Now hold on here. Eastern North Carolina and Charlotte may have had their differences over the years, but we were proud of the Queen City for hosting the Democratic National Convention, primarily for bringing the spotlight to the Tar Heel State.
There could be fightin words now, though. A culinary historian from South Carolina has been writing blog posts about barbecue and says, now brace yourselves, that the first barbecue restaurant in North Carolina was in Charlotte.
Look, friend, were not going to take cheap shots at South Carolina, which you know is very close to Charlotte, and vice versa. And were not going to engage in sarcasm about how Charlotte may have been the home of the first traffic jam, but not the first cue joint. Apparently this historian noted that Lexington also had early barbecue.
Excuse us, but you folks ever heard of vinegar-based sauce? Yellow slaw? Thats right. A report that does not even recognize Eastern Style in the mix is shortsighted, narrow-minded and youll pardon the expression, tasteless.