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North Carolina: Deep-Fried Gizzards at Wilber's Barbecue and Currituck BBQ Company

Deep-fried gizzards from Wilber's Barbecue in Goldsboro, North Carolina. [Photographs: Chichi Wang] I'm on a tour of the barbecue pits of North and South Carolina, in search of the finest chopped whole hog around. Along the way, I've learned a few truths: first, that nothing washes down the smoky, fatty shreds of pork better than sweet tea; second, that banana pudding is the only way to end a barbecue meal, and third, that on some occasions, the pit will serve not only chopped pork but also deep-fried poultry parts. While most barbecue pits in North Carolina serve a mixture of chopped pork taken from hogs smoked for hours over hardwood, a few establishments will also dabble in innards. Thus... More

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