Charlotte -- Great Barbeque -- NOT!

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Michael Hoffman
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Charlotte -- Great Barbeque -- NOT! - Thu, 02/3/11 11:03 AM
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It seems that FLOTUS, that's Michelle Obama, has kind of messed up, gastronomically speaking. In praising Charlotte, North Carolina, the city Democrats have chosen for their 2012 convention, she named as wonderful attributes of the city, "southern charm, hospitality, diversity — 'And of course, great barbecue.' "
 
The barbeque complement was news to Charlotte residents. A Charlotte Observer blog post said "Charlotte = great barbeque? Who knew?" And The Associated Press quoted a retired University of North Carolina professor as saying, "Charlotte for barbeque was 'like Minneapolis for gumbo.' "
 
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/48756.html

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Re:Charlotte -- Great Barbeque -- NOT! - Thu, 02/3/11 11:13 AM
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There are several Charlotte bbq joints reviewed here on Roadfood, but I have never been to any of them.  I am interested in what Chris Ayers has to say about this!

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Re:Charlotte -- Great Barbeque -- NOT! - Thu, 02/3/11 11:15 AM
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I've been to Bill Spoons- The Hushpuppies were good
 

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Re:Charlotte -- Great Barbeque -- NOT! - Thu, 02/3/11 11:50 AM
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Must be a republican-owned newspaper!!

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Re:Charlotte -- Great Barbeque -- NOT! - Thu, 02/3/11 11:57 AM
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leethebard


Must be a republican-owned newspaper!!

Wrong.  The Charlotte Observer is reliably left of center.

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Re:Charlotte -- Great Barbeque -- NOT! - Thu, 02/3/11 12:27 PM
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Left of center? It's reliably farther left than that.