Wednesday, 16 July 2014

The Original Little Richard's BBQ

The Original Little Richard's Lexington BBQ
Original Little Richard's Lexington BBQ
The Original Little Richard's Lexington BBQ, opened by Richard Berrier in 1991, is the epitome of the picture postcard roadside shack. Located off the road in the parking lot of a car wash, Little Richard's looks like the kind of place you want to visit. Picnic tables outside, roadside service after 4pm, order at the counter and local memorabilia on the walls.

Pork ribs are only offered Wednesdays so I naturally felt obliged. Again, the traditional pit-smoked ribs were very tender and moist, coated with their sticky smoky sauce. And again, there was not much of a rub or smoke flavour. Guessing the Lexington-style pit is not as smoke-driven. Their hush puppies were fine (pale in comparison to Lexington) as was the slaw (pale in comparison to The Old Hickory House). The beans were not memorable.

Little Richard's deserves a full-blown visit and, by 6:00 pm, was a full house. Highly recommended.

Original Little Richard's Lexington BBQ
4885 Country Club Rd,
Winston-Salem, NC
Hours: Monday to Saturday, 11am-9pm
Phone: (336) 760-3457

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