Monday, October 22, 2007

East vs West

I was in Jackson, NC with a friend this weekend and we discovered that it was Jackson Day. There were several pig cookers set up in the parking lot of the Piggly Wiggly, and they were offering samples of their barbeque.

My friend, who is from near Lexington, and I tried the Q. It was a typical chopped Q with vinegar and hot red pepper flakes, fairly common for the region. I rated it about a 6 on a scale of 1 to 10.

My friend was completely shocked as disgusted with the Q. She didn't like the pepper flakes in the meat at all, and thought there was too much vinegar. That makes sense, because she's from the center of the piedmont style barbeque world.

So the battle between east and west continues...

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