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Three pitmasters would greet visitors on the tarmac:. One with Eastern style barbecue, one with Lexington style, and one with brisket. Visitors are asked to choose one. Visitors who choose Eastern or Lexington style are quickly berated by the other pitmaster, but allowed to pass. Visitors who choose brisket are sent immediately to jail. Visitors who opt out bc they are vegan are sent to Asheville.

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May 14Liked by Jeremy Markovich

Krispy Kreme!

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Cheerwine and a Bojangles biscuit

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A handful of yellow pollen blown all across your luggage

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*seasonal availability only

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May 14Liked by Jeremy Markovich

Pack of Winston Reds

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I think you have to win a NASCAR race to get those.

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They used to give out free packs in the Winston tent. Went to The Winston All Star race with a buddy who wanted some free smokes so he talked me into going though the tent with him so I could give him my free pack too. I didn't realize they also light one up for you. I took it and tried to give it a good puff but swallowed the smoke and started turning every shade of purple.

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Pimento Cheese sandwich and a Cheerwine

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A pamphlet detailing the different BBQ regions of the state that gets one detail about each region deliberately wrong to antagonize the locals.

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Boiled peanuts and a mater sammich.

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Had to look up mater sammich — I’ve only lived here four years.

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A Pepsi and a pack o nabs.

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Shouldn't that be an R-C?

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Pepsi is from New Bern. RC is from Georgia, but I did consider it as tradition requires. “ARa C Cola”

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Cheerwine and a pulled pork BBQ sandwich with eastern-style vinegar sauce.

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peanuts in a bottle of coke.

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When I was in the Navy and spent some time working in New Mexico, that's what I bought for my new NM friends. They loved it - of course.

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I was thinking the same thing, specifically with a Pepsi brand "coke"

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A copy of Four Corners: How UNC, N.C. State, Duke, and Wake Forest Made North Carolina the Center of the Basketball Universe.

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Cheerwine

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A Cookout tray with an ice cold Cheerwine float

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A bright leaf hot dog.

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"Bless Your Heart" T-Shirt

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Dogwood corsage and some fried okra.

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pulled pork sandwich, Cheerwine, hush puppies

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A bottle of Western and a bottle of Eastern BBQ sauce and tell them to pick a side and prepare for battle!

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A lei… but one made of azaleas and dogwoods. And all the barbecue options below!

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Mini basketball with ACC logo.

Then. Now. And…always?

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Pork rinds and Cheerwine

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BBQ sandwich with slaw. Vinegar in RDU. Ketchup in Charlotte.

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At GSO they _tell_ you about tomato-based sauce and don't denigrate it but still give you vinegar style.

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this is the way

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Ketchup?!

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Small size cheerwine and a pack of lance crackers. I’m partial to Nekots personally.

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Ham biscuit

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Handful of Pine Straw and a vial of Pollen.

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A pack of Nabs and a bottle of LeBleu water

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LeBleu really is the best. Or Springtime.

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May 14Liked by Jeremy Markovich

a collard green

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but just one

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Years ago when I was at NC State a friend from "off" had never had grits before. During a visit to IHOP, and after some convincing, he ordered "a grit." The staff took it to heart and brought him one grit on a plate surrounded by whip cream.

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NASCAR checker flag

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a Hot Wheel style NASCAR toy

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A handful of red clay soil.

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Keychain with a mini red clay brick inscribed with “Land of the Pine.”

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It's cheap and you'll literally never run out of it.

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A basketball bracket.

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A bottle of the Cheerwine/Krispy Kreme Mashup from several years back.

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Tarheel cookies

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Can't think of anything that isn't food or drink related... Maybe a hand towel for the humidity lol.

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A can of turpentine, to honor the Tarheel heritage.

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travel sized bottle of texas pete

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a package of my Aunt Dee Dee's Kitchen Daddy's Saturday Sauce... eastern NC vinegar based BBQ Sauce... just add vinegar and water!

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A glass of sweet tea.

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An Apple ugly and a Cheerwine with a side of insulin

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A tiny gold nugget

You know, in honor of NC being the site of the first documented gold find in the US (1799)

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A small southern supreme fruitcake in the golden box

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Bible

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Your choice—cheerwine or sundrop. And a dab of pimento cheese. Unfortunately probably on a piece of celery. 😆

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A delicately handcrafted wreath of pork rinds to wear around your neck (inspired by the lei). Washed down with a Sun Drop of course.

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One sweet potato. Every time I come home to NC for a visit, I take some back in my carry on. Gotta keep TSA entertained.

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I think you mean sweetpotato. LOL

https://ncfieldfamily.org/farm/sweetpotato-is-one-word/

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Yup, I'll blame autocorrect on that one! They haven't got the memo yet

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Matchbox replica of the General Lee and Barbie Doll wearing "Daisy Dukes" shorts. Pretty sure that might offend just about everyone!

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A "Gee Haw Whimmy Diddle".

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