Wednesday, April 20, 2016 / by GetWrittn Blog
The Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill triangle is really well-known for its love of BBQ. I’ll detail the best spots to get it and why.
Craving some deliciously-cooked meats, veggies and desserts? You’ll want to check out these four triangle restaurants and get what you need.
Located in Durham, The Original Q Shack is famed for their smoked meats, including pork, beef brisket, ribs, turkey, chicken and sausage. Their portions are huge, but you’ll want to savor every last bite, with nothing left over. Along with your in-house smoked meat, you’ll get two sides and a serving of their delicious hush puppies. Sides include everything from southern-style collard greens to BBQ beans to mac & cheese. If you can’t choose from all the meats, get the three-meat platter, which is quite a steal. Even the kid’s platter is a great deal and you’ll want to take the kids for a casual sit-in dinner, or grab some take-out after work.
Head into the warehouse district of Raleigh for this amazing authentic bbq restaurant that dubs itself as legendary. They use only free-range North Carolina pigs, but ribs and pulled pork aren’t the only hot items on the menu. How about bbq’d tofu? Featured throughout the media, The Pit even won a Throwdown with Bobby Flay for their incredibly delicious ribs. You’ll get two sides with one of their famous plates with tons of options to chose from like quinoa salad, sweet potato fries or black eyed peas.
Located in Chapel Hill, this BBQ favorite features antibiotic and hormone-free pasture-raised pigs from North Carolina for a natural and healthy meal. With large plates, sandwiches and delicious po-boys, you’ll get hungry just checking out the menu. The Vietnamese Pork Cheek sandwich sounds oddly scrumptious and it is said that it explodes with flavour. As for side dishes, apparently the fried okra is to die for, but you’ve got other choices, including fried green tomatoes and French fries.
Dubbing itself as just like home, but better, this restaurant is more than just BBQ fare. Using only Kamado grills to cook the food, the chefs sourced dishes from around the world and tweaked them to cook on these grills (what they call “kamadotizing”). The interior of the restaurant looks like a backyard cookout, with natural elements like stone and wood. Use iPads to order and call on your servant-like server to fulfill your every foodie wish. Try favourites like miso-grilled salmon and Black Angus coulotte, with a variety of sides.
If you are hankering for some barbeque, any of these places will please you to no end. Call me if you need someone to join you!