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OT - BBQ Road Trip - Colorado Springs to Duck, NC

1voyager1voyager Posts: 778
We're in the beginning stages of planning our BBQ crawl from Colorado Springs to Duck, NC.  

Any recommendations for BBQ along the way would be highly appreciated. 

Specifically, we're looking at stops in Wichita, Little Rock, Knoxville, Raleigh anywhere on the Outer Banks.

Many thanks in advance. 


Somewhere in Colorado
LBGE, PGS A40 Gasser and too much Griswold cast iron cookware.

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  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 16,641
    When you get sick of BBQ, head over to this place and get the Cowboy Burger 

  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 14,335
    Ayden NC... The Skylight Inn
    Greenville NC... B's BBQ (Closed when they run out of food. No phone.)

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

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    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • johnnypjohnnyp Posts: 3,703
    High Cotton is the best place in OBX once you get there. 
    XL & MM BGE, 36" Blackstone - Newport News, VA
  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,943
    hoping you'll post pic's of your journey!
    aka marysvilleksegghead
    Lrg 2008
    mini 2009

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    I said to my wife, 'Where do you want to go for our anniversary?' She said, 'I want to go somewhere I've never been before.' I said, 'Try the kitchen.'

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    When I wake up in the morning, I don’t feel anything until noon, and then it’s time for my nap

  • 6baluts6baluts Posts: 26
    If you roll through a Windsor NC (about 100 mi west of a Duck) give Bunns BBQ a shot. Sandwich is sold on a cornbread ask for a corner slice. Wife and I make a run down their at least once each summer from Va Beach.
  • 1voyager1voyager Posts: 778
    Great suggestions so far. Thanks!

    Looks like our drive will have several zig-zags.  :)
    Somewhere in Colorado
    LBGE, PGS A40 Gasser and too much Griswold cast iron cookware.
  • NCSmokyNCSmoky Posts: 421
    If you are going to be heading to Raleigh, you should make a point of stopping here:

    Charlotte  NC - XL LG Med Mini MM 
  • rekameohsrekameohs Posts: 124
    Ayden NC... The Skylight Inn
    Greenville NC... B's BBQ (Closed when they run out of food. No phone.)

    When is your trip?  There are a few new places opening in Raleigh later this year, including Sam Jones new place (from Skylight Inn).

    I second the recommendation for B's.  One of my daughter's went to ECU and I would try to time trips there so as to be able to stop by B's.

    While you are making your way across NC, you could stop and get some of that horrible Western style BBQ.  =)

    I don't think you'll find much BBQ once you get down to the coast.

  • 1voyager1voyager Posts: 778
    @rekameohs Mid-May. Thanks for your suggestion.
    Somewhere in Colorado
    LBGE, PGS A40 Gasser and too much Griswold cast iron cookware.
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 13,908
    Not certain of your rout...will you be coming thru SC?
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

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  • 1voyager1voyager Posts: 778
    @northGAcock - We'll drive I-40 eastbound. We're still looking at options for the return trip. Dropping down to I-20 looks like a great way to go.

    If we decide to include I-20 then we'll be going through SC.

    Thanks.
    Somewhere in Colorado
    LBGE, PGS A40 Gasser and too much Griswold cast iron cookware.
  • JohnnyTarheelJohnnyTarheel Posts: 6,223
    edited March 9
    Not certain of your rout...will you be coming thru SC?
    @northGAcock     I thought he wanted good BBQ...  
    Charlotte, NC - Large BGE 2014, Maverick ET 733, Thermopen, Nest, Platesetter, Woo2 and Extender w/Grid, Kick Ash Basket, Pizza Stone, SS Smokeware Cap, Blackstone 36"
  • 1voyager1voyager Posts: 778
    Not certain of your rout...will you be coming thru SC?
    @northGAcock     I thought he wanted good BBQ...  
    I'll stay out of that discussion.  :o
    Somewhere in Colorado
    LBGE, PGS A40 Gasser and too much Griswold cast iron cookware.
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 13,908
    Not certain of your rout...will you be coming thru SC?
    @northGAcock     I thought he wanted good BBQ...  
    Johnny, you are welcome to come down and get good Que as well. This in spite of your belief that NC BBQ is good....and UNC affinity. 
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    "For those of you in the cheap seats I’d like ya to clap your hands to this one; the rest of you can just rattle your jewelry!"
    John Lennon
  • hogfan412hogfan412 Posts: 73
    I would skip every location in LIttle Rock and head to Memphis on I 40 until you can jaunt down to Marianna Arkansas and go to Jones BBQ.   You gotta take the 20 mile trip for the best bbq ever.   Served on white bread.   Get there early but not late.  Usually sold out in the PM time slot.   Trust me on this one.   James Beard Award Winner.
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 16,641
    Not certain of your rout...will you be coming thru SC?
    @northGAcock     I thought he wanted good BBQ...  
    You won’t find it in North Carolina unless you come to Butt Blast. 
  • JohnnyTarheelJohnnyTarheel Posts: 6,223
    Not certain of your rout...will you be coming thru SC?
    @northGAcock     I thought he wanted good BBQ...  
    Johnny, you are welcome to come down and get good Que as well. This in spite of your belief that NC BBQ is good....and UNC affinity. 
    Robin I would gladly join you anywhere for some bBQ.... that invite to come to NC is open as well....
    Charlotte, NC - Large BGE 2014, Maverick ET 733, Thermopen, Nest, Platesetter, Woo2 and Extender w/Grid, Kick Ash Basket, Pizza Stone, SS Smokeware Cap, Blackstone 36"
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 16,641
    Also, if you come in on 40 and hit Greensboro, NC at breakfast, a little place in an old strip mall called Spring Valley restaurant has the best sausage gravy biscuits I have ever eaten.  Hit up a Biscuitville in central NC and get a Bacon Egg and Cheese too. 
  • littlerascal56littlerascal56 Posts: 1,238
    Wichita KS... Not a lot of BBQ choices, but I really like BJ’s restaurant and brew house.  Great menu and beer choices, at good prices.  If you want prime steaks, then it’s the Scotch & Sirloin.  A bit pricy, but good atmosphere and best steak in the country! You won’t be disappointed.

    BGE XL++Flameboss 300 WiFi++Blackstone 36"++Weber 26" kettle

  • RRog17RRog17 Posts: 473
    If coming through Greensboro there’s a new place in Jamestown called Black Powder BBQ. Best I’ve had in N.C.  Even really good brisket. Don’t know their story but they know what they are doing. 
    Summerfield, NC
    LBGE & 17” Blackstone
  • dbCooperdbCooper Posts: 308
    Depending on your schedule and interest, you could modify the Little Rock plan.  Wright's BBQ in Johnson (just outside Fayetteville) has some great offerings.
    Should you go, highly recommend taking the Pig Trail Scenic Highway to/from I-40 to/from Johnson.
    LBGE, 22" Weber
    Great Plains, USA
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 9,968
    I'd go slightly out of your way and visit Valentina's in South Austin.
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    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 9,968
    And try and do as many Forum meet ups along the way wherever you are.
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    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16
    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 9,968
    hogfan412 said:
    I would skip every location in LIttle Rock and head to Memphis on I 40 until you can jaunt down to Marianna Arkansas and go to Jones BBQ.   You gotta take the 20 mile trip for the best bbq ever.   Served on white bread.   Get there early but not late.  Usually sold out in the PM time slot.   Trust me on this one.   James Beard Award Winner.

    Same place?



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    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16
    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
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