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USA TODAY names Lexington Barbecue one of 10 best southern barbecue spots

Lexington Barbecue was listed in USA TODAY’s “10Best: Southern barbecue spots” article. Author Eric Grossman ranked what he considers “the region’s most beloved and best-known cusine type”–barbecue. “The staff continues [Wayne] Monk’s technique of cooking only pork shoulders for roughly 10 hours over oak or hickory coals. For a true local experience, be sure to order the state’s most famous soft drink, the cherry soda Cheerwine, and a chopped BBQ sandwich.” Read more.

Huffington Post ranks Lexington, N.C. No. 4 best city for BBQ

Huffington Post ranked Lexington, N.C. 4th in its “America’s Ten Best Cities for BBQ” list. “Lexington Barbecue #1, established in 1962 and better known by locals as the Honeymonk, is the quintessential Lexington joint, widely hailed as the best in the business, always happy to help a diner out with a big plate of pork and some Cheerwine.” Read more.