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North Carolina BBQ

PerCapita | Jun 9, 200307:17 PM

For as long as I can remember, there has been an ongoing argument about which is better... the barbecue from Eastern or Western North Carolina. (Western is the tomato-based sauce and Eastern is vinegar-based.)

That question might have been answered last week when three City of Lexington, NC, (stronghold of vinegar-based sauce) vehicles stopped in Charlotte at the Old Hickory House Restaurant and bought large quantities of tomato-based take-out barbeque.

Interestingly, there is a new "Cajun" BBQ joint in Chimney Rock, NC, that features Eastern and Western NC BBQ as well as Texas-style (beef) along with descriptions of the different sauces):

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