Three NC barbecue joints make list of 10 best in the South

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Three barbecue joints in North Carolina have made a recent list of the best barbecue spots in the South.

USA Today published a list earlier this year of the 10 best Southern barbecue spots. Places from different parts of the Tar Heel state were listed.

The listings were not ranked, but Lexington Barbecue in Lexington, Skylight Inn in Ayden and Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q in Monroe were all included.

Here is what the article said about Lexington Barbecue:

“Founded by Wayne Monk in 1962, some locals refer to one of North Carolina’s most decorated barbecue spots as “The Monk.” The staff continues Monk’s technique of cooking only pork shoulders for roughly 10 hours over oak or hickory coals. For a true local experience, be sure to order the state’s most famous soft drink, the cherry soda Cheerwine, and a chopped BBQ sandwich.”

Read more, see full list: USA Today

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