Sunday, July 26, 2009

Stamey's Old Fashioned BBQ

April: On a recent trip to the outer edges of Vance County to Lake Gaston, NC for an Anderson family reunion (Lane's paternal grandmother), we decided to stop in Greensboro and meet a friend for some Lexington style BBQ. Stamey's restaurant (located across from the Greensboro Coliseum) was our choice. It was easy to find being not too far off I-85 and not too crowded on a summer Saturday evening. The restaurant is warm and inviting and is surprisingly seat yourself. After ordering pulled pork plates all around, we sat back for some good conversation to wait for the food. Imagine our surprise when it arrived on the table before I had my straw unwrapped! The pork was fantastic. Great smokey flavors, nice bark on some pieces, and a vinegar based sauce that was out of this world. I am usually more partial to the hot sauces, but what this one lacked in heat it made up for in true taste and a great addition to the pork. The slaw and hushpuppies were OK. The tea was sweet and my cup was never empty. I might also mention that this was some of the best priced pork we have eaten in a while. Our meal with tip was only $20! I had money left over to buy some of there great whole bean coffee that they roast on-site to give to our dogsitter. This restuarant was a fantastic find in Greensboro and one at which will continue to stop.

Lane: Stamey's Barbecue is great and that's the most important thing to remember! I enjoyed everything about the experience except the desert. What seemed on first appearance to be a delicious blackberry cobbler with ice cream instead turned out to be a gritty and tasteless experience. I just couldn't finish it which is weird for me. Stamey's is an old fashioned barbecue joint nestled between an industrial park and the Greensboro Coliseum. The exterior reminds me of a Carry Hilliard's or a Steak and Ale with its brick exterior and black wrought-iron railings around the steps. The inside is all dark wood beams and a delightful blend of barbecue and coffee (Yes, apparently Stamey's roasts and grinds its own brand of coffee which is fantastic!)

Stamey's Old Fashioned BBQ 2206 High Point Road
Greensboro, NC 27403 (336) 299-9888
Distance from home: 114.75 miles

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