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North & South Carolina

A real Carolina barbecue feast centers around a whole hog that's smoked for hours before the succulent meat is chopped or pulled and served with a tangy, vinegar-spiked sauce. If cooking a whole hog in your backyard seems intimidating (although you should try it anyway), we've also got recipes that make enjoying Carolina-style pork a bit simpler. Complete your meal with sides and save room for classic desserts like sweet potato pie!

Barbecue Tips

'Cue Tip #17: Just a Little Patience

"Patience is the key. There is no barbecue rub that can make up for trying to rush a cook."

Jessica Swann – Pitmaster at Bet the House BBQ, Denton, TX

Mike's Road Journal

Smitty's Market: Lockhart, TX

Nina Schmidt Sells started Smitty's Market in the space that housed the business her father, Smitty, started in 1948. That original business, Kreutz Market (which is our next stop), is now in a new location and is owned by Nina's brother Rick. Nina and her son, James, took some time to give me a tour, talk barbecue tell me more about the history of the place. Oh, and I also ate some 'cue including their ribs and sausage smoked with seasoned oak. #chasingbbq
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Smitty's Market: Lockhart, TX

BBQ Joint Finder

The Brisket House

"Wayne Kammerl - Owner"

5775 Woodway Memorial Houston, TX 77057

Pecan Lodge

"Justin & Diane - Owner"

2702 Main St. Dallas, TX 75226


Barbecue Slang

Plate Ribs (a.k.a Short Plate Ribs) Beef ribs from the lower center rack of a steer or cow; ribs 6, 7 and 8.


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