Friday, July 11, 2014

McCall's Bar-B-Que-- Part 2: That Good Ol' Eastern Carolina 'Cue

You can order individual plates of food, but most go for that amazing buffet array.  I like it because not only can you get the barbecue and slaw, but also salads, desserts, and fish.  It is especially food when they have the Calabash-style shrimp on Fridays.

Plus, there is chicken, two kinds of pork skins, all sorts of veggies.

"But, first and foremost, McCall's is a barbecue joint, and it's fate rests on what it can do with pig, fire, vinegar, and salt."  Pigs are cooked everyday.  The sauce is simple.

And, Goldsboro is noted as being probably the capital of eastern North Carolina 'cue, much like Lexington is to western North Carolina 'cue.  There is a long history of barbecue in the town, stemming from Griffin's and Scott's Famous Barbecue.  According to the article, both are long gone, but recently I went to Scott's which is open on Fridays and Saturdays and looks like it just stepped out of the 1950s.

My family were regulars at Griffin's and Wilber Shirley, owner of Wilber's, learned his chops there before opening his own place.

And, of course, less than a mile away from McCall's is...Wilber's.

getting Hongry just Typin' This.  --RoadDog

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