April: Upon recommendation from Summer Hanna, we visited Prissy Polly's while visiting Kernersville, NC last weekend. The restaurant is like a country kitchen and it is seat yourself. They offer both types of North Carolina BBQ, Eastern and Lexington style. I chose the plate of Lexington style due to my preference of the vinegar and spices along with a healthy batch of collard greens and brunswick stew. The meal deal also included banana pudding that was well worth the money and the caloric intake! The BBQ was pulled pork and well seasoned. My only complaint is that there was almost too much of the vinegar sauce added. The pork was mushy and very wet. Towards the very last bite, it was so vinegary, I couldn't finish it. Shameful, I know, but very unpalatable. The brunswick stew, collards, and hushpuppies were all very good as was the aforementioned banana pudding. Overall the food was good, but I think next time I will ask for the Eastern style q.
Lane: I purchased the BBQ and One Rib Combo with a sweet tea. The rib was very good. The outer bark was a dark mahogany color with a savory smokey flavor. This was a very good rib. The down side to the BBQ was the texture and consistency. It was a little too fatty for what I like. The cue was sweet and had a great dark chocolate color and a good smokey taste. The Lexington Style sauce has a beautiful burgundy color, a peppery smell, and a spicy bite. It complimented the meat very well. I thoroughly enjoyed the ring style hushpuppies. They have awesome 'nanner puddin' too. Be sure to check that out! The decor of Prissy Polly's is a homespun and quirky representation of southern culture. Lots of signs for John Deere Tractors, the Andy Griffith Show, Hank Williams Sr., and memorials for our soldiers abroad scatter the walls. They offer live Bluegrass and other types of music and a little handmade sign over the clearing for equipment setup reads, "No ASCAP or BMI Musicians Allowed." Here's to the independent artists of Kernersville, NC.
Prissy Polly's Pig Pickin' Barbeque
729 Highway 66 South Kernersville, NC 27284
Distance from home: 110.75 miles