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slow roasted, pit-cooked pork shoulder served sliced or chopped with a drizzle of dip and a side of red slaw.


1916:  Lexington Barbecue Pioneer Sid Weaver opened his tent-covered pit cooking operation on a street corner in Uptown Lexington. 

1920s:  Jesse Swicegood & Will Johnson established their barbecue pits near the original courthouse, popularizing "Lexington-style Barbecue" as a local industry. The court judge knew when it was time to recess for lunch when they smelled the smoke rolling in the windows.

Today:  A dozen Lexington-style barbecue restaurants each serve up to 500 or more hungry locals & tourists a day labeling Lexington, NC as the"Barbecue Capital of the World".

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