Food Truck Review: Smoky aroma will lure you to Daddy Bob’s Barbeque. Fresh barbecue will keep you there.

Daddy Bob’s Barbeque food truck serves pork barbecue that’s a hybrid of Eastern and Western North Carolina styles. By Greg Cox Originally published 9/14/2017 You can’t miss Daddy Bob’s Barbeque, even when it’s parked among several dozen other food trucks at a rodeo. You don’t even have to use your eyes to locate the fire…

Review: CrossTies Barbecue, housed in railroad cars, takes diners on a hickory-smoked trip

CrossTies Barbecue in Carrboro, NC, is housed in vintage railroad cars and serves pulled pork, brisket, ribs, chicken and other barbecue favorites. By Greg Cox Originally 8/10/2017 CARRBORO “All aboard!” As you’re being seated in one of the two refurbished vintage railroad cars – decorated in a suitably nostalgic style with brass chandeliers, art deco…

Food truck review: The Humble Pig

The Humble Pig takes barbecue to the Deep South By Greg Cox Review originally published 7/14/2016 When Ross McCarthy got laid off from his job as a machine tool salesman in 2011, he and his wife, Jessica, decided to quit the rat race and start a food truck. The Humble Pig (the name was the…

Food Truck Review: Bulkogi

Korean BBQ truck Bulkogi hits the sweet spot By Greg Cox Original review published 4/8/2016 When Bulkogi first hit the road in 2009, it was one of a mere handful of food trucks in the Triangle. Since then, the number of mobile vendors has grown exponentially. Meanwhile, Bulkogi has gone through a complete life cycle,…

Blistered Pig Smokehouse

Where barbecue its the spot By Greg Cox Review originally published 7/17/2015 For well over a decade, going all the way back to the first incarnation of Fosters American Grill in Cameron Village, Franz Propst has been building a reputation as a versatile and creative chef in a variety of local restaurants. After winning fans…

Hillsborough BBQ Company

Original review published 10/28/2011 By Greg Cox Hillsborough BBQ Company’s location,  in a small commercial strip several blocks off the town’s main drag,  is hardly what you’d call prime. But for barbecue aficionados,  who know that some of the best barbecue is found off the beaten path,  that’s the first good sign. The next is…