I grew up in the sand hills of North Carolina, and barbecue was a weekly part of our diet. "Real" NC barbecue is not covered in sauce. The taste comes from the seasoning, smoke, and the delicious cold slaw that is on top! There is no better place for such fare than at Lexington Barbecue. It is a conveniently located, clean, classic place that you will really, really enjoy. Their hush puppies should ;not be missed, either. As well, they will give you a free fill-up of sweet tea, if you wish, to drink on the road. If you are in the area, don't miss it. If you are anywhere near Lexington, it will be worth your drive.