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Carolinas do OK in Southern Living’s top ‘cue list

Allen and Son Barbecue, way back in ‘05.
Allen and Son Barbecue, way back in ‘05. File Photo

Southern Living has named its top 50 barbecue restaurants and the Carolinas did ... OK.

Nine apiece, that is, both of which numbers top every other state but Tennessee (an even dozen). Take that, Texas.

Among the 10 “top picks” were two from North Carolina: Allen & Son (Chapel Hill) and Skylight Inn (Ayden), plus Scott’s from South Carolina (Hemingway).

Let the fighting commence. Well, no, first:

Other N.C. picks were:

Barbecue Center and Lexington Barbecue in Lexington;

Grady’s in Dudley;

12 Bones in Asheville;

Red Bridges in Shelby;

Stamey’s in Greensboro; and

Wilber’s in Goldsboro.

From South Carolina:

Henry’s in Greenville;

Home Team in several places in Charleston;

Hite’s in West Columbia;

Jackie Hite’s in Leesville;

McCabe’s in Manning;

Cannon’s in Little Mountain;

Carolina Bar-B-Que in New Ellenton; and

Cooper’s Country Store in Salters.