20 BEST BARBECUE RESTAURANTS IN AMERICA
Clyde Cooper's Barbecue, founded in 1938, is as much a historic landmark as a casual joint for quality 'cue. One step through the door verifies the appeal and popularity of this downtown Raleigh darling. Sit among old-timey photographs, the buzzing service counter and the sweet aroma of down-home cooking while enjoying your complimentary basket of crunchy pork skins. Barbecue comes chopped, sliced or spare-ribbed, and chicken barbecued, fried or chopped. Not up for such a power-punch of meat? The Brunswick stew, though still a hearty, meat-based meal, is a favored alternative. Sweet tea and super-sugary lemonade are a given.
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