Sam Jones, owner of the recently opened Sam Jones BBQ in Winterville, N.C., in the smokehouse he built next to his new restaurant on Tuesday, February 2, 2016. Jones is part of the 6-generation family who has been cooking Eastern North Carolina-style BBQ for generations. His grandfather, Pete, opened the iconic Skylight Inn BBQ restaurant just 10 minutes away in Ayden, N.C. which is still operated by his father and uncle. Although Jones wanted to open a more modern barbecue restaurant, he still wanted to keep a homey feel, and pay homage to his family.
Sam Jones, owner of the recently opened Sam Jones BBQ in Winterville, N.C., in the smokehouse he built next to his new restaurant on Tuesday, February 2, 2016. Jones is part of the 6-generation family who has been cooking Eastern North Carolina-style BBQ for generations. His grandfather, Pete, opened the iconic Skylight Inn BBQ restaurant just 10 minutes away in Ayden, N.C. which is still operated by his father and uncle. Although Jones wanted to open a more modern barbecue restaurant, he still wanted to keep a homey feel, and pay homage to his family. Corey Lowenstein clowenst@newsobserver.com
Sam Jones, owner of the recently opened Sam Jones BBQ in Winterville, N.C., in the smokehouse he built next to his new restaurant on Tuesday, February 2, 2016. Jones is part of the 6-generation family who has been cooking Eastern North Carolina-style BBQ for generations. His grandfather, Pete, opened the iconic Skylight Inn BBQ restaurant just 10 minutes away in Ayden, N.C. which is still operated by his father and uncle. Although Jones wanted to open a more modern barbecue restaurant, he still wanted to keep a homey feel, and pay homage to his family. Corey Lowenstein clowenst@newsobserver.com

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