About three weeks ago, I read in the Roanoke Times about a restaurant owner in Martinsville that had won several national BBQ championships. Being a big fan of BBQ and given that there isn’t any decent BBQ in the immediate Blacksburg area, I had to check out his restaurant, Pigs R Us, in Martinsville, VA. (Note to Yankees: BBQ does not mean cooking hamburgers or hot dogs on a grill. It means slow roasting and smoking meat to tender perfection with appropriate spices and rubs, a process that takes all day.) So, this evening we drove to Martinsville. It was BBQ perfection. I believe it was literally the finest BBQ pork that I have ever tasted. Without sauce, the meat was tender, juicy, and perfectly spiced. With sauce, it was heaven. We brought a pound home for future consumption. It will be gone in a couple of days, I’m sure.
It was a long way to drive for BBQ, but even Becky agrees that it’s worth 3-4 trips a year.