Pierce's Pit BBQ Sandwich
Name: Pierce’s Pit Bar-B-Que
Meal: Jumbo Pulled Pork Sandwich with Cole Slaw and Hot Sauce, French Fries, and Sweet Tea
While technically in Williamsburg, VA; Pierce’s can best be described as just off Interstate 64 in the middle of nowhere. You have to exit the highway and spend a few minutes on back roads to get there but your travels will be well worth it. Pierce’s is a quintessential road side barbecue joint. The pulled pork is the star of the show: smokey, hints of vinegar in the sauce, chopped fairly small, and with just enough bits of charred pork to know real fire and smoke were involved.
Pulled pork sandwich
Name: Buz and Ned’s Real Barbecue
Location: Richmond, VA
Meal: Pulled pork sandwich, potato salad, cole slaw, and sweet tea.
Good barbecue has to be below the Mason-Dixon line. Check. Good barbecue can’t be too fancy. Check. Good barbecue has to have some smoke. Check, check, and check. Buz and Ned’s delivers on all three: Richmond used to be a little thing called the home of the Confederacy, you eat on picnic tables under a permanent tent, and they deliver on the smoke. I must admit that Buz and Ned’s was found for me, they appeared on the Food Network show Throwdown with Bobby Flay, and beat Bobby Flay. At BBQ. So yeah, they make pretty good barbecue.