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

Lexington Barbecue

Lexington BBQ course chopped pork sandwich
Ok, kids, this is the real deal. Lexington-style barbeque was created here in 1962 and the Monk family is still kicking it old school. Lexington Barbeque is still at the top of the list for a few simple reasons: they keep it simple, they keep it consistent, and they love what they do.

The Food

The course-chopped pork with BBQ slaw on commercial bun was simply sublime. A few drops of their vinegar sauce weren’t really needed but certainly did not detract. It was compact, not overbearing and about $4.00.