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  • #54370

    StateFans
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    ..not the kind of “North Carolina by the numbers that you might expect”. But, I thought a little non-sports discussion wouldn’t be a bad thing as we a
    [See the full post at: North Carolina by the numbers]

    #54371

    packof81
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    Lexington BBQ rules

    #54372

    Pack85EE
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    Eastern over Lex any day. I live in West but NCSU is in the east. And the red – vinegar based slaw is best too. But I’ll take both over SC mustard or those other strange creations outside of NC.

    #54373

    Wufpacker
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    I find it remarkable that 61,137 males gave birth in 2012.
    Take that, Sam Ervin.

    #54374

    Pack78
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    Lexington is good, but Eastern rules…

    #54375

    john of sparta
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    since Wake county just reached 1,000,000 in population,
    does that mean (carry the three) ~10% of NC is in Wake?

    #54376

    13OT
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    I don’t think there’s much doubt that NC has the nation’s best pork barbeque.

    As for which restaurant or style is best, try Lexington Barbeque (#1) in Lexington and Wilber’s Barbeque in Goldsboro. It doesn’t get any better than these two.

    Stamey’s in Greensboro, Parker’s or Bill’s in Wilson, Red Bridges in Shelby, and B’s in Greenville are also worth a stop.

    Here in the Apex area, I still miss OT’s hushpuppies.

    #54377

    bill.onthebeach
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    if you’re over fifty… anything you don’t like about North Carolina’s numbers…

    you can probably trace back to our own… the Honorable JBH, Jr.

    aka in “some” places Down East as “TulipLips”.

    #We_GOTT_dis.pack!
    #54378

    Master
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    I’m kind of surprised that there are more Duke fans (18%) than State fans (15%). I graduated high school in 1974 and I can’t remember more than 2 kids who called Duke their favorite team. It must be all the newcomers over the last 30 years who have jumped on the Duke bandwagon.

    #54379

    Wufpacker
    Keymaster

    It must be all the newcomers over the last 30 years who have jumped on the Duke bandwagon.

    Not to mention our bandwagon breaking an axle about 25 yrs ago.

    #54380

    Wulfpack
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    I’m kind of surprised that there are more Duke fans (18%) than State fans (15%).

    That doesn’t surprise me.

    #54383

    freshmanin83
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    What is this Lexington style BBQ of which you speak?

    #54387

    bill.onthebeach
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    ya’ll ain’t going to believe this…

    I cooked some chopped Q for about 40 people (’bout 25lbs) two Saturdays past…

    One OldBeltBaccaFarrmer (my uncle who’s been cooking Q for about 70 years )…
    ‘complained’ that it was ‘a little smoky’…

    Of course… he didn’t say ‘nuttin ’bout my sauce…
    cause the sauce ain’t Eastern or Lexington… it’s a F1 hybrid (both)….

    And yes.. he’s a State Grad(’56) who can and will tell ‘ya what’s wrong with anything…

    Ha!

    Best chopped Q between Jacksonville, Calabash and Wallace is in my backyard…
    just ask anybody (other than my Uncle)…

    #We_GOTT_dis.pack!
    #54389

    pakfanistan
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    That is relevant to my interests, and I would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

    "I want my ten dollars!" -Abraham Lincoln
    #54391

    highstick
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    I can cook good Eastern NC BBQ in South Carolina…I’m still waiting on a good football team at NC State ‘cepting the White Shoes and the Cowdog era…

    “Tulip Lips”? Holy Cowabunga! I always called him “Mush Mouth”!

    #54440

    44rules
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    Eastern vs. Western BBQ? Whichever one I can get in my mouth at the time.

    #54441

    bill.onthebeach
    Participant

    … here’s some North Carolina numbers….
    for those who need ‘em….

    MIX…
    1 Gallon of White House Apple Cider Vinegar
    2 tablespoons salt
    2 tablespoons black pepper
    2 tablespoons red pepper flakes
    2 tablespoons bill.onthebeach’s secret ingredient

    heat sauce gently for 15 minutes or so…
    let sauce cool….

    MIX about 2.0 cups sauce thoroughly with 10-15lbs of FINELY chopped && VERY WARM roasted on REAL WOOD CHARCOAL pork shoulders…
    you must have some FAT and some CRISPY SKIN in ‘da meat…

    let stand and KEEP WARM for no less than One Hour…

    === the best North Carolina BBQ you ever had.

    *NOT RESPONSIBLE for results when ya’ll can’t get this right….

    #We_GOTT_dis.pack!
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