I travel the country a fair amount and always enjoy trying BBQ as it varies so much by region. I drove over to Black's yesterday, and walked into a place that was staffed by friendly people and had a decor that probably hadn't changed in years - including the handwash sink in the dining room! I ordered the beef sandwich, fries/onion ring combo and an RC (Yessir an RC!). I should have taken the gentleman's advice and stuck with potato chips as the unique taste of the sandwich with the sauce and slaw was somewhat overpowered by the fried stuff. In the west, when you order a sandwich with slaw, it comes as a mound often served open face. Here, the slaw is a subtle addition to a tangy yet slightly hot sauce. I love places like Black's, no frills, great food, great service and great folks. I will certainly head back next time I'm in Gastonia. Like some other joints in the area, they offer car service as well!
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