Voting is closed, and the great majority of respondents were . . . dead wrong.
Question: What meat was sold at the first commercial barbecue stand in North Carolina?
A. Beef: 7%
B. Pork: 42%
C: Mutton: 35%
D: All of the Above: 14%
I'm not surprised that pork would get the most votes, since that is the signature meat of North Carolina barbecue today. And, I can chalk up the 35% tally for mutton to the fact that I had said in my comments that "the answer might surprise you."
And that answer is . . . D. All of the Above.
In 1899, a notice in the Charlotte Observer announced that Mrs. Katie Nunn had rented a store on South Church St., where she planned to run a grocery store and a barbecue stand, with her husband doing the cooking on a pit he had constructed behind the store. Two weeks later, this classified ad ran in the paper:
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