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Stamey's - Please tell me there's better BBQ in Greensboro...


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Stamey's - Please tell me there's better BBQ in Greensboro...

ericd74 | Aug 13, 2007 10:52 AM

Recent reviews on here noted that Stamey's had gone "downhill". After trying it for the first time this weekend, I can report that it has hit the bottom of the hill and is now tunneling towards center earth. I ordered the chopped pork and chicken combo with sides of baked beans and cole slaw. Of the 4 items, the slaw was the only one better than mediocre; the pork, chicken, and beans were all hospital cafeteria quality at best, wholly lacking any discernible BBQ characteristics. The rubbery chicken exhibited none of the tell-tale BBQ smokiness or charring and came slathered in a cloyingly sweet tomato-based sauce. The pork was dry and pallid, with a bit of an off taste; the beans straight from a supermarket can. Some people have spoken highly of the dessert cobblers, but after the disappointing meat, I decided to save the calories. Our server was friendly and my bottled water nicely chilled, otherwise, I don't have many positive things to say about my trip to Stamey's.

So, my fellow Chowhounds, any better options for BBQ in Greensboro or the surrounding area? I've done some quick searches on here, and it looks like options are limited without heading into Winston-Salem. Is this indeed the case? I've eaten some great BBQ in TX and Kansas City and am excited to try the fabled NC BBQ. Stamey's set the bar low, so things can only get better...

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