Restaurant Review – “Bibs”

When it comes to barbecue in the Triad, me and the missus are all about some Prissy Polly’s (right in the heart of KVegas).  And we’ll continue to eat there and always get banana puddin’ for dessert. But there’s a new cooker in town.


A couple of weeks ago, my friend Kent went OFF on us about a place he had just eaten at in downtown Winston-Salem. “Best barbecue around!” And folks, he was right. Kent was nice enough to invite me out for lunch today and I am a believer…

It’s called “Bibs,” it’s fairly new to the area, and it’s right across the street from the downtown Central library.

Check out their site for the story of the cooker AND their extensive menu. I went with the Beef Brisket/Pulled Pork combo and it was great. The Brisket is unbelievable. I definitely want to try their smoked sausage as well (that’s not code for anything, folks). And it doesn’t stop at the meat. The sides rock. The Mac and Cheese is great…and the Hush Puppies have a sort of peppery flavor that’s not what you’re expecting but great.

It’s definitely not your normal NC barbeque joint. Except for the slaw (red or white), there’s no vinegar to be seen or smelled. No “Lexington” style. These guys are clearly heavily influenced by Texas-style barbecue. Sauce is not even available. The meat has the flavor smoked in already. And that will be strange for native NCers.

So, I’d like to welcome Bibs to my personal all-time favorite BBQ joints (in no particular order):

And someday, I still hope to make a pilgrimage to Dreamland Barbecue…widely considered the greatest barbecue joint in the world.

Published in: on June 9, 2009 at 7:43 pm  Comments (4)  

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  1. Dreamland is the bomb! Definitely take the time to make the pilgrimage to ‘bama.

  2. Count me in for that trip. BTW Sonny’s sweet is money. I also love me some brisket, I’m not really sure what it is, but i love it.

  3. I had no idea you guys were Prissy Polly fans. Not many people we know are, but we’ve been eating there since we moved down here in 2000, when it was still a concrete shack. Love it!

    • Yes. And I love going on the bluegrass nights, too. Let’s all go sometime and get crazy on some hush puppies!

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