This is the biggest news of the year! Okay, maybe not the biggest, depending on your priorities, but really big. And thanks to Dan Kenney, he of the excellent Coach4aday blog and the even more excellent Annual Beer Snob Pig Picking, for alerting me to this short piece from a Raleigh station.
Raleigh has been waiting for some time for a much-ballyhooed wave of new wood-cooked barbecue places to open, a wave that local boosters suggest Raleigh could make a mecca on the order of Lexington or Ayden. We’ll see. Anyway, Sam Jones is the first of the new places to open.
The original Sam Jones BBQ is in Winterville, which is just north of Ayden, right in Pitt County, the heart of Eastern North Carolina Barbecue. You can read reviews of Sam Jones BBQ here and here. And here’s the web site for the new Raleigh place.
You should go try the new location. It’s a good place, although the pork rinds and pimiento cheese dish was disappointing.
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