eastern nc bbq = a perfect obx tradition
We came across this blog that Kip Tabb wrote for Carolina Designs about eastern North Carolina barbecue and we thought it did a great job of talking about the history of the dish, where to get it and what makes it sooooo good.
“Just about everywhere you go in this part of North Carolina, it seems pork barbecue is offered on the menu. It’s a traditional way of preparing pig, so traditional that it seems to predate colonial times.
It’s mostly conjecture masquerading as an educated guess, but general consensus is the word “barbecue” came from the language of the Caribbean Native Americans. Their word “barbacoa” seems to translate to a sacred fire pit in which game is cooked over the embers of a fire.”