Originally Posted by Boshizzle
NC BBQ isn't on the top of my list, actually. It's too mushy and just not all that great, IMO. That being siad, I still like it. So, this episode is particularly interesting.
I will never forget the first time I enjoyed Eastern NC BBQ. The gal waiting on me asked me if I wanted some "dee-up" (dip). I had no idea what she was talking about and her accent only made it worse. I asked several times "dee-up?" trying to figure out what she was saying. Finally, she shaked the sauce bottle in front of my face exclaiming "Dee-up! Dee-up!"
Great times, there!
Don't make the mistake of thinking that the "official" NC bbq is that mushy chopped up into porridge stuff with straight vinegar soaked on it like they do east of the fall line. Come a little further west and try real
We don't use dee-up, we have a vinegar-based sauce. I was born, raised, and grew up in NC and having been eating NC whole-hog bbq all my life. the only people who like eastern NC bbq are people who live there. The other 3/4 of the state knows how to cook bbq.