Originally posted by Rogey88
Guys. I just got back from the BBQ festival in owensboro, kentucky
Without a doubt this is the BBQ capital of the world. You should try it!
That means one thing: you've never been to Lexington, North Carolina. - I can't say I prefer the Lexington style of 'cue or fixin's, but the red slaw is as much a local anomaly as is Western Kentucky's black dip. Lexington area folks refer to their runny, tomato-based sauce as "dip" as well. There are twenty-one barbecue places in the environs of Lexington, which boasts about 17,000 people.
My all-time favorite is still the mustard-based sauce that is found in central South Carolina and in Columbus, Georgia. My two all-time favorites are both in the combined town of Batesburg/Leesville, South Carolina - on U. S. 1 between Augusta, Georgia and Columbia, South Carolina - Shealy's (on U. S. 1) and Jackie Hite's (on Railroad Street, a block off U. S. 1)... the two places aren't but shoutin' distance apart.
Then there's Country's in Columbus, Georgia, in the old Greyhound Bus Depot on Broadway downtown.
Then there's all those Tennessee places up the thread a ways, where your food comes with that wonderful flat, cooked-on-the-grill cornbread that is plumb to die for... I'm gettin' fatter just thinkin' about it all....
Doing, Not Dieting, Ort. Carlton in Ever-Expanding Athens, Georgia.
P. S. I can't wait until I make it to Owensboro to give it my thumbs-up, which I know I will.