Piggin’ out at the “Pik ‘n Pig”
Barbecued pork is a mainstay of the south and they do it up well at the “Pik n Pig” in Carthage, North Carolina. This is a unique restaurant to say the least. It’s located on an airstrip outside of town and you watch small non-commercial planes land and take off as you enjoy your meal. (A lot of the pilots and their passengers actually land there for the food !)
You can sit inside and stay cool or “rough” it on the deck. That’s where the children love to sit and it’s so much fun to watch their little faces as the planes land. It’s all very casual and they often run out to the planes after they’ve parked. It’s not unusual for a friendly pilot to seat them in the cockpit and let them pretend that they are about to take off.
The BBQ at “Pik n Pig” is hickory smoked and cooked fresh every morning. Ribs, chops and chicken are available too but the great favorite is definitely the barbecue and when the day’s supply has been sold out that’s it ! You have to come back the next day if your heart is set on their specialty.
Worth a visit if you’re ever in the vicinity. Y’all come !