Just mention the word "barbecue", and some people will start salivating. And with good reason, because there is a lot of great barbecue out there.
For this map though, we'll focus on barbecue from North Carolina, and the mission statement for the North Carolina Barbecue Society says it all:
"The mission of the North Carolina Barbecue Society (NCBS) is to preserve North Carolina’s barbecue history and culture and to secure North Carolina’s rightful place as the Barbecue Capital of the World."
To help you sample North Carolina barbecue the NCBS has put together a Barbecue Trail to help people sample the distinctive methods and barbecue cooking styles North Carolina barbecue has to offer, and you can see the 23 places they've chosen on our map below.
For a slightly different perspective on North Carolina barbecue, check out the BBQ Jew blog. And if you want to check out unique and unusual things to do between meals, Visit NC has some suggestions.
Zoom in to find your next meal.