the misfortune to try two different BBQ places in Burlington, NC this week.
Lunch on the way to Richmond, Va at Hursey's was a chopped Q sandwich and pint of brunswick stew. Sandwich was small, slaw was non-descript and meat was bland. The stew was about a six w/ good meat content but tasted like Campbell's vegetable soup (I'm serious here) w/ BBQ meat added to it. NOT RECOMMENDED.
Next place was dinner two days later coming back from Richmond (NASCAR race so I couldn't get a hotel room in the Richmond area Thursday night) at BBQ and Ribs.
Website is www.bbqandribs.com
Asked for outside meat in the chopped sandwich and they had to get the manager to know what I was talking about. Should have just left at the point but Hursey's was the only other game in town and I still remembered lunch from two days before so what the heck. One girl explained that since they cooked with gas the outside meat was pink not brown so why would I want that?
Same order as before, chopped sandwich and pint of stew. Sandwich was ok. About a seven, slaw was good, meat moist and fairly large sandwich. Stew was a joke. I found two small pieces of chicken meat in the pint. Basically vegetable soup. Not thick, allot of broth and taste was so so. NOT RECOMMENDED.
My basic recommendation for those headed along I-85 is to bite the bullet and take old 85 through Greensboro so you can eat at Stamey's. The by-pass makes getting to Stamey's a extra 30 minute trip. Or eat at Allen & Sons if headed the other way.