Raleigh, NC: Amazingly Good BBQ at The Pit – [East Coast Road Trip]
OK, we were fiiiinally on our way home. Raleigh was a little further north than I was originally planning for lunch but after doing the research on this place I knew it would be worth the wait. We didn’t get there until about two in the afternoon but a slab of low and slow cooked baby back ribs was calling my name.
Now, if you’ve never heard of The Pit in Raleigh, NC, crawl out of that rock you’ve been living under and get your education on. The Pit has been featured on America’s Best for Best NC-Style Pig, Man V. Food, Throwdown with Bobby Flay, and Unique Eats. Bobby Flay lost, no surprise there.
We sat down and scanned the beer menu. Since we were in North Carolina I was really, really hoping for some Duck-Rabbit, but no dice. I settled on an unremarkable local beer whose name escapes me. No matter, that’s not what I was here for. BRING ME THE ‘CUE!
Wait, it was a long drive and first I needed an appetizer. Southern-style deviled eggs to be precise. Because what’s more southern and goes better right before a big ol’ slab of 14 hour slow cooked baby back ribs? They were delish, obviously, but everything here was.
A few minutes later the BBQ gods graced me with honestly the best BBQ I’ve ever had in my life. I love BBQ, but I don’t really have it too often, and never, ever have I been floored by BBQ the way I have this these ribs from The Pit. Kinda sad I only got a half rack. I went through and tried every sauce they had out on the bar, but the ribs were the best right on their own. Top that with a side of amazing mac and cheese, buttery biscuit, hushpuppies and mashed potatoes. I was in heaven!
If you ever get the chance to check this place out, do it. You won’t regret it. I have no idea when I’ll ever be back down that way, but sure as shit I will make my way back there whenever I am in North Carolina again.