When you live in the Carolinas, you learn to keep your eyes peeled for the sight of white smoke and pig cookers.
Driving toward uptown Charlotte on Providence Road on a chilly Thursday morning, commuters got to pass by a long row of cookers lining the parking lot at Providence United Methodist Church: The annual barbecue fundraiser for Boy Scout Troop 11.
I couldn’t resist whipping out my smartphone and pulling in for a quick look. The fathers of the Scouts had been out since 4:30 a.m. and will be cooking all day. The barbecue goes on sale Friday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. or sell-out.
And yes, if you’re driving home on Friday night, the church is on the right: So you can make an easy stop to grab some barbecue for dinner.