#14 Pulliam's in Winston Salem, NC
Was spending a couple of days loafing around WS a few years back while my wife was attending a conference. I Googled a few barbecue restaurants and decided to try a couple. One was Little Richard's which was pretty darn good barbecue (even to this Eastern NC boy). But the other was J.S. Pulliam Barbecue. I went for the Q, but ended up being impressed by the dogs.
I pulled up and the place looked as though it could fall down at any minute...my kind of joint. At the time I didn't even realize they sold hotdogs. So I went in, saw the short menu and ordered a barbecue sandwich & a hot dog. Since it's take out only I went and sat in the car to eat. The barbecue was quite forgettable...DO NOT go for the barbecue! But the hotdog...oh the glorious hot dog! Very simple without any pretension (so don't get any illusions that you'll get any type of gourmet creation). Just a simple red hot dog served in a bun that's had the top toasted on the flat top in some butter. It's a divine concoction.
After struggling through my barbecue sandwich and thoroughly enjoying the delicious hot dog, I evacuated the car and immediately re-entered the store and ordered another dog.
Nice to see this tiny little place make the list with some of the nation's hot dog greats.
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post edited by JayL - 2014/04/09 22:11:29