After a day of hiking around Pilot Mt. I took my hungry boys and myself to Lexington for some BBQ. I sought out Lexington Barbeque #1 since it's the most famous. Even at 4:00 in the afternoon on a Monday, it was quite busy.
In short, I was not impressed with the food. The cole slaw was not shredded but rather nearly pureed, like it had been cut with a food processor. They use their BBQ sauce to flavor the slaw, giving it a strange red color. The BBQ sauce itself was boring. Watery, bland catchup with vinegar is how I'd describe it. The BBQ beans were okay-- kinda plain. The chopped pork was moist and had good flavor but I was excepting a more smokey flavor and aroma. I think Allen & Sons BBQ north of Chapel Hill is far better BBQ. My review of Lex. BBQ #1 in short: bland and boring.
However, I don't want to give up on BBQ restaurants in the Lexington area. I picked up a local map and there are 20 BBQ joints in the area! Which do y'all recommend I try instead next time?