Steven Raichlen's Barbecue! Bible

Allen & Son

If the BBQ bus tour is a pilgrimage, this is one of the Meccas. Allen & Son Barbecue in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Pork shoulders roasted fall-off-the-bone tender over slow smoldering hickory, chopped fine as confetti, doused with vinegar sauce, crowned with vinegar slaw, and served on a bun. This is one of the finest pulled pork sandwiches in all of North Carolina–worth a stop if you’re in the area and worth a special trip if you’re not. Got a favorite BBQ joint you want Steven to try on tour? Let us know on the Barbecue Board.

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