If you want North Carolina barbeque, do make the effort to get thy selves to a place that still cooks barbeque over wood. The que is memorable at these venerable places, which are decreasing in number.
Yes! Only Murray’s Barbecue on Old Poole Road serves genuine que, slow cooked over wood coals. On an east-west axis, they serve the only wood-cooked barbeque between Allen and Son in Durham/Chapel Hill and Wilber’s in Goldsboro.
Have a wonderful trip.
Just got back from seeing the Hurricanes in Raleigh, and went to Murray’s en route. Great pulled pork — nice and vinaigry, and spiced perfectly. The place did a crisp business. Cole slaw is also very good (wish I would have brought my camera for a review). The rest of the menu pales in comparison with the bbq and my recommendation is to stick with the pork.
On another subject, at the RBC Center in Raleigh, they serve Goodberry’s Frozen Custard — wow, the first time I have had frozen custard. Definitely not the last …