Summer of Cue Week 3: Grady’s Barbecue, Wayne County

Grady’s is another iconic restaurant on the Historic Barbecue Trail that cooks whole hogs over wood. This small, family-owned restaurant is located in Dudley, just outside of Goldsboro. Like most of the old barbecue restaurants, the building has few frills, …

Summer of ‘Cue Week 2: Skylight Inn BBQ, Pitt County

Summer of ‘Cue was the perfect excuse to drive to Greenville to experience the 73-year-old James Beard-Award-Winning restaurant, Skylight Inn BBQ. After all, it’s the self-proclaimed Capitol of BBQ, with a replica dome sitting atop the vestibule. Skylight Inn …

Puzzling and baffling: Obvious falsehoods spread by Duke professor and WRAL

Capitol Broadcasting Co. and WRAL published multiple falsehoods this week about our industry in an editorial critique of this year’s legislative session, relying on inaccurate opinions of a Duke University professor.

WRAL asserted that North Carolina lawmakers have taken action …

NC Pork joins forces with barbecue cooks to give back; Smithfield donates a truckload

They weren’t cooking whole hogs and there wasn’t a judge in sight, but in mid-April, cooks from the North Carolina Pork Council’s Whole Hog Barbecue Series showed up to provide close to 5,000 servings of barbecue to Inter-Faith Food Shuttle’s