“Where are you taking yours too?”
WILSON, N.C. — That’s a brief conversation I had with someone as my family paid for lunch and several pounds of take-out at Parker’s Barbecue. The restaurant has a cult following up and down the I-95 corridor; I’ve already blogged about it previously, but figured it was worth another mention. The authentic pulled pork with a vinegary, but not too hot pepper sauce, is a fine example of the Eastern Carolina style barbecue. I surprised a co-worker with some and without any visible branding, she immediately knew what was in the containers I brought in one day. She was thrilled by the surprise.
Others at the table tried the fried chicken which was okay, but I stuck with the pulled pork plate with boiled potatoes, spicy and orange. I need to figure out which ones they use or at least an approximation.
I’m finished up the last of my pulled pork (it freezes very well) yesterday for lunch. Now, I’ll have to go without pulled pork for a while, because nothing will come close.
Parker’s is located on US 301, EXIT 43A off of I-795/US 264 and about 7 miles from I-95. The decor isn’t the only thing out of the past — it is cash only.