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Eastern NC Barbecue - Blackbeards


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Eastern NC Barbecue - Blackbeards

veganhater | Jul 27, 2009 06:39 AM

This restaurant needs to be included in any conversation about Eastern NC barbecue. I can't believe how close I live to this restaurant and just tried it for the first time. It's a relatively young restaurant, especially by barbecue standards, at seven years old. They have an extensive menu, including plenty of seafood, veg sides, burgers (very good), and hot dogs. It looks and feels like a dive barbecue joint that's been there forever. There's a large, visible wood pile on the side of the building and when you walk in the door you can smell smoke.

So, about the food. Kick ass barbecue with a nice smoke flavor and relatively clean content. Crispy skin is offered for sale on the side. Moist, loaded with flavor and superior to all but a few barbecue parlors in the eastern part of the state. Two kinds of slaw, vinegar or mayo based, were both tasty for their style. Barbecue chicken was decent, but not as good as B's (needed crisper skin). Veg sides were all tasty and I did not detect any frozen/canned items except for french fries. Fried squash, broccoli & cheese, sliced tomatoes, marinated cucumbers, field peas and beans are all recommended. Thank you to Naco for turning me on to this little treasure, which incidentally is on 64 alternate in conetoe.

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