Okay, so I borrowed today’s blog title from Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee. Their tag line is “Drink Coffee, Do Good.” I hope you’ll do that, but I hope you’ll also eat some BBQ and do some good for some friends of mine. The Ephesus Baptist Church Youth Department is raising money for their mission trip to Alaska. If you love Eastern North Carolina BBQ like I do, you don’t want to miss this opportunity. Be sure to drop by Ephesus Baptist on Friday, May 1, from 11am to 7pm to pick up some BBQ. As a eastern NC BBQ connoisseur(click here for must see video), I have a hard time finding BBQ around here that I deem adequate. So, I will not miss getting some of the real McCoy from the EBC youth on May 1. You can call in orders, pick it up, have it delivered, deliver it to your friends and/or coworkers – whatever. The food is great and you’ll be helping a great cause.
And while I’m on the subject of area BBQ, here’s my top places to go for good (notice my emphatic emphasis of good with bold, italics and underlining!) eastern NC style BBQ:
- Barbeque Lodge. On Capital Blvd. in Raleigh, the Barbeque Lodge is my first choice for the Raleigh area (right now) for BBQ. And don’t just get the BBQ – order family style. It’s the way to go. And, as a bonus, they have corn sticks (which I know means nothing to many of you!)
- Ron’s Barn in Coats. It’s a whale of a drive out to Ron’s Barn, but some great country cooking and BBQ.
- Backyard Bistro. The Bistro is a brand new restaurant that just opened on Trinity Road in Raleigh, next to the RBC Center. A friend of mine is the owner and supplier of BBQ there (he also is cooking the BBQ for the EBC fundraiser!).
- Old Time BBQ. Old Time is on Hillsborough St. in Raleigh. Not my absolute favorite, but it’ll do.
- Smokey’s BBQ Shack. Honorable mention – Smokey’s on Highway 54 in Morrisville. Smokey’s is not, I repeat, is not, eastern NC style BBQ, but it is one of the rare BBQ that isn’t eastern NC style that I like. Great food. Check it out.
That’s eat. If you’re hungry, give me a call!