Coming from the most unlikely of sources, is the NC Barbecue Society Trail map. It provides an interactive map to the historic pits creating some of the nation's best pork culinary delights. Historic barbecue is increasingly becoming a rarity as more locations switch to gas cooking. Charcoal or wood-burning sites are considered 'authentic' joints, which require typically 12 hour cooking cycles. When in NC should you need some Q, all you have to do is turn to the map and you should be fine. Traveling out in LA this past week, we hit an 'authentic' barbecue site, and let me tell you they really had no clue what they were doing. It's a southern thing folks.
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