A Jones Family Profile

Cousin Sinclair Griffin Lee keeps ’em coming.  Today’s Charlotte Observer has a profile Sam Jones and his granddaddy Pete Jones.


Pete Jones, of course, was the founder of the legendary Skylight Inn BBQ in Ayden, NC.  https://johntannersbbqblog.wordpress.com/2015/08/16/skylight-inn-ayden-north-carolina/.  He has now gone to his reward, but grandson Sam Jones, who took over the Skylight Inn when Pete Jones passed, recently has opened Sam Jones Barbecue in Winterville, NC, just up the road from Ayden.  https://johntannersbbqblog.wordpress.com/2016/01/18/more-news-from-north-carolina/.   It’s a nice article about the traditions and recent changes in barbecue places:  the Skylight Inn is old, small and Spartan, selling only barbecue, slaw, cornbread and soft drinks.  Sam Jones Barbecue is huge and serves all sorts of stuff, notably beer.  The barbecue at the Skylight Inn is great.  I haven’t been to Sam Jones yet.  Yet.

You will naturally wonder what happened to the skipped generation, Pete’s son and Sam’s father.  Bruce Jones is a preacher, which may be why the Jones family barbecue stands so well with the Lord.


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