March 2014 - The Barbecue Center, Lexington The Barbecue Center
shows up on the NC Barbecue Trail
and in Our State
magazine. The review at the Barbecue Trail link was informative, letting me know to ask for my pork the way I like it.
The Barbecue Center does not offer Brunswick Stew, but they do feature a barbecue soup which we ordered. While not Brunswick Stew, the soup was a nice substitute and very good. We were told that they take vegetable soup and add a handful of pork to it. As you can see, Barbecue Center doesn't skimp on the pork they add to their soup. Pie Diva
and I each ordered a small pork tray, which came with hush puppies and barbecue slaw. The hush puppies were nicely sweet, but cooked darker than what we are used to. They were perfectly acceptable, but not in the league of some of the best we have eaten. Pie Diva
ordered coarsely chopped white meat and bark for her pork tray. She got it exactly as ordered.
I asked for "dark & bark" for my tray. It was perfect. The dark meat was extremely juicy and I could taste the rub that they used on the pork. The barbecue slaw was fantastic with the pork.
We went for pecan pie and Birthday Cake ice cream for dessert. The pie was a disappointment, salty mass produced tasting crust. Pie Diva
took one for the team by taking the first bite of the blisteringly hot filling and warning me before I did the same.
In our overall comparison, The Barbecue Center offers some of the best pork we have tried. They are another addition to our Top 3 list of NC BBQ pits.
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