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LEGENDS OF BARBECUE NC

LEGENDS OF BARBECUE: NORTH CAROLINA
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When it comes to pulled pork, restaurants that still burn wood in their pits are becoming an endangered species. So imagine my delight recently
when I met pit masters Vernon Carver and Donald Cozart at Backyard BBQ Pit in Durham, North Carolina.


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Here’s the first thing you see when you park behind Backyard BBQ.
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And here’s the second thing–meats smoked low and slow in pits darkened with age and wood smoke.
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And here’s the payoff: pulled pork sandwiches so smoky and succulent, I bet you can’t eat just one. (The sauce is classic North Carolina–vinegar with hot sauce.) Smoky, tender ribs lacquered with a not-too-sweet barbecue sauce. And exemplary hush puppies and collard greens.
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If you want to try barbecue at its best, this classic roadhouse is worth the trip.

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