The Story Behind This Legendary BBQ Restaurant In North Carolina Will Fascinate You

It’s obvious that North Carolina is viewed as a BBQ state. We even have two different types that come with their own battles and disagreements over which reigns supreme. Thrillist recently listed the most iconic North Carolina restaurant as Skylight Inn in Ayden, and it got me thinking, what is the story behind this icon and how did it rise to fame amongst all of the other BBQ giants in the Tar Heel state?

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While the BBQ in North Carolina is certainly delicious, the history of many of these beloved joints is just as captivating. Did you know the story behind Skylight Inn, have you dined here before?

If you’re like the rest of us and can’t get enough of BBQ, how about taking our BBQ road trip across the state? Just bring your appetite!